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Old 5th February 2010, 23:38   #1
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Default Best & most cost-effective minor denting/touchup job

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Looking for some advice on what to do. I scratched my new Logan (Fiery Black). In fact it's bit more than a scratch... a rather deeply indented dent but thin, narrow one... say half inch by 2 inches, just above the front tyre. Also some scratch marks and some slight surface plastic peel-off on a small part of front fender. Actually, the scratch is not at all obvious, unless one looks closely, but the metal beneath is exposed. And definitely don't plan to leave it as-is.

My rough estimate based on another friends' Logan's body-repair costs, is that if the metal panel (the one just over the wheels) is changed, it'd cost me atleast 8-10K at the dealer's authorized workshop. Is there a cheaper alternative ?? How reliable are they, and what are the pitfalls to be aware of.

Thanks in advance to all fellow petrol-heads for their advice.

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I did not face exactly the same problem as yours, but you may be interested to know:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...er-bender.html (Fender Bender)
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a rather deeply indented dent but thin, narrow one... say half inch by 2 inches, just above the front tyre. Also some scratch marks and some slight surface plastic peel-off on a small part of front fender. Actually, the scratch is not at all obvious, unless one looks closely, but the metal beneath is exposed. And definitely don't plan to leave it as-is.
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I did not face exactly the same problem as yours, but you may be interested to know:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...er-bender.html (Fender Bender)
Thanks for the link Aditya. I think your road-side jugadoo hammer+stone guy did an awsome job for the price. My car is less than a month old, so I'd probably avoid it. But very encouraging and practical idea never the less.
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^ IMO, you don't need to replace the fender. Go to the ASC and they will tinker it for you to perfection. Shouldn't cost you more than 5 to 6k, for the bumper and the fender.
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