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Old 02-07-2002, 02:01 PM
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Location: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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Just bringing your car through a body shop's doors usually means a $500 bill. It's tough for them to do many competent repairs that involve painting for much less.

DON"T buy a non-MB fender. No double galvanizing! They don't make them to MB standards. I have yet to meet anyone with a non OE body panel that was satisfied with the results.

It will rust prematurely and it's tough to fit properly.

I had quite a nasty ding (ding? A Dent!) on the crease line on the top of my door. $75 at a top paintless dent shop, and it was GONE! I couldn't believe how good it worked. I agree about exploring that first...
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

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