Wife hit a bollard - how bad is it?

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samg86

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Hey all. The missus managed to scrape past a bollard today, and there's some light damage to the front passenger side of her GLA 1.6 200 SE. The main issue though is that the door edge is no longer flush with the joining piece (the wing?).

This means that I can't open the passenger door, as it catches on the metal of the wing, where it normally slides underneath. What's the damage here? Going to take to the dealer but how bad (£££) is it likely to be?

Thanks!

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Hey all. The missus managed to scrape past a bollard today, and there's some light damage to the front passenger side of her GLA 1.6 200 SE. The main issue though is that the door edge is no longer flush with the joining piece (the wing?).

This means that I can't open the passenger door, as it catches on the metal of the wing, where it normally slides underneath. What's the damage here? Going to take to the dealer but how bad (£££) is it likely to be?

Thanks!

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I would suggest you don't take it to your dealer - they'll only farm it out and charge you an arm and a leg.
Ask around and find a recommended local bodyshop.
 
Do not go to the dealer !

A local body shop or your insurers.
A local body shop would be best, they can advise and probably do it for little more than your insurance excess with no impact to your NCD or driving history.

They can often pull these out, realign the wing & door, pull out the dents and buff it up.
They can also quote you a replacement wing if necessary....
 
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I'm no expert, but I think that the bollard's a write off Samg86..

( Waited for the sensible responses first this time Optimusprime ;) )
 
Looks like the wing and door will need to be resprayed.

The black plastic wheel trim *might* be restored using smart repair, otherwise it's a new trim bit.
 
I have a PDR kit (paintless dent repair) I recon I coould sort that out in an hour or less, and it will buff out, do a search on paint lees dent repair near you. A mobile service will probably come out to you, just a quick buff out with a DA or machine polisher and good to go! Just try not to open the door too many more times, as that will make it worse
 

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