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Alan in Hemel
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Body Work Repairs

Post by Alan in Hemel » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:46 pm


I would welcome some thoughts on bodywork repairs.

An egg was thrown at my car while doing 60mph on a bypass. It struck the bonnet and the egg shell created some deep pitting down to the metal, see picture.

Egg Close Up.JPEG

I have tried the mobile chip/scratch repairs but they say they can only treat areas around the sides/front/back of the car not on the top. Local body shops are reluctant even to quote me.

So my alternatives appear to be:

Claim on my insurance but there is a £500 excess and no doubt my premiums will increase subsequently.

Leave the damage untouched and take the hit on trade in.

Apply touch up paint to prevent rusting hope it is not noticed on trade in.

Anyone any thoughts?

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Re: Body Work Repairs

Post by MartinLB » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:09 am

Bummer ! must have been a tough egg. I've had some success with the colour magic polish, not a cure but it will stop rust getting in. Iwould ahve though a local repair shop might be a better option odd they shy away from a top repair
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Re: Body Work Repairs

Post by Geoffers » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:02 am

My last HR-V had a bumped crease on the rear number plate surround. Like you, I found that the mobile chaps wouldn't touch it, because it needed a dent basher. My dealership didn't bat an eyelid when I traded it in.

You could ask your local dealership who they would call for such a repair.
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John Ratsey
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Re: Body Work Repairs

Post by John Ratsey » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:31 am

It must be challenging to do a decent paint job on the roof without turning the vehicle on its side. I would opt for the touch-up option aimed primarily to prevent any rust. How many potential purchasers will get onto a step ladder to view the vehicle from above?
My HR-V: 2016 HR-V 1.5 SE i-VTEC CVT Previously Mk 3 Jazz SE i-VTEC CVT

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