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Lease scratched. Return or fix & return?

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Lease scratched. Return or fix & return?

End of lease December 2019.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 Wolfsberg.
Not going to lease or buy from returning dealer.

Should I fix now or just return & pay.
How much would I be looking at?

Any recommendations near Richmond Hill, ON?
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Thanks for your time.
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fix it on your own will always be cheaper
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Did you just call that scratched?
I would fix it before return. Or you can wait till after inspection. Usually they have a price on the repair. Then you can decide if it’s worth the hassle of repairing it yourself.
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That's not a scratch.

Try buffing it out first and polish. The plastic moulding is probably a few hundred and if you needed someone to fix it all up, you're probably in the $500 range. That's if you supplied the part and they only buffed the paint, replaced the supplied part.
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yeah, that will buff right out.

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Just a scratch...lol
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Thanks for your input.
If it's not a scratch what is it professionally called?
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FJF23J12DAZ wrote: Thanks for your input.
If it's not a scratch what is it professionally called?
It’s called paint transfer, try taking a closer look at the damage and see if any of your paint is missing/scratched. Also, are there any dents where the scratching/paint transfer occurred?
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Beamerguy28 wrote: It’s called paint transfer, try taking a closer look at the damage and see if any of your paint is missing/scratched. Also, are there any dents where the scratching/paint transfer occurred?
Thank you for your helpful comment.
Paint was not missing/scratched.
The object that I hit (construction fence) was transferred to the vehicle I believe (black parts), No dents.

I believe I can replace the fender myself but not sure about the paint transfer portion.
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FJF23J12DAZ wrote: Thanks for your input.
If it's not a scratch what is it professionally called?
Damage to the right rear quarter panel / dog leg they'd call that.

New trim piece plus fixing up the panel... Might cost $500 total depending where you do it. If you go to the wrong place it could easily be over $1000.
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FJF23J12DAZ wrote: Thank you for your helpful comment.
Paint was not missing/scratched.
The object that I hit (construction fence) was transferred to the vehicle I believe (black parts), No dents.

I believe I can replace the fender myself but not sure about the paint transfer portion.
Paint transfer can be very easily buffed out, I’d suggest you try it yourself but you would need to buy a buffer first. Which area are you located in? I know a few good body shops that could probably take care of it for a good price. This shouldn’t cost you too much. Do it yourself before returning it.
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Beamerguy28 wrote: Paint transfer can be very easily buffed out, I’d suggest you try it yourself but you would need to buy a buffer first. Which area are you located in? I know a few good body shops that could probably take care of it for a good price. This shouldn’t cost you too much. Do it yourself before returning it.
Thanks.
I'd prefer a professional to do it rather than me going out buying tool for a single use.
Located in Richmond Hill, Ontario area.
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FJF23J12DAZ wrote: Thanks.
I'd prefer a professional to do it rather than me going out buying tool for a single use.
Located in Richmond Hill, Ontario area.
Prochilo brothers have always been honest, I’ve been to two of their locations, the Scarborough and North York ones, and I’ve received great service from both, though the Scarborough location seemed more upfront. Usually if you go there they can give you a free estimate on the spot, it’ll help you get a good idea of what needs to be done and the cost.
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find the cheapest person to do it on Kijiji...its gonna be a shit job, but will be good enough to return.
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Scratch lol. I wonder how a dent looks like.
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If you were in the Brampton area, I would just do it for you. Doesnt take long to buff
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Think of the Childre…
That ain't a scratch....that's a scruff!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Thank you for correcting my misuse of word.
Today I learned what happened to me is NOT a scratch.
I think I get that by now.

Asking around for estimates currently.
Will share how much it end up costing Face Screaming In Fear
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booblehead wrote: $650 would be my guess
I'm guessing at least $1000 for replacing the trim and respray of the quarter and blending in the door.
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Try liquid paper first and return the car at night.
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