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All Questions on Car Body Repair

How do you fix car body damage?
I got in a little accident and now my car’s all banged up. I’d prefer to fix it myself if possible, so I’m wondering how to fix dents and small scratches. What’s the best way to fix car body damages like dents?
Joshua Levy
Nov 23, 2021
Where can I buy a 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R body kit?
I know that it isn’t the newest model, but I’m hoping that there will still be body kits available for sale somewhere. Is it possible to purchase a body kit for a 2017 Honda Civic Type R?
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
How much will it cost to fix a front bumper?
I wasn’t paying attention (I know, texting and driving is dangerous) and clipped a light pole. It damaged my front bumper and I feel a bit dumb, so I want to fix it. How much does it typically cost to fix a front bumper?
Rachel Juillerat
Feb 10, 2022
How do you remove emulsion paint from a car's bodywork?
I was cleaning out my garage and accidentally spilled some emulsion paint on my car. Is there any way to remove this paint from my car’s bodywork?
Eric Schad
Nov 10, 2021
How long does it take to fix a car after an accident?
I was recently in a hit and run that damaged my car. The damages didn’t seem extensive, but when I took my car to the repair shop they said it could take three weeks to fix my car. One month later, my car still isn’t ready to be picked up. How long should it take to fix a car?
Talullah Blanco
Feb 03, 2022
How do you fix road rash on a front bumper?
While parallel parking in front of work the other day, I brushed my bumper against the high curb. What’s the best way to remove road rash from my front bumper?
Jack Walsh
Jan 27, 2022
How much does it cost to fix the paint on a car?
A few years ago, I gave my old Ford Focus to my son as his first car, but he recently purchased a new car and gave the Focus back to me. It still runs great so I want to sell it, but it has quite a bit of paint damage. How much will it cost to fix the paint on my car?
Chloe Jenkins
Feb 11, 2022
How do you fix a cracked bumper lip?
I was pulling out of a steep driveway the other day and my bumper hit the ground pretty hard. Is there a way to fix a cracked bumper lip?
Jack Walsh
Jan 26, 2022
How do I remove my Ford Ranger headlight?
I accidentally cracked my headlight housing when I hit a pole today. I want to try replacing it myself. How do I take off the headlight on a Ranger?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 07, 2021
How do I fix car paint shrinkage?
The paint on my car is wrinkling, and it looks pretty awful. I’m not really sure what happened. How can I fix car paint shrinkage?
Claire Beaney
Mar 07, 2022
How do I fix broken car body panel pieces?
My rear quarter panel has a knick on it—I think I got dinged by another car while I was parked. How can you fix broken car body panel pieces?
Nick Kunze
Feb 25, 2022
How do you remove tiny black spots on car paint?
What are these little black dots on my car's paint? They're on the exterior of my car. I think they're mold! How do I get the spots off?
Eric Schad
Sep 02, 2021
How much does it cost to get your car wrapped?
I heard getting a wrap is cheaper than getting a new paint job. Is that true?
Liz Jenson
Dec 06, 2021
How much does it cost to fix hail damage on a car roof?
The rental place where I live has no garage, so naturally, my car got some damage from last night’s hailstorm. How much does it cost to fix hail damage on a car roof?
Melanie Mergen
Feb 18, 2022
How do I replace the Honda Civic taillight assembly?
I busted a taillight while backing up in my 2007 Honda Civic LX. I already got a replacement, but how do I install it?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 21, 2021
How do I fix a chip in a plastic bumper?
Something took a chip out of my bumper. I really hope it won’t cost a fortune to repair. How can I fix a chip in a plastic bumper?
Bonnie Stinson
Feb 11, 2022
How much will it cost to repair a car bumper?
How much would I have to pay to repair my car bumper? It looks pretty bad after an accident I just had, but I don’t have a lot of disposable income at the moment.
Liz Jenson
Jan 12, 2022
How do you remove rusted screws?
My car has some rusty screws that just won’t budge no matter how hard I try. I’d rather not go to the mechanic for something so trivial. How do you remove rusted screws properly?
Claire Beaney
Mar 31, 2022
How do you fix clear coat runs on a car?
I had a friend help touch up my car’s clear coat, but he went a little too heavy with the spray paint and now I have a couple of runs that stick out like a sore thumb. I just hope this is easy to fix. How do you fix clear coat runs on a car?
bellina gaskey
Apr 06, 2022
How do I paint an old car over the existing paint?
I bought an old Chevy Impala that I’m going to restore, but I only have a small budget to complete the job. For the sake of saving money, I want to do the paint job myself with minimal extra work. Can I paint over the existing paint on a car?
Eric Schad
Dec 18, 2021
How can I paint a car at home outside?
How do I paint my car outside at home? Paint jobs are really expensive these days, so I want to try and do one myself. Any tips on how I could do that?
Hana Sabah
Nov 02, 2021
How do you fix a small rust spot on your car?
I recently noticed some rust on my Ford Thunderbird underneath the gas tank. It’s a small spot, about 2” across, and it doesn’t seem bad enough for a trip to the body shop. How can I fix a small rust spot on my car?
Lynell Spencer
Mar 23, 2022
How do you paint plastic car trim effectively?
I want to paint the plastic trim on my car, as it's starting to peel. What's the best way to do it?
Eric Schad
Nov 18, 2021
How much does it cost to replace a car side mirror?
How much will it cost me to replace the side mirror on my car? I got into a small accident in my driveway and my driver’s side mirror came right off.
Liz Jenson
Nov 26, 2021
How do you remove the front fender on a Toyota Sienna?
While backing into a friend’s driveway, I ran over a pretty huge boulder that scratched up my front bumper. It seems like I’m going to have to remove the fender on the driver’s side in order to repair the damage. How can I remove the front fender on a Toyota Sienna?
Chloe Jenkins
Jan 10, 2022
Why Does My Car Pull to the Left When Driving?
I have a brand-new Honda Civic that I love, but whenever I’m on the highway, I can feel the car pulling to the left. It’s subtle, but I have to keep correcting it. Why is my car pulling to the left when driving?
Melanie Johnson
Jan 28, 2022
How do I fix a cracked plastic bumper cover?
My bumper cover got cracked during a recent off-roading trip. How can I fix a cracked plastic bumper cover?
Bonnie Stinson
Feb 11, 2022
How do you fix car dog tracking?
I bought my car new seven years ago. Never been in a crash. I’ve driven it this long because it’s been so reliable for me, but recently it’s started having problems driving straight, which is concerning me. How do you fix car dog tracking?
Melanie Mergen
Jan 31, 2022
How do you unbend a damaged car frame?
I recently bought a used car from a private seller and I’m worried that the frame is bent. I’ve been having issues keeping it steady while I drive. How do you unbend a damaged car frame?
Chloe Jenkins
Jan 13, 2022
How much does it cost to fix a paint scratch on a car?
I was driving on a beautiful scenic road that cuts through the woods not far from my home when a rabbit ran across the road. I know I wasn’t supposed to, but I swerved out of the way and scratched my car on the guard rails on the side of the road. Now I’ve got scratches on the side of my car and I’d like to have them taken care of. How much would it cost to fix a paint scratch on a car?
Chloe Jenkins
Feb 15, 2022

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