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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Rear ended - in need of rear bumper repaint Reply with quote

Hi guys,

while driving home to London from Wales a nurse rear ended me at 3-5 mph in queue traffic on the M6 near Birmingham. Result = a few deep scratches around the number plate area but no real dents. It will need to have the bumper removed before repainting.

Any ideas of what that should cost and recommendation for places to get this fixed? I live in N1. Trying to settle this outide insurance so trying to keep costs low but still needs to be done properly obviously

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Johnd52
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you need to check behind the bumper or it has to have a ripple ironed out, I am not sure why you would want to remove it. From your description it sounds like it is fairly superficial. £200 to £300 before Porsche tax. Man in a van, about £100.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks John

I've gotten an initial estimate of 400 ex VAT from an independent body shop, which seemed a bit high. He said it had to be removed because of rubber fitting around the parking sensors
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You still need to notify the insurance company even if you dont claim, otherwise you risk invalidating this and future policies.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pcat wrote:
You still need to notify the insurance company even if you dont claim, otherwise you risk invalidating this and future policies.


And back in the real world......... Rolling Eyes
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If she went into the back of you its a no-fault claim with you and liability on the third party's insurer. Presumably you exchanged names and details, so notify your insurer, they will send correspondence to the third party who will pass it to his/her insurer as its their liability.

Have the car repaired at the best bodyshop ((I'd go Porsche-approved) and relax and let the third party insurer meet the bill. You won't even have to pay your excess as its a third party liability.

So quite why you'd like to keep your insurer out of the loop is baffling me in this situation.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if it wasn't your fault, your insurance premium may still increase because of it.

https://www.uswitch.com/car-insurance/car-insurance-drivers-with-non-fault-claims/
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martian wrote:
pcat wrote:
You still need to notify the insurance company even if you dont claim, otherwise you risk invalidating this and future policies.


And back in the real world......... Rolling Eyes


I worked for a major insurer for 3 years and i assure you this happens
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have notified my insurer.
Idea was to be a nice guy really and my car is 14 years old and already has few stone chips, etc. (as you'd get). I want it done properly but it's so minor that you'd only notice it if you're within 1 meter of the car.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pcat wrote:
Martian wrote:
pcat wrote:
You still need to notify the insurance company even if you dont claim, otherwise you risk invalidating this and future policies.


And back in the real world......... Rolling Eyes


I worked for a major insurer for 3 years and i assure you this happens


I don't for one minute disbelieve you.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a picture of the actual damage done (similar but smaller impact on right hand side)
 



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have any recommendations for shops in London to get this fixed at?
Much appreciated
 
  
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Alfaian
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Them tailpipes need a clean Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.aa-motors.co.uk/

I've used these guys for the last 18 years and are very good, with their workmanship and prices. They are based in Barking, just off the A13 on Ripple Road. They've been looking after my family's large pool of vehicles and have never let us down.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chowgar. Will chat to them

Alfaian: Well this was after a solid roadtrip in the country side in Wales!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are very often like that as I live in Wales Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You must know a very good tailpipe cleaner then? Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoHo wrote:
Thanks John

I've gotten an initial estimate of 400 ex VAT from an independent body shop, which seemed a bit high. He said it had to be removed because of rubber fitting around the parking sensors


£400 + VAT is steep to blow the bumper over. I am currently having some damage to the edge of the passenger door repaired and the door painted plus new front Aero bumper painted and fitted for £450+VAT.

Whoever does it ask them what paint they will be using and how they intend to prepare it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rob
Where are you getting your job done?
Maybe I'm also not qualified to respond to that line of questioning (i.e. what is he going to tell me on the paints and the paint prep. that I can use?)
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoHo wrote:
Thanks Rob
Where are you getting your job done?
Maybe I'm also not qualified to respond to that line of questioning (i.e. what is he going to tell me on the paints and the paint prep. that I can use?)


I used Autowerx in Milton Keynes, they do a lot of work for a classic Porsche restoration outfit next door. Picked my car up today, very pleased with it!

To be honest, most decent body shops will use top quality paint. Porsche use Galsurit, which is expensive because it can't be bought in smaller quantities. I have used Dynacoat when I painted my wing/deck and colour match and finish were perfect. I would definitely recommend Autowerx, although they are busy so you may have to wait a few weeks andmya not be convenient for you. I would just steer clear of outfits that only specialise in insurance jobs!
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