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Not Happy Neighbour Scuffed My Car.

The next door neighbour's son scuffed the back bumper of the Brera this evening when passing it in his works white van.

It's not a massive scuff. About three inches long by an inch wide on the rear edge of the passenger side wheel arch.

It's a difficult situation as they are cracking neighbours and the son will no doubt get into trouble with work if I take the 'official' route. However I am prepared to go down that route if necessary and ideally I would like the bumper re-sprayed.

But first I have said I will see what I can do re. polishing it out and if it comes up reasonably OK we'll leave it at that and put it down to experience.

So, any advice anybody can offer would be gratefully received.

The scuff is in the plastic of the bumper and the car's colour is Carbonio black (if this helps).

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Re: Neighbour Scuffed My Car.

Rule of thumb is if you can feel it with your nail it's too deep to polish out.



Hope you get it sorted
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Could be Paint transfer from the van.

T-Cut'd get it off, if it is.
 
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Re: Neighbour Scuffed My Car.

End of the day, even if they are good friends they should still either pay for the damage or let the insurance sort it out. If they don't offer to put it right then maybe they aren't the good friends that yiou thought they were??

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End of the day, even if they are good friends they should still either pay for the damage or let the insurance sort it out.
Agree with strat - or you could get the son to do the t-cutting under your watch and direction




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If you want it resprayed, then that's what you have to do. If they are so cracking I'm sure they won't mind forking over the readies considering their son damaged your car.
 
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Re: Neighbour Scuffed My Car.

So annoying...why cant people be more carefull. Id try Turtlewax Safecut then Autoglym super resin or equiv.. then Autoglym Gloss.

Hope it works.

PS only prob with that is the polishes cost around £24 in total
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Re: Neighbour Scuffed My Car.

Try polishing it out as it could be as Nev says. Avoid Chips Away is my advice but here ok things about the Shine lot at Halfords.
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Try polishing it out as it could be as Nev says. Avoid Chips Away is my advice but here ok things about the Shine lot at Halfords.
agreed avoid chips away.
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Re: Neighbour Scuffed My Car.

Cheers all for the suggestions and advice.

I bought some T-cut Scratch Repair Black (or something like that) today and the result of using that is not too bad at all.

The paint transfer has gone and if you're looking close and hard or you know it's there you can still see the scuffing, but otherwise it's barely noticeable.

The annoying thing though is that the neighbour's son hasn't even deigned to knock on my door yet and apologise or ask if there's anything he can do (more than 24 hours after he did it).

I'm tempted to ring my insurance company, tell 'em what's happened and give them all the details of the 'offender' it's brassing me off so much.
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That's what you should do. The fact he hasn't even apologised shows they aren't "cracking" neighbours.

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Re: Neighbour Scuffed My Car.

Maybe have a word with the parents. If they are decent folk they should sort their son out. Maybe they might say ring up your insurance company and shop him to teach him a lesson! If i was that lad i would have bought the stuff, washed and waxed the whole dam thing (maybe hoover)!!! I presume if he had said sorry you would let it slide? it would pee me off also !!

Just remember the gripe is with their son and not the parents its not worth loosing their friendship but thats down to you, the circumstances and their attitude.

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I pity the fool who scuffs your bumper
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I presume if he had said sorry you would let it slide?
Yep. Accidents happen and I'm sure we've all made mistakes where we weren't paying quite enough attention.

But poor courtesy and bad manners are not accidental.
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