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post #1 of 18 Old 08-22-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hail Damage!

I'm super stoked, car got all dinged up by hail last night. I blame my wife. She had to work at 9 this morning and didn't want to deal with her windows fogging up so she made me park in the driveway. Me needing to be at work at 7 apparently didn't compute so my windows were foggy and now my car is beat to shit.

There are a couple dozen dents all over the car and I already have the ball rolling on the insurance claim (ZERO DEDUCTIBLE FTW!!) and have an awesome shop to do the work. I'm going to see if I can find a way to get a CF hood out of this (painted of course), but if the hood is able to just have the dents popped out I'll just have that done. We'll see what State Farm does for the estimate and see what the shop comes back with. If there is any extra money in the check I get I'll try and get a CW hood and paint it to match with exception to the vents, I'll leave those CF a la NASIOC - View Single Post - First 08-10 WRX Sedan with 2011 Spoiler

I'll get some pictures up of the car once I get a chance, and update with progress. None of the glass was damaged, car just has a bunch of dents on the hood, roof, tops of the fenders, and the top side of the door jambs. Weather report said we had 2-3" hail, and it was enough to make my alarm go off every time it took a hit.

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My REX got hammered by hail last summer in Raton, New Mexico. I pulled under an overpass on the interstate and stopped traffic, but it was too late. A trip to Denver and $600 at the ding guy later, you can't even see one dent or crease anywhere. Amazing, truly amazing. So, don't despair, it will look as good as new real soon.
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Yeah I know it'll probably be better than it was it's just an inconvenience. I'm still hoping state farm will waaaay over estimate the repair, I fix it for pretty cheap, and have some money left over.

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Love the picture of that hood

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I thought of doing the paint like that a while ago and then he did it and confirmed that it looks badass.

I have an appt. Saturday to go to the State Farm damage estimating center.... Lots of hail damage out here and that's as early as they could get me in. I may stop by a shop before then to get a real quote in case SF tries to lowball me.

Once we see what the payout will be I may try and buy a glue dent-pulling kit ($225ish) and get as many out as I can, have a shop do the rest, and see if there is any money left over. My zero deductible will really help out on getting as much money to fix it as possible.

The goal, of course, is to profit/get a painted cf hood from this in some way. I can sell the stock hood if I try everything by myself and make some money back on it.

I was able to take a closer look at the car last night:

5-6 dents on hood
12+ on roof
2 dents on left side pillar along roof line
1 dent on top of left fender
1 dent on left rear door shoulder

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I wonder what that hood would look like on a hatchback. Probably look a lot like the rally car.

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Ricerswetdream on nasioc? Eh...
Looks like this:



But, I'm thinking it looks a little cooler.

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Take your car to some one that does PDR and have them write you a est. They will use the same matrix as your insurance company but they will use there lights and count every dent and will come up with a larger end number. Trust me this is what I do for a living and the ins. company is banking that you take their est. and be ok with it.
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dont waist your money on a glue puller unless you have the right light and a knock down. If you own your car than they will give you the money but if the bank owns it then the check will be put in the lean holders name and yours....
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paintless dent repair is the cheapest way to remove hail dents. so try it if your paint is not cracked.
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Take your car to some one that does PDR and have them write you a est. They will use the same matrix as your insurance company but they will use there lights and count every dent and will come up with a larger end number. Trust me this is what I do for a living and the ins. company is banking that you take their est. and be ok with it.
PDR will work for all the dents but one. I got it assessed by state farm today and they cut me a check for about $3k. You're right on the check, since I still pay on the car they had to write it to me and either the bank or shop I'm taking it to. I opted to have it signed to the shop, which is a friend of a guy I work with. I'll talk with them sometime next week to see what my options are.

Damage to the hood came out to a little under $750, which means I could buy a CF hood for that and pay to get it painted out of pocket.... We'll see on that.

If the shop I'm going to has any more damage than the adjuster, then they go after State Farm for the overages.

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its great to have a friend in the body industry, they will look for crack paint and the dents can be pushed out and then painted ( push to paint) good choice on the hood make your money work for you and the body shop always can write a sup. and the insurance company will cut another check for the above damage.
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Looks like I'm going CF on the hood. Hood cost will be out of pocket (minus about $70) but the paint job will be free given there are no issues with the hood (warped, bad weave).

I knew I was going to get a CF hood eventually, and the free paint job via insurance money was enough to get me to pull the trigger.

It'll be a couple weeks before I can get into the shop, but I'll fit up the hood once I get it and drive around like a ricer for a while.

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