I recently scratched bonnet of my Ford Focus. Consulted several garages, professionals and it was recommended that I do a full paint job on the bonnet, as polishing the scratches away is not an option. Got a quote from a local bodyshop for a full paint-over. I also received a few quotes for refurbished / new bonnets from several salvage services.The quotes I received vary in price quite significantly -- from 40 to 120 quids, although they all are lesser than the quote for a full paint job. Also, none of these services asked me to confirm color of the car, but agreed to send over the bonnet regardless. So I am wondering:
1. How should I chose from the quotes (what should I be looking for, besides price)? Any speific salvage service you would recommend?
2. Do these bonnets from salvage services come pre-painted,or would I be required to paint it myself later?
3. What would you pro's recommend - a full paint-over or replacement of the bonnet?
Any past experience in this? Any help will be appreciated.