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It is really difficult to tell from those pictures how deep the scratches are. I would try a rubbing compound followed by a good polishing compound before taking it to a body shop if it was me. As for a body shop fixing it if it needs to have the paint touched up it would vary considerably depending on the body shop. You might have to check several places and maybe a detail shop to get the best price. I don't think any estimate anyone can give from a photograph will be very accurate.
If you wanted to DIY you'd need a 2 part urethane repair kit.. and probably need to repaint it..
I really don't know anything about cars though..
And if a bodyshop were to do it they would remove the bumper cover, repair it , then repaint that section..
That's about $350 - $400 of work.. depending on what the other minor scratches were.. I had similar damage , that's how I can give an estimate from a pic.. Of course it isn't precise.. just a ballpark.
Schmitts Garage (reputable independent collision shop - have used before and been satisfied) - $386. They said they did not feel need to remove bumper and would cut off the clearcoat on the rear roof pillar and blend in. Work guaranteed as long as I own the car.
Northtown Mazda (dealer) - $1100!!. They say they need to remove bumper, all the side and rear aero flares and the rear window and then clearcoat all the way to the front window. They claim if they don't there is a risk of peeling down the road?
The Northtown estimate seems way over the top for a minor damage. I talked to Schmitt's again and he said he has no worries about his recommended repair and it is something they do all the time.
Does anyone think it makes any sense to go with the Northtown repair?
Dealers are often in the business of selling repairs as opposed to just making them as is the case with most body shops. I have used both many times, the dealer seems to be upselling you for more work. If it were me I would get a 3rd estimate from a reputable body shop for the same basic work the dealer is trying to sell you. I have had much worse damage on urethene fixed for much less than $1000.
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