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Default Damage To Rear Drivers Side Wheel Arch Trim - 8th March 2014, 05:48 PM

Hello and good evening.
While at my local garage a short time ago, a driver of another car tried to squeeze past my Mini Cooper D and caused minor damage to the rear wheel arch trim.
I have a cooper body kit on my car, and the part with the scratches is the small section that comes off the back of the wheel arch.
I have attached a photograph of the arch and scratches.
The scratches catch on your fingernail so they can be hidden by any product.
Can these parts be replaced? If so are they easy to replace and what would the rough cost be?
I know it's very minor damage, but I'm a bit of a perfectionist :-)


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Default Damage To Rear Drivers Side Wheel Arch Trim - 9th March 2014, 06:58 AM

I had a bigger scratch of my nut sack this morning...


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Default Damage To Rear Drivers Side Wheel Arch Trim - 9th March 2014, 07:31 AM

I'd be tempted to sand them out and apply a dressing to the trim. Might work? If not give Lloyd's a shout on here. Don't think they are stupidly expensive but enough for me to have a go at improving them first!


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Default Damage To Rear Drivers Side Wheel Arch Trim - 9th March 2014, 07:52 AM

I wouldn't touch it tbh. Because of the slight texture the plastic has, any rubbing or sanding is going to show up worse ('the voice of experience'! ). If you cannot camouflage it with with your preferred trim gel, to you satisfaction, I would just replace it. Not very expensive and they just clip off/on I believe (would have to check).

Tbh, it doesn't look too bad and probably only you would notice it but I know what it is like when it seems to stick out like a sore thumb when you are cleaning. The age of the car would be the biggest influencer for me


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Default Damage To Rear Drivers Side Wheel Arch Trim - 9th March 2014, 10:51 AM

I wouldn't replace it.. Bumper gel will hide that pretty well. There's a large scrape in mine that's been there from I bought it, it's 50 something to replace from bmw. I wouldn't recommend you waste that money on something so small lol
  
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Default 9th March 2014, 04:39 PM

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Default 9th March 2014, 05:07 PM

Thanks for the replys. I know its small, I'm just a perfectionist and the car is just one year old.
Whatever happens it's not going to cost me a penny as the driver of the other car is going to pay..
I'll decide in a day or so I guess. My car doesn't have a single mark on it anywhere else..



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Default Damage To Rear Drivers Side Wheel Arch Trim - 9th March 2014, 05:20 PM

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Default 14th March 2014, 02:35 PM

New parts ordered and being fitted next week.



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