Impala police car cosmetic issues

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Julius, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Julius

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    I just picked up an '03 and, unfortunately, someone removed the spotlight mounted on the driver's side. I don't care about the spotlight, but I do care about the two holes it left in the car - one in the mirror and another on the upper frame of the door. The one on the door is a clear incision to the vehicle's interior.

    Does anybody have an estimate as to what a shop would charge to fill these holes in and sand them?
     
  2. Original

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    mirror wouldn't be that bad just some glass work

    door would be trickier.. the hole would have to be welded over and grinded down then smoothed, then of course everything that goes into paint. not hard but laborish, have no idea on price

    have you thought about grabbing a door from a junkyard?
     
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    Probably $300-500 depending on exactly what they need to do to make sure it looks perfect. Usually they want to paint the panel to the left and to the right in addition to the area they are painting to blend in the color match better.
     
  4. Julius

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    Alright, thanks guys.

    I'll take it up to a shop and see what they can do about the hole. It's about 1 inch wide, so hopefully it can be welded, sanded, and whatever else is needed to close it. I can probably find some mirrors at the junkyard. I think I'm going to have the car repainted black instead of it's default white, so that will take care of the issue of blending the hole with the paint.
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    Probably easier to just buy a new spotlight. Comes in handy at night, too.
     
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    someone has got to make a grommet to plug these holes, if not I should start some kind of business
     
  7. Bugalu

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    why not install a new spotlight?
     

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