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Not sure but this may be too generic a question but ..... some idiot at work opened their truck door into my passenger side door and dented it. (And of course, didn't leave a note.) I also have a couple of rock nicks on the front by the license plate holder (I live in Phoenix where gravel trucks ravage the freeways on a daily basis!) so I guess I'll go and have the door fixed and have them paint the front and the door. Anyone have any idea of a ballpark estimate of what a Mercedes dealership is gonna charge for something like this? (So I don't embarrass myself by fainting in the dealership itself!) Thanks.
 

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I would get an estimate from a reputable local body shop first. Mercedes service and the level of "excellence" in my experience differs from outlet to outlet. $95/hr for bodywork labor is what the dealerships charge in DFW and you can get body work done much cheaper $35/hr with the same quality.
 

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Depending on the dent, if the paint is intact, there are people who can repair it without painting. They hammer (carefully) from the inside and I was told they did good jobs.

As for the rock nicks, it's just a fact of life. You will get them once in a while no matter what. If I were you, I would just hide them with touch-up paint. You can then repaint after you have more of these rock chips. If you repaint because of a few rock chips, you will probably have to repaint once or twice a year.
 

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I just brought my C320 in to my dealer for some body work. Needed to have minor repairs done to the bumber (repainting and scratches), roughly $800. Also, hade a hairline scratch on the rear driver side panel, roughly 6 inches long, $400.

Pricey, and it is taking a week to get done.
 

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You might as well go to a good body shop. Very few dealerships do their own body and paint work. Usually, they contract a local body shop with whom they do a steady business. So, you can cut out some middleman fees by skipping the dealer.
 

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Mark08859 is right. To ensure good quality, try to get the name of the body shop your MB dealership uses.

Try your service manager, they might tell you.
 
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