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Old 15th May 2008, 10:40   #1
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Last evening I was on Garuda Mall to meet some outstation friends for dinner. Being a weekday, getting a parking slot was pretty easy. Got a parking slot next to driveway. I've a Skoda on my right and clear driveway on my left. After that cars are parked perpendicular to mine. Some red car from there reversed and did this to my car...

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I'm sending the car to Sundaram today for an estimate. I would also like to know from you guys as where I can get a good body job done? I don't mind giving it outside provided the fit and finish is GOOD. As some of you know that I'm fussy about this.

Jaggu, any lead?

I hope pictures quality is good enough to judge the damage. Taken with my iphone.
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read these threads,

A (Where to get a good paintjob in bangalore?)

B

Both Sai and fastcars are known to be good in their bodywork and paintjob.

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I'm sending the car to Sundaram today for an estimate. I would also like to know from you guys as where I can get a good body job done? I don't mind giving it outside provided the fit and finish is GOOD. As some of you know that I'm fussy about this.

Jaggu, any lead?

I hope pictures quality is good enough to judge the damage. Taken with my iphone.
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Ouch! That sucks!!

Following two threads might help

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...paint-job.html
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...bangalore.html

First thread talks about FastCars on BG Road and the second one talks about Sai colorium .
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"When you reverse, things come from behind you".
Someone should go tell this to that idiotic driver!
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Really sad. Garuda Mall parking is terribly designed to say the least. Parking stalls are ridiculously small and narrow if you are in anything bigger than a hatchback. This is the root cause of incidents like this. Once a car nearly rear ended me at one of those blind turns
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Did you complain to the Garuda mall authorities, what was their reply?

Since I cannot see any damage to the paint, my suggestion is why don't try applying some pressure on the dented area from the inside area of the boot. Should get back most of it to orginal condition and if done correctly it will be as good as new.

Also use a rubbing compound to remove the surface scratches.

Use some of these dent removal videos as a guide:








Let me know if your try this?
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Sad to see that. Even my parked car was brushed sometime back at Garuda Mall by someone who had parked his Santro adjacent to mine. Luckily the damage was not bad except for a few scratches.

More than space constraints at parking lots, I would blame it on the utter carelessness and scant driving skills that some have.
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Feeling Really Sad to see this Rudra.

Get an estimate from Ahmed Jaan on Ulsoor/Dickenson Road. Have heard he takes a little longer than normal, but his work is impeccable. I have seen many exotic cars there. Infact even yesterday, while passing past his workshop, I saw an E-Class Merc which had come there for some body-work and paint touch-up.
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when such things happen to us with no fault of ours. Atleast the *%$## should have the decency, to owe up to the fault!
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I am sorry to see this unnecessary loss Rudra. Sad that it had to happen to your beloved Optra.
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Did you complain to the Garuda mall authorities, what was their reply?
I didn't. But what can they do? Every single paid parking area is decorated with a notice saying management is not responsible for any theft or damage.
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Since I cannot see any damage to the paint, my suggestion is why don't try applying some pressure on the dented area from the inside area of the boot. Should get back most of it to orginal condition and if done correctly it will be as good as new.
There are damages and it cannot be repaired like you said.

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Looks like it needs to be replaced - ouch. Looks like you were hit at speed

Did you park in the basement or the multistory. I recommend that you always park in the basement of Garuda.
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Get an estimate from Ahmed Jaan on Ulsoor/Dickenson Road.
Where is this shop exactly? A small direction would help.
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Ouch !! Looking at the photos makes me wince - I mean the guy could have atleast owned up !

Getting the crease line back proper will be difficult, but it can be done by an expert.
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Looks like it needs to be replaced - ouch. Looks like you were hit at speed
I'm guessing that car stopped after the bang only. It's a clean landing job!!
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Did you park in the basement or the multistory. I recommend that you always park in the basement of Garuda.
Basement, level 2.
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