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rear quarter panel damage

Post by scatman75 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:59 pm

hi i need some advice,i bought my caddy with known rear quarter panel damage just around the taillight,its pretty much disfigured the taillight curve ,i need advice on to either try and repair what's there or cut it out and reweld new piece in, any advice from panel beaters here very welcome,i do what it looking correct so not sure if panel beating can achieve this..

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Re: rear quarter panel damage

Post by skinnyd » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:49 pm

Looks bad. Why would you buy a knowingly damaged vehicle ?


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Post by scatman75 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:53 pm

skinnyd wrote:Looks bad. Why would you buy a knowingly damaged vehicle ?


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Re: rear quarter panel damage

Post by dub_nutz » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:25 pm

It could be repaired but you would need to find a good panel beater with plenty of metal experience as it looks to have stretched
in many places and would need heat shrinking or find a secondhand section and have it cut and welded in.

You want to keep it as local to the damaged area as possible tho because thats a big quarter panel and a dark colour which would show any imperfections.

Either way if you want it right its quite a tricky repair.

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Re: rear quarter panel damage

Post by Stedlocks » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:04 am

see if @barbell 's mate could sort it? He does PDR and is a bit good. Dent fx, i thinks he's called?

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Re: rear quarter panel damage

Post by scatman75 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:02 am

Stedlocks wrote:see if @barbell 's mate could sort it? He does PDR and is a bit good. Dent fx, i thinks he's called?
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Re: rear quarter panel damage

Post by Stedlocks » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:35 pm

Ah... well don’t whinge about it then!😂

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Re: rear quarter panel damage

Post by Yeti » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:42 pm

I'm not saying it can't get beaten out, but you'll need someone who's good to do it as that dent really looks complex. The problem you're going to find is it's a big, smooth, panel, so it's a question of where you could put a weld or a paint blend without it looking a pig.

Ours took some damage in the same area and the only reason we got it repaired was because it has a side loading door on that side, so it gave the painter somewhere to mask a line to paint up to (slider rail and door frame), otherwise it would have been a big paint job that wouldn't have been cost effective.
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Re: rear quarter panel damage

Post by Darylg21 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:01 am

Best to weld a new section in. Whole panel would need to be painted, or at least laqcured. No Per expert on this earth is going to make that look good.

The metal will be stretched and tight in places where you don't want it to be.

If you try and miracle pull it (weld pins on the lower sections and tap down the highs when you are pulling in the pins) you can get it somewhat where it needs to be. YouTube miracle pull system to see what I'm on about.

Problem after that is that you will require a lot of filler to get the correct shape on the panel, whilst keeping the swage line.

Then a good quality 2k primer that isn't going to shrink back in 6months. And a good quality laqcure that will hold its gloss, but if I'm honest, even a good panel beater with a week on this and a good painter with a day painting this, I guarantee that the repair will look wavey or different to what it should do, you will only get about 90% perfection..

With a new panel welded on you will gain a much higher perfection level, and it should be cheaper as it's less labour intensive...if the bodyshop you take it too can't weld a panel inplace then I wouldn't trust them to pull out and fill...

Also if that came to me you would be looking at around £700+ including the panel.. Fully painted lifetime gurantee etc etc..

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