Ooops!! slightly 'grazed' my Car Today !!

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  1. stwat

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    A bloody gatepost jumped out at me from nowhere !! :wallbash::wallbash:
     
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    Sorry to hear, that looks quite bad but a decent body shop can fix that in no time.

    PS don't bother with your insurance, will be under £300, I did a similar thing to my old car. Easily done in a seconds lapse of concentration.
     
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    I managed to scrape both sides of my van in one entranceway a while back.

    I got it wrong going in, got it wrong getting out.
    It was a lot narrower than it looked.

    But I am lucky in that I don't really care.

    ....
     
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    stwat

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    I'm searching the tinterwebnet for a replacement door in smoke silver as that seems to be the best option at the moment.
     
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    Bad luck mate-hope you get it sorted
     
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    Stu , I can easily get you a Sacco panel from one of the cars breaking up here . I presume the door would need paint and is too bad to polish out ? Hard to tell from the photo .
     
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    Bad luck. Don't suppose the gnome in the back seat thought of warning you about the gate?


    ;)
     
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    Sorry about the scrape! I changed a door on a Jazz I sold for a friend a little while ago. £100 against nearly £500 for painting the side. No dents and at firsts glance it looks fine, but it really is a problem to get the metallic colours to match!:eek:
    If you look in the reflection you can see a Mercedes star!
     
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    Metallic silver--- tell me about it!
     
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    Ouch, replacement door is a good option but as others have said colour match may be tricky it's quite likely to look a little out.

    I changed the front wing on our W203 after a light bump to another 744 Brilliant Silver one it didn't look quite right for a while - when it went in for it's warranty rust repair I paid extra to get it resprayed & blended in.
     
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    It looks to me like you have an Alabaster Silver Jazz with a Storm Silver Metallic rear door!

    We have a Storm Silver Metallic Jazz which is how I know.

    My misses scraped her wheel arch a few moons ago and I used a place who repaired and matched it perfectly - you cannot see the repair at all so it is possible.
     
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    No, I did check the paint colours were the same!:) (Allegedly)
    But then I spotted this one in town today with exactly the same disease:confused:! Maybe it's catching!
     
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    I'll bear that look in mind should we need the door respraying!

    :D
     
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    Hi Derek. I would really appreciate that mate. Could you get me a price please:)

    I have managed to push the dent out from behind and used a small piece of wood to manipulate the dent out on the lower crease. It just needs a skim of filler and some paint now. I'l prep it all myself then get a price from a good place I know to paint it and blend it in. I may as well get a few other area's touched in whilst I'm at it too.
     

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