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Rock caused dent and deep scratch on hood

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Jun 23, 2018
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Rock caused dent and deep scratch on hood

Does anybody know how much something like this would cost.

A rock hit the front hood part of my car on the highway. I will be paying this myself. No insurance involved.
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$500 - $1000. If you drive on the hwy all the time, just touch it up since it will happen again Slightly Frowning Face
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bacalhau4me wrote: $500 - $1000. If you drive on the hwy all the time, just touch it up since it will happen again Slightly Frowning Face
Wow that expensive? It’s because of the dent right? My car is not even two months old yet and this shit happens...
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I got the front half of my hood, whole front bumper, front fender and side mirrors wrapped in a clear film shortly after buying my car. It was expensive but after two parking lot scrapes and one plow into a snow bank, the wrap has held up decently, except for the scrape which rubbed the wrap off. Not sure if it was quite worth it but there was definitely less rock chips then my last vehicle. Buying a prepainted bumper is still more expensive I suppose.

Unfortunately with driving, random rocks and debris can always hit your car. There's not much you can do, but just buy paint and fill it. The next few won't feel as bad , you always remember your first one.
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Touch up paint + add hood deflector and call it a day.
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xjesterxx wrote: Touch up paint + add hood deflector and call it a day.
Probably be cheaper that way lol
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Caps1983 wrote: Wow that expensive? It’s because of the dent right? My car is not even two months old yet and this shit happens...
I'm sure you can find cheaper than $500 but I don't think that would be a good idea. Just touch it up. The first one hurts, in a month, you won't even care. Like someone else said, get the hood defelctor to cover that up.
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coriolis wrote: I got the front half of my hood, whole front bumper, front fender and side mirrors wrapped in a clear film shortly after buying my car. It was expensive but after two parking lot scrapes and one plow into a snow bank, the wrap has held up decently, except for the scrape which rubbed the wrap off. Not sure if it was quite worth it but there was definitely less rock chips then my last vehicle. Buying a prepainted bumper is still more expensive I suppose.

Unfortunately with driving, random rocks and debris can always hit your car. There's not much you can do, but just buy paint and fill it. The next few won't feel as bad , you always remember your first one.
I can’t stop thinking about it lol but yeah I will definitely look into that protective film.

Thanks for the info!
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Caps1983 wrote: I can’t stop thinking about it lol but yeah I will definitely look into that protective film.

Thanks for the info!
You are like me when damage occurs to one of my cars. Even though I got bigger issues to worry about, I will look at the dent/stone chips for days until I something with actual importance comes along.
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Touch up paint and one of these kits Your text to link here...
Take the 950$ you save and invest it in an ETF. (you'll thank me in 15 years). I feel for you on such a new vehicle, but this is par for the course on Quebec roads in the spring. 3 rock chips on my windshield cost me two trips to Lebeau Vitres D'auto this month alone. Unless you're driving some classic car that you want to pass on to your kids, it's not worth getting this stuff fixed professionally. Get it looking as good as you can, prevent it from rusting, and move on with your life LOL
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Lucky the rock didn’t hit your windshield.
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Actually windshield may be better depending on insurance and type of policy... some companies allow you 1 replacement without affecting your rates.
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Don't worry too much about the dent/chip. Touch up paint and you'll be good to go. At the size of any vehicle (even a smart car) plus the amount to rocks, salt, debris on the road, it is unavoidable. Of course it's irritating to see such pristine condition ruined, but it is a vehicle. For me, this is why I prefer to just run what used to be a brand new vehicle then into the ground. Ease the pain of these rock chips, shopping cart dings, careless door opener in malls, etc... So long as I enjoy driving my vehicle and engine is good, the rest is, for me, minute (eg paint chips that are touched up, etc). I used to want to put clear plastic coating, doing krown when it was brand new and etc... After 9 yrs, I actually am thankful I didn't bother wasting my $ on these... Just car wash bay for $3 during winters and diligently touch up rock chips and you're good... Of course, I don't really drive when it's bad snow/slush conditions but am just lucky in that front...
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Hood deflectors are cheap. Mine hot hit many times on QEW, but all rocks deflected over the roof. Not a single chip on the hood. For around $150 I think it was a good investment
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what if the hood deflector deflects onto your windshield?

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