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    Curbed my drivers front wheel last night, parking at a friends house, didn't realise how high the curb was and have scuffed the alloy on 2 spokes.

    How gutted am I... never curbed an alloy in my drving life... feels like the newness has gone, after only 6 days. Have been in a bad mood all day.

    It doesn't really show at the moment as the car is filthy. but when i wash it, it will stand out like a soar thumb....

    Does anyone know how much chips away would charged to repair it.

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    I had mine repeired by an alloy wheel repairer, cost me £40, they were new as well, it smarts a bit, after he did it you couldn`t see it though ...at the moment I need a major repair or new wheel after an argument with a huuuuuge pothole and then a kerb

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    pain in the @ss when that happens..

    didnt realise chipaway repaired alloys..

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    You can sue the local council if it's damaged your car Tommy. Go and get a picture of the pothole and threaten to take them to the small claims court. They'll pay up rather then pay for the solicitor.

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    just had one of mine done today by a firm darn sarff and thay have done a pukker job it only cost £45 quid and thay were done in a hour firm called
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    Quote Originally Posted by greeningr

    Curbed my drivers front wheel last night, parking at a friends house, didn't realise how high the curb was and have scuffed the alloy on 2 spokes.

    How gutted am I... never curbed an alloy in my drving life... feels like the newness has gone, after only 6 days. Have been in a bad mood all day.

    It doesn't really show at the moment as the car is filthy. but when i wash it, it will stand out like a soar thumb....

    Does anyone know how much chips away would charged to repair it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    You can sue the local council if it's damaged your car Tommy. Go and get a picture of the pothole and threaten to take them to the small claims court. They'll pay up rather then pay for the solicitor.
    yeah, someone at work told me that, when I went to take photo`s they had repaired it, I got a claim form and submitted it but no joy !!

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    Cheers Guys,

    Will leave it a couple of weeks and get it sorted.

    At least I know I can get it repaired, fairly cheaply. Feel better knowing that.

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    Get yourself a disposable camera and leave it in your car. It'll come in useful for all sorts of things (potholes, accidents etc)

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    Good idea that Alex, I had my phone as well, thing was when I did it it was black dark, I got out and ran my finger round the rim and it wasn`t damaged, in daylight though a couple of days later I noticed it was buckled, couldn`t feel it tho, by then they had repaired it, about 2 FT long, and a foot across it was !!

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    I curbed my left front on the day of my Grandma's funeral late last year. Couldn't be bothered at the time obviously, but now I can't stand to look at it. Really does my head in thinking I could be so careless but putting it into perspective it's really no that big a deal.

    I have been quoted A$80 to repair so I had better get to it.

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