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Highway-Star Highway-Star is offline
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15 is a small amount in insurance business. Not much worth arguing about for insurance companies. Also, I understand they admit liability.

It is an asymmetrical situation when someone whacks your car. Other party's insurance is liable to pay repairs and compensation. Sometimes cars are repaired more than is necessary to repair accident damage (eg. repair all dings from car, while we are at it). Entire car paint is probably what has set the alarm bells ringing at insurance company.

Perhaps a prudent way to handle other repair work is ask shop to make a separate bill for eg. spraying both front wings, bonnet, bumper separately, for a small amount, which you pay. A bit surprised the body shop did not see this coming, they should know.

But you have a strong point about your 930 satin paint, that does not blend well. Even if it looks blended okay first couple of months, different time painted parts will usually show after a few years, when sun infrared has worked on different finishes. It probably is the cheapest for insurance company too, to do it well first time (and not repeat the paint later).

Discuss the facts with bodyshop, and let them handle the insurance company. They are used to dealing with them, also probably least work for you, too

Good luck!
'76 930
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