Well it had to happen eventually, just wish it wasn't at 600 miles when it did...
My C300 is used for night and weekend driving only, against my better judgment I took it out to the movies on Thursday to see Public Enemies (fantastic movie btw) and of course parked 50 spaces away from everyone else. Came out, white truck had parked next to me, cool....got home girlfriend looks at my car and says WTF is that?!?!...not cool. And sure enough, about a 3-4 inch wide ding in the door with white paint all around it and what appears to be 2 hole looking dings in the center (similar to a snake bite).
I don't have any pics (still not fully living in the digital age yet) but there are a couple of chips in the center. The two body shop quotes I got today were for $628 and $447. Do these seem reasonable to you guys? I know Mercedes repairs are expensive but damn, for a door ding? Thought about getting the dealer to fix it but they always charge an arm and a leg. Let me know what advice you have on the situation, thanks in advance!
Drives: 2008 Black Out C350 Saks Edition / 87 VW GTI
I have a ding and scratch and I always park as far away possible, just some F#*&^g people don't respect, I think is too much keep shopping around.
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Usually dent removal people charge per panel and it averages about $70-90 per. I wouldn't hesitate at all to use them in the proper situations.
I recently got dented on the same door TWICE in 3 months and both were deep enough where paint was scrapped off. To repaint the whole door with finishing(blending the sides) it cost me $1600. The second dent was not as bad as the first requiring a topical paint over which was $600. Both using Sikkens which are as good as paint as you can really get(imo). Luckily for me, both dents, those who did it left a note.
Wow, left a note? Completely unheard of in Louisiana lol. People take no pride in ownership here (their own stuff or someone else's). In the year that I've lived here I've been backed into in a parking lot, sideswiped by a Lincoln (hit and run) and now have the door ding.
Oh and the Dent Wizard says they have no locations in Louisiana
Thanks for the responses guys, this 4th of July weekend has made dealerships and body ships hard to get in touch with...I'm going to try the dealership tomorrow and see what I can get done.