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 Post subject: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:08 am 
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97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet and some other minor spots and dings around but overall car looks mint - does anyone know how much to fix hail damage and dings and repaint car? Im in west sydney thanks
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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:55 am 
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97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet and some other minor spots and dings around but overall car looks mint - does anyone know how much to fix hail damage and dings and repaint car? Im in west sydney thanks


Aftermarket bonnets are about $100.

You would need to put up pics for anyone to be able to guestimate the rest :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:00 pm 
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cant get pics atm - but just like a few stripes of the hail damage on the roof and spotted bonnet. how bad is hail would it make hole in panel soon?
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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:37 pm 
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nah hail damage wont put holes in ur roof, you would probably be able to drive it for years with hail damage, unless of course it was the size of apples and had window smashing power etc lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:57 am 
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thanks mate lol anyone knows the process in fixing them at home - like sandpaper the affected areas and paint it how do I find what paint it is to buy oh and how do I fix minor dings like little stones hit the panels sort of dents so I can get it done at home thanks
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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:16 am 
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C'mon guys someone knows how to fix hail damage and small dings, do I just sandpaper the hail damage and repaint and clear it ? What do I need to buy oh and to also fix the tiny teeny dings
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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:13 pm 
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As the job is not an easy one and if you are asking these questions then forget doing it yourself as the results may be worse than the dents. Generally the cost of hail repair on a 10+ year car would see it written off but you might be able to find a backyarder or apprentice that is willing to make some money on the side.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:29 pm 
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Nah I dont believe that - i think it's just a matter of sanding it off and then repaint and add clear
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Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:54 pm 
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its true, if i took my EL Ghia down to the crash shop tomorrow covered in hail dents on every panel, they would most likely write it off, as it would need a full respray which almost covers the cost of what the cars worth before any repairs at all.

and to repair hail damage on every panel would take ages.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:23 pm 
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look mate if it costs $10k to repair the hail - thats no issue with me and its only a few spots on the bonnet and the roof - the whole paint work is new. but im looking for instructions on how to fix it - if a crash shop tech says he'll write it off - i'll write him off
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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:42 pm 
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Where in west Sydney are you located, your address says you are in NZ.
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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:51 pm 
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im in mt druitt moved here last yr - anyone knows how to change the address on here i cant find how
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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:13 pm 
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Mate, you are obviously only interested in hearing the answer you want to hear. So im not sure if a forum like this is for you, because you arnt going to get the answer you want. Nor are you going to get it from a panel beater.
Theres a reason why cars get written off for minor hail damage, because there simply isnt a cheap fix.


So go ahead and sand away, 180 grit paper should be fine.
For touch up, go to you local hardware store and get them to match the cars colour, use something like solarguard, as it'll last 10 years. A brush or roller will be fine to apply the paint.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:18 am 
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filipop1 wrote:
Nah I dont believe that - i think it's just a matter of sanding it off and then repaint and add clear

if you believe you know what your talking about then why are you asking?
Seriously though, panel beting is a real C*** of a thing, nothing f**k cheap, lets start with you need a big enough comprressor witha decent dryier, atleast a coupler of those water filter for spraying.

your going to be spendng a few hundred minumun on supplies, paint primer etc.

Ifyou want a more accurate atleast throw up photos.

I've been very overwhelmed by the job on mine and it's just a rear quarter.
and effectively I do similar work , minus powdercoat vs wetspray.

are you worried about the finish or just the rust?

 

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 Post subject: Re: 97 Fairmont Ghia EL has hail damage on roof and bonnet
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:18 am 
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the finish has come off the paint still there havent seen metal thru yet so yeah
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