Originally Posted by Blazor
Another idea, is that replacement fenders are fairly cheap. Can get one for around $100. Then paint it yourself.
That's probably cheaper than having a body shop repair it.
Blazor's suggestion is a good alternative if you do the repair and are dissatisfied with how it comes out.
If you plan on buying an aftermarket fender, read the reviews on that particular part. There can be a big difference in quality.
Rather than rely on the selling website's reviews, I like to Google the brand name and part. I feel the independent reviews will be more candid.
If you have a compressor and a spray gun, an automotive paint store can make up a quart of color based on the paint code stamped into the plate on your cowl. I'd go with single stage paint for a non-metallic color.
Be sure to wear a respirator (not a 3M dust mask) while you're painting.
Urethane enamel is more durable. Acrylic lacquer is a lot easier to spray and easier to fix boo-boos. It's probably cheaper too.
Depending on where you live, lacquer might not be available due to local regulations. Even if it's legal, some paint stores might not carry it. It's old technology.
Good Luck, L.M.