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My Mazda3 2009 hood got slighly buckled. I would guess the collision speed to be around 10m/hr. Now one of the auto shop guys is saying it can be repaired (cheaper) and the other one is saying it can't be repaired (have to replace it). Is there any way to know for sure? I can send pics if needed but don't see an option for it. Thanks very much.

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It can be repaired but whether or not you will be happy with the job is another story. It would take a very experienced bodyman to make your hood look like it was never repaired. This is a hard piece to make look good after an accident. If it doesn't come out right you will see it every time you get in your car and so will anyone else when it comes time to sell it. You'll have to make the call but for me, on a brand new car I'd pay the extra and put the new hood on. Hope this helps.

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