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Old 01-27-2014, 11:41 AM
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Need some advice on body work

my brand new X3 got scratched and run in parking lot without any note, i have to repair it out of my own pocket

I have a few choice:

1 BMW dealer gave me a quote of 1100 of sand/partially paint/partially clear coat, and he claim after it done, it will be invisible.

2. Local reputable body shop gave me 3 choice:

2.1 sand/fully paint/fully clear coat -- ~$750, after it's done, will look like new
2.2 sand/partially paint/partially coat -- $425. after it's done, there will be a not very to see line between the new coat and original part (i'm not sure how good/bad will this be)
2.3 some touch up -- $100 visible, won't look very good.

SO, which one do you think i should go with?

I'm also wondering why BMW dealer can do a better job than body shop with a partial paint but still invisible? Do they have some new tech that local shop doesn't?
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:02 PM
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dont use a BMW body shop, any reputable body shop can do the repair.


have you gone back to the store and asked if they have security cameras and you can see who did a Hit and run?
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:03 PM
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damn that sucks

i would try to get a quote from a dependent auto body shop before you decide

but just make sure you go to a bmw certified or shops that have a good rep. or maybe your friends can reffer you..

which part of the body? is it that bad?
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:12 PM
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I'm trying, but it's not easy, a lot of BS.

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dont use a BMW body shop, any reputable body shop can do the repair.


have you gone back to the store and asked if they have security cameras and you can see who did a Hit and run?
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:14 PM
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The local body shop is not BMW certified but do have good rep.

The scratch is at rear bumper.

I'm wondering if dealer can do a better job or it's same as other shops.

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damn that sucks

i would try to get a quote from a dependent auto body shop before you decide

but just make sure you go to a bmw certified or shops that have a good rep. or maybe your friends can reffer you..

which part of the body? is it that bad?
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The local body shop is not BMW certified but do have good rep.

The scratch is at rear bumper.

I'm wondering if dealer can do a better job or it's same as other shops.
Very few dealers do their own body work. Most contract it out.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:39 PM
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Very few dealers do their own body work. Most contract it out.
that sounds true.

So basically a body shop with good rep. should always be better than dealer.
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