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TonesMaro99
02-14-2012, 07:35 PM
while changing my driver side headlight i accidentally chipped about an inch of the side fender (upper right corner). my question is about how much is this gonna run me in cost or am i gonna have to replace the whole side fender?

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rg501
02-14-2012, 07:48 PM
try posting up some pictures, that will allow us to make a more accurate judgement.

predatorz28
02-14-2012, 08:04 PM
That headlight isn't being too nice to you is it??


BOBS99SS
02-14-2012, 08:57 PM
next time dont turn into the hulk lol,

JeremyKrauss
02-14-2012, 09:13 PM
I did the same thing. Except I accidentally bumped off like an inch and a half. I'll have to ask my buddy what exactly we're doing to fix it. I know we're not replacing the whole fender over it, though.

The Mighty Texan
02-14-2012, 09:27 PM
How bad is it? Lets see a pic

ANREC330
02-14-2012, 09:29 PM
Post pics to asses damage

vflo85
02-14-2012, 10:06 PM
Feather edge the chip, and repaint and clear the area. If your an amateur, you can take your paint code to your local paint supply and they can make your exact color into a spray can.

TonesMaro99
02-14-2012, 10:09 PM
those damn headlights smh im hoping it isnt too expensive to fix

JeremyKrauss
02-14-2012, 10:12 PM
Yep, that's exactly what mine looks like, but on the passenger side. lol

clean98z-28
02-14-2012, 10:33 PM
man Im never takin my headlights out now

BOBS99SS
02-15-2012, 05:36 AM
^ dont let that scare ya ive taken mine off more times than i can count, no need to force things ,they pop in pop out

BoricuaHec01
02-15-2012, 12:36 PM
Wow OP, smh.

Jr.Samples
02-15-2012, 01:24 PM
Yes I don't think you can make a permanent fix unless you replace the fender. If you have the broke away piece maybe you can try but eventually it will most likely break again or just look like crap and annoy you every time you look at it.

Sorry for you misfortune.

TonesMaro99
02-15-2012, 04:38 PM
damn are u serious so i gotta replace the whole fender?! :( FML

BoricuaHec01
02-15-2012, 04:43 PM
^ That's honestly what it looks like, unless you take the ghetto route and super glue it back together.

TonesMaro99
02-15-2012, 04:51 PM
^ That's honestly what it looks like, unless you take the ghetto route and super glue it back together.

i was hoping i could take it to a shop and have em fix it cuz i still have the piece but now idk what to do :bomb:

BoricuaHec01
02-15-2012, 05:45 PM
i was hoping i could take it to a shop and have em fix it cuz i still have the piece but now idk what to do :bomb:

I'll take it to the shop to see what they say but I could imagine them either putting bondo on your entire fender to fix it or replacing the whole thing. Good luck dude and let us know what happens.

streetfreaknova
02-15-2012, 06:25 PM
That can be repaired. sem and 3m make some good plastic repair products. I would take it to a good body shop and see if they will do it. My boss always has us fixing stuff like that. they might not want to warranty the repair, but its worth a shot

Matt0matic
02-15-2012, 06:36 PM
What does a new fender cost?

dreemurY2K SS
02-16-2012, 01:36 AM
That can be repaired. sem and 3m make some good plastic repair products. I would take it to a good body shop and see if they will do it. My boss always has us fixing stuff like that. they might not want to warranty the repair, but its worth a shot

You could try it with that plastic repair he is talking about, or might try to get some fiberglass and do it with that. But imho it be better to get a new fender from the local junkyard and sand it and spray it your self, it also would be cheaper imo.

Zlow28
02-16-2012, 02:09 AM
keep an eye out on your local classifieds, im sure you can get a camaro fender for pretty cheap

TonesMaro99
02-16-2012, 01:41 PM
well i just got back from this shop and they quoted about $800 and thats if they supplied everything including the new fender which is like 266 from the factory?!

if i were to supply the fender it would be about $400/500 for them to prep/paint it because they're not sure if they would also have to remove the front bumper in order to get to the side fender.

so my options are pretty slim as u can see. well i guess i better start saving up some cash :(

BoricuaHec01
02-16-2012, 01:49 PM
^ Damn man, so sorry you have to go through this.

dreemurY2K SS
02-16-2012, 02:07 PM
well i just got back from this shop and they quoted about $800 and thats if they supplied everything including the new fender which is like 266 from the factory?!

if i were to supply the fender it would be about $400/500 for them to prep/paint it because they're not sure if they would also have to remove the front bumper in order to get to the side fender.

so my options are pretty slim as u can see. well i guess i better start saving up some cash :(

what color is your car?
I could prob do it im in vegas, but u could ship me the fender and id ship it back lol it is an option.

TonesMaro99
02-16-2012, 02:41 PM
onyx black and damn i wished u lived closer or else u would have my business lol

SuperSport01
02-16-2012, 03:26 PM
Fenders arent terribly expensive. Go get one out of the junkyard and get it painted. Even if you fix that one it will still have to be painted. Or some one on here may be parting out an Onyx black car with a good fender.

prodigy86
02-16-2012, 06:30 PM
Yikes! looks like you need a fender.

bill12690
02-16-2012, 09:20 PM
my vote... get a junkyard fender for cheap, have it painted, do the fender swap yourself.

themealonwheels
02-17-2012, 08:51 AM
Agreed with getting a new fender, they're not expensive. Right now on eBay, there's a used black DS fender for $125 shipped... you can even get a new aftermarket one painted your color for $215. Sucks, but it could be worse... it could be a rear quarter panel was wrinkled :wink: