02-12-2007, 04:29 AM
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02-12-2007, 05:15 AM
Sorry man, I feel for you. But anyway, why dont you invest on those off-road fender that I saw in Audiusa.com website. I am even thinking about getting them myself. Let me know what happen.
02-12-2007, 05:16 AM
i wonder if you can get most of the scuffs out with a polishing compound?
you might have to go to a shop for the deeper scratches...
that's one nice looking Q though!
02-12-2007, 07:05 AM
I work for a software company that provides systems which generates estimates for collision damage.
The clearcoat can be wetsanded or resprayed. However it looks like you've got a couple of deep scratches which pierce through the paint on more than one panel. These should be professionally taken care of as they will require refinishing of both paint and clearcoat. If there is a deep scratch in the middle of a large continuous surface area, it may be necessary to refinish the entire panel since it is very difficult to blend (but it is possible if it is a good bodyshop). BTW red is one of the most expensive colours to have refinished due to the cost of the paint.
My $.02 is to have it professionally done by a good bodyshop as they can restore this type of damage to 'original conditions'. If you do it yourself or have a less than flawless job done on this, you may not be very happy and will have to live with it. Also if you try and sell it in the future, it may affect the resale value if someone suspects it was refinished as a result of collision damage.
02-12-2007, 09:23 AM
my wife dragged the back wheel around a kerb. 1000 Euro. Got a temp job done for 60 Euro but I am on the lookout for a set of S-Line 20" 5 spoke wheel to have spares, prefer on Eagle F1s.
It put her off driving the Q which is a pity.
Tell her you are over it and never show her the pics or the bill. Its not fair. just grin and bear it, the sooner you pay up the sooner its over. Unless she does it again in which case dig a large hole in the back garden;-)
02-16-2007, 02:18 PM
Except there were 5 adult passengers in the car at the time. The scraping sound was very disheartening. I have a great body shop that fixed it for $450.