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Old 05-23-2012, 03:27 AM
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Hey,

I tried to park my brand new 2 day old A5 convertible in my tiny garage - ironically to stop it getting damaged - and ended up scuffing the front left wheel arch lip on the garage door frame.

Now there are a series of hair width scratches on the lip, that have exposed the metal beneath. It actually sounds worse than it is but I really want to rectify this as the car is brand new.

I don't want to risk trying to do it myself and making it worse, so can anyone recommend a good scratch removal shop?

Is this likely to cost me a s**tload? And what is the price of a new panel (front left)?

Does anyone think the dealership will throw me a bone and rectify this? The car is only 48 hours old!

Gutted.

Nappster.
 
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:36 PM
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Serious bummer. Not sure where you are, but I'd suggest getting on Yelp and looking for highly rated body shops. They may be able to feather and touch up the spot.

Good luck.
 
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:36 PM
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Thanks. In the end I took it to the dealer, and they were grew. They used clay and you would never know anything happened..

But thanks again for you input!
 
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:22 AM
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Good news! Glad it worked out ok.
 
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:25 AM
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Out of curiosity and for future reference, what did that run you approximately?
 
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:44 PM
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They didn't charge me..
 
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Nappster74 View Post
Thanks. In the end I took it to the dealer, and they were grew. They used clay and you would never know anything happened..

But thanks again for you input!
I would like to know what the dealership used becuase I have never seen clay that would remove scratches, and I have used pounds of clay.
 
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:47 PM
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Beverly Hills Audi
 
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:07 PM
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im super shocked the dealer was cool about it
 
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:08 PM
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