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post #1 of 12 Old 19th November 2012, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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The Sky is Falling!

An old tree, a few storms and some huge branches did this to my beast. Looks like I am calling insurance on Monday and have some body work in my near future. Only good thing to all this is that a panel just below this dent was scratched about a year ago and can now get it all taken care of. Such a bummer to my Sunday.
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post #2 of 12 Old 19th November 2012, 08:44 AM
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Bummer. $1800-2200, my guess. Should not impact your rates, as falling trees are (IIRC) Comprehensive in CA.

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That is a comprehensive claim in VA for sure. Also is this a candidate for PDR or are those top scratches to paint or just some tree bark debris?

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That can be repaired due to easy access to the inner panel, but there are two body lines which makes it a good sized job. I would not replace the panel and break all those factory welds.
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That is a comprehensive claim in VA for sure. Also is this a candidate for PDR or are those top scratches to paint or just some tree bark debris?
All the damage is from the branch. Such a bummer, but my insurance agent said it will be comprehensive so thankfully $250 vs. $500 deductible. I am going to use a place in Oakland that I used on my G35 Infinity that did an amazing job.
I am hoping to get it looked at tomorrow or Wed and get it done. Doesn't matter to me too much what the cost is, $250 is all I have to pay. I trust this place since they did such a good job on my old car. More of a pain since I am an outside rep and need my car. Plus it is just painful to see that huge dent every time I get into my car.
I'll post pics once it gets all fixed up.
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**Update**
So 4 days and a total around $1500 (covered by insurance) the car looks great. Since it was in anyway I decided to have the bumper repainted as well. It had some scratches, and needed a good refresh.
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And just a gratuitous shot of the car. Looking good if I do so say so myself
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post #9 of 12 Old 1st December 2012, 07:50 AM
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Congratulations on receiving your car back. It's always nice to treat the car to some cosmetic refreshes when it's in the shop for other reasons!

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Glad to hear your car has been repaired so quickly and for so reasonable.

Was the panel repaired or replaced? new or used?

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