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Someone kicked my door in for no apparent reason. I did PDR and it didn't get the dent out completely because it's also on the very edge of the door panel where they cannot access.

I don't want to do a paintjob really, because the paint won't be matched exactly. Wondering if it would be exactly like it was when I bought it, if I buy a perfect condition rear door that came from an accident that is from factory the same color as my car? if it's painted by machine, theoretically the color, metallic flakes and orange peel should be the same pattern and color?

Unfortunately, I'm probably going to rewrap my entire car too. Since it's one year old now, swirls and UV has worn out the remainder of the wrap. I can't just redo one panel. There goes 15K I guess. Or buying a new car? BTW: my hobby is detailing cars to new condition, so you can see how I am pretty upset about the loser who kicked my door.
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They are machine painted, but different tints are used for batches of cars; when I had my 2014 e550 professionally repaired after an accident they linked my vin to the tint used for that batch of palladium

best move for any color other than black is to have it professionally repaired and blended ... a good shop will leave you quite satisfied with the results; possible black, black metallic or polar white would match just using parts from a wreck

a new door could have a different tint

what color?

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They are machine painted, but different tints are used for batches of cars; when I had my 2014 e550 professionally repaired after an accident they linked my vin to the tint used for that batch of palladium

best move for any color other than black is to have it professionally repaired and blended ... a good shop will leave you quite satisfied with the results; possible black, black metallic or polar white would match just using parts from a wreck

a new door could have a different tint

what color?
I forget, it's either obsidian black or black. So if it's black, would that be a easy fix then? I heard even black has different tints. This is a pretty big bummer right now ugh. Why am I so OCD
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I forget, it's either obsidian black or black. So if it's black, would that be a easy fix then? I heard even black has different tints. This is a pretty big bummer right now ugh. Why am I so OCD
obsidian is the metallic and it値l blend well if repaired and resprayed ...


best match will be non metallic black ... but yes there are tints

easier to tell on bumper re spray than the sheet metal

i feel your pain bro - been there

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Your wrap is gonna cost $15k??? Or you値l lose $15k in depreciation because you値l sell it?
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Your wrap is gonna cost $15k??? Or you値l lose $15k in depreciation because you値l sell it?
I'll probably redo the wrap since it's looking old anyway. It's a chrome wrap, which costs around $11K after taxes. +$1K for ceramic coating. +cost for repair, would probably end up around 15K anyway
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I'll probably redo the wrap since it's looking old anyway. It's a chrome wrap, which costs around $11K after taxes. +$1K for ceramic coating. +cost for repair, would probably end up around 15K anyway
you have an all chrome e63!? Let痴 see pics
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you have an all chrome e63!? Let痴 see pics

It's in black chrome, not full out chrome. just a pic from my iphone so the quality isn't great but eye candy regardless :-)
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I've seen you around Bellevue. That's unfortunate someone kicked your car.

If you need a good shop recommendation, let me know. He is in Kirkland.
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I've seen you around Bellevue. That's unfortunate someone kicked your car.

If you need a good shop recommendation, let me know. He is in Kirkland.
Body shop or wrap shop? Nice to see other people from WA on here haha :-) If you drive an E63 and you saw me, I probably saw you too. And yeah. it's pretty lame. People around WA area are becoming meaner I feel like.. my friend's i8 got vandalized too. can't have nice things these days..
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For your wrap, there is a place called Vital Energy Motorsports that I heard is pretty good.

For body shop, I'll message you his information.
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If you drive an E63 and you saw me, I probably saw you too. And yeah. it's pretty lame. People around WA area are becoming meaner I feel like.. my friend's i8 got vandalized too. can't have nice things these days..
I have the white E63-S sedan, I haven't been driving it much lately but you've probably seen it around. Yeah, there are a lot of jealous people, especially during the weekends at night.
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For body shop ANYTHNG BUT Metro Auto Rebuild. I gave them 2 opportunities with 2 different cars, each time they not only did not deliver on time, but the paint was nowhere close and the gaps on the doors were a mess on top of it the door rattled like a can full of coins and they claim that they could not hear anything. They are pretty pathetic.
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For body shop ANYTHNG BUT Metro Auto Rebuild. I gave them 2 opportunities with 2 different cars, each time they not only did not deliver on time, but the paint was nowhere close and the gaps on the doors were a mess on top of it the door rattled like a can full of coins and they claim that they could not hear anything. They are pretty pathetic.
Metro used to be good, but they are so swamped with cars from all the dealerships near by they don't care for regular insurance claims. RNR in Bellevue and Metro are owned by the same person and both shops are lacking quality.
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Depending on where the damage is and how big, honestly you shouldn't have a problem. I do my own bodywork.

The bodyshop will pull the dent or fill - whichever gets it true again. then paint the localised area and lacquer over most of the panel to blend it in. You'll be fine man, don't worry. Just take it to a good paint shop and trust that they'll get it right. If I can paint n blend (and I'm a driveway amateur) then a pro can do it no sweat.
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Metro used to be good, but they are so swamped with cars from all the dealerships near by they don't care for regular insurance claims. RNR in Bellevue and Metro are owned by the same person and both shops are lacking quality.
The fact that are "swamped" is not excuse to screw people's time and property. They have no ethics or sense of human decency. I just had my left femur removed because cancer and when I picked up the car I was literally in a walker but I wanted to do something fun for me. I had to take the car 3 times to them which is a huge pain for me because I live in an island but they did not fixed anything each time I went they had an excuse. Complete a$$Wholes. they promised a detail, the car was full of spots and liquids from an automatic car wash despite them telling me not to take the car through one for 2 months. BTW I never use a car wash in my cars so I know that the morons did it.

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