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I'm Back / Accident Damage, very impressed #1641911
20/06/2020 01:40
20/06/2020 01:40
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,512
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
JLow75 Offline OP
My life on the forum
JLow75  Offline OP
My life on the forum

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,512
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Hi Everyone,

Not been on here much for a long time, had significant family issues that has taken up most of my time in the past two years, then COVID-19, think my Coupe has done 800 miles in the the last two years! frown

Anyway, I'm back in action smile & have done (and in progress of) doing work again on the Coupe ready for another road trip, including new Radiator, different new coolant expansion tank project & a total refurb of the rear brakes - will post these in different threads later on.

Anyway, in 2018 I reversed into a post at a garage! the impact didn't 'feel' that bad, but when I got out I was shocked, as you can see it knocked the n/s rear quarter in, right on the corner & stuffed the bumper too

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So it was decision time - insurance or private repair - well the Insurance would have written it off I imagine?, then the hassle of going through the salvage retention, buying it back & still having to get it sorted, so I decided to go down the private repair route - I was recommended a local place - they are actually an Insurance approved Mercedes repair body shop, but they do 'work on the side' too, as I needed other body work done as well, I decided to get it done privately. So I gave them the car, a replacement bumper & the paint code & this was the result!

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Whilst they had the colour mixed they also touched up a few deep scratches, finally the gave it a full cut & mop.

Naturally I was delighted with the results - and even more delighted with the £500 they charged me all in!

They are still in business & have just re-opened, so I am going to get them to re-spray the bonnet smile

Re: I'm Back / Accident Damage, very impressed [Re: JLow75] #1641920
20/06/2020 11:13
20/06/2020 11:13
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Welcome back, tidy repair, and an even tidier price thumb

Re: I'm Back / Accident Damage, very impressed [Re: JLow75] #1642056
24/06/2020 12:43
24/06/2020 12:43
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Enjoying the ride

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Freedom
Great result,

Who were the body shop?

What a recommendation!

Glad you kept the faith- the car looks great again!

Regards


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