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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Daniel Souza, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Daniel Souza

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    2ABD0C47-CE3D-433D-9F75-02CC1FBD1271.jpeg Has anyone else got hit by the hail storm today ? My wagon got damaged all over the bonet, roof and a bit on the side.

    Let’s see what the insurance says.

    I was just a few hundred meter from home stuck in traffic.

    Has anyone had previously issue with hail damaged before?

     
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    Man, that is enough to bring a tear to your eyes... good luck with insurance. I think they are pretty good with this stuff.
     
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    Sh!t man....that sucks.

    A good PDR guy can do wonders with hail damage.
     
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    I agree with VS 5.0 that does suck.

    I had my VE Ute peppered with hail about 3 years ago.

    I rang the insurance company and they gave me a claim number and told me to get some quotes.

    The first place I took the Ute was to the people who do the Mercs and BMW's in the area as they did some high grade restoration work for me a year or so earlier and I knew they employed a fellow who does just paintless dents and works on hail damaged cars.

    When he put a light over it there were hundreds of dents, I'm very fussy and used to detailing my cars and I was surprised how many it had that weren't easily seen with the naked eye .

    My insurance claim excess was $1,000 and he quoted me the same.

    So I cancelled the claim and just paid him to do the work

    He pulled the interior, tray liner and everything he needed out of the car so he could get access behind the panels and the job he did was miraculous, it took two days and the car looked perfect.

    So get a quote first as it may be cheaper not to go through insurance



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    excess on insurance is a scam...I've been through it recently with kids throwing rocks through my front windows (of the house). Paid insurance on this place for 12 years and never made a claim and I still haven't because of excess...anyway not the point...rant over lol
     
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    Not a bad idea if you know its coming and can get it under cover ...

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    Sydney version

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    My VF SV6 is getting PDR repaired tomorrow (not through insurance as there's only 7 dents and the bill is cheaper than my excess) from the hail storm back in December. My daughters Kia was hail damaged back in December and is booked in tomorrow for assessment, but hoping it's a write off as she has a new for old replacement warranty on her car. My sons new Astra was involved in a vandalism incident a month ago and is in a panel shop in Wollongong at the moment and the "free" Hertz rent a car got hail damaged badly yesterday and he's up for a second excess payment in a month. I think GIO will have our name on their blacklist.
     
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    Yeah that really does suck Dan. I left work early to try and miss it all as my car is not covered where I park. Luckily I got home in time. Hope you get it sorted without issues, maybe take the car to where panhead took his?
     
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    Excess on insurance is just to stop you from claiming on every little thing … kerb your gloss-black wheel, oops a $150 fix, claim it on insurance --> which then costs the insurance company double that because it has to be ground through their machine & paperworked etc etc.

    Daniel Souza that's awful, I feel for you! :(
    And to be honest … I'm in a really lucky position at the moment, gumbyment is trialling an "on-demand bus-service" (like Uber Pool but on 10st Benz Sprinters & at bus prices) which covers my commute (it's probably cheaper than half an hour's fuel usage by an L77 idling in traffic :)). Storms were predicted yesterday & my wife (whose car the SSVR really is) is away ... I could have driven ... and my workmates thought I was nuts for using the bus instead (the car's currently clean plus the chance of hail). I'm REALLY happy I took the chance I'd get wet as opposed to the beloved Commodore getting damaged!
     
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    Ouch! I hope that the repair goes smoothly.
     
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    I've had a car written off due to hail damage, but it was nine years old and the repair bill exceeded half the cars value. Late models like a VF would have to suffer somewhere like 10 to 15k damage to be a write off if my experience is any guide.
     
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    I second the notion of getting a quote yourself from a repairer that is anal about doing things right. Even if it costs a little bit more, the outcome will be better than some of the clowns out there. I had someone smash into me just before Christmas, I had to go back to the smash repairer three times to get their dodgy "repairs" repaired again. The insurance company were really hopeless too and I had to chase them up for everything.
     
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    My daughter had a VH that got bad hail damaged many years ago. It got a new bonnet, roof and boot. Came back looking just like new.
    Don't know much about how the replacement roof affected the structural integrity, and luckily, she never had reason to find out.
     
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    i have not actually had to deal with hail storm that much before thankfully, i do not have protection from shelter at my place so i will be open to damage if i do not act fast enough.
     
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    It doesn't. The roof skin can be unpicked and replaced independently of the structural pillars and cross-bracing.
     
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    I haven’t been caught in a big hail storm myself, but I did hear about a resourceful idea that some people came up with in the heat of the moment. They sought as much cover as they could find, then placed their floor mats, boot liners, and what have you, over their car to minimise the damage. I suppose that protecting even just one panel (such as the roof) would be very worthwhile.
     
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    When you run out into a hail storm to cover your car you want to make sure you don't get cleaned up yourself.

    One of those big buggers to the scone and you may never get up again.

    About 30 years ago we had all our front floor to ceiling windows in our house blown out within 30 seconds of a storm starting and while we stood looking at the gapping hole in the living room we watched the neighbour's dog run for cover under a shrub, the hail killed it.

    I love my cars but not that much.

    I have 3 very large and thick dog mattresses in my garage that I used to use for a daily driver that I had no undercover space for.

    I'd place them on the bonnet, roof and boot then tie a car cover over them if I knew there were hail storms in the area but I'd never go out and do it after one started.




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    that is certainly good to point out, safety should come first over cars always (even if we love our cars) but if you know it is coming and can act before it starts then all the better
     
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    Never get hail like that in adelaide. Probably will as the climate gets worse.
     

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