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(3282) I'm in staffordshire, on minimum wage so I hardly have budget for professional bodywork repairs, and dont know anyone who can advise. Deeply scratched and scuffed plastic bumper panel, at front of offside wheel arch... [more]
(3125) Hi, im in chelmsford. Got a mini that someone has hit and not stopped to leave details. There is a scratch on the bumber / front wing (paint) and some bumper scuffing (plastic). Ive had smart repairs done before on another car and hope you will be able to to the same to this... [more]
(4625) Hi, unfortunately my daughter rode into the car yesterday leaving the front bumper damaged as per the pictures. As can be seen it's gone right through the paint and you can feel a slight ridge. So am looking for some advice on the options I have for repair and happy to give things a try myself... [more]
(1387) vehicle location is in Whetstone, N20, north London. Damage to bottom of rear tailgate. paint work chipped and dented. Photos attatched. Please can you advise and quote for the damage. Thanks Darren... [more]
(4656) Damage is on the front bumper (drivers side) and appears to have been caught by another vehicle in a car park. The surface level remains rough and it appears from initial inspection that the scratches have dug into the bumper... [more]
(4771) Hi, Hi, A van hit whilst in france on my new car. It's nothing major, but there is some ascetic damage. Could I get a quote on how much it would cost please? It's the front bumper, passenger wing, and both wing mirrors... [more]
(4663) Just want to get the back bumper scuff, one part looks a little deep. How much to get this fixed? Model: Ford Focus [more]
(4467) How much would it cost to repair the vinyl puncture marks on the interior door panels (both front passenger and driver side)? How 'invisible' would the repair be and how well could you match to the other interior door panels such as for the rear doors? I am located in Northwest London NW6... [more]
(4606) How can I retint the laeth of the door panels I have started to clean the door panels of the car which is 39 yrs old and some of the colour has started to come off!!! fear! The leather of the car is acceptble for the year and is good... [more]
(4369) Hi, from the attached photo's you will see i have ome damage to one of my rear passenger doors, could you let me know if this is repairable, the likely cost if it is and how long the repair might take... [more]
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If you don't have a photo don't worry, you can still send us your question, just be aware that we may not be able to give you a good answer if we can't see what we are being asked about. If you can't supply a photo, please give us a description. You can also send us your photos and questions even if you have no intention of using our services. We don't mind at all!
Photo Tips - Try to get one good close up of any damaged area, and then one shot which clearly shows the location... try and get in the nearest 'landmark' like a wheel arch or headlamp. When taking photos of dents, try taking them from a distance and zooming in. Use the reflection of a wall or fence to help show the dents. If your camera has problem focusing on chips or scratches, stick a piece of tape next to the damaged area and focus in on that, this will also help us get an idea of scale. When sending us photos of wheels, send us examples of the worst of the damage and one full picture of the face of the wheel so we can see what kind of finish it has.
The more information we have, the easier it is to answer! So you can include information such as the age of your car, and even your location - after all we might be able to recommend somebody closer.
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