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      Junior Member MDicnMan's Avatar
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      Deer strike - What would you do?

      So my new V60CC had less than 1000 miles on it when a deer decided to run in to my door.

      I have been given options of repairing by pulling and filling, replacing the door and replacing the skin.

      My inclination is the repair and fill because I don't want fitment issues with the new door but I am looking for feedback before committing.

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      Insurance or paying out of pocket? I'd be inclined to reskin it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Exocet View Post
      Insurance or paying out of pocket? I'd be inclined to reskin it.

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      That will depend on what the cost ends up being. I thought about the reskinning but I wasn't sure about having them do tack welds on the door and then worry about rust.

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      Most major repair shops provide a lifetime warranty for their work these days, especially if through insurance.

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      I thought I would share the results of this repair with everyone in case you ever need work done. Before you have someone do traditional body work, find a skilled Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) tech to look at it. I m not talking about a hail person. Why you might ask? The picture below is the completed repair with no paint, no filler, nada. Looks like the day I brought it home.

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      I was going to say (Before I read the last post), a highly skilled PDR guy will be able to remove that no problem. My colleague has been able to do wonders with panels way worse than that. No painting should be necessary.
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      If I had seen this thread I was going to say to give PDR a try - glad you did!

      A good PDR guy can work wonders!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne T5 View Post
      If I had seen this thread I was going to say to give PDR a try - glad you did!

      A good PDR guy can work wonders!
      Everyone said the crease was a deal breaker. Clearly not. $3000 repair vs $700 repair.
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      That looks to me like a PDR option as well. I've never done such work, but some of the folks out there are pretty awesome at it.
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