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How much to repair a dent?

Does anyone know how much it would cost to repair a dent in the rear fender? It is a crease right above the wheel about 6" long. The fender is displaced about one inch from where it should be. I wish I had pictures, but unfortunately this is a car that I am looking at to buy and there are no pics available. Is this a repair that is able to be bent back, or would it reuqire more invasive procedures?
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I have an almost invisible dent/rippled area on the driver side rear fender of my 88 coupe. The guy working on the front where I was backed into estimated it would be around $1500 to fix the dent on the rear bumper if I wanted to have it done. Keep in mind though that about half this body shop's business appears to be Ferraris.
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I had a 4" long crease, with cracked paint, on the front of the rear fender at the wheel well opening. Caused by a deer hit. Cost $350 for repair, including paint, at a local Dodge dealer body shop. Two body shops that specialise in high end autos estimated $950. The Dodge repair guy was also fixing a Range Rover and Mercedes E320, so I went with him and was quite happy with the result. Price included blending the paint into the door and around to the rear of the fender. The major problem, he told me, is getting a good paint match, because otherwise you can end up repainting most of the car. My paint is a metallic pearl white, which is especially hard to match.
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$350-400 is about right. The shop will pull out the fender, shape it in the right place, prime , paint and color-sand. Don't be too crazy and want everything right. A Ferrari paint shop is always good but 911 is not a Ferrari and will market price around $16K for a pre-'89 911, you don't want to put too much $$$ in it.
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CD,

I had some work done on my S500 last year.

4 inch long crease 1/2 inch deep on the upper lip of the right

rear wheel well. With scratches to the plastic bumper.

They [ European Motors San Francisco a MBZ dealer ]

Pulled the dent/crease and repaired the scratches to the rear

plastic bumper. They painted the entire rear quarter panel and

also painted the entire rear plastic bumper. Total cost was $1600.00.
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A Ferrari paint shop is always good but 911 is not a Ferrari
Boy am I glad that our Porsche is not a Ferrari, a Ferrari is just an over price Fiat.
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I had a guy from Dent Wizard work on both of my cars, and if you get the right guy he can do miracles, but do have limitations. Their list price is a rip-off, but I think you can negotiate and hourly rate up front which works out good.
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If I understood you right this isn't even your car but one you're looking at. Why not have the current owner either fix it before he sells it or take it and get three estimates and then reduce the price accordingly. Your asking a pretty open ended question about repair cost that could be anywhere from $300 to $1500 depending on the repair method and shop. It may not be a simple repair depending on the placement and depth of the dent and misalignment. I don't know that I would want that wide a range on a car I'm thinking about buying nor have to low ball the repair and then look at it every time I drove the car not to mention if you ever try to sell it.

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