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      01-08-2018, 04:51 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by doogee View Post
A huge part of it is body shops are no longer body shops. They are part replacers.
Because more and more body panels are using high tensile strength steel and aluminum from OE. Neither of which are meant to be bent and bent back in place. So for liability reasons no body shop is going to want to re-bent a bent aluminum panel back in shape if they can just replace it.

And as more and more CFRP are used to save weight, more and more parts are going to be replaced rather than repaired, because you CAN'T pull a busted carbon fiber panel back.
The hell I don't! LISTEN, KID! I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!

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