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Old 05-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #26
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #27
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Re wipers and damage to edge of hood - - has this happened to anyone else? The wipers arms on my Camaro were factory installed ON THE WRONG SIDE... Of course this resulted in paint scraping off the edge of the hood when the hood was closed. My dealer has acknowledged this and will make the paint perfect. Funny thing is, the wipers kind of operate on the wrong side. Any fellow C5'ers ever heard of this before?

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Old 05-05-2012, 11:04 PM   #28

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I haven't done this... I learned my lesson on our BMW Z3.

In order to clean the windshield with the wipers 'up', you had to open the hood and then you can lift the wipers. So that is what I did. You lift the wipers up off the windshield and they are 'under' the hood. Well once I was done, I just closed the hood.

$90 and a new drivers side wiper arm later and lesson was well and truly learned!

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:46 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by suplex View Post

In your picture, I see a can of what looks like it says: "Plasti-Dip". Were you able to find it in Rally Yellow? Please let me know where you got that touch up spray paint can so I can find one someday if ever needed.

I believe you can only get Plasti-Dip in red, black, clear and white. I was using it to repair the vinyl stripe (black). All in all, the repair came out good. Just need to wet sand and blend the painted side tomorrow.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:24 AM   #30

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I think there's a "dOH!" thread around here:...and I for one have already posted garage door 'L' bracket vs softly painted rear bumper.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:08 AM   #31
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Did it just this week. CRAP!! Wish this thread was posted earlier.:(l
Touch up paint and same wet sanding and no one will know but me.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:13 PM   #32
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I had the same thing happen to me except this happened after my windshield was replaced and Safelight auto glass repairman had put the wipers on backwards. Yes there is a left and right side wiper. I went to pull up on my wiper to change it and SCRATCH! Solution: carbon fiber VIS hood.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:26 AM   #33

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At least you have the ballz to admit it.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:35 PM   #34

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Wasnt my hood the other day,
but i almost scraped the
nose as i backed out the garage.
I cant find any damage maybe i
got lucky and it was the tire and
not the nose.
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