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Re: biggest botch job
I've seen a classic 'bodge' done by a few garages...
The one which springs to mind is the dent on the tailgate/bootlid (which are easy enough to cause on mpvs & the like).
Rather than get someone like me to fix them, they will just get a 'GB' sticker and apply loosely (trapping an airbubble inside), this then doesn't look out of place, and smooths out the rear end.
Of course when the new owner removes it..."oh we wouldn't sell a car like that...".
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater