Re: How much to replace fender? (jeffp25)
Not having seen the damage to your fender, I don't know what the condition of the paint is. When a friend clipped my left-rear fender, the paint looked scratched. It wasn't. It just needed some cleaner wax, and the scratch I'd thought was there, wasn't anymore. If you have a scratch that doesn't catch your fingernail when you stroke it, you don't need to re-paint. In that case, I strongly advise you to go for paintless dent removal. The body shop I went to for my fender damage said a PDR guy wouldn't be able to get to the damage, but he was soooooo wrong. Obviously, if your paint is scratched, ignore what I said.
Even though mine was the rear fender, not front, the body shop at Stohlman's VW at Tyson's Corner quoted me $400 for my fender repair, which he said entailed removing the rear bumper and then the left rear quarter panel, stripping the quarter panel and repainting it entirely. Good luck.