Great information - thanks, Grant.

Once shopped a pristine private sale 1979 450 SL C with some "light" hail
damage.  Very tempting but I couldn't pull the trigger and walked away,
sadly...

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:35 AM, G Mann via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com
> wrote:

> Dent Wizard is not a fix all kind of thing.. In my own experience, I bought
> a new 2002 Ford F 350 Diesel 4 door, 4X4 pickup, Out the door price a bit
> over $58,000, full coverage insurance [of course].
>
> Fast forward 60 days, hail storm, windshield cracked in two places.. 18
> hail dents in roof, 22 in hood. New windshield, new hood.. Dent Wizard
> repair on roof damage cost ran a bit over $3,400, plus shop labor to remove
> / replace headliner to access bottom of dents. Total dent repair cost for
> roof alone came to over $4,200.
>
> The truck bed was saved because it had a fiberglass camper shell on it
> which was also replaced. Total bill after two weeks in shop came to a bit
> over $11,000.
>
> I would expect shop rates have gone up since 2002, so to repair the hail
> damage on this vintage Mercedes, out of pocket costs would run something
> above that number, so a $6,000 purchase + say, $12,000 repair and
> repaint...
> NO....
>
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 8:19 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > The a**h*le seller might want to lower his price by around 50% for
> > starters.
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 9:57 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > > There was a video I saw a few months ago about some paintless dent
> repair
> > > guys doing hail damage on a late model Honda. It was pummeled and it
> took
> > > them like two days to get them all out.  They said it was far cheaper
> > than
> > > totaling the car.  For some reason I thought the cost was a couple
> grand.
> > >
> > > Dan
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPad
> > >
> > > > On Sep 10, 2015, at 9:50 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
> > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I wonder if Dent Wizard paint-less dent repair would be able to fix
> > that,
> > > > and what the cost would be.  Anyone ever try that?
> > > >
> > > > -------------
> > > > Max
> > > > Charleston SC
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 9:28 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <
> > > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>> On September 10, 2015 at 12:23 AM G Mann via Mercedes <
> > > >> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > > >>> wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Hail damage is a body mans nightmare.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Likely, if it had full coverage insurance [unlikely, due to the age
> > of
> > > >> the
> > > >>> car, few if any insurers would even write a full converge policy]
> it
> > > >> would
> > > >>> be written off as a "total".
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Yet... a $6,000 price is being put on it?
> > > >>
> > > >> If it cracked the windshield, it's SERIOUS hail damage.
> > > >>
> > > >> Mitch.
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