Fellow NSXers, particularly those who have had body work done, I am pretty ignorant on the subject of malleability i.e. repairability of the NSX's aluminum body panels. My beautiful & formerly flawless Sebring Silver NSX suffered a fender bender this past weekend by a drunk who backed into the passenger's side front fender. It's a big dent w/ creases, chipped paint, etc. I definately will fight to have the entire panel replaced by the other guy's insurance co., but can someone explain to me why b/c of the fact that the panel is heat treated aluminum, it cannot be banged out like steel on any other car other than Audi A8. I also heard that the paint process is 27 stages. I want to have ammunition & know all the technicalities regarding body work in case I have to make my case to the claims adjuster for replacement rather than repair of the fender & a premium paint from a reputable place that is qualified to do aluminum body work. Or am I wrong, can the fender be banged out to like-original condition, I can pocket the difference b/w cost of replacement & use it for other mods? Lastly, in case of replacement, how long to order a fender, it's not the local Acura stocks these? Thanks for your advice.