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Hi there Lisa, thanks for the pic.

Its hard to say if the paint (or just the surface lacquer) has been damaged, I would be inclined to use a cutting compound (not T cut) over the surface to see how much of the paintwork can be restored. You may not get it all polished out, but what's left can be touched in with a paint kit.

The dent will require a bit of re-work though. The easiest method to implement (pulling the dent out using the trim fixing holes) may not give the best result in this case. The other method (removing the interior trim panel, and the seat base) so you can push the dent out is fiddlier, but will give a better result.

Be realistic about what can be achieved (view it as damage limitation), and you will be happy with the results.

Out of curiosity, where are you based - I'm in Scotland.


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