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Angry So, someone clipped my Mustang today

Hi all. Long story short, some clipped my car today on the passenger side, but due to traffic, I was basically stuck, and they didnt bother stopping. They were in a big ass SUV, but, happened so fast I couldnt get a plate/etc. I was stationary in the left turn lane, with cars in front of/behind me. I pulled into the gas station in case he was turning around at the next light(he slowed when he hit me so I thought maybe he'd do the right thing), waited there for 30 minutes, nothing.

I am in Boston for work for a few months, so I called the local PD, they said nothing to be done, call your insurance and file a claim. My question is, does anyone know roughly what it would cost me to get this fixed? I don't want to go file a claim and run the risk of raising my insurance if its less than my deductible. Basically, the paint is scuffed/damaged above the rear passenger wheel well, and the mirror was knocked off(it's still attached- but the top portion is detached, I'm attaching pics). Mirror looks like it could just be gorilla glued lol(I'm not going to-but, it isnt like its in pieces-when i hold it up it seats perfectly and looks great, just wont stay on).

Would a touch up (a good one) and repairing my mirror be over 500 bucks? I'm just hesitant to call it in if in fact I end up paying it all out of pocket anyway, and i end up with a higher insurance rate. Thoughts?

I'm trying not to be too angry, but I love this car and I worked hard for it, and it's so damn frustrating. Thanks!

EDIT-Not sure where my head was at. My deductible is a grand. So, chances are it'd be less than that to get it fixed but who knows.

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Sorry to see what happened. Not really sure how much it will cost you, I've had worse damage on my sons 2000 and he got it repaired for $600 but my buddy owns the shop. Best of luck.


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That's an easy fix and less than deductible. Take it to a vocational school bodyshop and they'll do it for materials cost (usually).


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First things first- will it buff out? It looks quite dark to me which, if you're lucky, might mean it's all paint transfer to your car (but it might just be that yours is white, I can't tell for sure). If it is, a good detailing will get it looking good for much much less than your deductible. You might try taking some rubbing alcohol on a microfiber cloth and seeing if you can buff it out by hand first. I scraped my front bumper on a pole in a tight parking spot and I thought it was hosed but it actually buffed out almost completely, so that's something to check first.

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Yeah, its going to cost more than $500. Had similar damage on my previous car. $1200 to fix in STL. Boston area I would add 20-30%.
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The painted mirror cover pops off, American Muscle has pre painted ones. The rest might buff mostly out, hard to tell in the pics.

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that sux esp the part about the hit & run. I hate it when folks don't take responsibility. I do have an idea of what will make you feel better tho...join us for a ride on some great MA back roads:

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First off sorry to hear that - some people suck, secondly aren't estimates free down there? Take it to a few places, talk to our local Mustang people about who does good work at a fair price.

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It looks like it's just the paint. Hopefully it comes out to less than the deductible.
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So, I called around, and I'm going to take it in this weekend and have it looked at. Over the phone though, he told me that if the 'spring/bracket' inside the mirror housing was busted, i'd have to buy a new mirror. Now, I'm sure he knows his stuff, but thats annoying. Because it isnt damaged(besides the fact it wont stay up- I mean from a cosmetic standpoint) and, the electrical is still just fine in it. I wish I had the guts to just glue it or find some adhesive that I could apply that would hold it in place and yet, come off if it needed to in the future. Because when I hold it up w my hand, in place, it looks perfect. Sigh.

Regarding the paint transfer, I ordered some stuff online that is supposed to work amazing for that. Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion I believe its called. Heres hoping it does the trick.

thanks for all the input, guys.
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that sux esp the part about the hit & run. I hate it when folks don't take responsibility. I do have an idea of what will make you feel better tho...join us for a ride on some great MA back roads:

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This sounds awesome, and I dont head back(IF I dont decide to stay) until December so thats perfect. Thanks man!
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DANGIT, im sorry that happened man, even if it isnt much to fix, you still have to DEAL with fixing it. and pay money to fix something that some other person did and just left. ugh i hope it isnt much and i pray that it doesnt happen to me, i dont have any money to fix it lol.
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If applicable and worth the bother versus just paying it yourself, take a quick look around the accident area again - you'd be surprised by how many private security cameras catch traffic incidents.
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So it wasn't as bad as I'd thought. I'm taking it in Monday. 150 bucks roughly but most should be able to be buffed out, and the mirror, he said I could replace it, but given how it broke, they can also Epoxy it with no issues since it's plastic on plastic. Until Monday, to keep the mirror up, I just opened the door and used a black piece of gorilla tape and its doing the job.
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