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I had my windscreen changed in January after a crack appeared. it was done on the insurance (RAC autowindscreens) but the tape they left on stripped off some of the lacquer.

To their credit they have completely admitted fault and offered to fix it. They gave me the option to take it to one of their approved bodyshops which happens to be miles away, or get it done myself and send them the bill. I'm going to take the car to my local bodyshop when I can but how much do you reckon I'll be looking at?
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Re: lacquer damange

chips away to repair lacquer... £60??
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It looks as if the clearcoat has started to fail. I think a bodyshop is the right place to fix this problem. Automotive International - Clear Coat Lifting

If the entire panel needs to be redone, it might mean taking out the windscreen.

Edit: Probably a few hundred quid to make it perfect
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Re: lacquer damange

Bl**dy 'ell!

You shouldn't get delamination like that! I'd stay away from local spot repairs and get a proper bodyshop to do it.

Only question is whether to get their people to do it so you can hold them accountable for the results or use your own people and so be in control of the process.

I'd opt for the latter in order to make sure that you get the results you want. Colour match could be interesting though so that would be my biggest consideration when picking someone to do the job.

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