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    Default Repair Opinions Please

    I've had two quotes to repair the scratch on my upper nearside passenger door.



    Quote 1 - Steve Thompson Vauxhall Dealer = £ 320 inc VAT

    These guys are suggesting that I need to spray practically the whole side of the car to ensure a seemless blend of paintwork. They suggest its a proper job that even their sales guys wont know, once its done, but will require both bump strips on the doors to be replaced...




    Quote 2 - Bicknells, Tipton Vauxhall Dealer = £ 220 inc VAT

    These guys are suggesting that I only need to spray the actual area but remove only the passenger rear bump strip so they can paint half way down and then replace the strip so no-one can see the paint join...



    What should I go for, as I want the best job done, for piece of mind...

    Thank you for your input

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    First option I agree 100% with for the best job.

    If youre not careful you can have paint differences. Black is the hardest colour to get right.

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    I don,t know too much about spraying car,s but if they can get an exact match then they would only need to spray the damaged area, but the first quote seems to want to blend the paint in along the side of the car I don,t know if they are "finding work" as it were. why not try a third company just to get more idea, even if it is not a Vauxhall dealer, you might have a better idea why they need to spray the whole side of the car then,

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    It seems a lot of money for what it is.

    Possibly try a small independant bodyshop for their opinion ?

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    I would go for plan B, spraying to the bump strip, the bottom of the door is curved so you shouldn`t have a problem with the match, spraying the side of the car is inviting more problems I would say ?

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    less paint work the better, go with option 2.
    i dont care how good a painter says they are... there is always little signs left that its been repainted, and if you wer selling the car and i noticed the full side had been repainted, and u told be it was because of a scratch, i'd automatically think the worst (wrapped round lampost).

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    option 1 or if you went for option 2 you would have a dis-colour line, no matter how good they are...

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    Steve Thompson are correct in what they are quoting, you will need to paintt he entire door and blend into the front door and rear quarter.

    £320 + VAt does seem very reasonable.

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    The blending in is going to be spotted as much as any colour difference in option 2 I would say, my vec had the front wing replaced before I bought it, I couldn`t see a difference in the paint colour but picked up the blending on the drivers door first time I waxed it ..

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    My old Vectra had the bonnet painted and blended into the front wings, could not tell.

    If a decent bodyshop does it you should never be able to tell.

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