Ideas on repairing damage to body . . .

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  1. Kensmith314

    Kensmith314 Read Only Funster

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    I took the motorhome out to the Chatsworth Park site this weekend.
    A fantastic place.
    However, we found that there is some damage to the rear nearside corner. It was almost certainly done by the garage that had it for three days last week.
    It looks like they clipped something when moving it.
    The damage is three smallish cracks - two in one small panal and one in a larger panel where the rear lights are. There is also some heavy black scuff marks.
    To replace both panels would, I imagine, be expensive.
    Does anyone know whether it is possible to repair the cracks or are there places that repair them at a reasonable price?
    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Barclaybasher Funster

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    Best to show pics of damage(y)
     
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    Take it back to the garage that did the damage and let them pay for it.
     
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  4. MikeD

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    I damaged the plastic rear panel on my Autotrail. It was only around £90 for a dealer to supply and replace it. I would get a cost of parts from the makers. Mine even came in the correct colour. (y)
     
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    It depends what the panels are made from, your profile says you don't have one yet!!

    Plastic or fibreglass?

    Martin
     
  6. Kensmith314

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    Sorry, I didn't realise I hadn't updated my profile.
    I have a Knaus Sky Ti and think the rear panels are made out of some kind of plastic. I can ring Lowdhams tomorrow and ask for the cost of the panels - it's a shame there are two damaged.
    asking the garage to repair it is a long-shot (but one I am trying) because when I picked it up it was raining and, stupidly, I didn't check for damage straight away.
     
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  7. Baggers53

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    First of all try the garage.....but maybe they will not want to know.
    Second I was a mobile bodywork repairer, before I retired, and these sort of cracks/
    damage are fairly easy to repair...ask around locally there will be someone who can do this.
    I have a couple on my MH and will be repairing them in the next few weeks.
     
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