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Hi there Dominic.

I would reckon on a cost between 150 - 300 for the repair (including all the bits & paintwork).

I don't know if its compromised the structural integrity of the chassis (or if the sharp edges pose a risk to passers by), which I think is the main criteria.

Regarding doing some of the work yourself? Well, anything's possible, but filling would occur between welding and painting, so unless you were doing either of those tasks as well, you'd just be moving the car around, getting moisture and contamination into the repair.

I would either bite the bullet, and pay the repair, or get shot off the car - there's no point in hanging around, as the repair will just get bigger.

There is a lesson to be learned, but I'm sure you wouldn't repeat this error in future.

Hope that helps.


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