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Car park damage - body repair in Nottingham required

Car park damage - body repair in Nottingham required

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tom6195

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75 posts

15 months

Tuesday 28th February
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Morning guys,

I've had the worst morning

Just parked up in the same car park I've been using for the last 12 months and careless scraped my passenger front wheel arch and drivers' side rear wheel arch against the wall (not another car, I'm not like that!).

I'm literally heart broken right now as I've been so careful with this car but I'm just going to have to deal with it and hope my dad doesn't blow his lid when he sees it.

Anyway I was hoping someone could recommend a good body shop in Nottingham, somewhere I could leave the car in the morning and collect after work when he's done.

Thanks for your help.



parts4u

1 posts

3 months

Tuesday 28th February
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Ocha - I take it your not claiming insurance?

tom6195

Original Poster:

75 posts

15 months

Tuesday 28th February
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parts4u said:
Ocha - I take it your not claiming insurance?
I'd prefer not to. Had a write off just less than 5 years ago and I'm still paying high premiums for it.

Would like to take care of this myself.

Mr Alan

1,662 posts

107 months

Tuesday 28th February
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How on earth did you manage to scrape both sides of the car in the same day ?

Jonno02

1,160 posts

26 months

Tuesday 28th February
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Y'ouch, that's a serious bit of scratching.
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tom6195

Original Poster:

75 posts

15 months

Tuesday 28th February
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Mr Alan said:
How on earth did you manage to scrape both sides of the car in the same day ?
The spot where I was trying to park, is just one bay, with a wall to my left and a pillar to my right. Went in at totally the wrong angle frown

Jonno02

1,160 posts

26 months

Tuesday 28th February
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tom6195 said:
The spot where I was trying to park, is just one bay, with a wall to my left and a pillar to my right. Went in at totally the wrong angle frown
Guessing you scrape one side, panicked and kept driving forward and then did the other side? Might be in the bodyshop for a few days with that damage. At the end of the day, the car is there to take the damage so you don't. Your dad might not be pleased about it, but I'm sure he won't blow his lid. By comparison I'm sure your dad has had his moments in a past car and 90% of the posters on this website have. You could have hurt yourself or somebody else, but you didn't. You hit an inanimate object. Worst things have happened.

I'm sure there will be people along shortly to tell you that you're an idiot and shouldn't be on the road, ignore them. st happens. Cars get scraped, cars get bashed.

Mr Alan

1,662 posts

107 months

Tuesday 28th February
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tom6195 said:
Mr Alan said:
How on earth did you manage to scrape both sides of the car in the same day ?
The spot where I was trying to park, is just one bay, with a wall to my left and a pillar to my right. Went in at totally the wrong angle frown
There's a few like that in the underground at the Victoria centre, always looks a good safe spot. But not on this occasion....... Ouch

Reminds me of the song

walls to the left of me, pillars on the right, here I am stuck in the middle

Assuming your the right age anyway, otherwise ignore me


Edited by Mr Alan on Tuesday 28th February 10:23

tom6195

Original Poster:

75 posts

15 months

Tuesday 28th February
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Mr Alan said:
There's a few like that in the underground at the Victoria centre, always looks a good safe spot. But not on this occasion....... Ouch

Reminds me of the song

walls to the left of me, pillars on the right, here I am stuck in the middle

Assuming your the right age anyway, otherwise ignore me


Edited by Mr Alan on Tuesday 28th February 10:23
Yeah very similar to the victoria centre mate, the funny thing is that I've parked in that very spot many times before albeit with a bit of precision. Today I just don't know what happened.

tigger1

7,866 posts

138 months

Tuesday 28th February
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Own up, which car park? I hate Vic Centre, although the entrance to the NCP near the castle is always "good fun" in a bigger car!

http://c8.alamy.com/comp/BJHB2Y/ncp-car-park-multi...

You might find it's worth going through the insurance though. Your last claim shouldn't affect premiums for much longer (4-5 years is the max I think).

tom6195

Original Poster:

75 posts

15 months

Tuesday 28th February
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Had a quote for £450 all in from Razor Works Nottingham, anyone familar?

I'm going to visit ScratchMaster in Hucknall too his before and afters look quite impressive.

Juffled

116 posts

99 months

Tuesday 28th February
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I have used Paintology a few times when they were in Beeston and think they are good, they have moved to Carlton or Gedling and I haven't used them since, I also need a similar sized repair so will follow with interest. A friend has recommended Impact on Little Tennis Street, he's a perfectionist , although they seem to get very mixed reviews and it's pretty difficult to get to.

addz86

798 posts

103 months

Tuesday 28th February
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There's a chap on here based in Notts

Try this thread http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

selnic

359 posts

184 months

Tuesday 28th February
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Have had great quality job done in the past by Steve Haskard Car Body Repairs, he has only a small place on King Street in Eastwood, highly recommended.

tom6195

Original Poster:

75 posts

15 months

Tuesday 28th February
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tigger1 said:
Own up, which car park? I hate Vic Centre, although the entrance to the NCP near the castle is always "good fun" in a bigger car!

http://c8.alamy.com/comp/BJHB2Y/ncp-car-park-multi...

You might find it's worth going through the insurance though. Your last claim shouldn't affect premiums for much longer (4-5 years is the max I think).
Maid Marian way NCP mate. Park there every day no issues normally with a row of cars either side but they have these odd spaces much like victoria centre which are 1 bay in between the wall and a pillar. Nightmare frown

tom6195

Original Poster:

75 posts

15 months

Wednesday 1st March
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Just visited ScratchMaster in Bulwell, says it's a bigger job than it looks from the photos I sent him and has quoted £462 incl VAT. He said he'll need the car for minimum 3 days but should be able to provide a courtesy car in the meantime. It's booked in for Monday but I've asked him to give me a call should be there be any availability before the weekend.

Fingers crossed.

exelero

431 posts

6 months

Thursday 2nd March
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There is a shop on the A52 outbound just before the Car Wash, Idk how good they are though

Captain Answer

422 posts

104 months

Friday 3rd March
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addz86 said:
There's a chap on here based in Notts

Try this thread http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...
Top bloke, sorted out my mums car after a bump and a work collegue but not used him myself yet *touch wood"