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Passenger side rocker panel

So this weekend was cold out here and clipped parking curb on the side and it cracked the passenger side rocker panel. Does anyone know how hard these are to replace and can you only get them at the dealership.
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if you have a 2006-2013 8th gen as the parent forums describes then i don't think it would be too terrible to replace it. personally i'd probably go to a junkyard and find one for a whole lot less money already painted.i bought an SS style spoiler off of ebay so i'd imagine the side skirt shouldn't be difficult to source. pre-painted in my mind is the most feasible.

when under my 2010 in the past i found the clips that hold the side skirt on the middle were fairly easily movable (i would push them back on the body every once in a while when i notice they had moved over time). maybe a plasic body tool would be the best to help assist them off the car without too much scratching involved. i'd look out for some screws at the front and rear to be sure it is just the clips holding them on.
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^+1 on a jy painted-to-match. Can't be more than clips and few phillips screws?
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And how come they don't all look the same on some models like my 2013 Lt looks more sporty then some look plain
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In or around 2011 (I think) the rocker panels changed from "flat" to "body-effects" style - that is why you see different versions.
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Yeah even on the 2006 impala ss the rocker is just straight looking, also is there any online websites that sell authentic Chevrolet parts
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rockauto.com has a good variety of parts. amazon/ebay obviously can as well if you look closely before buying.https://www.carid.com/, there are some GM pages i can't think of the names but other members have talked about them in the past.
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I am also In Canada and saw one website called gmcanadaparts.ca
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Also would you say its okay to buy one from eBay and have it shipped to Canada
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in that case, sure. it was on the car so it's painted. i've heard of no difference in the body panels like that between US and Canadian cars. maybe throw a little insurance on it if you can for shipping damage (if the Canadian Post Office is like the US it can get a little spotty on how they handle packages occasionally.
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As I called the dealership yesterday and they want $475 for the rocker panel molding and then paint and install after
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Has anyone bought from gmpartscanada
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As I called the dealership yesterday and they want $475 for the rocker panel molding and then paint and install after
$475 isn't all that bad for part, prep, paint and install.

That said, if you did it yourself, you could probably save some money. You can get matching cans of paint from several sources. For example, Duplicolor sells matching colors, and automotive paint shops can mix and fill rattle cans to match as well.

Prep will be key. Plastics require different prep - different primers - in order to get the paint to stick, and to not fade differently than the rest of the car. So you will want to research that a bit before laying down any primer.

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$475 is just for the part from the dealership, then they will have to predict and paint it on top of the $475 I don't k ow how much more that will be and then install
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