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Old 02-25-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
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Some idiot in an suv or truck backed into my parked car tonight and smashed the hood. Their bumper was so high it didn't get my grille, and only scraped the top of one headlight. Fortunately it didn't get the fenders and only damaged the hood.

In a nutshell.. no witnesses, and I have a $1000 deductable, so I'll have to pay out of pocket. Anyone know what a painted hood would cost?
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Check the wrecking yards. You might get lucky.


A new hood on saturnparts.com is 290.33 plus shipping. Paint and labor will probably run $400 or so.
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Called the local Saturn parts counter and was quoted $399.20 for an unpainted hood, and $208.70 for a new headlight.

In the interim, I'll silicone the crack in the top of the headlight so moisture cant get in. And I will bend the hood back into place the best I can manually.

If insurance went Saturn prices, it would be over $1000 including paint and labor. I think I'll check with a few body shops/dent gypsies and see what they can do repair wise with the old hood.

I'll also keep an eye on ebay for a replacement headlight. Right now there are 2 right headlights. I need a left.
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Called the local Saturn parts counter and was quoted $399.20 for an unpainted hood, and $208.70 for a new headlight.

In the interim, I'll silicone the crack in the top of the headlight so moisture cant get in. And I will bend the hood back into place the best I can manually.

If insurance went Saturn prices, it would be over $1000 including paint and labor. I think I'll check with a few body shops/dent gypsies and see what they can do repair wise with the old hood.

I'll also keep an eye on ebay for a replacement headlight. Right now there are 2 right headlights. I need a left.
Maybe Joey has one
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Does your Collision and Comprehensive has the same deductible? If you case, this is covered by the Comprehensive instead of Collision since your car got the parked damage....

What color is your L? If it's a popular color (Silver, White or Black) then I'd suggest you try the wreckage yard first. Otherwise buy new hood online and match-paint it....cost you roughly $5-600 if you install and align the hood yourself.
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Yeah, my collision and comp are the same. I guess after this is all over I'll make my comp $250 and leave the collision at $1000.

What I think I'll end up doing is have the dents banged out and the hood repainted. Unless of course I can find a junkyard hood. The bad thing is that they changed the shade of white from 2000 to 2001.
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Watch out on that ins. In my state, uninsured/hit-and-run only kicks in if you get the plate number of the offender.

Otherwise, it's considered collision since many folks might say "hit-and-run" when it was really them that bumped the tree.
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Call up 6th planet used parts, they will definitley be cheaper then the dealer and he might even have one with the same color that you need. If not, he can tell you where else to try.
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