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Well, i backed up in a pedestrian sign this morning. My front neiborhood has some jerks who come to cut the lawn, they park their van and trailer right in the middle of the street and to avoid the van i backed up on the field beside forgetting about that sign and then hear scratch like if the bumper was rubbing on a parking concret block. Got out of the car and went to see for damages to bumper/tail gate, looking at middle of rear i could see nothin there. Then walking back to my seat i see this.




Any idea on repair cost?
 

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Jim
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Before you go to get estimates on repairing the damage, try to use some
polish and a buffer to remove some of the scratches.

If the paint is not scraped away, you should be able to buff out alot of
that damage after about 3 or 4 hits with a good quality buffer and some
good car polish.

Then, hit it again with the buffer and some good quality liquid wax 3
or 4 times also to bring up the shine.

You would be amazed at what can be accoplished with high quality
polish, wax and a buffer.

I accidently closed my garage door on the back part of my trunk on my
300C not too long ago.

The bottom of the garage door came right down past the emblem on
the trunk, and put some nice scratches all along the back part of the
trunk. (Don't ask how this happened please...)

Anyway, I was freaking out that I did this to my own car!!

I went inside, and got out my polish and wax that I have from a place
called Griot's. This guy makes his own Best Of Show Wax and polishes,
and they are really great! You can find him on the web. But any high
quality polish and wax will do.

I used the polish about 4 times, and then switched to the wax for
another 4 times, and I was really amazed at the results!

If I did not tell you the scratches were there, there is no way anyone
could find them, unless you get down even with the back of the trunk,
and look across the back of the car. Then, you can barely see the lines
in the clearcoat. And I mean BARELY.

I am going to do this same procedure a few more times to get the last
bit of lines off the car.

I did not want to hit it too many times, as I didn't want to remove the
remaining clearcoat.

Hope this helps!

Jim
 

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Those are deep scratches. The sign post marks start at the rightest and i beleive the bumper flexed in making only scratches. Unfortunatly the quarter didn't flexed, leaving a ding. The grey you see at the end of quarter (just before tail) is scraped paint. Ding needs the to be pulled out before paint.
 

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low deductible

I just checked my insurance papers and found i have only $250 of deductible, i thought it was $1000. Now i'm happy for this. I'll go the dealer tomorow and get an estimate on it.
 
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