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Car Damaged at Body Shop

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Car Damaged at Body Shop

The door panel of my SIL's car was damaged at an auto body shop. The car was at the shop for about 4 to 5 hours today. Can she do anything?I'm guessing she's SOL.

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Why would she be SOL? Any reputable shop should own up to it if they caused the damage.
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SOL unless she can prove that it was undamaged with pics before going in OR they fess up and take responsibility.
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tranquility922 wrote: Why would she be SOL? Any reputable shop should own up to it if they caused the damage.

I'm going to assume that they're going to deny causing any damage. She didnt take any pictures of the car before going in today, so it's going to be her word against there's.
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If your handy OP, remove the door panel and take a heat gun to the back of the panel. Work it slowly and try to push it out.
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redblack wrote: If your handy OP, remove the door panel and take a heat gun to the back of the panel. Work it slowly and try to push it out.
Unfortunately, not at all.
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IHavocI wrote: I'm going to assume that they're going to deny causing any damage. She didnt take any pictures of the car before going in today, so it's going to be her word against there's.
Ask.

The shop scratched up my wife's vehicle when it was in for some work, they fixed it without any hassle.

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IHavocI wrote: The door panel of my SIL's car was damaged at an auto body shop. The car was at the shop for about 4 to 5 hours today. Can she do anything?I'm guessing she's SOL.

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Asking the shop will be infinity more useful than posting online.
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IHavocI wrote: I'm going to assume that they're going to deny causing any damage. She didnt take any pictures of the car before going in today, so it's going to be her word against there's.
Ask, don't assume or be a pushover.
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