Yes, really. Someone dropped their kayak off their pickup truck’s rack (very high rack) in a parking lot at the park. The boat fell onto my sedan, onto the quarter panel, between rear windshield and rear glass not-quite-window thing. It chipped off some paint (1/2" by 1/4") on the edge of the rear windshield gasket–which I covered with nail polish for the time being.
Since I did witness this accident, it is being covered by the driver/kayak-fumbler’s insurance.
My questions are about good auto body repair. I probably should not worry as I have selected a very reputable shop nearby. Excellent rep. But they plan to take out both the rear windshield and other small glass, fix the dents, and paint–with blending of the paint into the roof of the car and back towards the back.
I know almost nothing about auto body work. I’m vaguely worried that the windshield will leak, that the paint won’t come out right, or that other problems will develop. Silly?
I guess–back to the kayak dent/paint chip–it’s just a little shocking how much work it is to cover a small bit of unpainted metal and a dent. The paint part aesthetically is nearly unnoticeable, but I don’t want rust obviously. WOULD IT BE CRAZY to just somehow repaint the small area or use more clear nail polish , and not go into the whole proper paint-much-greater-area approach? It isn’t the money, but it just seems like it could end up becoming problematic.
Plus, I can’t sleep and I thought someone would get a laugh out of the kayak v. car part! Thank you everyone. Sorry to be a worrier.