This is kind of a generic question, obviously not limited to BMWs.
I have a 2006 530xi and had the good fortune of being in Columbus, OH a week
or so ago, when a tornado\hail storm rolled through. I wasn't driving at the
time, just parked at the hotel.
The hail was pretty rough and I'd say there is about 40-50 dents in the
car(roof, hood, trunk). Obviously I'm looking to have it repaired and I have
the proper insurance coverage. Both the Repair shop and later the insurance
agent both said they would use\recommend the drill, pull, sand repaint
method to fix the dents. Of course, both assured me the car would be like
new when I got it back.
My friend believe I should stomp and scream and demand they completely
replace the hood, trunk and roof, versus what he calls the puddy and paint
approach. Looking on the web, I see a fair amount of talk about Paintless
Dent Repair, is it odd that neither the body shop nor the Insurance agent
mentioned this ? I see it's alot cheaper (roughly $1500 to the $3900 the
insurance agent is paying)
So in short, what's the best fix for my new car. Is it realistic to expect
the Insurance Company is going to flip the bill for having the damage panels
completely replaced ? Or is th methind they are using a solid option.
Thanks for your thoughts and expeeriences