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Old 30th May 2008, 19:33   #1
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Default Somebody purposely scratched my new car.

Today when I had parked my car at my office, somebody purposely made a few deep scratches on my new, barely a week old, 200km run DZire. They are short round scratches , deep enough to show the white colour under the silver paint on the 2 front doors and the right rear door. This has perhaps been done by a key .

I hate to look at it but I will have to everytime I get into my car. My new sparkling car has lost its charm.

Please suggest what options do I have .
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Old 30th May 2008, 20:07   #2
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If you can see the base coat then you have no option but to go for a touch up job. Since your car is new, paint matching wouldn't be an issue.
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Old 30th May 2008, 20:27   #3
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Can sumone please give me a rough idea about the cost of such a touchup paint job, considering that the areas in red would need to be painted due to one or two scratches per circle. Add to this two scratches on the other side.
Should I get it done at the MASS or some local paintwala?
Can I claim an insurance on this?
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Sorry.... forgot the pic.

Here it is.
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Old 30th May 2008, 21:09   #5
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Can't really make out the damages from the picture.
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Can I claim an insurance on this?
Not really worth for a small issue like this.
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Can't see any scratch in the photo. Or is it not very visible?
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same problem i faced buddy...got my vdi delivered 2 weeks back
on the day of delivery i just bought the car and parked in front of my house
and next day i saw a big line on the left side from the rear door till the front....felt reallly sad....
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Can't see any scratch in the photo. Or is it not very visible?

My Mistake.... Forgot to mention that by the time I was home, it was dark already . So did not take pics. Circled the damaged areas in the original pic to give out some idea about the extent of the damage.
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Hi mentos,

As seen in the photos (not quite visible), Why claim Insurance for such a thing??. If you go to MASS , the first thing they say is you have to get both the doors painted (my personal experience with two dealers). That may set you back by nearly 10,000/-. Find out a person who is quite known for his painting skills in your area or surrounging ones. It should be easy. But dont go to unskilled guys. they will simply ruin it (again personal experience). As, it is very painful to have scratches on a new vehicle, it is even more painful to see the paint work (touch up) done very badly. hope to see new again.
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Hi mentos,

As seen in the photos (not quite visible), Why claim Insurance for such a thing??
U missed my last post. Or perhaps it just appeared too late. The scratches are very much visible. I did not have a pic of the scratched car so just marked the areas on the pic of the new car.
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Jealousy..!!! when will people grow up and stop doing all this kind of C*** on our cars.

Last sunday i had opened the bonet of my car which has been Vinyl'd black on it,one uncle from my building parked the car,came to me to see what i am doing,he removed the Vinyl from one corner and ask's me ohh is this sticker....I was soo darn hot in anger,i thought Removing the uncles car paint and ask him "Ohh is this paint"
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I don't understand what kind of pleasure do people derive in engaging in such acts. Sadists! what else can they be called.

It happened to me few years ago. I had parked my new car in my apartment's basement and had gone for work. After coming back i noticed a nice long cross-mark made out of a car key on the centre of the bonnet. I could hardly sleep that night seeing the scratch.
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Old 31st May 2008, 08:44   #13
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How do you deal with such scratches? I just cant let them be there on my new car.
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How do you deal with such scratches? I just cant let them be there on my new car.
LOL just wait for a few months; then the car will no longer be 'new' and you'll be able to live with the scratch!

Sorry, but that's the only solution!
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Mentos, sorry about your small tragedy. Its just a part of car ownership. You are not alone on that.
Please go thru this thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...vandalism.html

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