Well the good news is I got my license on Monday and has made my life so much easier.
The bad news is I was staying at a friends last night and someone ran into it and left a decent amount of damage. Waiting to get the details of the person now. They hit the good side too, rather than the the side with all the scratches
Well I got the ute back from the panel beaters yesterday. Was covered under insurance but also got the otherside redone as well to patch up some imperfections, very happy with the result. Also in the meantime have replaced the wipers and changed the ignition light to blue which looks much nicer. The panel beater was impressed on how clean it was, and got similar comments from another person today, made me feel warm and fuzzy inside
Before and after
You were lucky you got nudged by someone, that's just about the dream, someone elses insurance covers the cost of fixing all of the paint imperfections/scratches, I'm contemplating getting my next door neighbour to fix up things on mine but resprays aren't cheap.