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As madnoel says, use a SMART repairer, they can do the job at a fraction of the cost. They make up the paint using the latest equipment and only make as much as they need. A panel would probably cost about 60 - 120 dependant on where you live and the hourly rate.

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Originally Posted by gadgetfreak View Post
hi, i have a small panel dent on my rear door my local renault dealer quoted me 350 , i noticed halfords had a leaflet in store (scratch, chip and dent repair) 75% cheaper than bodyshop prices i might get a free quote from them first.
And Halfords farm out the work to someone else...

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If I were you, I'd get a few quotes (and assess the person giving the quote) - go with your instincts. (and ask around - workmates/friends/family may have personal experience - good & bad)

Case in point - last week I did a job for someone who had previously got a quote from Halfords - they quoted 290 for 2 alloy wheel refurbs & one small dent (more of a ding). I touched in the wheels (rim scrapes only), took the dent out and dealt with a couple of scratches & chips - all for 90. I didn't set out to undercut, but I guess I'm not that greedy.

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Well spoken that man. My neighbour had damage (small dent and deep scratches) on a corner of his bumper repaired by a small repair agent for 70. Also my local wheel refurbisher refurbished all his four alloys for 100 - a total of 170 - not bad at all me thinks.

It pays to shop around and ask local mechanics as many garages use these small repair agents to prepare cars for sale.
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