Author Topic: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?  (Read 441762 times)

Offline Booth11

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #380 on: 08 May 2013, 18:51 »
Had estimate back from body shop for following repairs:

Repair dent in passenger wheel arch and respray wing;  replace snapped fog light bracket (bumper off job);  polish out scuffs to bumper;  polish out scuffs to tailgate..........£689  :sad:

All inflicted by some idiot driver.  Will go ahead with repairs but not on insurance.

Also having wheels aligned at cost of £88

Had separate quote for painting rear diffuser gloss black.  An eye watering £287  :shocked:
Will give it a miss at that price.  May get alternative quotes for that at later date.

If they want that for the diffuser maybe the other work is overpriced too?

I suspect it probably is, but as it is the VW approved body shop and reputable (in terms of quality) will stick with it.  Also they can fit it in exactly when it suits me and tbh I don't really have time to trawl round a load of other places.

The diffuser is just a wish list thing and can wait.  I'll get alternative prices for that and side skirts in due course.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #381 on: 08 May 2013, 19:08 »
Booth, mine was main dealer. Me thinks they're having your pants down!

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #382 on: 08 May 2013, 19:19 »
I wouldn't have a VW body shop even look in my car's direction after the mess they made of my last Passat. You would be much better off using a body shop that  comes highly recommended by people you know and trust.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #383 on: 08 May 2013, 19:28 »
^^^^^^
But he wants to realign the n/s wiper. That needs to be parked in the horizontal position. You can't do that if you've put them into the service position before taking them off.

Also, when you check them afterwards, they won't work unless the bonnet is fully closed. I thought I'd broken something after I'd adjusted mine.  :embarrassed:

Ahh missed that bit, I knew about the bonnet and the wipers not working.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #384 on: 08 May 2013, 20:10 »
Booth, mine was main dealer. Me thinks they're having your pants down!

I wouldn't have a VW body shop even look in my car's direction after the mess they made of my last Passat. You would be much better off using a body shop that  comes highly recommended by people you know and trust.

Sorry, meant to say this is the body shop the dealer uses.  Took it to dealer Initially.   Also it does come recommended by friends.  Price for repair work is pretty much what I was expecting, it's just the diffuser price that seems way off.   

Wasn't overly impressed with previous body shop I used for work on my mk5.  They had to have passenger door off and it was never the same again 

At the end of the day can only go on personal recommendations and that it is dealer recommended.  If job isn't done to satisfaction then it will be going back! 
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #385 on: 09 May 2013, 19:17 »
Ordered it a set of AP 4 pots
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #386 on: 09 May 2013, 19:30 »
Got a set of Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2s fitted yesterday, replacing the previous noisy Bridgestones.  The fitters managed to get goo over the edges of the alloys, so I cleaned that off today.

In addition, for the first time in ages, I paid less than £70 for a tank of fuel (136.9p per litre).  :shocked:

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #387 on: 09 May 2013, 20:12 »
put vpower in you tight git
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #388 on: 09 May 2013, 22:58 »
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #389 on: 10 May 2013, 08:29 »
Some kindly pigeon has just sh!t all over it  :angry:
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