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I had a similar scratch on a new car...It was my Buick Enclave...the day I picked it up I noticed a small scratch done somewhere at the dealer. I had already signed the paperwork...I was going to not accept the car but it was a lease, my salesman was a nice guy and they promised I wouldn't be able to tell afterwards where the scratch was. It looked pretty good when done but you could see some buff marks in the dark paint...more than the rest of the car so it stood out a little...but the shine and color were good. My point is, there are people that can match the paint perfectly if you ask...some places will blend the paint. Ask them about PPG paint...I hear it's the best
 

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$1,400 to fix that!? Jeez, that's crazy. My wife's car has been hit-n-run before in a parking lot and we paid the $500 deductible too to get it fixed. I could never live with a blemish like that, especially if it's a new car.
Another reason I like black cars...try matching that red or even worse, try matching that yellow color...it may look good when first fixed but question is how will it hold up down the line in a couple of years
 

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Here's an update to my repair or not to repair saga. I had decided to go ahead and leave the dent and scratches; worried that after time there would be a noticeable difference in how the factory paint vs. the repainted section would fade.

My dear husband had other ideas. He wanted to take it to one of those dent guys, in hopes of minimizing the damage. The first guy said he couldn’t get to that area just above the wheel well. The second guy said he thought he could get to it through the tail light. He said he would also use some touchup paint on the bumper and all would be better.

We took it in last Tuesday morning and that afternoon the “Dent Dude” called and said I have some good news and some bad news. He happily told me how he was able to work out most of the dent and it looked great. The bad news? He said “this has never happened to him before”. When he went to remove the white paint from my bumper, his polisher removed the paint in two places. Sigh……………… He insisted that it couldn’t have happened if my car had clear coat on the bumper. No worries though, he would take care of it and it would be better than new. Three days later I picked up my car. It does look good. Hopefully it will look as good in years to come.

If that wasn’t bad enough, when I came home and was cleaning the car I found that there was another huge scratch under the front bumper about eight inches long. Plus a two inch by one inch chunk of chrome is gone from my front passenger rim. Another big sigh……………

While the first round of damage was caused by some random jerk in a parking lot, this was done by lil ol’ me. Last Monday I did a quick U-turn and found that my turning radius, while is impressive, didn’t compensate for my bad driving. Who put that curb so far in the road anyway?

So now does anyone have some advice as to what to do with my rim?

Question about your rims...in your original post on this topic, it looks like you had your rims chromed...either by you or the dealer before you purchased your car...is it me or are they chromed? If so, and you need a new rim, you will have to get it rechromed again.
 
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