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      12-31-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Sharp_Cai
Originally Posted by jdong View Post
My A4 was keyed a while ago. Fixing it with metallic paint was around $2000 in California. Came back looking like new but it involved repainting nearly half the car
$2k????That is very expensive! Glad mine is not that bad. I can live with that if someone is charging me $2k.

Why can't they just sand it off and repolish it?
It was keyed across 3 panels. One scratch down the entire left side. The bulk of the cost was the labor involved in painting half a car at the ~$70/mo labor rate.

It was a purchased car that I intended on reselling, so I wanted the repair job to be top notch and as close to new as possible.
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