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      12-21-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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Bugger , scraped front skirt on new 335i :(

What a plonker I am !

I scraped the front in a carpark on my 5 month old car and am gutted





Any recommendations for a Sydney repairer ? I presume as it feels plastic the whole thing need be replaced ?

Thanks
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      12-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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Oh man!!! I feel your pain!!!!

I freakout everytime there's a dip lol. Got to reverse park these cars.

No replacement as nothing is cracked (from the pics).

It will just be a respray of the entire bumper, unless you're doing an insurance claim. A new bumper would be $1500 unpainted excl labour etc I'm guessing.

I use Panel One on o'riordan st alexandria, but there are a few other luxury car panel shops down that stretch of road as well.
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      12-21-2011, 06:28 PM   #3
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not a biggie to get fixed, but a PITA! time for a set of splitters?? they will cover that nicely for a couple of hundred. while you are at it get some decent tyres and a black grill
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      12-21-2011, 06:40 PM   #4
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Speaking of tires, pcock - presume you're running on Non-RFTs? What are you doing for protection?
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      12-21-2011, 06:47 PM   #5
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Speaking of tires, pcock - presume you're running on Non-RFTs? What are you doing for protection?
I am a michelin fan so I have a set of 235/275 PSS, but there are plenty of great tyres out there have a look at tirerack, generally half price what you will pay locally delivered to your door

Protection you ask, well I am not catholic so i am a big fan of protection . I have a slime kit

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Slime...h-All+Products

these chaps deliver to australia cheaper than the local rep. plus if you have a cabin check out their lamps
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      12-21-2011, 06:50 PM   #6
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Ooooo all this talk of protection, slime and cabins

Thanks for the sinful link


EDIT: Whoa $50! that's sooo much cheaper than the continental kit! Has anyone actually used one of these 'slime' kits?
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      12-21-2011, 06:57 PM   #7
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I have asked that question many times and got lots of people recommending it but never anyone saying 'well it was a dark night and i heard a pssssssssss coming from the rear'

But the tech has been around for a while and at the end of the day, the worst that I can imagine is I call roadside assistance for a tow. plus the last time (touch wood) I had a flat was in the girlfriends car 20 years ago, ahh the days before kids
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      12-21-2011, 09:12 PM   #8
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Well I've had 2 tyre farts in the past year (4 in the past 2 years). One driving down to Melb - thankfully that time the nail was small and leakage was very minor.

So I've gotten abit paranoid.

EDIT: Does the slime kit fit nicely in that pointless void underneath the boot?

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      12-21-2011, 09:49 PM   #9
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Well I've had 2 tyre farts in the past year (4 in the past 2 years). One driving down to Melb - thankfully that time the nail was small and leakage was very minor.

So I've gotten abit paranoid.

EDIT: Does the slime kit fit nicely in that pointless void underneath the boot?
NO but it almost fits above the battery. Just needs a little encouragement, kinda like when the wife says no, a little prod here, a little rub there and hey presto in she goes
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Cock best thing to happen to the fozzas
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      12-21-2011, 10:02 PM   #11
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Cock best thing to happen to the fozzas
Orey, I just asked ya mum and she didn't know either so what are you talking about
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      12-21-2011, 11:40 PM   #12
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NO but it almost fits above the battery. Just needs a little encouragement, kinda like when the wife says no, a little prod here, a little rub there and hey presto in she goes
too funny!

some time later ... she then says, "Great! now I'm way past my bed time and need to have another shower!"
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      12-22-2011, 12:47 AM   #13
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ouch Charlie!!

Cheapest option is to get one of the portable scratch removal guys out to fix it up for ya. I know a couple of guys over here in WA but that doesn't help ya.

Hopefully u get it sorted man
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      12-22-2011, 05:13 PM   #14
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Hey holo,

It's not a big job. I had a similar scratch not too long ago. Panel beaters quoted 450 and mobile touch up guys quoted 300ish.
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just spend the 400odd on splitters, they will cover the scratch and then when you do it again just swap for a new set of splitters.
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ouch Charlie!!

Cheapest option is to get one of the portable scratch removal guys out to fix it up for ya. I know a couple of guys over here in WA but that doesn't help ya.

Hopefully u get it sorted man
Portable scratch removal? Didn't know that existed!

Do they just spray a small section? and how do them match / blend metallic paint or is that not an option? What about clear coat?
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      12-22-2011, 05:48 PM   #17
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When I say portable.. i actually meant "mobile"

One of them is www.touchupguys.com.au which is a franchise.. I didn't end up using them because they needed the car to be parked outdoors, offstreet with access to a power outlet. I live in an apartment so no go there

I think they will smoothen the scratches, blend and spray paint only a section. I'm not sure about clearcoat.. I assume they will apply that too?

Or do as pcock says, just get a splitter
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I was trying to think of the word too, 'Mobile'

These guys generally go a good job. After all it is their own franchise most of the time. I think they have more pride than the guys in the panel shops. After all they are fronting the client directly.
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just get a pair of OEM carbon fibre splitters to cover the damage.

nice car you got there mate, is that a LCI 335i M sport?
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      12-22-2011, 07:42 PM   #20
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thanks for the suggestions fellas, I appreciate it.
Ninja, yep
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      12-24-2011, 04:32 AM   #21
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O'Brien panel shop in Taren Point, all they do are BMW and Audi, had the front bar on my Q7 redone, brilliant job, better then the factory finish.
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      12-24-2011, 05:15 AM   #22
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