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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Ask a Mustachian => Topic started by: Metoo on July 17, 2018, 09:36:53 AM

Title: To paint or not.
Post by: Metoo on July 17, 2018, 09:36:53 AM
I have a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Paid in full. Will probably keep forever. Last May, I has an altercation with the person next to where I work. Later I found the car with missing chip paints, scratches  on the hood, bumper and side panel and minor damage on windshield. Total coat over $1800 in damages. Police will not do anything even though this person has police reports against him and restraining orders.  I have the insurance payment minus my $500 deductible. Should I fix it and suck up the deductible or try to use touch up paint. Its only a cosmetic issue, but will that decrease resale value if I ever decide to sell.  Is it worth it to fix? What would mustachians do?