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Old 01-28-2006, 06:00 PM   #61
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Post #5 is great but dosen't answer my questions #1 how much weight will a new paint jod add weight like in Lbs and #2 could you cut the fender flairs off 1 car and weld it onto another to fit larger wheel and tires?
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:28 AM   #62
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maybe 1-2000grams on an entire car

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anything can be done with enough time and money
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:08 PM   #63
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Can The outer rocker panel on a 95impreza sedan be replaced? I need it done to get my car inspected, paint doesn't matter, I'd be happy just primered, also the "lip" under the car where the rocker meets the floorpan is pretty bad, any idea of the cost of straightening the lip and patching or replacing the rocker? I'd rather just replace it because it's a major part of the car. Thanks
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:12 PM   #64
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You want to swap my roof? I want an L roof on my RS! Body shops around here suck and charge too much!
how much did they quote you? i wanna do the same thing, i hate my sunroof!

shizzle, what am i looking at for this kinda job?
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Old 01-31-2006, 03:42 PM   #65
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cost of the new roof panel

cost of removal of old panel

cost of installation of new panel

cost of painting and buffing

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whatever that adds up to
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:34 PM   #66
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okay new question. Someone backed into my bumper this weekend. I got hit in the passenger side rear quarter. The damage is minimal, meaning the hit only affected the rear quarter and not the door or anything. However, it's creased badly, and is not something that can be "popped" out.

Here's my question. From the standpoint of cost is no object, which is the more desirable course of repair:

1. hammer it out, then fill it back to spec with filling agent

2. cut and replace the panel

I'm thinking that #2 would be better for the structural integrity of the car. Are there any other advantages/disadvantages that i'm missing, ignoring cost.


Thanks in advance
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Old 01-31-2006, 05:54 PM   #67
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cost of the new roof panel

cost of removal of old panel

cost of installation of new panel

cost of painting and buffing

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whatever that adds up to
roof panel would mean just the squre area on the top? not the pillars right?
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:02 PM   #68
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roof panel would mean just the squre area on the top? not the pillars right?
Yes, the area between the front and rear windshields and black roof rails.

I am going to be getting a quote on all the bodywork my car needs as well as replacing the roof very soon. I will let you know what I find out.
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:12 PM   #69
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I gots a question.... maybe a couple....

At work there is a BMW M3 thats "Alpine white". It looks nothing like "Aspen white". It's all pretty and shiney. I want my car to look shiney too. I was going to get an Ai bonnet and trunk so I will be spraying those. Also want to get the front bumper, rear wing, rear spats, rocker panel covers and will likely get a JDM rear bumper at some point. Should I just repaint the whole car in BMW "Alpine white"? Or is my Subaru paint have a hidden luster and shine lurking below the surface.

Subaru paint is ass so I'm guessing I'll have to respray the whole damn thing for best results.

The factory has the special Easy Bake Oven process that makes the paint adhere better to the panels (I'm told this but have yet to see a subaru without chips in the front). Do any paint shops have something like this maybe on a smaller scale so I can do my hood and front bumper? I'm tired of repainting the front of my car every year or so.

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Old 01-31-2006, 07:16 PM   #70
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okay new question. Someone backed into my bumper this weekend. I got hit in the passenger side rear quarter. The damage is minimal, meaning the hit only affected the rear quarter and not the door or anything. However, it's creased badly, and is not something that can be "popped" out.

Here's my question. From the standpoint of cost is no object, which is the more desirable course of repair:

1. hammer it out, then fill it back to spec with filling agent

2. cut and replace the panel

I'm thinking that #2 would be better for the structural integrity of the car. Are there any other advantages/disadvantages that i'm missing, ignoring cost.


Thanks in advance

take a picture.. its waaaaay easier to tell

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my rear quarter is bashed in too, (assholes)


some can be repaired, some its easier/cheaper to replace the panel...

you could cheat it, in the d-pillar somewhere, if you're good

(leave the good section of the original roof rail in, cut it, and weld/join the newer part to replace the damaged section, prolly above the rear window)
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