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post #7 of (permalink) Old 29th January 2009
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Personally I can't even figure out how they could replace the complete panel and repaint for 350.
When you do the sums it just doesn't seem to add up.

Lets assume the panel and materials came to 130 (which I doubt would cover all that would be used)
That leaves 220 for 4 days labour which would come to 32 hours in time. That works out at 6-87 per hour. I can't see a decent company working for that nowadays. I would suspect the 2500 figure to be that of an insurance quote.

Have you asked any of these companies for a written quotation showing a breakdown of prices and materials

Also ask if the companies concerned are members of the VBRA (Vehicle Body Repairers Association)
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