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I got into a decent sized front end accident.
pic of wreck I took it to a pretty run down looking place(it's by turnbull and valley for you so cal guys) to do body work. They seemed to have pretty decent equipment at the very least - machine alignment. The charge was $500 labor to replace the drivers side fender/core support and to do an alignment
I supply the parts and personally install the rest(bumper, headlights, hood), in which I bought brand new factory OEM parts.

Their first attempt in aligning was very sloppy. I took it back again for them to realign it. However, the bumper and the headlights still looked a bit crooked, and the gaps between the panels were still noticeably wider.

I took it back again today, and they promised to do another realignment.
What should I expect? Is it reasonable to assume I'm getting what I paid for with $500? Or should I hassle them until they get it darn close to pre-accident?
Any ideas? Experiences?
 

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My experiences is that they can align it the best they can, then they would shim, wedge, or tweak panel mounts and the panels themselves to get panel gap back in check.
 
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