This is turning out to be like a cancer support group.
Went to a body shop yesterday for an estimate.
"We can't fix it. You need a new hood. That'll be US$900 + US$300 to paint it. And that'* if you pull the hood yourself."
[Lifting jaw off ground and replacing it in mouth] "I thought I heard you say, 'we can't fix it', but surely I must have misheard."
"We can paint it, but it'* going to come back."
"Can't you sandblast the damned thing and seal the hem flange?"
(See TSB: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=59032
They can fix a Model T that'* been buried for 80 years, but they CAN'T FIX a 2000 SLE hood. WTF?
I don't believe this. Hasn't anyone here gotten a hood REPAIRED (not replaced) that'* lasted a few years?