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ANHC Body scratch repairs

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Hi,

I got my ANHC in april this year and lo behold some ***** went and scratched the bonnet / side fender / both side doors left side and the boot with probably a sharp object, its like a horizontal ugly design which has already made my heart sink.

 

I showed it to the honda dealer and they tried rubbing it off but said panels would require repainiting which could cost appx 25-30 K for which i would need to claim insurance.

 

This would affect my next years no claim bonus but its still beneficial as the cost of repairing the scratches is too high. Since this is going to be a perpetual problem whenever the car is parked outside, is the only solution to repaint the scratched panel, while technology has grown leaps since the fiat days, i believe it was better off getting the touch up during that time as compared to today.

 

Has someone been through this similar experience....appreciate advise !!!!

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Go to an independent paint shop. You will probabaly get wasy with 5-8k. Also, talk to the A.S.S. (ideally a different one) and ask for an estmate for a non-insurance job. You will be surprised (no amazed)

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For a small dent on my Esteem (right side front wheel arch area), Maruti Hyderabad dealer gave a price of 14,000/- for all jobs. I hesitated a lot and left it like that for 3 months. I got it done in Tirupati, a small place, from a local guy for only 1,500/- and got it `perfectly painted' (seamless painting work) for another 1,000/-. Unless I tell you specifically showing the exact area, even an expert eye can not find that there was a dent once. So, do not lose heart. Search, scout for a guy who has love and affection for such jobs. Take your own time. And, all the best.

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i got my captiva dent repaired by GM for 4500 rs , and 2000 rs for polish ( included paint job also )

 

i see u are from mumbai , take it to sion there are lots of guys who will do the job and u won't even notice the difference . there is a specialist in koliwada called austin , he is very famous for paint jobs (but expensive not as expensive as honda is quoting ) there are many other good workshops also
sarabjeet2009-06-11 10:51:07

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Hi, I checked with 02 mechanics and they suggested that being metallic paint and a new car its better to get it done at the ASS as it may lead to color diff outside like a 19/20 shade diff , the rates are fixed by Honda so all dealers charge the same. Insurance will pay the entire amount except for 1K towards some fees, the cops were helpful and gave me the NC copy immediately, hope no more of these scratches again as Insurance will not cover after 8-10 months of usage as it would be treated as normal wear and tear. 

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well the color difference can be there if done from the service station also , it is not compalsory that the service guys maybe expert at painting , there are people outside with 20 yrs experience . paints these days be it metallic are mixed in machine so there is very little chances of mismatch .

i had painted the bumpers of my corolla (being pearl white it was an tri-coat) if u see the car u wouldn't even notice the difference and can't even tell that it has been hit , if u don't tell u the spot . toyota was asking 25K for the paint alone parts costed additional 25K . Got my job done from outside from total of 8K and when i had sent my car for service at madhuban toyota even he was impressed with the paint job .

again its up to u , i would suggest keep the insurance for major accidents .

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hi buddy i will prefer mr sanjay gupta . He is a master in his work and cheap all over delhi he paints a car@ rs. 2000 per piece and best quality assured .his no. Is 9811482221 . I m his permanent customer

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Lets make this thread an EYE OPENER, share here  the name and phone no of  local painters city wise..   all your suggestions are welcome

 

Name                         Phone No                   City                     Courtesy

sanjay gupta              9811482221                Delhi                  PREDATOR

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Dear All

Thanks to my friends for their suggestions to select a new sedan ~ 10L. I am courteous to them. It is along time back but could not thank and post photos due to a fairly busy schedule with frequent travels.

Now some one scratched my new Skoda Rapid brilliant silver from toe to bottom using some sharp object. Though I stay in a secure colony, no body spotted the miscreants As the paint quality was so good they were not able to do much harm. But one of the scratch is a little deep and I need your suggestions for a repair kit. the scratches are around 3 mm wide and in full length of the car. Please post any complete spray kit details. Also is there any camera that we can install in the car with a fair recording quality day and night and with sufficient storage

With Regards

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