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Re: Pricing advice/help
most bodyshops repairs include a big dollop of plastic padding followed by new paint to achieve results, and a mopping.
the best way to fix that damage is replacement.
not the above method.
a car restorer is req or a good tigmigger..
or better still borrow a robot of Renault assembly line.
once damaged cars are never repaired correct.
That's quite a strong opinion; you must've had a really bad experience to give you such a jaded perspective.
Most of the exterior parts of a car (apart from the roof) aren't structural. I've seen similar incidences (albeit not in this particular case), where someone not jacking the car at the correct point, could deform the sill. In that case, same as this one; pull it as straight as possible, sand/fill/sand and paint is how any business worth their salt would operate, to provide a durable and effective repair without charging a four-figure sum and depriving the owner of their car for a few days, instead of a few hours.
I presume your point of view extends to all cosmetic repairs - so you would've bought new wheels in this case?
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