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The other day in a car park full of pillars Iaccidentallymanaged to reverse into one and did this. (see image).

There is a dent on the upper main section with some chipped paint work showing the metal underneath, there is also scratches all over the bottom bumper with chipped paint again.

I was wondering what the best thing to do would be about this? I have the car on finance and fully insured but I was hoping to get it done without making a claim.

There is a decent garage very close to where I live which my family have used before, they also have a body workspecialist. Should I take it here for a estimate? Alternatively I could take it to the dealers if came from for them to have a look?

My ideal outcome would be for it to look brand spanking new again. For the best price.

Sorry if the picture is on it's side, a little like my parking skills.
 

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Any decent/professional body shop should be able to have this looking like new.
I wouldn't say it would be cheap though.. I'd guess at around the £700 mark. Shop around and try and get recommendations!
 

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I did something similar a couple of years ago and Chips Away did a cracking job for around £200.
Edited by: Allybasher
 

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Looks like a new rear bumper which are not that expensive. They are quite thin plastic hence easy to damage. A new bumper would then require spraying. The damage to the body work should pull out with a decent panel beater. If you find a decent Indie garage may be looking at £300-£400 pounds all in and as good as new. If the bumper can be repaired then that will cut the costs, but looking at the damage I doubt it.
 

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Be warey if its too cheap. Last thing you want is for them to just fill the dent in the quarter panel with filler. Really you want have it pulled out, shaped and a small amount of filler applied.
 
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