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Old 04-24-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Mystery Scratches?

Ok these have been appearing on the front bumper since I've had the car, and I don't know how they get there. They buff out with some force, though. Today I walked up to the car and the whole front passenger side is covered with them... Does anyone know where these come from or has anyone else seen these on their cars? There are so many this time it's going to take a while to get them off.

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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So is this not the first time you have seen them? If not, sounds like someone is jealous and messing with you in the worse way. That or you are using a automated car wash.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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WTH? Is it a cat maybe? Using your car as a clawing post.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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those look like stress cracks in the paint , that are usually caused if something pushed up against your Camaro.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:15 PM   #5
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Looks like a bear instead of a cat using your car for a scratching post,and I also thought the same about the stress cracks in the paint
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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those look like stress cracks in the paint , that are usually caused if something pushed up against your Camaro.

The directions and curves of the scratches don't make me think they are stress cracks.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:20 PM   #7
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Car cover??
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #8
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I immediatley thought stress cracks or an animal. However, I believe that the direction of the scratches would be more random if they were caused by an animal or stress.

Time to look at everything that touches your paint. Washing tools, cover, duster, etc.
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I immediatley thought stress cracks or an animal. However, I believe that the direction of the scratches would be more random if they were caused by an animal or stress.

Time to look at everything that touches your paint. Washing tools, cover, duster, etc.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:41 PM   #10
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What's wierd is how the lines are evenly spaced and the pressure at which the paint was subjected to was equal meaning the scratches don't look deeper at one end or the other,very interesting grasshopper!
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I GOT IT!!

You're a warewolf and YOU did this when there was a full moon!

Solution: Keep a lunar calendar handy, when full moons are expected stay the heck away from your car.

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:29 PM   #12
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So is this not the first time you have seen them? If not, sounds like someone is jealous and messing with you in the worse way. That or you are using a automated car wash.
No automated car wash for me. And the car is garaged so unless someone is following me around, i don't think it's that. Plus since they rub off the vandals wouldn't be doing a very good job
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WTH? Is it a cat maybe? Using your car as a clawing post.
No cats in the neighborhood, and the only place it was since then was the mall parking lot.

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Don't have one.

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I immediatley thought stress cracks or an animal. However, I believe that the direction of the scratches would be more random if they were caused by an animal or stress.

Time to look at everything that touches your paint. Washing tools, cover, duster, etc.
Will do. And if they are stress cracks, would i be able to recreate them myself by leaning on the car?

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You're a warewolf and YOU did this when there was a full moon!

Solution: Keep a lunar calendar handy, when full moons are expected stay the heck away from your car.

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #13
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What's wierd is how the lines are evenly spaced and the pressure at which the paint was subjected to was equal meaning the scratches don't look deeper at one end or the other,very interesting grasshopper!
This, looks like an object with about 8 points is being dragged against your car.
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This, looks like an object with about 8 points is being dragged against your car.
Some of the lines have less space in between them though.
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It looks like someone wearing jeans was leaning on your car. I know when I wash my car or work on it, I wear soft clothing like a t shirt and basketball shorts. Anything with buttons or rivets will scratch the car while you lean over to scrub the hood or the roof.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #16
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It looks like someone wearing jeans was leaning on your car. I know when I wash my car or work on it, I wear soft clothing like a t shirt and basketball shorts. Anything with buttons or rivets will scratch the car while you lean over to scrub the hood or the roof.
They would have been bouncing up and down in different directions all over the front fenders to get a pattern like this though..

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Looks like someone is wiping your front area with some type of a small broom or a very dirty towel. Your guess is good as anyone here.
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I had something like this in my door jambs but it was from the plastic vacuum cleaner hose at the car wash. It wiped right off but it looked just like in your pics. Car wash hoses leave marks too if you let them rub against your paint.
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It's not some kind of water marks, or pollen is it? On my daily driver I get weird lines on it like this from the dew that settles over night, then when I start driving, I get lines where its running off. Just a thought.
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IBM shows all ...... I have IBM and a small scratch looks big in this color. I rubbed a few out my self That's scratches on THE CAR!

Turtle wax makes a black car wax (color magic I think) that hide scratches.
? wounder if it would work on IBM.
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It's not some kind of water marks, or pollen is it? On my daily driver I get weird lines on it like this from the dew that settles over night, then when I start driving, I get lines where its running off. Just a thought.
Nah, we don't have much pollen around here yet and no dew ever settles on it. It's like that and stays that way until rubbed off

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IBM shows all ...... I have IBM and a small scratch looks big in this color. I rubbed a few out my self That's scratches on THE CAR!

Turtle wax makes a black car wax (color magic I think) that hide scratches.
? wounder if it would work on IBM.
I have 3 long scratches down the drivers side 'hip' and it bugs me so much. And it was my dad who did it driving under a tree that overhangs our driveway
It is what it is i guess.
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