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    Unhappy Just my luck....

    As you can probably tell from the sarcastic title it has not been my day, to begin with one of my girlfriends housemates scraped the corner of my car when parked when pulling infront of me. It's not a deep scratch but it's a good 20cm x 20cm. I'm hoping I can sand it down and repair it myself.

    Then on the way back to my girlfriends, I see a gritter, and as you do, you pass it as far a distance and as quickly as possible, but as i'm passing I see some grit fly up and take about 6 chips out my window, they arent massive chips but they definately are noticable and i'm worried in this cold weather that they will chip. My dad said that I may be able to claim from the council or something. I've noted down the area and the time that the gritter was at. But ya know, apart from that, its been a good day.


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    Grim ... I hate the gritters... :/ I've put the bra on the car in a hope to protect a bit of paintwork from them... lol

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    I hate the noise as you pass them you just cry to yourself about what its doing to your paintwork!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiberson View Post
    I hate the noise as you pass them you just cry to yourself about what its doing to your paintwork!
    Same, hate it, especially on my first car after i got a fresh paintjob.
    I just stay well away from the now but i think that could be hard this winter

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    They don't bother me to be honest ... I'm useing the wifes old Suzuki swift if I have to go out first thing or late evening that's when they grit by me , any other time I use the Astra lol

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    bloody gritters indeed, drove out of the carwash after buying my mk5 few days ago, mile down the road im behind a gritter lol

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    gritters are annoying but would you rather be stuck because of untreated roads?

    doubt you'll be able to claim for a damaged windscreen from grit mainly because you have no proof sir.
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    I got hit by one of them yesterday. Was not impressed.

    I would still try to claim compensation from the council.
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