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Old 08-26-08, 10:51 AM   #1
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So last night, my car got hit and it appears that the driver fled the scene. Now I'm left with a big dent on the rear quarter panel and repair bills. It happened at my work place where surveillance cameras were in place so security is going over the video as I speak. If they make out the license plate, they will press charge against the driver. And if everything goes well, provided that he/she has insurance I'll be reimbursed with the cost. In the mean time, I'd like to find auto shop that does great work. From looking at the previous threads, it seems that JL auto body is the place to go. However, my insurance agent told me that he'll only pay what he thinks the damage is worth, so he might not pay me enough. I'll update this thread as I go through the process.







From what I can make out, an SUV or truck reversed into my car. Why drive something if it's too big to control?

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Old 08-26-08, 11:02 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about that. Did you see what happend to mine in my visiting hawaii thread? I posted some pics on page 5.
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Joel at JL is good. I've used him before. However, I can almost guarantee you that your insurance will not pay you what Joel will charge. Your damage doesn't look that bad so you probably wont be short too much. Maybe just a few hundred off.
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wow...bummers dude...I hope they catch that **** that did it.
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is there anyway you could push out the dent from the inside??? i could help you get it out enough so the the body shop wont charge you for popping the dent. i did my own body work but...................its not 100% perfect i used a heavy body filler, i should've used a lighter one :/ hope all goes well man that really really sucks.
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Old 08-26-08, 04:48 PM   #6
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You can try Tech One or even Acme. My Audi is at Tech One getting worked on. If you go to Tech One ask for Ryan. Sucks about your car I just hate when peeps damage your car then dig out. I hope they got them on survellance.
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Just pull out the dent yourself and get some fiberglass body panels and make that $#!t a wide body!!!!!
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^^ lol...
well good luck with your unfortunate happening..hope that guy gets caught
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damn that sucks.... i always hope that who ever hits peoples car and runs their damage is worse. tech one and jl is good. united autobody also does nice work and they do insurance work iirc
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Sorry to hear about that. Did you see what happend to mine in my visiting hawaii thread? I posted some pics on page 5.
It seems like we're on the same boat. Gl with yours.
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Joel at JL is good. I've used him before. However, I can almost guarantee you that your insurance will not pay you what Joel will charge. Your damage doesn't look that bad so you probably wont be short too much. Maybe just a few hundred off.
I'll check with him to see the difference in amount.
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wow...bummers dude...I hope they catch that **** that did it.
I am hoping for the best..
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is there anyway you could push out the dent from the inside??? i could help you get it out enough so the the body shop wont charge you for popping the dent. i did my own body work but...................its not 100% perfect i used a heavy body filler, i should've used a lighter one :/ hope all goes well man that really really sucks.
I do have some experience in auto mechanic field but not in auto body.. I will have professional handle this. Thanks for good ideas.

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You can try Tech One or even Acme. My Audi is at Tech One getting worked on. If you go to Tech One ask for Ryan. Sucks about your car I just hate when peeps damage your car then dig out. I hope they got them on survellance.
Thanks for your recommendations. I hope they got him on the camera as well.

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Just pull out the dent yourself and get some fiberglass body panels and make that $#!t a wide body!!!!!
Only if I didn't buy my bike recently..

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^^ lol...
well good luck with your unfortunate happening..hope that guy gets caught
Thanks Andrew. I really hope so,too.

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damn that sucks.... i always hope that who ever hits peoples car and runs their damage is worse. tech one and jl is good. united autobody also does nice work and they do insurance work iirc
Karma is b!*ch..
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wow...hope they catch the **** that hit you! keep us posted about it

all my cars that needed insurance work went to Auto Tech in Kalihi....superb work and Tomy is a cool guy
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A few of us at TeamRevision use this shop (note, he's not endorsed by Samson, or TeamRevision in any way).....

Guy Hirata
GH Autobody & paint
2363 North King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Phone 847-7866

Tell him Derek (me) refered you, if you're interested.....
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