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So Im replacing a damaged driver's side front fender on my 08'. I don't like the review on the aftermarket fenders saying their thin and dent easy.

I found a used OEM gloss black in great shape (with the Cummins badge still lol)on ebay for ~200 shipped. Is there any reason I can sand that one down, prime, and paint it just like I would an aftermarket pre-primed?
 

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RockAuto has the Mopar OEM fender for $240, I could do that.

I found a few wrong color OEMs I could pick up real cheap on CL too... LMK your thoughts on the color change.
 

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What is the question? Used OE fender or new OE or re-pop fender, they all take paint the same.
You might get a slight color difference (likely) with that red metallic if it's the truck in your avatar.
However, it's not horribly time consuming to blend it into the door.
 
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What is the question? Used OE fender or new OE or re-pop fender, they all take paint the same.
You might get a slight color difference (likely) with that red metallic if it's the truck in your avatar.
However, it's not horribly time consuming to blend it into the door.
Sorry it was clear. It was new 3rd party e coated fender vs oem pull from a grey truck.

I ended up getting tie oem fender. I figured a perfect fit and OEM gauge steel was more important than my time sanding.
 

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^ ?? Ok, I would go OE used vs re-pop as well.
 

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^ ?? Ok, I would go OE used vs re-pop as well.
Whats a re-pop? like fixing my damaged fender?

I ended up getting an OEM Mopar fender off another 2008 truck, wrong color but OEM Mopar. (vs a 3rt party not Mopar new fender ready to paint)
 

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Re-pop is an aftermarket piece. Old auto body slang I suppose.
 
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