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Old 03-09-2016, 06:13 AM
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Coming back from Perth today I slowed to 80 for roadworks near Kojonup airport. A tipper coming the other way flicked a boondi up just missing the windscreen but left two gouges in my roof!
If it was just a dent I'd have it pulled but it's gouged the metal. I do have dash cam footage of the truck but it would be hard to pin point that it was at fault. Made a bloody loud thump though.
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I'd be furious too.
So what's a "tipper" and what's a "boondi" ?

Anyways, don't you guys have laws governing trucks and how they have to secure the load during transport (with a tarp or other enclosure/cover over the dumpster
box - cause this is what I assume was the culprit?)
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Re: Unwanted Modification :-(

Ouch thats not nice, if you were still up here it could have been easily fixed in a day.

I'm not sure who you have down in Albany that could fix it. With the salt air you have down in there get the bare metal sealed up and maybe wait till your up in Perth.

If you need a recomendation up here in Perth let me know, my wife works with a lot of repairers in WA. Unfortunatley there arent any repairers in Albany she works with. "Edit" She's actually just told me she brings cars from Albany up to Perth for bodywork then sends them back down.
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Ouch thats not nice, if you were still up here it could have been easily fixed in a day.

I'm not sure who you have down in Albany that could fix it. With the salt air you have down in there get the bare metal sealed up and maybe wait till your up in Perth.

If you need a recomendation up here in Perth let me know, my wife works with a lot of repairers in WA. Unfortunatley there arent any repairers in Albany she works with. "Edit" She's actually just told me she brings cars from Albany up to Perth for bodywork then sends them back down.
Thanks Phinor, I used an auto dent guy two weeks ago on my wife's Gen5 Liberty. He did an awesome job on the boot/trunk. I'll let him look at it in the morning.

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So what's a "tipper" and what's a "boondi" ?
Tipper is an articulated truck with a bin on the back for carting gravel,grain or any number of items.
A boondi is slang for a small rock probably 25mm + size in my case.
Also as the section of road is undergoing repairs and the water truck had just been over it I think this rock came out between the dual wheels.
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Re: Unwanted Modification :-(

Damn!That sucks big time!Had a similar incident here in the USA on my hood and windscreen,like you I fortunately had the dash cam going,contacted the trucking company,sent them the video,couldn't apologies enough,paid for all the repairs at my local Dealership,turns out trucks leaving a building site are supposed to go thru a wheel wash( whatever that is ) and this one didn't,guess that's why they were willing to help.Does your footage show enough info to prove?Just know the bill was over $1700 so was pleased I didn't have to eat it. Turns out you can ask for DVT too,(DVT is the devalued price of any vehicle damaged and pushed through insurance repair,i.e. If your vehicle was worth say, $30,000 but due to a noted accident on car fax,but due to the damage its worth $28,000 now,you are entitled to expect a check from the other vehicles Insurer for $2,000 over and above the cost of repairs.), no insurer will disclose this but you ARE entitled to request it and they ARE required to reimburse you the devalued difference.I HAVE over simplified the process,took about 5 months for me to receive a check and in my case the DVT was $977 due to reported hood damage and being replaced/repainted/reported.This is just an FYI and don't know if there is an equivalent in other countries,but is the case in the USA.
I would have had NO knowledge of this,just happened I was advised of this at my Dealerships body shop when I picked my JGC up after repairs.Did a great job too,mine is metallic green,and even at night under a street light,can't see the difference.Hope it helps anyone reading this post who have been unfortunate enough to suffer no fault damage.
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