Hi, As we all know,getting any bodywork done can cost a fortune. I have two cars, an A3 and a BMW 316. Recently i had a slight knock in my 316 meaning i needed part of the bonnet and front wing repainting. I had a quote of £750 from the local dealer. My newly acquired black A3 could really do with the bonnet and front bumper repainting due to stone chips. £550 from the local Audi dealer. As i'm always looking for the cheaper option what about these. 1. Get a quote from a non main dealer. Obvious really, but its finding a good bodyshop. Secondly can they match the paint to the standard of the main dealer. 2. Repalcement panels from ebay. Takes time and its a bit hit and miss. I did get a perfect wing for my 316, exact colour match for £29. But it took a while to find. 3. Get some replacement panels, then get the repainted as a single item. Would this work out cheaper though. Secondly do bodywork shops blend repainted panels into adjoining panels. Any more thoughts.