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Alan in Hemel
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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.

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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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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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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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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?
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Post by cb550 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:54 pm

I'm sure there must be a reputable car body repair/paint sprayer shop that would carry out the work to respray a car bonnet. Another option could be source a same colour bonnet in good condition from a dismantler.

Reckon, in the same position I'd persevere till I found someone to do the work. If it were an old car I owned maybe not bother or spray the whole bonnet myself.

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Post by Templar » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:26 pm

I've used a company called ChipsAway for chips and scratches and found them to be excellent and never had any problems about the location of the damage. I don't know if they are present in your part of the world but you can probably find out via their website Hope this helps.

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Post by supertaff » Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:46 pm

there is a red hrv 2017 for parts on ebay front end is good as it had a shunt up the rear end

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Post by Deleted User 1750 » Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:31 pm

Disregard, just noticed the original posting was some time ago! :lol:

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