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redholt

Bonnet Replacement

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Evening,

Had an accident today and left my handbrake off in the drive! Dumbass. Anyway, only the bonnet was damaged but lots of scratches and a large dent in the front. Ive found bonnet nearby for £60 but I have some reservations.

The new bonnet is the same colour but will the shade vary dramatically and/or can it be rectified?

Is it easier to get a bonnet from ford and get it colour matched?

Cheers guys

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if you want a cheap fix, get the bonnet, you could always do a T-CUT on the bonnet or body work (whichever is more 'dull') and bring the colour back so that its a better match, however if you have the extra money, then you can buy that, and take it to a respray shop and get them to do a colour match.

You can always go to Ford, but you will pay a lot more...

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Cheers Jeebo,

The bonnet went this morning so I've spent my day off looking about with no luck. Body shop quoted £200 to sort dents and scratches. Bleurgh!

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Just a quick update on this. Got an after market bonnet fitted but it is not sitting flush. I asked the guy who fitted it who said that it didn't have height adjusters so it would not sit right. I subsequently spoke to the bonnet supplier who said I need to lift the front panel or drop the slam panel. I have no clue how to do any of this so was going to take it to a body shop to have a look at it but thought I would ask you guys to se if it was something simple. I've attached a photo to show the gap between the grill and the bonnet nose.

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