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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Scratched up the right read (lower) quarter panel! in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Hey everyone. I have a 2004 pearl white 'lade ESV (base). I just rubbed the rear right lower quarter on ...
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    Scratched up the right read (lower) quarter panel!

    Hey everyone. I have a 2004 pearl white 'lade ESV (base). I just rubbed the rear right lower quarter on my garage door (DAMNIT!!!). Anyone know approx cost to get something like this repainted? I have heard that painter shops can't match the pearl white and I'll need to get the whole truck re-painted but this sounds crazy to me...

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    Depending on the paint shop it can be done but its really hard to blend in with the older paint

    I was told by a body shop in my area when I had damage to my truck(its black) the painter told me if my had been white he would have had to repainted the whole truck(crazy as it sounds its true)

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    Re: Scratched up the right read (lower) quarter panel!

    GAH. That isn't good news . I was hoping to get a fix for a few hundred bucks. Maybe I can do the lower rear quarter a different color...

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    Re: Scratched up the right read (lower) quarter panel!

    Hey for what its worth I dad the rear bumper on my STS repainted after some old folks struck it in a parking lot. It was around $3000 and the shop only mentioned that a diamond white paint job on these cars was like a dozen coats of paint but no mention of blending problems. Swear to god by a very critical eye that nobody could tell the difference in color. Only complaint on that job was a couple of small runs on the under side but you would have to be getting ran over to notice. Got the same problem as you with my Escalade on the passenger side rear plastic body moulding behind the door. The wife hooked the truck on an electric gate while it was operating and drug a scratch straight down the plastic to the taillight. Since it was her fault and old folks insurance aint gonna pay for it I grabbed bottle of GM touch up paint from a dealer and went to work on it every other day until it was close as i could get. Its a cheap repair and the thing with this color is you would be surprised how the touch up paint blends in when looking at it from most angles. If you are careful and avoid getting any touch up paint on the existing paint it can look all right and maybe save you a few grand.

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    Re: Scratched up the right read (lower) quarter panel!

    yes, unfortunately as much as it sux, that is very true especially with the pearl white! It is close to impossible to match perfect!....Your whites and silvers are by far the hardest to match! Sorry about your luck! ...I backed into a old rusty p.o.s Tahoe on one of our car lots a few months ago slightly dragging the mirror down the drivers side of my truck, leaving about a 4 foot scratch! So I know the sickening feeling! Luckily my scratch didn't make it threw my clear coat and I was able to buff it out without having to do any painting!

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    Re: Scratched up the right read (lower) quarter panel!

    These trucks are getting older, there are a few more of them sitting at the ole junk yard these days. easy to switch them out, if you find the right color. just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jophusp
    These trucks are getting older, there are a few more of them sitting at the ole junk yard these days. easy to switch them out, if you find the right color. just a thought.
    Maybe in your area as they are still hard to find in my area but a junk yard is a good option

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    Re: Scratched up the right read (lower) quarter panel!

    I am a painter of cars and have been for over 30 years. A good painter can blend tri coat pearl white without seeing where it was blended. Its not cheap but it can be done, if you are paying for a quarter panal to be painted look to spend around 400. The paint alone will cost about 125.

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    Thanks for the information TLMC. Any chance you are located near new jersey??

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