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# 250545 15-May-2019 20:39
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Hi everyone. Need some advise here. someone accidentally scratched my mercedes today. So i would like to know how much is the total cost to repair a scratch mercedes market price before i got con for extra charges. Help me pls. Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2238623 15-May-2019 20:52
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Just take it to a few places to get an idea of cost

 

No one on here is going to be able to definitively tell you how much it's going to cost to repair that


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  # 2238625 15-May-2019 20:54
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I agree, I cannot recall a panelbeater being here. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2238631 15-May-2019 20:56
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That is a bit more than a scratch and might be cheaper to replace the panel. If you have insurance I would be getting hold of them.





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  # 2238635 15-May-2019 21:04
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JaseNZ:

 

That is a bit more than a scratch and might be cheaper to replace the panel. If you have insurance I would be getting hold of them.

 

 

Might be checking cost to decide on the excess? Might have a lower premium and higher excess.  If the other party was at fault and OP has details, were wont be an excess.


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  # 2238636 15-May-2019 21:05
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That aint a scratch and looking at the scuffs at the bottom of the bumper....it looks like the bumper got crushed when it was being swiped. 

 

DO you have insurance?   If so, then pay the excess and your are away laughing with a new bumper (or repaired). 

 

These days its eaiser to replace the bumper...but that depends on the car. 

 

 

 

As above.... there could be damage on the otherside.... this is what bumpers are designed for. 

 

Take it to a panel shop....they will give you a quote.  

 

Id estimate your excess would be cheaper to pay than paying market price. 

 

 


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  # 2238638 15-May-2019 21:11
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As an ex panel beater and vehicle refinisher judging by the look it’s purely cosmetic damage so no panel work needed.

I’d say you’d get away with a half respray or possibly a quarter and blended

As mentioned you can’t get a guesstimate online and you’ll get various prices from different places. Be sure to use a MTA assured and CRA certified repairer.

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  # 2238640 15-May-2019 21:16
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JaseNZ:

That is a bit more than a scratch and might be cheaper to replace the panel. If you have insurance I would be getting hold of them.

if it’s a nice Mercedes then most definitely not cheaper, I left the panel & paint trade to work for Daimler Chrsyler NZ (now just Mercedes NZ) and the cost of replacement parts was eye watering and that was to dealers.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2238641 15-May-2019 21:21
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Goosey:

 

DO you have insurance?   If so, then pay the excess and your are away laughing with a new bumper (or repaired). 

 

 

And lose your no claims? Why?

 

 

 

Not sure which location the OP is as the locations don't show under users profiles, but if he is in Auckland try final touch.co.nz or https://aucklandpanel.co.nz/


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  # 2238655 15-May-2019 21:48
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lNomNoml:

 

Goosey:

 

DO you have insurance?   If so, then pay the excess and your are away laughing with a new bumper (or repaired). 

 

 

And lose your no claims? Why?

 

 

 

Not sure which location the OP is as the locations don't show under users profiles, but if he is in Auckland try final touch.co.nz or https://aucklandpanel.co.nz/

 

 

Most insurance companies have guaranteed no claims bonus these days once you have it.

 

I've had a few unlucky accidents in the past few years where I've been hit. Based on a few prices for that and assuming it's only a single panel (panelbeaters will price per panel) you may only be looking somewhere around the $500 - $700 mark for the repair assuming there hasn't been any damage to other sensors.

 

 


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  # 2238692 16-May-2019 00:05
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it just a paint - my guess is definitely under $1k

 

Saying that though, I have had something similar happen to my car.

 

Went to a couple of shops, the highest quote I got was $1500, the cheapest quote (and more professional) was $450 (re-paint one door and color blend the other etc). The one that give me quote for $1500 can do it within a week, while the cheaper one, I have to wait for 2 months - due to waiting time despite the shop is literally operating 7 days a week.

 

My advice, look around, go for the busiest shop.






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  # 2239065 16-May-2019 12:28
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Mine was Japenese Import, was front guard only and not the bumper + wasn't this bad.

 

Insurance guys asked me to visit a Panel Beater, which i did and i got a quote for $1100 incl gst

 

The panel beater offered to fix it for $650 incl if i paid cash.

 

The cost included filling - painting etc

 

i tried to look for a the panel at some Wreckers but no luck finding the same color.

 

I still have that scratch & haven't fixed it.





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  # 2239119 16-May-2019 13:49
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$876.42 + GST.

 

Update: Forgot European car repair tax, see below.


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  # 2239122 16-May-2019 13:53
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muppet:

 

$876.42 + GST.

 

 

You forgot the European Car Repair Tax, $1,752.84


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  # 2239374 16-May-2019 17:08
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If that's a scratch I'd hate to see a scrape or a dent!


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  # 2239470 16-May-2019 18:30
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$200 - $300

 

If you tell them it's an insurance job the price doubles.





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