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Old 28th June 2012, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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GTR Severely damaged after freak hail storm




Horrible day Massive hail storm in Burbage/Hinckley Leicestershire today hail the size of golf balls Admiral are covering act of god luckily but I have an £1500 excess unfortunately due to my age so thats a bummer.

Damage to my car is hard to make out in photos here is a pic, its peppered all over as if its been parked in the middle of a driving range. pic is of ice cube collected 30 mins after storm then put in freezer. they were almost double this size. car will probably be written off from what ive been told

Any advice would be greatly appreciated on repair I think it will be written of there is in excess of 200 dents
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Old 28th June 2012, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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pretty clear in that pic!!!

I feel for you, that is horrendous!
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Old 28th June 2012, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Jesus!!! Never have I seen that before. What a nightmare for you.
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Old 28th June 2012, 08:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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wow that's mental , got any pics of the roof ? If its a write off will you buy it back and try repairing it privately?
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Old 28th June 2012, 08:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 28th June 2012, 08:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Bloody hell mate that's awful

Hope that it's not a write off and you get it all sorted on the insurance.

You never know this could be God's way of saying you really should upgrade a new carbon bonnet, roof and trunk
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Old 28th June 2012, 08:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I feel for you buddy, you can replace all panels except for the two rear quarter panels which are bonded in, they can in theory be replaced but it's major surgery, if it was me I'd buy car back if rear panels are undamaged, and go carbon bonnet, roof, boot lid, wings, and even doors if you need too, spray it black again and you've got yourself a nice lightweight (well lighter) GTR....every cloud!
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Old 28th June 2012, 08:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Rear panels is heavily dented on the drivers side as this was the direction of the hail there is still around 6 dents on the passenger rear panel though roof is horrific but it is hard to get it to show in the photos. It is so much worse than the photo I have posted in real person
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Old 28th June 2012, 08:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Bloody hell mate makes me feel sick looking at the pics so you must be devastated. Tbh I would prefer write off and another car.
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Old 28th June 2012, 08:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That's horrible to have happen to your car but one of that lumps hitting you in the head wouldn't be much fun either
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I have been in Sweden for the week and left my BMW outside in brinklow (close to Hinckley) I hope that's ok
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That's horrible to have happen to your car but one of that lumps hitting you in the head wouldn't be much fun either
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I'm suprised nobody died with those fcukers flying around.
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Maybe the dimples will help the Aero, like a golf ball

That's the only upside I can see I'm afraid.

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Jesus mate, I'm stunned.

Gutted for you. May be worth calling some of those dent repair guys and seeing what they can do.
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Really sorry to see that, hope the dent guys can pull them out (might be a good option) :-(

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Old 28th June 2012, 09:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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sorry to see this..

same thing happened to my scooby about 4 years ago.

totally peppered with dents

was not a write off- they replaced quite a few and removed dents on others.

obviously gtr panels are a lot more- doubt anything could have protected it other than a roof.. hope you get it sorted
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Old 28th June 2012, 10:52 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Feel for you, at least insurance are covering if need be.

On another note, I never really understand this "act of god" nonesene. If you dont belive in God? Please proove he/she exists, oh we dont even know the gender.

Anyways enough of the rant, im sure the dent repair people can do it for less than your excess.

Best of luck
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Damn, sorry to see that, we had similar sized hail stones around here too, they were absoloutely massive! Even the ducks in our court yard were running for cover lol
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Old 28th June 2012, 11:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Truly gutted for you

This is going to sound like a vulture moment as I guess it is to a certain extent but it's more of a idea to help you with your excess whilst benefiting myself.

My GT-R has light curbing to the wheels after 12 hours across Europe and catching the sides on the Eurotunnel

'IF' your car is going to be written off and you've unmarked wheels or marked wheels with good tyres as I'll need a refurb regardless I'm happy to shift a good few hundred pounds in your direction.

Just means you'll have a little less to outlay on excess, that said if your buying it back it's irrelevant.

Not trying to sound like an arse and I'm not asking for anything for free just thought it might be a good idea to benefit both and least then your excess will in theory be under £1000
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