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Old 26th April 2010, 20:01   #16
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Default Bad rear bumper dent, needs fixing in Cochin

This really unfortunate thing happened yesterday. I was reversing my Fiesta in an open ground, and I hit a pedestal (which I didnt see until I hit it). I should have been more careful, I guess. I was reversing at quite a high speed, assuming that the ground is totally empty. This has dented the rear bumper rather badly. The dent is on the right hand side of the rear bumper and about 10 inch section of the bumper has caved in. The bumper doesnt have any tear in it. However, some paint has been scraped off.

All this has happened while I am in Cochin (where I will be for the next one month). I am hoping to get it fixed in Cochin itself. I am considering various options

1. Take to Kairali Ford (this would probably turn out to be expensive)
2. Take it to local tinkering place (dont know any -- would really welcome any suggestions regarding good place to do this in Cochin)
3. Whether to claim insurance for this or not.
4. Anybody can tell me how much this would cost (a) without repainting (b) with repainting
5. Can I ask a local tinkering guy to repaint the bumper, after he fixes the dent? Would he be able to get the same paint quality?
6. I have been told that there is a CARNATION service center in Cochin. So, that would be a good place to get this work done, I guess. Anybody has prior experience of going to them?

Looking forward to help, suggestions, etc.
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Since it is just a dent in the bumper, a local garage can push it out.
Paint jobs are best left to A.S.S. If it is not major, avoid it, as small scratches happen everyday on the bumpers.
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Old 27th April 2010, 10:30   #18
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Hi Pyso,

I'm sure you can find a good workshop in Kochi. Last week, I had flown in to that part of the country. While going from the airport to the city center, there was an entire block of automobile showrooms and service centers / workshops etc. Unfortunately, I can not name the locality as I'm not a local but you just go down the airport road and you find the area I'm talking about.

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Does any one know any good paint shops in Trivandrum-Kerala ? I have my 98' Contessa which is in desperate need of a good paint job and some rust removal too.Also how many days will it take to completely repaint the car approximately.I did my research on some workshops in my locality, but the sight of cars left out in the open yard (in the rain!) really had me worried.So somebody please point me in the right direction
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Does any one know any good paint shops in Trivandrum-Kerala ? I have my 98' Contessa which is in desperate need of a good paint job and some rust removal too.Also how many days will it take to completely repaint the car approximately.I did my research on some workshops in my locality, but the sight of cars left out in the open yard (in the rain!) really had me worried.So somebody please point me in the right direction
Venus motors Veli,

Plot no 9
veli industrial area.

Directions

From kochu veli station towards all saints 300 mts from the station on the right side.

Possitives
Top class workmanship
Very attractive pricing
Rework done on no extra cost
specialists of all cars available
Good paintbooth
only use dupont products

Negetives
Had some labour issues to took 2 months full to completely paint my car

Contact Parmesh 9846771939
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Deepu (SA)
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Old 29th June 2010, 18:15   #21
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Venus motors Veli,

Plot no 9
veli industrial area.

Directions

From kochu veli station towards all saints 300 mts from the station on the right side.

Possitives
Top class workmanship
Very attractive pricing
Rework done on no extra cost
specialists of all cars available
Good paintbooth
only use dupont products

Negetives
Had some labour issues to took 2 months full to completely paint my car

Contact Parmesh 9846771939
04713200000

Deepu (SA)
9447324644

Give my refrence you might get extra discount

Pramod
Thanks Pramod.I called them up and their quote was 15K for a full body PU Coat(Not DuPont) and the tinkering extra.Is this a reasonable rate ?The guy on the phone seemed knowledgeable enough and said that he now had 3 denters and could finish the job in 10-15 days time, he also suggested me to go for a normal PU paint as imported DuPont will come around 30K for painting a Conti! Also I enquired with AutoEngineers TVM.Their price was 25K for the same PU coat !They said that it's not the paint but the putty work which costs more, also the guy seemed less interested.Now i'm really confused! Anyway i may take my conti to Venus guys for them to inspect and give an accurate estimate.Oh yeah i'll mention about you then .
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Thanks Pramod.I called them up and their quote was 15K for a full body PU Coat(Not DuPont) and the tinkering extra.Is this a reasonable rate ?The guy on the phone seemed knowledgeable enough and said that he now had 3 denters and could finish the job in 10-15 days time, he also suggested me to go for a normal PU paint as imported DuPont will come around 30K for painting a Conti! Also I enquired with AutoEngineers TVM.Their price was 25K for the same PU coat !They said that it's not the paint but the putty work which costs more, also the guy seemed less interested.Now i'm really confused! Anyway i may take my conti to Venus guys for them to inspect and give an accurate estimate.Oh yeah i'll mention about you then .
Best of luck, i will talk to deepu/parmesh to take care of your car well, you can have further negotiations when they see the car, the best part is they dont compromise on quality or workmanship. My suggestion is to go for dupont if its a metallic color on your conti, if its a solid color go for PU paint.

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Just park your car in the sun. The bumper will pop out. Or try a hair drier. And touch-up paint for the scratches.
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Any good paint booths in Kochi around Edapally, palarivattom
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It is at vyttilla, on the way to mermaid hotel. Check my gallery for my landy pix. it was done by them
You are right. They are skilled people in polishing also.
Check out Auto team, Near Ernakulam Medical center,NH bypass. You can even get good workmanships at Mastang motors , Near Ernakulam Medical center. Or Carnation,Kundannur.
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