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Old 07-26-2012, 04:56 PM   #26
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About 50 on the drivers rear quarter. The 2 year old decided to draw on it with a flat head screw driver while I was washing the passenger side this last weekend.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #27
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About 50 on the drivers rear quarter. The 2 year old decided to draw on it with a flat head screw driver while I was washing the passenger side this last weekend.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #28
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He would see 3 if it was my car!
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #29
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About 50 on the drivers rear quarter. The 2 year old decided to draw on it with a flat head screw driver while I was washing the passenger side this last weekend.

Wow.... I am sorry :(
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:43 PM   #30
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Nice on keeping her scratch free, and BEAUTIFUL car might I add. I am guessing this is at MIS? I am trying to get my car a picture inside of Daytona International Speedway!
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:04 PM   #31
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He would see 3 if it was my car!
He drew a house above the wheel well and some nice circles behind it. They were very white looking right afterwards. I buffed with some polishing compound then wax, but they are there. Not through the paint, but broke my heart. I let him know it was not acceptable to touch cars, but he is only 2.... He gets under the car with me and the tools, only doing what he has seen. He also loves the sound. "Go FASTER dad" is all I hear from a 2 year old.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #32
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Probably close to 50. not exaggeration either the paint really sucks
I can back this up! I personally feel the paint is weak and cheap... I counted roughly 50 paint chips alone! Add in the scratches and junk I am nearing 75 maybe.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:49 PM   #33
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He drew a house above the wheel well and some nice circles behind it. They were very white looking right afterwards. I buffed with some polishing compound then wax, but they are there. Not through the paint, but broke my heart. I let him know it was not acceptable to touch cars, but he is only 2.... He gets under the car with me and the tools, only doing what he has seen. He also loves the sound. "Go FASTER dad" is all I hear from a 2 year old.
That's cool. My kids are 11 and 13. I made it abundantly clear that if they scratched my car they would regret it. I also explained why I would make them regret it. I put a duct tape line on the ground behind it in my garage and told them that their bike will never cross that line.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:07 PM   #34
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Had my 2LT for 3 years 9000 miles...zero scratches 1 rock chip no dings. I know...amazing.

Had my SS for one day, found mystery door ding next morning, getting fixed right now. I truly believe the dealer did it with my own 2LT trade, but they told me to pound sand. They quoted $93 to fix...not bad.

I never ever ever let anyone park next to my car within striking distance, not even my own mother, not even for one minute. If I try to go to a store or something and there is no safe spot, I leave. Not even if I'm staying right with the car, it's not worth the fight if it happens, and 9 times out of 10 there will be a fight over it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #35
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Two door dings, many stone chips on the front, and already replaced the windshield.

27,000 miles of driving and grinning.

It's a car. I drive it. Stuff happens.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:25 PM   #36
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I've been very lucky and very unfortunate all at the same time.
Been rearended twice and had a door ding on the driver door.
Each time, I was able to have the car repaired good as new without any out of pocket.

That was until two nights ago. I got a delightful 10" long scratch on my passenger fender. I can only assume that a neighborhood kid clipped it with their bike. I never park outside my house, always in the garage, but that night, I had my 19 month old son with me. I parked outside, got him out of the car and took him indoors. I didn't want to leave him alone in the house while I went back out and parked the car, so locked it and closed the garage. Two hours later, I go to pull the car in the garage and there is the 10" scratch.

While I was bathing my son, I heard my dog barking like crazy... so I assume that is when that happened, but of course, I didn't want to leave my son alone in the bath either to investigate.

Lesson learned, park the car in the middle of the garage, and deal with the wife complaining when she gets home! A lot cheaper solution!

Just got to work out how I am going to deal with the scratch now. Think I am going to try my luck at painting, wet sanding, compounding, glazing and polishing.

