Questions tagged [body-work]

The process of fixing or refinishing portions of the body on a vehicle. This could include metal work (straightening or replacing) or paint finishing/re-finishing.

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Ford Focus CC missing panel

I have a Ford Focus CC-3 2008 with a missing panel that I want to replace, however I don't know what it's called or where to find it (I'm in the UK). The panel is seen when the roof is down and it ...
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How many hours of labor needed for this kind of body work?

My 2011 Toyota Corolla needs the following body and mechanical work: Front bumper replacement Front left fender and fender liner replacement Front left door handle replacement Replacement of the ...
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fixing a hole in a bumper cover

I have a crack in the bumper cover of my car (photo below) that I would like to fix myself. This is my first car, and I have no prior experience of car body work. Because of this and financial ...
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Replacing the 2015 Fiesta S's ugly chrome grill with a Euro kit?

So I have a 2015 Fiesta S (the one with the chrome braces) I'm hoping that the kit that I found on fordpartsuk will work, as it seems like it's the same shape... http://www.fordpartsuk.com/shop/...
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What would be an ideal adhesive (or?) for this broken spoiler part on an ecosport v4?

This small "secondary under spoiler" ... Has cracked off and is dangling down. Obviously it's $18,000 to replace any spoiler part on a car these days so that's no good. Is there a ...
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Alternator gone bad after collision repair

I have a 2011 Honda Accord (92k miles, being driven about 10k/less per year) that was recently involved in a low-speed front-end collision (I rear ended a car in front of me at a stopped signal when ...
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How to get rid of car paint smell after workshop repair

I have a quite tricky question. Recently i got two doors of my car painted at the workshop (professionally done). The problem is that it has been a couple of days now, and i cannot get rid of the ...
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What's the right way to weld patches in the joining of panels?

I have a body work job on my car's roof panel on the 4 edges. I'll probably have to cut a square piece of it including a piece of a previous terrible job that I paid for, then weld a patch to replace ...
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How to fit cowl panel smoothly?

Civic coupe vti 1999. When fitting a cowl panel, as the bonnet was in the way, I really struggled to fit it in smoothly and instead forced/snapped it into place. In the process I believe I caused my ...
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Is it possible to fix this? Clear coat turned out matte looking

I applied 4 coats of clear, waiting 10 minutes in between, but it came out matte looking and it is not smooth. Is it possible to fix this?
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Can Maaco do exact/close to exact colors from auto dealers?

I’m looking to get a paint job from Maaco, and I really like the “destroyer grey” dodge offers from 2017-2020, can Maaco match this paint code without being thousands of dollars? They quoted me at $...
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How tight should I make body panels?

Car is a civic vti 99. I don't believe body panels have a recommended torque setting, am I right? If you fit body parts loosely or tightly will both be ok or might they fly off when driving? I've ...
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Why has paint started scraping off, how can I prevent it?

Here is a before and after I did of some damage to car. All I did was spray it black, I didn't apply primer before, no clear coat, polish or wax. I was scrubbing it in self car wash today with a big ...