Fitted new Powerflow
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Hailstorm body damage
Having just spent the best part of £1000 on cam belt change, disc pads and discs, water pump, two new tyres, new front suspension parts and booking in my beloved 156 1.8 TS for a replacement manifold and other minor works to get the car looking new, the heavens opened and it now looks like a Titleist golf ball.
Over 60 dents in the roof, more on the bonnet, boot lid, wings, rear quarter panels and even the bloody doors have dents. Yes, it was a big hailstorm (three weeks ago) with hailstones nearly the size of tennis balls (really!).
Good news, insurance will cover it, but £300 excess. Bad news, first quick estimate £1800, which means the lovely insurance company will write it off as they won't value it that much.
Anyone recommend a good dent remover, kit or anything? Writing it off would be a travesty as even though it has done 104,000 miles, it drives beautifully. It has a new Powerflo exhaust, and new spark plugs, so as you can imagine, I don't want it to go. I love my Alfa and don't mind saying it!
Any advice welcome.