These photos were taken by a lease company (prices 2005).
The scratch on this is about 4cm long and was deemed to be unacceptable, the driver paid a refurbishment recharge of £85+vat to cover the cost of repairing the whole bumper. An untrained eye could miss damage like this, but a lease inspector didn't! A cosmetic repair costing £25 may have avoided the charge -- and the more charges you avoid, the more likely you are to come in under the threshold.
If you have damage similar to that shown on this page and you are wondering if and how it can be repaired, and how much it will cost, upload a photo to Ask the Experts and we'll advise you - no obligation.
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