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My own stupid fault

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 11:21 am
by alanp
Yesterday next door we’re having their garage reroofed, as both our garages are parallel to each other the guys he was using had blocked me in, as I backed out, I thought I was clear of the door as it was lowering, being distracted by the workmen I stupidly didn’t go far back enough and the door caught the car at the front, it’s scratched part of the front near the Ford badge, I’ll try and upload some photos..

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Re: My own stupid fault

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 11:30 am
by Sparks
Bummer.....Are they deep or do you reckon they'll polish out??

Re: My own stupid fault

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 11:36 am
by alanp
Not too deep I don’t think, am awaiting a quote from a mobile repair specialist sent over the pictures so just wait and see what they come back with

Re: My own stupid fault

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 11:49 am
by Danny1
If you wipe over the area with a wet cloth do the scratches disappear? If they do then they are just in the clear coat, if that’s the case you should be able to polish out. A machine polish is best but there are some decent diy kits out there, Meguiars do a scratch removal kit that’s petty good 👍🏻

Re: My own stupid fault

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 12:00 pm
by alanp
I have had a bit of a go by hand and some have gone but I haven’t the gear to do more, I’ll see what the quote comes to,

Re: My own stupid fault

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 6:12 pm
by denty1964
Good luck...did you start crying....I would have had a breakdown.

Re: My own stupid fault

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 8:28 pm
by alanp
I didn’t realise at the time I was annoyed with the guys blocking me in, I did wonder why the door had stopped and gone back, doh, should have realised…

Re: My own stupid fault

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 5:22 am
by sinlessUK
:( Ouch! I’m sure it’ll be good as new once the specialist has been 👍

Re: My own stupid fault

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 5:35 pm
by alanp
Just got a quote back, £198 to fix, does this look expensive or about right..?

Re: My own stupid fault

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 5:56 pm
by Rizmo
Might be best to get further quotes.