The panels will have to be repainted in order to restore the car to original condition. Estimates ranged from $860 at the dealer, to $1200
at very reputable high-end shop that I KNOW does fantastic work. They do tons of luxury brands and exotics.
Now, the interesting part: When I asked my sales rep for his opinion on the quality of the paint jobs coming out of his own dealership, he did not exactly give a ringing endorsement. He said the work he has seen appeared to be "satisfactory", and acceptable for most customers, but he steered me elsewhere (knowing I'm a car fanatic and want a first rate job).
The shop providing the higher estimate includes more labor time for the removal of trim, glass, & panels for painting, while the dealer shop's estimate did not account for this, intending to tape off what really should be removed.
Would you really be able to tell the difference? Has anyone here had more than "satisfactory" results with dealer repaint on their GTO???