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#1 Maxxxykins

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

Within 2 months of owning this, it's been involved in two accidents already.

The first, nothing major, yet still ******* annoying.

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Parked down a street for about half an hour to pick something up from a shop round the corner, come back and I see a massive black mark across the passenger side of my car, found out it was rubber so most of it come off... this was what was left. No witnesses, no cameras.. typical.

I went to a bodyshop about this and he quoted me £220.. I laughed and said bye.

So then, two days ago, on my way to work, some idiot coming out of junction doesn't look left again and pulls out as i'm half way past him, then drives off... tried finding him, no luck. waiting on CCTV footage and a witness to come forward to give me the numberplate, was too annoyed at the time to even think of stuff like this. (I tried finding him for about half an hour).

Funnily enough, it was MK6 Dark blue fiesta, although I doubt he takes much care of his car as any of the forum users. Anyway the damage done..

 

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Got a quote for this from a bodyshop next door to the one above and the front wing/bumper for £340.. much better. Will need to get the alloy looked at aswell but this is a priority.

Have any of you had anything similar and how much did it cost to get it repaired?

Hopefully the culprit can be found and I won't have to pay anyway!

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#2 btmaldon

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

Gutted for you. Yaou should have gone straight to the police with the second one.



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

depends where you go, Chips away could do it for more than the bodyshop I suspect!



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:49 PM

Chips away just use acrylic paints and don't last very long, just fade and in the end wash off. the whole panel needs painting in the end of the day and that's the sort of money it costs I'm sorry to say, paint alone with hardeners and lacquer will be £50's worth with a few hours labour and prep @ £40odd an hour it all adds up.



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

I went to the police about 20 minutes after, the local station where I live isn't a walk in one anymore so had to travel a good 10 miles.

340 for the lot sounds goods in my opinion, especially from what I saw of the guys work and what else was around his garage.

I thought chips away just dealt with small scratches not actual dents? I've always been told good things about chipsaway but never really trusted them.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

they do allsorts these days, scratches are the speciality but they do also do some dents and "trenches"



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:59 PM

Just make sure once they've pulled it out that they go round the other side and match the profile from there back to this side :P


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:52 AM

eich! I'm sorry to hear about the damage, I'ts always bad when something like this happens and to a new car as well, good luck with everything



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:21 AM

Before and after my crash . Stay possitive it all works out in the end. Hurts to see a little scratch!! 1 week old alloys aswell

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 02:38 PM

Ouch, looks like it was a bad one there Matt!



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

Damn, that's worse than mine, what happened? Was anyone hurt?

From what i've read on hear and what other people have told me, £340 isn't over expensive but isn't ridiculously cheap so will get this booked in.. haven't heard anything from the police or any of the shops around the area with CCTV that I asked..

Thanks for the tips guys



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:57 PM

End of the day if you payout and insurance gets involved they will claim the cost back from the liable party.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:00 PM

No I was on new tyres in heavey rain hit a curb at 30 mph not sure how I managed it but all fixed now

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:47 PM

You should invest in a dashcam just in case  



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:51 PM

I would go through insurance but there's no point, I've notified them but I'm not gonna claim through them, I'd end up paying it all with my excess and getting a claim when there's practically no evidence of who did it!

Glad to hear that Matt.

And I was was thinking about investing in one a while ago, or maybe mounting a gopro to the dashboard, anybody got any suggestions?


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