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Old 03-03-2011, 06:40 PM
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This might make you feel better - just under 1,000 miles on my Overland.....
Young lady was "distracted" and backed into my parked car. So sad...

Actually, would appreciate input on repair. The locate repair shop has a great reputation but can't take my car until mid-April. This is the only place i have any experience with so I am really nervous about using my car insurance recommendations. I live in San Diego so would appreciate any input on good body shops. The jeep dealership in Carlsbad said they can do it right away but not sure what to do.

Love my Overland but very bummed! I also had a cracked windshield the first day! I don't even have the license plates yet!
Unfortunately, I had something similar happen about a month ago. Front right fender and front bumper cover were damaged.

Insurance company wanted to have them repaired (read, bang out the dents and use filler). I insisted on a new, original Jeep fender and bumper. They gave in (repair would have been $1100, replacement cost $2000).

Because the vehicle is new, the body shop was able to match the paint so well that they were able to paint the fender and bumper cover OFF the vehicle. This meant there was no blending into adjacent panels, and no disassembly of the driver door. The color match is perfect to my eye, and the only downside is that the paint on the repaired panels has very faint swirls in it from the polishing (I made a point of telling the dealer not to prep so I didn't have swirls all over the Jeep).

Anyway, to sum up, I would have any damaged panels replaced rather than repaired, and if they can match paint closely enough, paint off the Jeep, you'll be better off.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:54 PM
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Unfortunately, I had something similar happen about a month ago. Front right fender and front bumper cover were damaged.

Insurance company wanted to have them repaired (read, bang out the dents and use filler). I insisted on a new, original Jeep fender and bumper. They gave in (repair would have been $1100, replacement cost $2000).

Because the vehicle is new, the body shop was able to match the paint so well that they were able to paint the fender and bumper cover OFF the vehicle. This meant there was no blending into adjacent panels, and no disassembly of the driver door. The color match is perfect to my eye, and the only downside is that the paint on the repaired panels has very faint swirls in it from the polishing (I made a point of telling the dealer not to prep so I didn't have swirls all over the Jeep).



Anyway, to sum up, I would have any damaged panels replaced rather than repaired, and if they can match paint closely enough, paint off the Jeep, you'll be better off.
What color is yours GG?

Let us know how it turns out. I have the blackberry too, I was a little worried in case something happened. I thought this color might be hard to match, with all the different metallic flecks of color. I don't know if the shop has to mix that in or if the paint is just off the shelf. Not sure how it works. Good luck, I hope all goes well.
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Unfortunately, I had something similar happen about a month ago. Front right fender and front bumper cover were damaged.

Insurance company wanted to have them repaired (read, bang out the dents and use filler). I insisted on a new, original Jeep fender and bumper. They gave in (repair would have been $1100, replacement cost $2000).

Because the vehicle is new, the body shop was able to match the paint so well that they were able to paint the fender and bumper cover OFF the vehicle. This meant there was no blending into adjacent panels, and no disassembly of the driver door. The color match is perfect to my eye, and the only downside is that the paint on the repaired panels has very faint swirls in it from the polishing (I made a point of telling the dealer not to prep so I didn't have swirls all over the Jeep).

Anyway, to sum up, I would have any damaged panels replaced rather than repaired, and if they can match paint closely enough, paint off the Jeep, you'll be better off.
The swirls can be easily polished out. I prefer Menzerna Intensive Polish and then Menzerna 106FA or Menzerna PO85RD as the final step. On black this combo will give a flawless swirl free finish.
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What color is yours GG?

Let us know how it turns out. I have the blackberry too, I was a little worried in case something happened. I thought this color might be hard to match, with all the different metallic flecks of color. I don't know if the shop has to mix that in or if the paint is just off the shelf. Not sure how it works. Good luck, I hope all goes well.
I have BlackBerry, and the color match is perfect. Even the distribution of the metal flakes is indistinguishable from the rest of the Jeep.

Try to use a shop that uses PPG paint, since that's the brand Chrsyler is using at the moment. Although the paint process is different at the factory, the odds of getting a perfect match are higher with PPG than the others (or so I've been told).

For anyone who's curious, the fender was $155, the plastic fender "flare" was $27, and the bumper cover was $370. The rest of the $2,000 was labor and painting.
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The swirls can be easily polished out. I prefer Menzerna Intensive Polish and then Menzerna 106FA or Menzerna PO85RD as the final step. On black this combo will give a flawless swirl free finish.
I've always hand washed and waxed my own vehicles, but never tried to fix paint flaws.

Are these products easy to use, should I leave it to a pro detailer? I don't use a buffer, would it be needed?
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Re: Want to CRY with me?

What determines whether it is reported on carfax?
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Re: Want to CRY with me?

Thanks for the great advice - I will ask about diminished value. My appt is with Amato's in Sorrento Valley. Because of the recent rains, they are really busy hence my mid April appt. Oh well. Patience.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:43 PM
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Is there a window of time that applies to a claim based on diminished value?

Like many of you in this thread, my Jeep was struck shortly after purchase and I now have a Carfax on the vehicle because a police report was filed. Unfortunately, that was back in 2007 so I would like to pursue a claim if at all possible.

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Old 03-03-2011, 09:42 PM
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Re: Want to CRY with me?

When I pick up my Jeep tomorrow, I too will ask about diminished value and Carfax. I will also take some photos of the repair for all of you to see as well.

Also, does anyone know about "Xzilon" paint protection? I was secluded to get it done on my Jeeps paint, but now I must wait 90 days for the paint to cure before it gets applied to my Jeep. Any info on this product would be greatly appreciated! Good or Bad....
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:58 PM
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This might make you feel better - just under 1,000 miles on my Overland.....
Young lady was "distracted" and backed into my parked car. So sad...
Did you see her hit your Jeep? I would be PISSED!!! Let me guess what she said after she hit you.. "Sorry, I didn't see that big beautiful Jeep there!"
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Oh my goodness your poor baby Jeep.

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