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Old 05-29-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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54 weeks to get first ding!!!! :(

Hi everyone,
I took my sled out of the garage on Monday to head down to the local home improvement store. Parked well away from everyone.
15 minutes in the store and headed home.
Walked by her parked in the garage and noticed someone had creased the right front wheel well.

It's stuff like this you can't avoid, a**holes with no consideration.
It sure does make a dude irritable and of course they are lucky I didnt not see them!!!!!!!!
Already have a call in to my body work guy.

I'll let you know how things work out.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your ding. I just discovered mine on Saturday. It is small on the door but none the less it is irritating especially because I am sure it probably happened at work.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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Hate that for ya, I had a similar one $400 ago...:(
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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I feel your pain. I too received my first damage this weekend, I was rear ended on the freeway. So needless to say I'm going to be without my car for about a week at least. Sucks too because I'd only had the car 3 weeks. It's just really frustrating, the lengths we all go through to take care of these cars & other people just come along & ruin it in the blink of an eye.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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Exactlly why I park far away and take up two spots...don't really care what anyone thinks of that!
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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Sorry for that man.:(
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:18 PM   #7
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We are on the same boat, I just discovered today that my car was hit on the passenger rear fender. I didn't notice it until my dad got home and pointed it out. Damage to my car is bigger.

Do you have an idea how much it will cost to get it repaired?
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #8
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same situation here, we try so dang hard to take care of our things and other people come and mess it up and dont even care.....

getting my blood pressure up.........
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:32 PM   #9
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Sorry to see that...I know my first is lurking around the corner!
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:52 PM   #10
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Here's mine
Any estimate how much would it cost? Thanks!
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:55 PM   #11
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Boy I hate to see these things.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #12
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I really don't understand the people that do these things. Pay attention idiots! Is it really that hard to open your door without flinging it open with blatant disregard for what's next you? And then to leave without a note or anything?

I once saw a lady getting out of her car and she swung her door right into a Mercedes. She looked at it, felt it, got back in her car and moved to a different spot. I felt the need to confront her about it. I was nice but told her I witnessed her hitting the other car and she got all upset about it and told me to mind my own business. Long story short the owner of the car came out of the mall and I was able to flag him down and he got it squared away.

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Old 05-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #13
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Here's mine
Any estimate how much would it cost? Thanks!
$400 is what I paid for a similar repair....
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #14
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Tough location with the bend on that one, little bit more cost associated with it based solely on location and time needed. One entry point so shouldn't be bad, but make sure they enter underneath and remove the tire and wheel well liner.

Tired of people not caring what happens to others property.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #15
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Hi Everyone, thanks for all of the responses!
It is nice to know that I am not alone. I saw one of these threads one month ago and thought boy I have been lucky. Then of course!!!!!!

I will let you know how much it costs and a picture of it repaired.
Cheers to all of the good Camaro Peeps~!
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:01 PM   #16
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Paintless dent repair can get these dents out. They use a small bar that looks like a bent golf club without the head and work the back of the panel. They use the end of the bar to slowly massage the dent out of the fender.

I had one on the seam that runs the length of the passenger door. It was terrible looking. Paintless dent guy took it out in less than a minute. He went down through the window slot (window powered down). I was amazed! I looked at the car on every angle for a few days, under different lighting conditions, and could not find where the dent used to be. Price was about $60 and he came to my house.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:17 PM   #17
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lol it took me less than a week to get a dent in the same area, then the following week for my fiance to open the door into a guardrail lol
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:04 PM   #18
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I had one on the crease of the door, right in the center, drivers door. Saw it everytime I walked up to the car.

I had it removed the day after I got it, took about 3 mins and cost the culprit $60. Yep, I found out who did it and made them pay!

I was gutted when I found it, but now that it's all repaired, I couldn't tell you where it was.

Good luck getting yours repaired.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:09 PM   #19
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I feel your pain. I too received my first damage this weekend, I was rear ended on the freeway. So needless to say I'm going to be without my car for about a week at least. Sucks too because I'd only had the car 3 weeks. It's just really frustrating, the lengths we all go through to take care of these cars & other people just come along & ruin it in the blink of an eye.
My first damage was being rear-ended too, at only 800 miles... I feel your pain. It was almost 3 years ago, but that's a day I won't forget, at an intersection I now try to avoid.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #20
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Not me yet, almost 3 years and still no dings, no miles either 8800. Doesn't mean nothin' has ever happened to the car though, or any of my other vehicles. You just gotta roll with the punches.

This happened a few years back, someone hit a construction barrel and it flew in my path, these cars are fragile. As you can tell I drilled it with the corner of the car at 70 mph.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:38 PM   #21
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My first damage was being rear-ended too, at only 800 miles... I feel your pain. It was almost 3 years ago, but that's a day I won't forget, at an intersection I now try to avoid.
Oh that happened to me too... 6 weeks after I bought it. 1600 miles I had on it. Rearended by an uninsured driver. Hadn't even made my first payment.

Then the door ding as mentioned above.

Then tonight, I walked past it in the garage and managed to clip the side mirror with a metal rivet on my pants and took a 2mm x 2mm chip of paint out of it. Just finished touching that up in the garage.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:54 PM   #22
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I hate the thought of these. Know my day is coming...But I guess they can all be fixed or replaced. Unlike some of our parts.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:07 AM   #23
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Klawrencepdx, Sorry to see that happen to your Camaro. My fender also caught a deliberate door from a hater. It is almost like they are going around aiming at the above the wheel location.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:53 AM   #24
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Really?!?! WTF is wrong with people? No matter the car I am in or the shape of the car I am parking next to I am ALWAYS careful to NEVER hit the car next to me! It's called respect and some people really need to learn some.

That ding would drive me nuts, hope you get it fixed soon OP!
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:53 AM   #25
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Oh that happened to me too... 6 weeks after I bought it. 1600 miles I had on it. Rearended by an uninsured driver. Hadn't even made my first payment.

Then the door ding as mentioned above.

Then tonight, I walked past it in the garage and managed to clip the side mirror with a metal rivet on my pants and took a 2mm x 2mm chip of paint out of it. Just finished touching that up in the garage.
Backed into my own neighbor's ratty old car... he didn't care but I did. I got it fixed the next day.

Spent the day at my best friend's house and come out to see some bad scratches on the rear quarter panel down to the primer - way beyond touch up. Required a paint and reclear of the whole panel which included taking out the quarter window and the door off. $890.00 to fix.

Got a dent on the door crease as well, and $50.00 and PDR later, it was gone...

It just goes to show, if you're at a Camaro club meet or a car show, never doubt that the pristine Camaro you see that looks flawless at first glance has never had its share of problems too. The biggest difference is, guys like us draw the line between those who don't care and let the cars go, and people who take pride in their belongings and want them to remain looking new.

Being nitpicky about things other people would call "trivial" such as little dings and scratches is what makes us car people and it's what will keep our cars looking great years from now. The first time you get a scratch or a dent/ding and look at it for a second and then say, "Meh, whatever" is the first day your car begins to snowball down to shit.
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