thanks for your advice lester.
i am aware of course of the option to put the car into a body shop but as I'm sure you'll realise to replace a front wing and spray it would likely cost in excess of £750 ! which is probably more than the value of a 2001 Focus in poor condition. It cost £1250 last year to replace and spray my rear bumper on another car! fortunately the insurance paid for it .
This is why I have chosen to do the job myself and it should cost less than £75 including the new wing
Its a very simple job which I have done dozens of times over the past 48 years of driving , I just need to be able to order the right paint