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today or yesterday some blithering idiot has done this to the rear door on the TGD. it really pissed me off as the car has excellent paintwork all over, it has only gone down to the basecoat primer but has put a crease in the panel, im no expert on bodywork so how should i approach the repair? i suspect i know who did this as at work we all tend to park in the same places, but i have no proof, bugger!
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Very annoying, unfortunately that is going to need filling and the bottom half of the door painting, I think that is going to be too bad for the Dent Masters etc. to invisibly repair.
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As Kevan says, it will need painting, dent master may improve the dent but not the scrape.
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check your suspects car for paint damage and take your camera
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/\ and look for flecks of different coloured paint on yours/suspect vehicle.

That's bad. Always the chance they did it without knowing mind, doubtful I know but it does happen.
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i have this morning checked the suspects car for points of contact, but there is nothing evident on the bumper apart from tell tale signs that its not the first time this car has been in contact with others, i went to my local body shop to get a quote for repair £220 cash to fill and repaint the door bottom half. not really knowing much about the body shop industry is this a reasonable price?
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Don't you have security cameras at work? If you have a suspect, just blame them via your company grevience proceedure & claim you witnessed it, the truth will soon come out. Or send an e-mail round the company giving the perpetrator the opportunity to get in contact with you (again claim you know who it is) & if they don't come forward in 24hrs, you'll have no option but to report them to the police for a hit & run accident. See if that produces something?
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rutter123 wrote:, i went to my local body shop to get a quote for repair £220 cash to fill and repaint the door bottom half. not really knowing much about the body shop industry is this a reasonable price?

NO!

Thats about twice what I would expect to be honest, I would shop round. There are mobile people that do localised repair aswell.

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MULLEY wrote:Don't you have security cameras at work? If you have a suspect, just blame them via your company grevience proceedure & claim you witnessed it, the truth will soon come out. Or send an e-mail round the company giving the perpetrator the opportunity to get in contact with you (again claim you know who it is) & if they don't come forward in 24hrs, you'll have no option but to report them to the police for a hit & run accident. See if that produces something?
there are cameras over the shutter doors but unfortunately no camera on the car park area (which would be out of sight anyway) so it looks like im gonna have to swallow the cost of repairs.
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I'd do the e-mail thing instead, at worst no one will come forward, but you never know.
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