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#1 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 08:33 PM
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Damn... I have my BMW for 2 weeks only and a disaster happened today!

1) Rain
2) Crazy rain, spikes, thunderstorm
3) Small ice balls
4) Big golf balls

Here are some pictures of what happened...




The first picture is my car being attacked by God...
The second picture is a ugly brown car and my mother's brand new car (with her inside of it) being damaged also.

Man I'm so depressed... ! There are bumps everywhere... on the hood, on the top, on the trunk door,... ghead

Well... I presume that someone here will be able to do something about this! I'll check for a bodyshop next week ghead

Next time I move from Montreal to US

Bye bye!
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Dude, that sucks. Come move to Texas.
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Yeah! lol

This kind of storm isn't something usual here too... Sun was there all day long. T'was a hot day (30°C)... that sucks so bad...

Anyway! What can I do about it?

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ouch, that is a worst nightmare for me. whenever it storms really bad here (near chicago) i always get nervous if im out riding around. i've seen some hailstorms but those in that pic look pretty bad (

goodluck with that, does insurance cover it?

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omgggggggG!!! that sucks

i would have sacrificed my body to protect it, thats just me though

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ya if my car was outside like that i would run out and put layers and layers of blankets or somthing on it, maybe just lay on it myself? just lay there and take teh pain, i would heal but my car would'nt.

ya that "god" has a lot of explaining to do about how he treats some of our cars.
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insurence should be able to cover it!

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yeah but seeing the size of that hailstorm, a few insurance companies are going to go bankrupt


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Man my car alarm was ringing and I couldn't hear it, the storm was really bad! Being out there, I would probably be blind now lol

I can check with my insurance... But I got a 500$ deductible. I'm not sure my insurance covers this kinda storm lol... isn't that considered God Act?

I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find a good bodyshop that will do the job for ~500$... There's no need for paint, it's not like if I had received rocks on the car.

Worse of all, the storm was very local... If I was at my office or anywhere else in town, my car would be OK today

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If you pay for full coverage they should pay for it... just get a quote from a dealership... I'm sure they will charge you a bunch of money.


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That sucks!

You've probably got several small dents that can be poped out with a suction cup dent remover. I doubt very much that insurance would cover anything more than that and an auto body shop will charge you hundreds for something that would cost you about $20. Look online for such a dent removal tool or ask at your local auto supply store.

Hopefully none of the hail stones chipped the car's paint. If so then you might as well go the professional body shop route since you'll need a paint job.
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Wow, thats some heavy hail. Im glad we dont endure that in the UK.
Get a garage man!

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that sucks dude. i woulda run outside and driven to the nearest garage and sat ther till it stopped. hope ur insurance covers it.

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I called my insurance today... I'm covered! I'm glad I am because when the water went off the car, the real damages are easier to see.... at least 30 bumps everywhere... I called a few bodyshop and they told me it can cost up to 2000$ because we will probably have to change the hood, the top and the trunk door for brand new one...

Anyway, I'll see with the dealership on monday, I will let them do the job, I think they are the right ones to deal with, especially if I have to change some body parts...

Yeah, it would be possible to take my car away... But: What if I drive in the same direction as the storm... Instead of 10 minutes of damage, it can be 20 or 30 minutes! And what about if the speed of the car do more damage? I don't know about that lol...

Anyway! At least I'll have a brand new paint on my car...!
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hmmm....maybe i will go around chasing hail storms when i need a new paint job :lol:

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