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Old 03-18-2013, 09:00 PM   #18
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:01 PM   #19
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Sorry to hear you got hit, it's obvious that several of those dents will not be repairable by paintless dent removal. We had several large hail storms in our area last year, a few were baseball and larger hail stones, some were softball size and cars were totaled.

Be patient and picky when it comes to repairs.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #20
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sooo...slightly damaged hood with 250 miles soon to appear on the FS section?

j/k.....that sucks, even without a deductible having to deal with insurance blows....its like ordering tuna fish at the drive through......
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:09 PM   #21
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That is insane!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:10 PM   #22
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Wow sorry to hear about that man. Hope it gets fixed soon!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:11 PM   #23
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I live in NE Georgia and saw that shit coming my way.......so I took the Camaro out of the carport knowing that there would be a good chance that 3 1/4" hail would just go right through it, put it in the heavily fortified quanset hut/garage along with the Wrangler and felt a lot better.
Well, as luck would have it, all that shit broke up before it got here and we basically got some rain........better safe than sorry....
I have had it with this crap! Friggen baseball size hail and tornados! This sux! Over the last few weeks I have made a solid decision to move back to Vegas! I will take earthquakes over this crap any day! I hate tornados!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:15 PM   #24
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damn the weather has been weird here on the west coast also! anybody remember this movie
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:16 PM   #25
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It should be no problem for your insurance to cover it. What will suck though will be the bad paint job you end up with. Demand perfection. Instead of filling in the holes see if you can get a replacement hood.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:16 PM   #26
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I had to delay my commute to Nashville due to a tornado warning but I did not see any damage. Where exactly were you? So sorry to hear about your Camaro. I hope you can get it fixed quickly & beautifly.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:16 PM   #27
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That sucks, hope the repairs make it good as new. Where were you, what state, when that happened?
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:20 PM   #28
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #29
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And I won't take it anywhere but the Chevy dealership... and as much damage on the corners and bent metal I can't see how they cant replace it with new metal
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:28 PM   #30
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My GTO was destroyed a few years ago by a hail storm, every panel was hit. Insurance cut a check for ~8k, repair was closer to 15k (they paid out in full to the body shop). I took it to the best body shop I could find in the area. I was on a 6 month waiting list to get in. Was basically a full repaint and either replacement or repair of almost every panel. I ended up paying a little out of pocket since the shop charged higher rates than the insurance company would reimburse at, but it was worth it, car looked brand new when it came out of there. I can't speak for your dealership, but I personally would take it to a high end body shop before I'd take it to a dealership. A good body shop will know when to replace panels and when to attempt repair. Good luck.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #31
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My GTO was destroyed a few years ago by a hail storm, every panel was hit. Insurance cut a check for ~8k, repair was closer to 15k (they paid out in full to the body shop). I took it to the best body shop I could find in the area. I was on a 6 month waiting list to get in. Was basically a full repaint and either replacement or repair of almost every panel. I ended up paying a little out of pocket since the shop charged higher rates than the insurance company would reimburse at, but it was worth it, car looked brand new when it came out of there. I can't speak for your dealership, but I personally would take it to a high end body shop before I'd take it to a dealership. A good body shop will know when to replace panels and when to attempt repair. Good luck.
Yea... I've considered that as well... I'll just have to see what they say and such =(
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:58 PM   #32
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I own a collision center. Of course not in your area but I can tell you the only thing dealerships have over a good independent high end body shop, is the sign above the door.

And if you paid more than your deductible because "the shop charged more than the insurance company would reimburse at" you unfortunately got lied too and hosed!

The insurance companies tell customers that all the time. The customers believe it and let the car go to where the insurance company wants and in return the insurance company gets a discount on the repairs. Bravo to you not letting them dictate who repairs YOUR car

The only way that could actually happen is if that particular shop charges more than the prevailing rate in that local area. For example I am in the St Louis metro area. So there's hundreds of shops all capped at the same rates. If one shop was to charge more per hour then he would be.... Well.... Out of business.

My best advise is make sure you decide where it goes, not the insurance company. It's your car. Get good referrals from friends or family, inspect some completed work. And let them know exactly what you expect up front.

Good luck
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #33
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I'm kind of surprised no one has used the word "totaled." I guess because its residual value is so high, the insurance is going to have to eat it and pay for repairs. It ain't gonna be cheap, but that's what insurance is for. Good luck, Doc.

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:10 PM   #34
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Dang!!!

That's a definite bummer..

Wonder if PDR would help..
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