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  1. Is this a rip off body work quote? 
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    Ive been quoted 650 +vat to prepare and respray a little bit of surface rust on top of rear wheel arch , looks like and old scuff thats been left too long.
    They have quoted for removal of quarter panel and a door blend.
    Surely thats way too much, or am i just out of touch?
    Any advice much appreciatedaudi rust.jpg
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    For a quality job that is about right and I would expect to have to blend the rear bumper as well, although they never matched from new. I can't see it being actual removal of the 3/4 panel as the panel is 300 on its own and it is a massive job. I can't make out from that picture if it is from the inside, it it is the damage needs to be cut out, a repair section fabricated, welded in, linished, leaded and painted and that is easily 650 if not more. If it is from behind, tapping it back and using filler won't last a year before it shows again.

    This is the sort of repair required if you get rot all around and to get the panel you may well end up buying a full rear 3/4 to cut off the lip as I don't know of a repair panel for that. This is an aftermarket arch repair panel, cut right down, welded and linished before lead.

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