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spridge

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3 posts

23 months

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Hi, i have a 997 C2S in Slate Grey and have just got back from holiday to find my car has somehow developed large sections of scratches on the bonnet/roof/drivers side wing and both front and rear windscreens. The marks are completely random and in places are 4-6inches wide/long, looking like sandpaper has been run across the paintwork, unfortunately being away for 2 weeks we have no idea how this happened and our neighbours didn't witness anything and we are left to sort out the mess.

The scratches look deep enough to rule out any form of paint correction polishing so i guess i am left to look at respray options, i thought would post a thread to ask for suggestions on best ways to move forward and any rough idea on costs involved. Obviously claiming on insurance is the main option available to me but this could be counterproductive in the long run with increased premiums etc

Any ideas please?
mad


iaiin

406 posts

134 months

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Pr*cks about! how stupid are some people.. Sorry to hear mate !!!
Just go to body shop, a good local one is just as good (if not better than the big ones!) & because it is a porsche it is the same paint as skoda so dont think you have to pay more!
being a 997 not to old by the sound of it, they will get paint match exact as not old, get your each panel done , dont get conned into full respray! Try to look on bright side & by getting it done, can get rid of the stone chips... £600 cash will sort it....
I know its not great but what can you do.......
sorry again....

davek_964

2,188 posts

60 months

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Even paying cash I would be pretty surprised if you can get bonnet, roof and wing done for £600. That is extremely cheap.

If the windows are also scratched as mentioned in the original post, I wonder if it's really going to be economical to avoid using the insurance?

Vixpy1

41,351 posts

149 months

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60 to 100 a panel cash, whether it will be any good or not is a completely different question!

Davek, you got a NI plate on your Fezza? Think i saw you at the weekend?

spridge

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3 posts

23 months

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This is also one of my dilemmas, the damage to the windscreens could potentially be sorted through insurance with minimal excess, although like you say may make more financial sense to bite the bullet and get all fixed at the same time.

Any suggestions on bodyshops i could approach, a recommendation with evidence of high quality work in the past would be ideal, i'm not against using a smaller independent resprayer but need to try and guard against a poor quality job as it could make the matter even worse!
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TonyB66

230 posts

55 months

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Sounds very much like some Pr1ck ran across the car, very sorry to read that. Hope you get it sorted out.

Not sure where you are located but I've used http://www.911bodyshop.co.uk/contact.html with excellent results. They know what they are doing.

Edited by TonyB66 on Monday 8th October 21:17

Porkupine

1,604 posts

50 months

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Absolute wkers. Beat of luck with the repair. Try to implement some prevention from this happening again. Maybe a CCTV dummy camera even? Just to put that doubt in their mind to never step on your property again.
Pricks.

blimp12

37 posts

62 months

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Sorry to hear about your damage, there are some horrible, narrow minded chumps out there. I can whole heartily recommend 911 bodyshop in wembley, give them a call and ask their advice. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else.

davek_964

2,188 posts

60 months

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Vixpy1 said:
Davek, you got a NI plate on your Fezza? Think i saw you at the weekend?
I do indeed - and it was out on Sunday (and very briefly Saturday) so it was probably me.


dibblecorse

3,021 posts

77 months

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This may sound odd, but are all the surfaces that have been affected facing upwards, ie nothing down the side ???

The reason i say is i had similar happen to a black celica i had and it baffled me, happened once, got it corrected then whilst working from home one day when i heard an almight racket outside and found two crows all over the car beating the crap out of their reflections on the car, all the damage was caused by their claws as they slid all over the car and beaks bashing at their reflections .....

Had to get a detailer back in again to do the bonnet, roof and bootlid all again ....

nickfrog

3,552 posts

102 months

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OP, don't assume the paint can't be corrected before consulting a reputable detailer.

Vixpy1

41,351 posts

149 months

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davek_964 said:
Vixpy1 said:
Davek, you got a NI plate on your Fezza? Think i saw you at the weekend?
I do indeed - and it was out on Sunday (and very briefly Saturday) so it was probably me.
I can't remember what i was out in, but passed you going under the M3

Sunnysidebb

1,341 posts

52 months

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Are you absolutely sure they wont cut out with Farecla G3 cutting compound and a pro mop or even some thing lighter such a Finish It compound.
I know the lacquer is not that thick on these cars but would it flatten out with 2000 wet & Dry then compound polish ?

Frank

spridge

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3 posts

23 months

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The scratches look white in most places so assuming they have gone down to metal. I doubt polishing them out will gain much

tjlees

796 posts

122 months

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When I had the phantom scratchers on my car, it was around £165 Inc from the likes of scratches away or £390 from a proper body shop per panel.

It sounds as though you have a few areas to respray. Looks like an insurance job to me. If it's done at likes of porsche you should get a near perfect match and a long guarantee.

Jason2002

70 posts

76 months

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spridge said:
Hi, i have a 997 C2S in Slate Grey and have just got back from holiday to find my car has somehow developed large sections of scratches on the bonnet/roof/drivers side wing and both front and rear windscreens. The marks are completely random and in places are 4-6inches wide/long, looking like sandpaper has been run across the paintwork, unfortunately being away for 2 weeks we have no idea how this happened and our neighbours didn't witness anything and we are left to sort out the mess.

The scratches look deep enough to rule out any form of paint correction polishing so i guess i am left to look at respray options, i thought would post a thread to ask for suggestions on best ways to move forward and any rough idea on costs involved. Obviously claiming on insurance is the main option available to me but this could be counterproductive in the long run with increased premiums etc

Any ideas please?
mad
Why not try KDS, they could do all the work inhouse, whether it be paint correction or paintwork. Im not sure about an insurance job tho, but certainly worth considering. I very highly recommend his work.

http://www.kdskeltec.co.uk/detailing/porsche


Mart-1

328 posts

85 months

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Jason2002 said:
Why not try KDS, they could do all the work inhouse, whether it be paint correction or paintwork. Im not sure about an insurance job tho, but certainly worth considering. I very highly recommend his work.

http://www.kdskeltec.co.uk/detailing/porsche
Sorry to hear about the damage

Another recommendation for KDS Keltec, from personal experience with several cars. Their dent man is excellent. Paul is a highly skilled painter, and what Kelly can achieve with paint correction is well known on PH. They look after lots of Porsches

Feel reassured that a well known dealer had his Enzo repainted there recently, and a brand new Aventador was taken there to have the factory paintwork corrected

bullettneil

311 posts

34 months

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can you feel the scratches with your nail? can you post pics? you would be suprised what you can remove with the right products and knowledge! i have removed quite majorly deep rds from some cars using the right liquid and the rotary and right head

james280779

1,902 posts

114 months

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Vixpy1 said:
I can't remember what i was out in, but passed you going under the M3
very very impressed with the fleet- although not sure about the hillman lol

itsybitsy

1,566 posts

70 months

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dibblecorse said:
This may sound odd, but are all the surfaces that have been affected facing upwards, ie nothing down the side ???

The reason i say is i had similar happen to a black celica i had and it baffled me, happened once, got it corrected then whilst working from home one day when i heard an almight racket outside and found two crows all over the car beating the crap out of their reflections on the car, all the damage was caused by their claws as they slid all over the car and beaks bashing at their reflections .....

Had to get a detailer back in again to do the bonnet, roof and bootlid all again ....
this happened to my brothers car but it was magpies!

sorry for your pain!cannot the scrathes on the windscreen be polished out?
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