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TYb Sep 16, 2019

  1. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Picked up my car 2 weeks ago and to the day some absolute plank has opened their door into it, no notes etc left.

    Assuming this can be smart repaired, does anyone have experience of smart repairs and thoughts?

    Damage is 10p in size, slight dent and pierced the paint.

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  3. RS03_SEN

    RS03_SEN Active Member

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    Where are you based?
    There's a guy near me who runs whatdent and he's amazing at the painless dent removal. He doesn't do any sort or painting though. Another guy near me does that and he's ace too. I have a bit on my rear arch that needs doing, I just never have the time during the week.

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  4. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    I live in Gloucestershire, where about’s are they based?

    Will definitely need paint unfortunately
     
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    RS03_SEN Active Member

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    Ahh I'm North West. you're prob gonna have to search Google and start reading reviews. Those dent removal guys are incredible though from my experience.

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  6. wab172uk

    wab172uk Well-Known Member

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    This is why I either park out of the way, on an end (making sure lots of space between the next car) as people don't care about other peoples cars.

    I also never park next to a car that has a child seat in.
     
  7. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    I’m the same and parked in the best possible space I could find, passenger side was against a wall as close as can be leaving plenty of space on my side, when we arrived car park was almost empty so thought it would be a safe bet.

    That’s the problem, people don’t care and we pick up their bills. I’m calming down now but hunting them down and killing their goldfish was high on my agenda yesterday.
     
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  8. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Is is a joke mate, you are right, people don’t give a ****. Not liking your original post by the way.

    I have used smart repairs before, worth a quote. There are a few round here (Glocs):

    Flying Colours, Chipsaway.
    There is also one nationwide (I think) called revive

    Good luck mate
     
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  9. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    Noooo the RF...gutted for you mate. w***ers to do that, they must have known.

    We were in the Algarve last month and I saw a woman walk past a car with a beach chair over her shoulder, yes she hit the car with it! She just looked over her shoulder at the car and carried on walking!!! :wtf:
     
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  10. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Any experience of using them mate? concerned the repair won’t be up to scratch.

    Have been quoted £290 for a full repair.

    People don’t appreciate that some work hard for their cars and take care of them.
     
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  11. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    Yep and it f-ing annoys me when they have no respect for YOUR things.

    I get it all the time "How can you afford a car like that?" errr it's called hard work and not being in the pub every night or smoking 20 fags a day...drives me mad.
     
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  13. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Yes mate, have used chipsaway before on wife’s A1 (drivers door) and my 1st Q5 alloy. All good
     
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  14. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Who was that with? As long as they guarantee work and it will look good as new, happy days.

    My father in law recently got a quote from chipsaway in Glocs, but they chose to to quote as said they could not fix it sufficiently...far play, as they came out
     
  15. Matty_

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    Can recommend Chips Away also, used them on a previous car I owned and they done a really good job. Main benefit is that they can work around your schedule unlike having to take it into a paint shop etc.
     
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  16. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    That’s with a garage in Cheltenham rather than a Smart repairer. Chips away have actually quoted more than the garage,4)3 garage comes recommended.

    Must admit I wasn’t expecting it to be that much but hey ho.

    Waiting on one last quote then will make a decision.
     
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  17. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Fair enough, I would say “proper” repair always best, assuming they are not doing their version of a smart repair
     
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  18. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    The chips away reviews are very good though, I spoke to the Stonehouse store and they did give me confidence that they’d do a good job.

    I need to speak to the garage tomorrow to see what they actually plan to do.
     
  19. Audi Ashley

    Audi Ashley Active Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A3 S tronic DSG

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    I am probably gonna get stick here but I have noticed that women have to open the door all the way when they get in or get out the car. they swing it open past the first notch. When we go shopping I sit in the car and keep guard becuase all the spaces in supermarkets are tight. I have sat and witnessed many a car get dings through women just swinging the door open. also I too will not park near a car or people carrier with child seats, I stay well clear. I have actually moved from a spot much to my wifes annoyance becuase at the last second I spotted the child seat. Sorry Ladies.
     
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    Sorry to see the damage to your car. Hope you get it sorted. I always worry about colour matching.

    I’m the same, park well away from others and on the end of rows of bays. As said by others people don’t care about others and tbh their own cars (some treat them as bumper cars!). I’ve got a parking bay at home and several times have had to go round to the neighbours and ask them to not let their kids throw their toys over the fence as my car parking bay is right behind it (found action figures where the wipers are!). I got a shrug and was told “it’s only a car”. No, it’s not A car, ITS MY CAR, which I work hard for. I now park well forward in the space!

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  21. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Well-Known Member SQ5 owners group Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi Q5 S tronic

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    I got a shrug and was told “it’s only a car”. No, it’s not A car, ITS MY CAR, which I work hard for. I now park well forward in the space!..............say the owners of £200.00 bangers!!!.
     
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  22. RS03_SEN

    RS03_SEN Active Member

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    Haha!

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  23. RS03_SEN

    RS03_SEN Active Member

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    I park over the lines in the parking bay so no one can get next to me.

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  24. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    Problem with that is it winds people up, so more chance of someone deliberately damaging your car!
     
