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Well, I got a bit too close to a curve and the black plastic wheel well protector (like 8 inches long or so) on the front side of my rear passenger wheel got pushed back about an inch. I tried pushing it back into place but I couldn't get it to go. I think there's a bolt on the bottom that attaches it into place but I can't get under to take a look at it. I've tried searching on Google for the part but I'm not sure what it is called. I'm not available to take a photo of it at the moment but can do it later if nobody on here can figure ot what I'm talking about.

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Sigh... now that I had the car out in the light, I can see that it is actually dented and pulled away from that fender guard. I don't even have the car for 2 weeks before I put a dent in it. Can't believe the thing is so low that a curb dents it. Had my last car for 8 years and never put a dent in it. Wonder how much that is gonna cost me to fix it.

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Here's the damage. :(

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There´s no need to dismantle the quarter panel, or anything...this kind of damage can be repaired easily fro outside, using a spot welder.

A very easy fix!

The price can vary from $100 to 300$...so get many estimates from good quality bodyshops (many low quality bodyshops just fill the damage with 2 kilos of bodyfiller, without repairing the dent).

regards

Kare

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There´s no need to dismantle the quarter panel, or anything...this kind of damage can be repaired easily fro outside, using a spot welder.

A very easy fix!

The price can vary from $100 to 300$...so get many estimates from good quality bodyshops (many low quality bodyshops just fill the damage with 2 kilos of bodyfiller, without repairing the dent).

regards

Kare

Oh, well, that's great news. I have no idea how they would use a spot welder to fix it but I know little about such things (being that it's not just a scratch but the body is indented like an inch or so by the time it gets back towards the wheel well). At least it's not very noticeable as-is and you have to look for it to see it.

Not noticeable in this picture.

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Thanks, for the info!

EDIT: Sombody at another forum explained to me what you meant. I didn't know they did such things.

Here's what he said:

"they weld a rod onto the body, and then use a dent puller to yank the dent out, and then set it flush again, cut off the rod, grind down the area, primer, paint, and clear."

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Kare

Here's what he said:

"they weld a rod onto the body, and then use a dent puller to yank the dent out, and then set it flush again, cut off the rod, grind down the area, primer, paint, and clear."

That is indeed what a decent panel beater will do.

Just a thought - it MAY even be a PDR repair if you get the right repairer. That area isn't that noticeable and it's not like the rest of the paint (it has a textured rubberised stone chip coat), so you may get away with it.

I did have another thought today when playing with my 996 though - why don't you bite the bullet and fit aerokit sideskirts? They would completely cover that, and you could always just pop a coat of paint on the scratch to stop any corrosion.

regards

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I did have another thought today when playing with my 996 though - why don't you bite the bullet and fit aerokit sideskirts? They would completely cover that, and you could always just pop a coat of paint on the scratch to stop any corrosion.

I think I prefer to keep mine pretty much stock. I'm too old for aerokits and such. :P

The only "mod" I plan on doing in the near term is buying the smartTOP and remoteTOP modules since its a bit of a pain to put the top up/down as it is by putting the parking break on and holding the button in the entire time while it is rising/descending.

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