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Andre D

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hi, so i found my car had been vandalised and the bonnet has been hit and badly dented, i took it to a body repair shop and they quoted 790 quid to repair respray bonnet and at same time blend the wings to the bonnet, my car is an 06 roadster paint is wv2, i just found a bonnet from an 04 car with same paint code. My question is how easy is it to switch bonnets and also will the paint likely match? i assume the bonnets will be the same? i can get the bonnet for 80 quid which is better than having a filled bonnet for 790!!!

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It shouldn't be an issue to change the  bonnet really. It's a cheaper option by far, and if the paint doesn't quite match it will still be cheaper to have it repainted at a quess. 

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Hi Andy i think its just 4 bolts if my research is correct, the body shop were talking about paint matching?? i thought that was the point of having a paint code, so its an exact match, it seems alot of the cost is removing stuff like headlights etc. i think i might get a second opinion from one of the suggested bodyshops on here like bodycraft which is near me

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Perfect excuse for a HR buldge bonnet while your at it. 

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14 minutes ago, Andre D said:

Hi Andy i think its just 4 bolts if my research is correct, the body shop were talking about paint matching?? i thought that was the point of having a paint code, so its an exact match, it seems alot of the cost is removing stuff like headlights etc. i think i might get a second opinion from one of the suggested bodyshops on here like bodycraft which is near me

My wife had her boot and a new front bumper painter in wv2. There was no matching paint required, it was a good match to the wings and stuff. However we could have got lucky I guess. 

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so i bought the bonnet im gonna keep it original, its in liverpool so my son will pick it up for me, im going to get the car back tomorrow and take it from there

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They might not want the job either? When looking for a place to do my wife's I had some silly prices for some places. 

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1 hour ago, Andre D said:

do they fit Shezza thought they were different round the lights

Yes they fit as a straight swap. 

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