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    Angry My poor coupe - look what some ****** did

    Ok well a few weeks ago someone drove into the side of my coupe in a car park and left me a present.

    I have no idea who or when exactly but lets say the air was blue at the time. Have since calmed down thus the non-offensive language.

    I am wondering what my options are??? I don't really want to go through my insurance becuase of one the excess and two my no claims!

    I have visited my local bodyshop who quoted £1000 which is pretty much all the car is worth. This was to fit a new door though and replace the whole rear quater.

    Would one of these mobile type guy's be able to bang the pannels back out and then I can respray? Not after a pro job as the car is on 100k and 8 years old.

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    U could try pulling it out m8. Won't be perfect but as long as u ain't damaged the edge At door it's fixable . Am on mobile so can't see pic that clear tho.


    Strip inside out, heat panel up a bit and try push it out from inside. With any luck most will come back out then you can get a company to fill the rest. It's time that's gonna cost u money m8,
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    chavvy barstewards, kill em all i say , hope it gets sorted mate.

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    That really sucks buddy,

    Do you know the carpark where it happened as you may be able to get some CCTV footage (if there is any)

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    Thanks guys. All I know is the other car was white as they left plenty of paint behind! No CCTV I'm afraid (If there had been and I'd tracked them down, lets just say I might have been in the nick by now)

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    that once happened to me, generally people go shopping on the same day at the same time each week, so i went back to the super market carpark the week after but a little earlier, waited an hour or so, there was a car with a little damaged that had my paint on there bumper and i had the same colour paint on my car, so i just approched them nicely and said, oh, i think you hit my car last week, i told them i had cctv footage althought i didnt, then they addmitted it, claimed they were in a hurry to get home, job done

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    Not a bad idea although I think I would seriously loose my SH1T if I caught them for driving off in the first place. Already happened once.

    Someone did it to my brand new Focus ST not long back. I was in the newsagents all of 5 min max, came out and my rear bumper was in pieces. No one to be seen anywhere but a nice £600 new bumper bill for me!

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    Ryan, gutted for you mate..... As Stu mentioned above, I would try and get that pulled out as much as possible then have a bodyshop give a light skim of filler then have it sprayed up.... From what I can see £1000 seems quite a lot of money for the damage visable. Is anything else damaged?.. How much has gone onto the drivers door?...
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    use the £1000 to hunt them down

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    Cavelly - I'm liking your style - A grand well spent

    MrStush - I think this is the best option. I will see if I can find a local garage who can do this. The damage to the door is minimal, more a scuff than anything (Mobile dent company could fix I reckon). Its the rear panel and arch thats taken the beating.

    Door shuts fine, the biggest mess is the gap its created between the door.

    The body shop were quoting for a new door, all the bump stips, new Bertone badge and cutting out the rear quarter and welding in a new one. A bit OTT for me

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