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