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Fix it or Leave it?

11-17-2015, 06:05 PM
I drive a 2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SES. I bought it in October of 2014. I had been used to driving our family truck, and wasn't used to the light weight of the car. I live on a road that our little town calls the 8 Mile Curve, it's blacktop and on each of the 90 degree curves, gravel roads meet up with the black top. November of 2014, I came around one of these curves in my car and my car slid across the gravel that had been spread across the blacktop. I spun out and went through a barbed wire fence, twice. This has left my car with severely deep scratches all through the body and windows. I have continued to drive the same car for the past year thinking that nothing could be done about it besides an expensive new paint job. I really don't wanna pay that much money for a whole paint job when the car is almost ten years old and has 180k miles on it. I went to Maaco a few months ago to get a quote and they wouldn't even give me one, they said that there was so much damage and on too many panels for them to do it and they just referred to a body shop in NKC. I would like for my car to not look so trashy, however I will probably be getting a new vehicle within the next year or so.

I attempted to upload pictures but they wont load. If pictures are needed, let me know so that I can figure a way out to get them on here.

I was just wondering if there is anything that I could do to repair these scratches so that my car looks decent, something that isn't too expensive? I don't mind the scratches on the windshield and the back window. Is it even worth fixing or should I just leave it? Thank you in advance for your help. :)

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