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Old 04-05-2005   #1
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Had a small accident at work this afternoon with a metal pole and my car which scratch the paint work on the metal and on the rear right side of the bumper. So i'm not happy with myself at all today.

Can anyone tell me how much they think something like this would cost??

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Re: Small accident

about £2.50, for a touch up thing
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Re: Small accident

Bit of info on this thread, Stanley - may be of use https://www.fiatforum.com/bodyshop/28459-long-key-scratch-help-please.html
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Re: Small accident

At least you've only scratched a tiny bit on a metal panel, looks like just laquer damage too. Tidy it up yourself for £10 halfords touch up kit, whick won't look perfect, or spent £50-100 and get one of those to your door touch up repair vans!
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Re: Small accident

I dont think it will cost that much to be repaired.

My old man scrapped his rear wheel arch on his saab on a brick wall before and that was £130 and that was a lot more damage than youve done there.
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Re: Small accident

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Yeah read the post but I can see the metal so I think its beond a touch up kit. Also the paint has fully come off the plastic.

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Re: Small accident

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I dont think it will cost that much to be repaired.

My old man scrapped his rear wheel arch on his saab on a brick wall before and that was £130 and that was a lot more damage than youve done there.

It's not about actual damage a body shop will charge to repaint the affected area but charge to lacquer the whole panel as there's nowhere to fade out on a stilo. And if it's a solid colour they will have to repaint the whole panel.
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Are chipsaway any good?? Has anyone used them? And how much would you think a respray would cost?

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Re: Small accident

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Yep it's the morano or whatever its called colour...so would that mean a full respray or the panel and rear bumper then??

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Re: Small accident

I can't remember if the modern solids are basecoats although a girl at work has a sprint blue punto which had the same damage as you & I sprayed that for her in basecoat then lacquer. If yours is a basecoat then you're in luck because you can ask them to fade out on the curveture on the quarter panel & on the bumper round by the lamp cluster.
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I hope you are correct and I would be happy for it to fade out like that. So as you have done this job then how much would it cost??

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Ah now there's a queation I don't deal with estimates but you're looking at at least 3 hours labour which can be anything between £25-35 per hour & then there's the materials which they'll claim as sundries. I expect you'll get quoted for 1/4lt of paint & 1/2lt of lacquer so approx £20 for paint & £50-60 for lacquer. Where ever you take it if they try to quote you more than 3 hours just say thanks & go somewhere else. Personally I can do that sort of job(provided there's no dents) in an hour & a half.
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So in otherwords tops upto £200 quid tops then...Well if thats the price I will have to pay to learn my lesson then thats the price ill have to pay.

It's bloody typical as well as ive only had the car of 5 months now..!

Have asked chipsaway for a quote so see what they have to say...

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Re: Small accident

It would probably be more like £140-160. You could always make a claim depending on your no-claims status.
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