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Post by Abadgermac » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:37 pm

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Hi. Some kind person clipped the rear wheel arch of my car in a supermarket car park. Do you think I could polish it out? And if so using what?

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Post by sausageroll » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:55 pm

It might improve slightly with polish, but looks to me like the paint has chipped/rubbed off, which polish will never help

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Post by 3twins » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:59 pm

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A good part of that looks like it will polish out. Usually if you wet your finder and rub it over the mark if it disapears it will polish out. It looks like a chip of laquer and paint has been taken out of the wheel arch closest to the tyre and another chip at the crease line. Polish out what you can. I've had good results building up thin layers of touch up paint then laquer and re-polishing chips. If you don't think you can do a good job yourself get a recommendation for a local chips away or dentman type service in the area. Good ones will make that type of damage completely vanish.

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Post by Utumno » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:03 pm

Abadgermac wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:37 pm
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Hi. Some kind person clipped the rear wheel arch of my car in a supermarket car park. Do you think I could polish it out? And if so using what?

That would be something I entrust to my local “chips and dents” man, who is mobile and comes to me. That repair might run me ~£75 unless it’s more serious than it looks, and it wouldn’t be detectable after treatment.
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Post by monkeyhanger » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:49 pm

As per everyone else - some of that is the culprits white paint on your car - that'll polish out with some G3 or Autoglym super resin polish.

For the chipped paint, that paint needs replacing with some very patient touch up and rub down, or chips-away.

I do my utmost to park on the lines of a row end (Sheldon spot) or well away from the masses, and definitely not next to a banger if the adjacent cars are there before me.

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Post by Uphamid3 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:27 pm

My MINI was scuffed in a similar way, but on the rear wheel arch. I used Chips Away, and they did a fantastic job - the guy came to my home, prepared, sprayed and heat dried the repair all within the hour and the result was perfect and absolutely invisible. I can't remember the cost, I think it was somewhere just over £100.00, probably around £125.00 or thereabouts.

It's so annoying to those of us who try to look after our cars, and I agree completely with monkeyhanger about trying to keep away form the masses and not parking next to 'bangers'.

However, these things happen. I once arrived at Marks & Spencer at 08.30 in my then two-day old SAAB and was the first and only car in the car park, and yet someone still managed to run into it!

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Post by Raxacorico » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:18 pm

Some years ago my Father was waiting for my Mother (who was shopping). He was in a car park the size of two football pitches.
He felt a bump from the back as the only other car in the car park hit him. The woman driver said 'Oh, was that me?" as my Father got out to investigate!!
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Post by Smitten » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:29 pm

Abadgermac wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:37 pm
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Hi. Some kind person clipped the rear wheel arch of my car in a supermarket car park. Do you think I could polish it out? And if so using what?
Doesn't look too bad but send photo to your local chips away or revive. If those dents go across a panel crease or swage line, it's a new wing as they can't fix that. Otherwise looks like a sub £100 job.

Re polishing out that only works if the scratch hasn't penetrated the full depth of your clear coat. If you can feel a scratch with your finger nail you will need some paint to fix it.
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Post by steviebabes » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:29 am

I think this is the rear wheel arch not the front wing. It's all plastic so should be an easy fix.
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Post by Abadgermac » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:22 pm

Local mobile repair franchise has quoted £168. But advised recalibration of parking sensors too by dealer. I’m not sure the work will be anywhere near the sensors.
(It is the rear wheel).
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