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Old 21-10-2019, 11:12 AM   #1
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Tractor caused stone chip...

Hello all,

Just wanted people's thoughts on this.

Was on my way to work this morning when a tractor turned out of a field and was coming towards me. There was mud and stones flicking out of the tyres so I slowed down and moved as far across as I could.

As it came passed mud and stones flicked all over my car and when I have got to work, there is damage to my driver's door. (There was no safe space to pull over before getting to work).

Does anyone think I can get anywhere with this or I just need to suck it up and pay for it myself? The car is a week old and annoyingly don't have my dash cam in there yet as I didn't have the correct fuse tap!

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Old 21-10-2019, 11:24 AM   #2
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You've got no chance without evidence. Tractors are a pain, living rural I'm behind them quite often and have to keep a fair distance behind to avoid the crap flicked off the tyres. You can watch it like slow motion fly into the air and come back down. Tipper trucks are another one a don't like sitting behind, you can see gravel falling through the back flap like a seive.
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Old 21-10-2019, 11:26 AM   #3
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You've got no chance without evidence. Tractors are a pain, living rural I'm behind them quite often and have to keep a fair distance behind to avoid the crap flicked off the tyres. You can watch it like slow motion fly into the air and come back down. Tipper trucks are another one a don't like sitting behind, you can see gravel falling through the back flap like a seive.
Thanks for the reply.

I thought it would be the case. I was going to pop in to the farm on my way back and have a chat with them if possible and see what they say but I can imagine it won't go that well!



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Old 21-10-2019, 12:04 PM   #4
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I'm from Devon so feel your pain, but I wouldn't go talk to the farmer. Like you say I doubt it will go well.

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Old 21-10-2019, 12:07 PM   #5
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suck it up ...could be worse

thing is i bet weve all kicked up a stone and chipped someones car or screen
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Old 21-10-2019, 03:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I have ordered a touch up stick to see if I can get it looking acceptable. If not, I will have to get it resprayed.

Just hard to swallow when the car is so new!

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Old 21-10-2019, 10:13 PM   #7
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Maybe have a look at ChipEx too...


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Old 22-10-2019, 12:43 AM   #8
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Get a spot repair done by a professional, no need for a full respray. You won't know it has ever been chipped.
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Old 22-10-2019, 08:43 AM   #9
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Get a spot repair done by a professional, no need for a full respray. You won't know it has ever been chipped.
Thanks just messaged a guy who lives on my street who does SMART repair. See what he says!

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Thanks just messaged a guy who lives on my street who does SMART repair. See what he says!

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Brilliant, you'll have to show us an after/repaired photo
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