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So some lovely person bumped my car in the supermarket while I was shopping.

Any ideas how much this will cost to fix? I have no idea and would like an example or two before I start contacting garages.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Probably need a bumper respray unless you find a touch up specialist. Here in the US I would expect about $300 to respray the whole bumper
 

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Probably need a bumper respray unless you find a touch up specialist. Here in the US I would expect about $300 to respray the whole bumper
Thanks for the heads up. I agree it's probably a respray - it won't t-cut out as that part of the car is just plastic. Not sure how much a respray is in the UK. If it's around £300 it's less than I was expecting.
 

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why should u pay for it, find out who that was, cctv will capture the plates and then claim on their insurance, this is a hit n run, inform police, they will investigate and access the footage. I hate ** who do that and drive off, ** ***
 

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why should u pay for it, find out who that was, cctv will capture the plates and then claim on their insurance, this is a hit n run, inform police, they will investigate and access the footage. I hate who do that and drive off, ***
I agree completely. I went into the supermarket, spoke with security who advised there's no CCTV coverage at the back of the carpark which is where I was parked. Infuriating! :mad:
 

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Get some quotes as they'll vary quite alot. As a guide somewhere between 250-400 pounds but don't always go with the cheapest as if they don't use the correct paint it'll be peeling off in a year or two.
It looks like you might get away with a machine polish though from that pic?
 

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A very well regarded body shop near me charge £200 per panel. I've used them several times and they're excellent.
 

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i tend to park well away from the entrance and always try to get into spots that no one could park around, but yet still find small scratches and dents of some just scraping past... I would assume same around couple hundred, maybe try a mobile sprayer - it might just polish out with a little touch up
 

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As a guide somewhere between 250-400 pounds but don't always go with the cheapest as if they don't use the correct paint it'll be peeling off in a year or two.
It looks like you might get away with a machine polish though from that pic?
I imagine closer to £400 at an Audi approved body shop. I would try to give it a polish first.
 

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As said, you can't tell from the pic, but, it may polish out. How come you say that it can't be T-Cutted? T-Cut is a paint polish, doesn't matter what material is painted? :)

But as the lower valance has popped out a bit, suggests there could be further damage behind!?

A good repaint would be around £200-400 depending on the bodyshop.
 

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As said, you can't tell from the pic, but, it may polish out. How come you say that it can't be T-Cutted? T-Cut is a paint polish, doesn't matter what material is painted? :)

But as the lower valance has popped out a bit, suggests there could be further damage behind!?

A good repaint would be around £200-400 depending on the bodyshop.
I did try t-cut, was there for nearly an hour buffing away. I was gutted as it fixed a rather large scratch on my gf's fiesta.

Just for reference in case anyone has a similar issue and is viewing this thread, I've had three quotes of around £220 - Nightmare.
 

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Ah, has it gone through the paint? Yeah a cutting or polishing compound will only buff the clear coat lacquer or top coat.

Yep £220 sounds about right!
 

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SAD PEOPLE who do this kind of thing and then drive away......sign of the times it seems. I work part time for a body shop and I mix the paints, great fun, then our man sprays in an oven. For this kind of damage we would remove the complete bumper and repair it and then spray it. You need to use a reputable place cos the colour needs to be spot on, and yeah I would have said about 300 Euro. Good luck!!
 

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With metallic paint, it's best to have the body part fitted so you can blend into the next panel, unless you are perfect at mixing the paint to get the colour and flake spot on!? :D

May get away with it on a bumper though.
 

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With metallic paint, it's best to have the body part fitted so you can blend into the next panel, unless you are perfect at mixing the paint to get the colour and flake spot on!? :D

May get away with it on a bumper though.
Dave. In my brief experience here at the body shop, you get away with it cos the bumber is plastic and the car is (mainly) metal, so as long as the shop mixes the colour correctly it will look great, cos in anycase plastic and steel absorb the colour in a slightly different way so they will never be 100%..........
 

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Dave. In my brief experience here at the body shop, you get away with it cos the bumber is plastic and the car is (mainly) metal, so as long as the shop mixes the colour correctly it will look great, cos in anycase plastic and steel absorb the colour in a slightly different way so they will never be 100%..........
Hence why bumpers always look a different colour to the car panel next to them. Even when new!
 
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