Any advice on products/kits? It's through to the metal in a couple of areas. :(

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Old 07-26-2012, 11:32 PM   #37
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Scratches, gouges, and chips. That's what happens with a DD driven on logging roads everyday.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:36 AM   #38
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:50 AM   #39
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Gotta define 'scratch.' I just noticed a bunch of micro-scratches on the pointy tippy end of my driver's door. I have concluded that they were put there by getting in and out of my DD wearing my dress shirt and being careless with the cuff buttons.

So, tons. I suppose.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #40
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[QUOTE=dkp2LT;5349080] Scratches - Previous owner curb it so there are a couple on the bottom of the front bumper but you can't see unless you crawl under. No visible scratches anywhere else.

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Same. 2010 19K miles
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:44 AM   #41
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one small scratch on the pax door = my fault. Plan to repair
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:50 PM   #42
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That's cool. My kids are 11 and 13. I made it abundantly clear that if they scratched my car they would regret it. I also explained why I would make them regret it. I put a duct tape line on the ground behind it in my garage and told them that their bike will never cross that line.
I have a ten year old too. That would have been a different story. I would have only been able to post on here when I got some computer time at the country jail.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #43
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Thats why I open the door :p

You get brownie points for being a gentleman and secretly your just trying to keep your car from harm lol
nooo im too lazy to do it all the time
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #44
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I just washed the car today. No scratches, but I do have a rock chip or two on the front bumper cover. Just a few miles under 6,000. I assume the rock chips came from this winter when there might have still been some sand on the road.

Here's the thing....don't fret. If the car is driven AT ALL, it's going to get a ding or scratch here and there. Those who say they haven't are lucky, because eventually they will, even if it's minor. If the car looks like hell at 100k miles, get rid of it or pay someone to professionally strip and respray the car
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #45
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Nice on keeping her scratch free, and BEAUTIFUL car might I add. I am guessing this is at MIS? I am trying to get my car a picture inside of Daytona International Speedway!
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:14 PM   #46
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Ouch - Dr. Colorchip time

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I've been very lucky and very unfortunate all at the same time.
Been rearended twice and had a door ding on the driver door.
Each time, I was able to have the car repaired good as new without any out of pocket.

That was until two nights ago. I got a delightful 10" long scratch on my passenger fender. I can only assume that a neighborhood kid clipped it with their bike. I never park outside my house, always in the garage, but that night, I had my 19 month old son with me. I parked outside, got him out of the car and took him indoors. I didn't want to leave him alone in the house while I went back out and parked the car, so locked it and closed the garage. Two hours later, I go to pull the car in the garage and there is the 10" scratch.

While I was bathing my son, I heard my dog barking like crazy... so I assume that is when that happened, but of course, I didn't want to leave my son alone in the bath either to investigate.

Lesson learned, park the car in the middle of the garage, and deal with the wife complaining when she gets home! A lot cheaper solution!

Just got to work out how I am going to deal with the scratch now. Think I am going to try my luck at painting, wet sanding, compounding, glazing and polishing.

Any advice on products/kits? It's through to the metal in a couple of areas. :(

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:02 AM   #47
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none. just a small paint chip just in front of the gills on the passenger side, and another small chip on the front driver side fender. all else is perfect. 5 months and 3500k miles.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:11 AM   #48
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ZERO. I purchased a polisher from Adams and the paint is perfect with ~2400 miles....
Not my problem... 2800mi A micro chip in the stick on stripe and 2 windshield scratches.. Paints good though! lol.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:38 AM   #49
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Put my first little bit of rim rash on my car last night. It's a tiny spot, but I know its there.

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Old 07-28-2012, 06:51 AM   #50
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I hate how easily this paint scratches! My eight year old F150's paint with 70,000+ miles is in better condition than a one year old Camaro with 22,000 miles! Hell, when I was looking at brand new cars on the lot I seen brand new cars with scratches behind and around the door handle just from opening the doors! (this dealer puts their Camaro's indoors every Sat night). It's ridicules! Especially the gill area! It almost has me wanting to jump over to a Mustang instead of a 2SS!
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