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littlebullet

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OUCH - Lapse of concentration

Hi all

This happened when I came off worst with a bollard on Saturday. It was a very low speed bump but its put a dent in an awkward place. Do you think Chipsaway can fix it or would a bodyshop be better? The bumper is only scraped although in the pic it looks like a dent.

Cheers
Rob
 

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custard

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hmm no experience of CA but im thinking more bodyshop tbh.
easy to miss those low bollards!
 

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hmm no experience of CA but im thinking more bodyshop tbh.
easy to miss those low bollards!

I can't see toffee when reversing the Bravo. Guess its the price you pay to be safer when rear-ended. Also explains why you get the largest wing mirrors ever seen outside the world of Scania.

Bodyshop should be able to fix that up. I've seen much worse fixed.
 
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I can't see a thing either, can't weigh up distances at all in the GP. Maybe I should ask for them to fit reversing sensors when they fix the dent :)
 

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best one ive seen in recent times was a guy reversing up a little dead end lane.
he had went down it to a garage at the bottom but they were closed.
obviously pissed off he reversed fast up the lane and went to turn in a little side bit. not noticing the 4ft metal pole. he reversed into it hard! car jumped up.
think the fact i was walking up the lane made it 10x worse for him ;)
 

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I had something similar on my old Ford Focus. Not sure how it happened, was at local Asda and the dent was there when i came out. Think it was a van as it had white paint marks on it and looked too high to be a car.

I took it to a local bodyshop, needed the dent filling (from the looks of it yours will) and the rear quarter and bumper spraying.

Cost me £160 in all, took 2 days. Paint match wasnt perfect but it was on an 02 reg car and it was fixed in march. Could only see the colour difference in bright conditions.
 

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I have trouble working out how close I am before reverse into something - almost a year and still trying to get use to the size of the car!
 

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Re: OUCH - Lapse of concentration

Try Halfords - They are currently trying to underquote the Franchise's such as Chips Away. Your damage is minor & should not cost more than about £70 to repair. - Nearer £50 IMHO.
 

loudpunto

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I have trouble working out how close I am before reverse into something - almost a year and still trying to get use to the size of the car!

about a month since i nearly reversed into a porshe! missed by about half an inch. lets just say ive been alot more careful since!!
 
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littlebullet

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Just has the guy from Chipsaway and its going to cost £311 to do
  • The dent.
  • The accident scrape and a previous scrape on the rear bumper.
  • A damaged alloy that I kerbed last December.
  • A tint dent, probably from leaning hard against the car, looks like a belt buckle did it.
  • A few touch ins.
  • A patch that has never looked right since a bird pooped on it.

I'd budgeted for £500 for the dent and the cosmetic work so I'm happy.

I'm having the work done when I get back from my hols so I'll let you know how it looks.

Cheers
Rob
 

dannyboy83

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I have most trouble reversing into spaces where there's no car parked in the adjacent spaces. My house has 6 spaces for residents, and if either neighbour is out, I have difficculty seeing the (faint) lines. Usually hold the door ajar and look at teh ground!
 
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