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Re: Panda Cross - violated rear end

I visited Screwfix this morning to pick up some DIY bits, one of which was some carpet trim. I remember it slipped when I put it in the boot and caught what I thought was the parcel shelf.
Got home and noticed a crease running across the painted bumper and down onto the unpainted skid plate.
Whilst it may not look like much in the photo, I can't walk past the car without noticing it.
Would have been cheaper to have paid a decorator!

As its the wife's car I'm not the most popular person in the household at the moment either.
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I visited Screwfix this morning to pick up some DIY bits, one of which was some carpet trim. I remember it slipped when I put it in the boot and caught what I thought was the parcel shelf.
Got home and noticed a crease running across the painted bumper and down onto the unpainted skid plate.
Whilst it may not look like much in the photo, I can't walk past the car without noticing it.
Would have been cheaper to have paid a decorator!

As its the wife's car I'm not the most popular person in the household at the moment either.
Sorry just rereading my post, it looks like I'm trying hijack the thread.
I was just joining in with my own violated rear end.
Apologies if I've broken forum etiquette
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Sorry just rereading my post, it looks like I'm trying hijack the thread.
I was just joining in with my own violated rear end.
Apologies if I've broken forum etiquette
Not a problem

The silver panel is just painted so will polish out.
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The lady had paid us too. What a decent human being
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So just to follow up on this, I decided that as the unpainted part of the skid plate was damaged there would be no way to perform an invisible repair so I asked Fiat for a price.
Considering a figure of 200 was mentioned earlier in the thread I was surprised to be quoted 56.58 + vat. According to the picture I was shown it also included the metal skid plate.
So what's the difference between a rear bumper on Panda Trekking compared to a Cross (at least to warrant such a price difference)?
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So just to follow up on this, I decided that as the unpainted part of the skid plate was damaged there would be no way to perform an invisible repair so I asked Fiat for a price.
Considering a figure of 200 was mentioned earlier in the thread I was surprised to be quoted 56.58 + vat. According to the picture I was shown it also included the metal skid plate.
So what's the difference between a rear bumper on Panda Trekking compared to a Cross (at least to warrant such a price difference)?
To answer my own question here, I've just looked at the back end of a Cross!
I see the silver skid plate covers the entire width of the car whilst the Trekking only has a little sliver of skid plate.
Must remember not to park next to a Cross

Glad you got the money, it's good to hear there are still some honest people about.
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