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  25. L_G

    L_G Active Member Sportback Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S5

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    Agreed, it is a risky strategy
     
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  26. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Well-Known Member SQ5 owners group Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi Q5 S tronic

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    ..............& the Car park Gestapo will slam a ticket on you.
     
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  27. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    Punch the kid in the face and say "It's only a kid" :p:D

    Some people think just because they are kids they can do anything. A mate of mine was at Chester zoo when he saw a kid climbing all over a display and pulling leaves off the plants, his parents weren't doing anything!!! So my mate told the kid off :D "Hey don't be climbing all over the display and pulling bits off the plant, it' not a playground", the kids mum turned around and went ballistic at him say "Don't you tell my child off, don't you tell my child off, who are you to tell my child off, you have no right to tell my child off?", my mate calmly said "Well keep him under control then" and walked off :D He said a lot of other members of the public were smiling at him as if to say "Nice one mate" :)
     
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  28. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Well-Known Member SQ5 owners group Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi Q5 S tronic

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    ...........think this is why there is so much anti-social behaviour around the country these days,the parents don't give a f$£8 & the little bast!"$s run riot.
     
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    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    The little buggers know they are untouchable.
    Was walking through town the yesterday and this kid maybe around 8-10 years old was effing this and effing that talking to his mum and then called his mum a stupid b1tch. His mum just took it and didn’t even try to stop him swearing. If I tried that with my folks when I was his age I would have been knocked into next week.
     
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  30. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    I couldn't have described them any better :p

    I play kid ping pong! I'm over 6ft and weigh 15 stone, when the hard faced little gits walk straight towards me and give that look 'I'm not moving', I just brace my side/arm solid and let them walk straight into me :D it's great when they bounce off :)

    My dad only had to look at me if I was being naughty...and I was like "Ohh 5h*t" and would soon behave.
     
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  31. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    That's asking for trouble.
     
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    RS03_SEN Active Member

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    Worked well so far.

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  34. Jimbob76

    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast Sportback Team Daytona Gold Supporter Team Thule Audi S3 Black Edition

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    Extreme parking is the only antidote. It isn't infallible though as @TYb has unfortunately experienced. I've been known to drive out of supermarket car parks (much to the missus's annoyance) due to risk assessment. She kind of gets it now though after earlier this year we saw a Scratter dump her shopping on the bonnet of the car behind her boot, while her (ferral) kids opened both rear passenger doors onto the 2 cars either side to get in. A three car slam in one. Couldn't believe it. 'Tis why I do this (multi storey car park. floor 6. Floors 4 and 5 were pretty empty, but why take any chances, lol). Hope you get it sorted @TYb.

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  35. Bells

    Bells Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S3 Audi S5

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    It’s awful now a days, I hate to say it but I think it’s a UK problem, I’ve been around Europe quite a lot this summer and haven’t seen half the problems I see around my city on a daily basis. Not saying it doesn’t happen abroad I’m sure it does, but the UK seems to be particularly bad...

    Growing up even in the 2000’s I wouldn’t have dared to do half of the stuff that kids manage to get away with now, my parents would never have tolerated it :tearsofjoy:
     
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  36. Neil C

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    The whole country is going to pot due to a fundamental lack of discipline, and respect for authority.

    :wtf::rulez::respekt:

    :help:
     
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  37. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Very true!
     
  38. gary3306

    gary3306 Well-Known Member TeamMisano Gold Supporter VCDS Map User S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group Black Edition

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    I went a little longer. Three weeks of ownership until somebody ran into the back of me on the new Forth Road Bridge. Livid
     
  39. AlS3BE

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    That bridge is a pain.
    You got people who think it’s a 50mph limit and slams on the brakes as they approach it when there’s no car in front of them. Then you get the ones, I mean a lot of them, that tries to look through the wind barriers at the new warships getting built while driving at 20mph in the overtaking lane. My dashcam has picked up so much dodgy driving on that bridge it’s unreal but either side of the bridge it’s fine. Just on that bridge that’s the problem.
     
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    gary3306 Well-Known Member TeamMisano Gold Supporter VCDS Map User S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group Black Edition

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    This was heavy rush hour traffic and it all suddenly came to a halt. I was keeping good distance from the car in front and had no problem stopping, in fact I stopped a good two car lengths behind him; 2 seconds later............BANG! Small chunk out the bumper, creased and scratched, 1 reverse sensor dislodged because of snapped off retaining tabs and crash bar bent. Still £1100 worth of damage though apparently. I'm not paying, his insurance is thankfully
     
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  41. L_G

    L_G Active Member Sportback Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S5

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    My other half used to complain about my choice of parking locations until somebody wrote hers off in a car park.

    The other driver knocked her car with such force we found it about three feet back from where it was left and while they helpfully left a note the driver then tried to denied they had caused any damage...
     
  42. Audi Ashley

    Audi Ashley Active Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A3 S tronic DSG

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    Well guys, coming up to nearly a year of ownership and got my first door opening ding last night from a single parent owning citreon pacaso complete with child seats. to be fair its a little chip but still annoying as the rest of the car is flawless. also i have super bad OCD regarding this so anywway.
     

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    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    That is annoying
     

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