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Old 06-01-2017, 07:37 AM
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Replacing driver side door panel best option?

I clipped a low pole along my drivers side door, so I now have a significant scratch (paint gone, scratch well into the steel). Scratch/dent runs about 3/4 inch tall and about 18 inches wide.

Assuming any "touch up" product will fall short of getting the job done. Any of you kind folks have suggestions regarding repair?

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You can find complete door assemblies at salvage yards or even eBay for as low as $100.00 per Door.


With luck you can find a correct paint replacement and just swap the assembly out if repairing is beyond your reach.


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As long as you did not damage the hinges there should be no issue changing to a recycled door. What is the year and model of your car?

I remember a sign in a "junk yard" when I was kid, "We sell used parts, the same type that the car you came here in uses."
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You will need more than a new door. Looks like your left fender was damaged as well. No magical pen would fix those damages. A trip to a body shop is your only option.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:53 AM
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I figured as much. Just thought I'd run the issue by some experienced eyes.

Replacement body part appear easy to find. Must the swapping out be done by a professional?

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