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Old 01-04-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I need to get the hood replaced on my car; anybody had any experience with this/recommendations in the area? (doesn't matter where in the Triangle Area)
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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Foster's Auto Body on Capital is awesome!

Just had them replace an entire door (hit-and-run) on my 2008 Corolla. Perfect paint match even though my car is over 4 years old.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:46 PM
 
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We have had success using Ernie Lee's in Raleigh. This place is located at the very tip of Raleigh (Wake Cross Roads). If you shop at Lowes Foods, you'll find $5 coupons on the back of the receipt for Ernie Lee's.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I have had excellent experiences with Paragon on Capital Blvd north of the Beltline.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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You need an auto body shop. Sometimes you can save a bit of money buying the part somewhere and getting it painted. I got an OEM hood from the dealer nonetheless for my VW for $80. Maaco wanted $200 to paint. Quote from a real auto body shop for everything was $500.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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You need an auto body shop. Sometimes you can save a bit of money buying the part somewhere and getting it painted. I got an OEM hood from the dealer nonetheless for my VW for $80. Maaco wanted $200 to paint. Quote from a real auto body shop for everything was $500.
Do you really want Maaco to paint it?
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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Do you really want Maaco to paint it?
Do you really know anything about Maaco?

Maaco has various levels of product, the $400 whole car respray w/ enamel isn't the same as their 2K paint.

Just like anything you get what you pay for.

For a part like this, that is already primed, even a monkey could do it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Do you really know anything about Maaco?

Maaco has various levels of product, the $400 whole car respray w/ enamel isn't the same as their 2K paint.

Just like anything you get what you pay for.

For a part like this, that is already primed, even a monkey could do it.
Maaco's are franchises so quality can vary greatly.

Matching the rest of a car that's not new can be difficult. Foster's just replaced a complete door on my 2008 Corolla and the match was 100%. Many other shops fall far short of that level of expertise.
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