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about 11:15 PM 2/8 ....i accedently scratched my Elantra GT....I was goin into my garage and it scratched against the wall... I think i can just smooth out the black molding by sanding it down...but i don't know what to do about the scratches.. i'm thinking of just using touch up paint. Does anyone have any ideas how much it may cost to get it fixed..or ideas on what to do.... here is a link to the picture of the scratch..<img src=/images/forums/snitz/disapprove.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/disapprove.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/disapprove.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

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ouch.. sadly I had a similar situation a while back where I was sideswiped or I sideswiped someone (depending on who you talk to) my car is blue and I went to teh insurance adjuster to get a quote... teh strip cannot be sanded down or else it will look weird (its textured to begin with) I had less sheetmetal showing than you do and I had a slight cave in behind the left front headlight (where damage was) and it cost me about 500 to fix it (covered by insurance (but now my insurance is up to 2k per year) suxs don't it<img src=/images/forums/snitz/cry.gif width=16 height=16 border=0>


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>2001.5 Elantra GT
Carbon Blue
Aiwa CDC-MP3
205/45/zr17 Maxxim Def-con 6

Edited by - th003g on 02/08/2002 9:22:52 PM
 

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Ow.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/disapprove.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> I think ya better just count on contacting your insurance people and have it repaired. I don't know how else you could fix it on your own.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/uhh.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>
It could be a lot worse, believe me.
My friend Bradly was pulling out of a crowded parking lot with planters in it...he caught the the front bumper area of his black and the head-light was left hanging.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/eek.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>
A week or two later he backed into another car....it was night again, and he said he couldn't see well through the tinted rear windows...I
guess not.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/eek.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> If it's any consolation your car looks sharp in the pic...what I can see of it...take the hit and get it fixed.


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I fvcked up...I left out "GT" as part of the description of Bradly's
car....it's an '01.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Don't use rubbing compound on a car with a clearcoat. Go to a body shop and ask them how much of it they can buff out. You'll probably have to replace the molding, but that's just a matter of pulling off the old one and snapping on the new one. Not much labor involved. They might be able to buff out enough of it that you won't even notice it.


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Best thing to do is just take it to a body shop and see what they can do. You'd be surprised at how inexpensive it can be to repair that, and still have it done nicley.


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Yeah, take it to a bodyshop but don't go through insurance. You will wind up paying more down the road with higher premiums.


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Yeah, take it to a bodyshop but don't go through insurance. You will wind up paying more down the road with higher premiums.


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I officially despise insurance companies!


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