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    I have a 2001 Formula. The left front fender was replaced by the dealership that I bought it from in 2005 because it was cracked from the side air vents down, so it's not original. It has a Ram Air Hood, which I know isn't stock. It also needs to be repainted. There's also a couple of dime size dents on the passenger side... I could probably have them popped out by someone like "Dent Doctors". Like 96Firebirdformula, the clearcoat has peeled off of the driver's side quarter panel. Do I repaint just the quarter panel and the hood or the whole car? I don't want to screw up the originality of the car. Any opinions?

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    If you want it all to match, paint the entire car.
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    Well since it's black, which makes the new paint a lot easier to match, I would say just paint what's needed.

    If there were other issues throughout the whole vehicle, do the whole thing.

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    if there are little spots in several diffrent places each entire panel that it is on will have to be clearcoated even if it is a dime sized spot, basically let them paint the whole thing where it isnt needed it will look a hell of a lot better when you get it back and just be a peace of mind that you know how old all the paint is

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