Advice:- with car repairs please

Hi Guys

My daughter has just left school, she spent three years saving for a car, went to the bank and secured a loan for the balance and bought a 2nd hand Yaris on Monday afternoon.

On Tuesday some one jumped a stop street (also a "youngun" driving her first car) in the car park and smack the side of her car.

Now the back door is dinged slightly and both back and front door has paint smears on it from the other car.

She cant afford the excess ($1100  because she is on P plates), so I am looking for advice on how to get the paint off her door, without respraying or doing any more damage to her paintwork.



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 you shouldnt need to worry

Thu, 2014-04-10 10:17

 you shouldnt need to worry about the excess if the other driver is identified.

Thats the insurance companies job to get the coin from the other driver and excess is only if you are at fault or cant/wont identify the other driver?


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Yeh but

Thu, 2014-04-10 13:48

Dont know the full story of course , but , in a car park can complicate things, and we assume the other driver is insured and is accepting fault etc etc,

some insurances Ive had in the past , will make you claim against your own insurance ,  even if you are not at fault , IF

they smell a rat with getting a claim against the other driver.  Insurance companys go to great lengths to ensure ( get it) that there not left holding the baby.





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Cutnpolish if the paint

Thu, 2014-04-10 10:19

Cutnpolish if the paint trasfer isnt too bad or some 1200 wetndry then go to an 1800 then use a polish compound. Whatever you do you will eat into the clear to get rid of it


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yep cut and polish and a tub

Thu, 2014-04-10 10:40

yep cut and polish and a tub of elbow grease should get it out

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aerogard is good with most

Thu, 2014-04-10 11:44

aerogard is good with most stuff not sure how it goes with the the paint you want kept on though ?

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Where abouts are you located

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:49

Where abouts are you located my friend owns a panel shop and will look after you.

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Thanx MateNORJoondalup

Thu, 2014-04-10 13:04

Thanx Mate



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Thanx Guys

Fri, 2014-04-11 07:56

Thanx guys

that cut n'polish worked a treat