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    Only had my Vec exclusiv for 4 weeks !
    Yesterday my neighbour knocked on the door and said 'Kev, I have something to tell you and you won't be happy !'
    She had let go of her door in the wind whilst getting the lil un out, and it whacked my back arch.... chipping about 5mm of paint off it.
    They are going to pay for the repair. Anyone like to enlighten me how much it is likely to be??? Star silver, and as mentioned, about 5mm of paint chipped off its edge.

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    sorry it here that kev ,at least she came and told you . you maybe able to get a smart repair done on it . khalid

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    Hi,
    Probably going to get flamed now, but my mate had something similar a while ago and got ChipsAway to come and sort it. Not sure how much it cost, but I know when someone keyed his car and left a 14inch scratch along his motor, they charged £100 and did a fantastic job (his words not mine, I've not seen the motor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypostie View Post
    sorry it here that kev ,at least she came and told you . you maybe able to get a smart repair done on it . khalid
    Yeah, I forgot to mention that I was grateful she had told me. She didn't at first, but hub said it had done a bit of damage, so she held her hands up to it. I appreciated her honesty, and told her that much. I think she thought I would go ape ! She often sees me out there with my chamois and Mer ! lol.

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    At least they owned up,lots of people wouldn't have,still hope you get it sorted quickly

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    dont think many people would have owned up so fair play to them. hope you get it sorted though.

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    Really good to hear them own up to it. I have a similar chip on my driver's side rear arch which I only spotted at this weekends clean, so could've been done anytime in three weeks looks like a door, or trolley, caught it I suppose.

    Would really appreciate it if you could post back with how you proceed (chipsaway etc) and cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoroDave74 View Post
    Really good to hear them own up to it. I have a similar chip on my driver's side rear arch which I only spotted at this weekends clean, so could've been done anytime in three weeks looks like a door, or trolley, caught it I suppose.

    Would really appreciate it if you could post back with how you proceed (chipsaway etc) and cost.
    Yep, will do.
    At the end of the day, I would have known it was them because of the colour of paint ingrained into the metal. Could never prove it was definately them though.
    Good neighbours !!! I would have done the same though (and I am being honest).

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    Just googled Chips Away ! I don't think I will be using them. Looks like my local bodyshop (recommended by insurance companies). God knows how much it will cost her. I think she will wish she hadn't said anything, lol.
    Hard for me, I don't want to drain her of her cash, but I look after my cars so need a good job. I don't see why I should pay anything to get that good job.

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    A quick update for those who were/are interested..........Just got my estimate from a body shop to repair the 5mm chip !!!!
    Are you ready for this???
    A whopping £440 !!!! I am just about to give her the bad news.
    There must be a way around this. I don't really want to slap a £440 bill in her hand.

    It may end up an insurance claim I guess.

    Kev

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