Scratches to the rear driver side

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Bhokray
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Scratches to the rear driver side

Post by Bhokray » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:39 pm

Hi Guys, hope everyone is keeping safe these days. Managed to bump my lovely velar on to my wall whilst reversing......resulting in getting some scratches and a hole in one of the reflectors. I have got in touch with the service dept and had a estimate made which comes to £1370. Thought that is a bit expensive. I was looking if anyone has any ideas how would I get this fixed or if someone’s has some suggestions please. Some snaps attached.

I am in the UK, Wales.

Thanks guys

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Re: Scratches to the rear driver side

Post by chastt » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:00 am

Just guessing, but I would expect a franchised JLR dealer to be the most expensive place you could choose to go, and so if you are looking to save a few pounds I personally would take my car to an independent body shop.
I'd be interested to see what they estimate the cost of repairs to be in comparison.

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Re: Scratches to the rear driver side

Post by Pat27 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:01 pm

Agree with Chastt , plus you could source used lenses (eBay etc) and save a bit that way.

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Re: Scratches to the rear driver side

Post by kukoc7 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:51 pm

Try polishing. You may be suprised that it won't look that bad after successful polish.

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Re: Scratches to the rear driver side

Post by Bhokray » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:39 pm

Hi guys thank you so very much for the response. One of the local body shop lads said they would repair the car for £350 including the light..!!!!! Which is a massive saving for me. I was very keen to give the car to the local guys but my missus wasn’t interested and wants it repaired by the dealer. She was worried about the parts of the car would be stolen, if handled by a local repair shop. Why would you guys suggest??

Thank you again. Any suggestions much appreciated.

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Re: Scratches to the rear driver side

Post by Craigc » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:21 pm

Try Evans Halshaw in Merthyr, they are Landrover approved body shop, they did my D4 about 18 months ago when some **** bang side of car, Colour was Watimo grey, changed colour in different lights so was worried about colour match as I am really fussy, did brilliant job, and had full Landrover warranty on work so didn’t effect warranty, worth a call? Not sure of cost as there insurance paid.
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Re: Scratches to the rear driver side

Post by Fenton » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:26 am

Quite a difference in price - sounds almost too cheap at £350 whilst the first one sounds like 'Insurance' prices.
Is that quote/estimate subject to finding further damage like the LR Dealer estimate?
They may, of course, do a superb job.
Will they use pattern or second-hand parts?

Anything less than perfect-ish will affect sell/trade-in price. If financed there may be some cost later.
You don't want to end up paying twice. (Been there before).

A bodyshop recommendation like Craigc gave is very valuable.
You have a lovely expensive car so you obviously want to get a really good job done.

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Re: Scratches to the rear driver side

Post by Simonh » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:51 pm

Bhokray wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:39 pm
She was worried about the parts of the car would be stolen, if handled by a local repair shop. Why would you guys suggest??

Thank you again. Any suggestions much appreciated.
Why would a local repair shop steal parts of the car? If it’s a reputable company I can’t see this being a worry. If it’s an insurance job just get the dealer or a LR approved repair centre to do it. Then your covered warranty wise.
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Re: Scratches to the rear driver side

Post by Matty » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:35 pm

Craigc wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Try Evans Halshaw in Merthyr, they are Landrover approved body shop, they did my D4 about 18 months ago when some **** bang side of car, Colour was Watimo grey, changed colour in different lights so was worried about colour match as I am really fussy, did brilliant job, and had full Landrover warranty on work so didn’t effect warranty, worth a call? Not sure of cost as there insurance paid.
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Re: Scratches to the rear driver side

Post by SpokenHands » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:01 pm

OUCH! That is not a serious collision but it is in an awkward place for repairs given sheer number of parts involved.
Doesn't even look superficial so no amount of polishing is going to help

As you know, A main dealer quote is always going to be higher than an independent body shop because they have to meet JLR standards on parts, labour and warranty repairs - they dont have very much flexibility. Any issues are often straight up to JLR so they tend to be very risk averse.

I would consider going to an independent body shop - someone who is familiar with high end products and £350 seems very very low.
There are a couple of watch-outs before you hit the cheaper option

FIRENZE RED is a notoriously hard to colour-match and looks awful when not done in stages/layers.
REAR PARKING SENSOR calibration is important if the bumper is taken off and then re-fitted. Also making sure there is no water ingress.

There are 4 major panels, a rear lamp and a reflector that appear to be damaged. This is fiddly and adds to labour costs.

Once you have this fixed, get self-healing PPF which can largely reduce cosmetic damage of this type (within physical limits naturally!)
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