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Old 16-12-2010   #1
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Cost to fix this!

Hi,

Could i have an idea of the cost to fix this dent privately please? I have spoken to the mobile dent removal companies and they have all said it is definately a bodyshop job so Paintless Dent Removal is no good for the size.

Basically what has happened is a colleauges handbrake on her car has failed and the car has rolled slowly into mine. The sheer weight has creased the rear panel. She has agreed to pay so I want a reasonable price and don't want to fleece her as after all I work with her!.


















Can anyone recommend a garage in the Middlesbrough area please?
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Re: Cost to fix this!

I should cost her the same price as her excess to fix it

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Re: Cost to fix this!

the paint place 30 Glasgow Street, Bonlea Trading Estate, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 7AH
they do a A++++ job as i have had work done there on my clio the number is:
Contact: Howard Hancock

Phone: 01642 350317

Mobile: 07796 048217

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Re: Cost to fix this!

Its a simple case of knock the bump out - fill the rest over and a respray
A good 300 when my car has something similar happened to mine, but mine was worse

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Couldn't you just put it through your insurance?
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Re: Cost to fix this!

People are very unrealistic when it comes to bodywork. Dont be surprised when your workmate suddenly changes her mind about paying for the repair she will probably think it costs 50 to fix.

I would guess in the region of 300-450+ for a good job because the rear quarter, entire left sill, entire roof pillar, door jamb Will all need preparing and painting. A bodyshop might want to paint/remove the door or take the rear door card out all adding to the labour cost. Drive down to a few bodyshops and get quotes, they should give you a quote straight away since you don't need parts apart from the badge.

I always try to park at the highest point in car parks to avoid gravity related accidents, I hope your friend was parked in gear if the car park is not that steep she obviously forgot.

Good luck with it all

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Thanks for the info. To be honest that was what I expected the price to be around. I spoke to my colleague today and explained the situation and she seems happy to avoid going through the insurance as she drives a Audi and she would lose her no claims plus it would stuff me on renewal as I'm only young.

I have been given the following quotes:
Cosmetic Car Care - Skippers Land Ind Estate - 265.00
Wentane/Cleveland Body and Paint - 405
RMB Toyota - 860 - this is the private one the insurance one I laughed my head off and fell of the chair (1800!!!)

Going to try that place on Bonlea Trading Estate tommorrow and Centurion Refinishers.

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I know a place in notts who are about as cheap as you can get and do good work, they charged a friend 180 for similar sort of damage. Bit far for you but may give you an idea on the least you will have to pay.
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Re: Cost to fix this!

Quote Originally Posted by a1job7 View Post
Thanks for the info. To be honest that was what I expected the price to be around. I spoke to my colleague today and explained the situation and she seems happy to avoid going through the insurance as she drives a Audi and she would lose her no claims plus it would stuff me on renewal as I'm only young.

I have been given the following quotes:
Cosmetic Car Care - Skippers Land Ind Estate - 265.00
Wentane/Cleveland Body and Paint - 405
RMB Toyota - 860 - this is the private one the insurance one I laughed my head off and fell of the chair (1800!!!)

Going to try that place on Bonlea Trading Estate tommorrow and Centurion Refinishers.

Thanks

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i can't see how her being at fault would affect you!
however, to echo an earlier point. i had a similar thing happen to me, only my work colleague balked at the cost of private repair & kept suggesting I take the car to different garages for repair. in the end i got fed up & put it through my insurance (his first reaction was "I will pay privately as not worth insurance getting involved - and i doubt they will as it's a private car park so you'll lose out" WRONG.
Especially as I had a witness.
in fact, my witness didn't want to get involved but I said that was tough, she was stood 2 car widths away and MUST have heard me shouting for him to stop reversing.
Turned out the guy had MS and wasn't insured to drive, he was driving as a named driver on his wife's policy - and they knew nothing about his condition.
He really had the hump with me after that - as did a few of my so-called colleagues ("how could you do that to him" etc). As i pointed out to them, how would they feel if it was their car he smashed up? would they be happy about pursuing an uninsured driver? As I also pointed out, he shouldn't be driving as he wasn't insured and neither had he got clearance from his GP.

What might look like minor dings can prove very costly to repair and you might end up in a similar situation to me.
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Re: Cost to fix this!

That's a very straight forward repair, you should be able to get it done for 250-300, possibly a little more if you want to go into the shut.
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