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  • How much to fix my car? Nearest to the bull guess type game thing!
  • Harry_the_Spider
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    Stupidly I scuffed my rear wing, a bit of the door and the door handle by clipping my own gatepost this morning getting off the drive.

    There are two body shops next to where I work. Both seem to have a reasonable reputation. One quoted £450. The other £250. Waiting for a quote from the local Chipsaway.

    Any guesses?

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/zijcrCCWPK6CS3qj9

    Yak
    Full Member

    Ten quid bottle of t-cut and some elbow grease.

    duncancallum
    Full Member

    185 quid..

    But id pay the 250 to a proper body shop

    Harry_the_Spider
    Full Member

    Some of the scuffs are quite deep and are down to the metal.

    Yak
    Full Member

    Hmm, dunno. Probably the cheaper bodyshop then seems reasonable.

    Harry_the_Spider
    Full Member

    185 quid..

    But id pay the 250 to a proper body shop

    The £250 guy does all the work for the Car Supermarket up the road. Said the going rate was £100 per panel + £50 for the paint.

    Don’t know where Mr. £450 is coming from.

    v7fmp
    Full Member

    £250 per panel.

    Second panel is much less work, so £400-£450.

    jp-t853
    Full Member

    They all sound pretty cheap to me, spray and blend in?

    johndoh
    Free Member

    ^ Agreed – £250 seems pretty fair.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    We paid £200 for a single-panel, wheelarch scuff like that to our local body shop. Ours was down to metal and a *slight* dent in on arch.

    Dickyboy
    Full Member

    If it was mine, however much a tin of hammerite costs these days

    fossy
    Full Member

    I hate gateposts.

    earl_brutus
    Free Member

    Id leave it as is – a bit of patina, its a scar ,like a badge of honour.

    sharkbait
    Free Member

    We’ve just been quoted £350 inc VAT from a trusted company* to repair and respray the rear bumper on my wifes golf after it was swiped by someone trying to pass behind her at a junction

    Two panels probably £450-500.

    * proper job full panel spray

    Tracey
    Full Member

    Some scrote dropped a house brick from a bridge onto my doughters car. The damage to the bonnet and a scratch the same as yours was £400 at local body shop. I think £250 sounds reasonable.

    Harry_the_Spider
    Full Member

    Chipsaway have come in at £384.

    singletrackmind
    Full Member

    People have been killed by bricks going straight through windscreens. At amy sort of speed they punch straight through. Your daughter wad very, very lucky. 1 second later and it may well have been a totally different outcome.
    Bloody neds.

    politecameraaction
    Free Member

    What kind of car is it OP and how old? My car would wear that as a badge of honour, a bit like a junker with a duelling scar…

    Harry_the_Spider
    Full Member

    2015 SMax that looks (until yesterday) a lot newer.

    Going to save my pennies for a month or two then get it fixed. I don’t need to be reminded that I’m an idiot every time I get in the car.

    fazzini
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    I fixed a similar amount of damage on my mum’s old car in a similar place. I’m no DIYer at all and had never done anything like it before and there was no YT to guide me back then. Fine grades of wet and dry, a can of the relevant paint from the dealer, masking tape and newspaper, and Bob moved in with your auntie! 😂 OK. So it wasn’t professional, or unnoticeable, but it did the job and didn’t smack you in the face as being crap.

    goldfish24
    Full Member

    1 second later and it may well have been a totally different outcome.

    40 milliseconds actually, if travelling at 60mph. That’s a close shave.

    batsforeyes
    Free Member

    I would pay 250 for a proper body shop to fix my car. I would like someone experienced to do it

    johnners
    Free Member

    40 milliseconds actually, if travelling at 60mph. That’s a close shave

    I’m not ruling it out but that’d be a bold speed for exiting a driveway.

    tonyf1
    Free Member

    I’d advise against Chipsaway given the damage as only good for a smart repair for relatively light damage. I had a scuff on the front bumper fin on an A7 and it looked and felt crap after a couple of months. Chipsaway charged £250 and body shop wanted £750 (wanted to remove bumper hence high cost) about 4 years ago so quotes you have seem very reasonable indeed.

    Go with a proper bodyshop as they work in clean room conditions so will avoid contamination on the finish.

    joebristol
    Full Member

    Yeah I’d skip the chips away repair personally. Had one that was ok for some light bumper damage but another where I had a slight dent / scratch on a door and the repair was very average. You could see where it had been done after a few months.

    We’ve got a local body shop that I’ve used a couple of times that have done a much better job. They’ll either do a blend on a part of a panel or do the whole panel from scratch depending on budget / damage etc. On a company car going back at end of lease they sorted out a few bits for me for a very reasonable cost and the lease car company couldn’t find any fault with the bodywork to charge me for. Used them again for a repair where lacquer had flaked off a bumper.

    £250 seems pretty reasonable – but the £450 doesn’t surprise me either. You might find the cheaper one is doing a blend whereas the more expensive one is doing while panels.

    DaveyBoyWonder
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    My tame paintshop owner charges roughly 200 quid per panel depending whether there’s serious work needed to it before paint etc but he’s one of the most well respected guys in the area – does loads of old resto stuff etc who demand a top notch job.

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