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Old 06-15-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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My Camaro in a Freak Hailstorm!

No sooner did I take my car for a ride today, got home, parked it in the street in front of my house and all of a sudden, the heavens open up and almost completely submerge my car. This video has to be seen to be believed! My Cobalt and Camaro were just about swallowed up by nasty pellets of ice. Hope it didn't destroy my paint job! Mind you that the day started out in the 80's and humid and then got dark and hit the 40's. Winter weather in the middle of Spring. Gotta love it. :(

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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What the HELL?! In New Jersey in Summer? You need a garage in the worst way !
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:04 PM   #3
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omfg...why are you parked on the beach?
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:05 PM   #4
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you should ran out there and covered it with a comforter or quilt or someshit...i would threw myself over it!!!
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:06 PM   #5
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OMG!

That's insane!

Hopefully insurance will take care of it... WOW.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:07 PM   #6
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You gotta be freakin kidding me! That blows! Good luck man. I'm going to have to get a cover for it when I get one just to add a little protection for this kind of situation.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:09 PM   #7
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take it back to the dealer, tell them they really messed up on the detailing and you are pissed!!! :upset:
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:09 PM   #8
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Looks like the paint held up just fine. I called OnStar immediately after I could drive it out of the deluge and the systems checked out fine. Love OnStar by the way. I would have put the car in my garage as planned but we're having work done in the basement and all of their tools are in the garage. What's worse is that my damn Ground Effects that the dealership said they have said they backordered now. Can't complete my car. Double-whammy today.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:14 PM   #9
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wow...
that happened to my truck...they got it fixed up and looking like new again...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19730
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:14 PM   #10
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Email that video in to the weather channel.

I would have done.
1. Move the car from the area with the deep water.
2. Throw some thick blankets over the hood, roof, and trunk.

The thick blankets will really help if the hail isn't crazy big.

You can buy real heavy duty blankets (not made for sleeping) that you can quickly cover your car if it starts to hail.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:22 PM   #11
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I'd of been freakin, whether is so unpredictable in the summer, blanket or a nice car cover if the baby has roofus over it. Hope it wasn't hurt, sounded brutal.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #12
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I just hosed it off. The paint is actually pretty tough...Much tougher than my Cobalt's and I think the Cobalt is alright as well. Alot of dirt and leaves got caught in the wheels, but I think I got it sterling again. Just made my heart skip a beat, that's all. Figured you guys would be interested in seeing it. This was a once in a life time event. In all 32 years of my life, I've NEVER seen a true hailstorm. I thought it was truly End of Days. :(
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:32 PM   #13
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Bet you're not complaining it's heavy now
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:34 PM   #14
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Bet you're not complaining it's heavy now
No way!! Everything happened today while I was driving. People wandering into pizzaria's looking for the owner of my car....police flagging me down to look inside...This car is a phenom and so was the weather today. Absolutely incredible!
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:34 PM   #15
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:35 PM   #16
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I've seen that hail before in IL but wow... I would have gone nuts seeing that happening. Good thing the paint was strong, for that wave of hail, seen marble and golf ball sized hail in my lifetime.

And I know Onstar will rock.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:37 PM   #17
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GEEEEEEZ

OMG you must have FLIPPED OUT!

WOW! Sh!t that is wild, hope everything stays ok. Next they'll send in the locusts on the Camaros!!!!! - but I shows it "takes a lickin' and keeps on....."
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:40 PM   #18
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Why didn't you move it to the higher ground on the grass?? Looks like it is high enough for water to get inside the vehicle too.. How much damage did the hail do to the paint>?
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:41 PM   #19
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Good lord... I would have been freaking out.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:45 PM   #20
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Why didn't you move it to the higher ground on the grass?? Looks like it is high enough for water to get inside the vehicle too.. How much damage did the hail do to the paint>?
Water never got inside thankfully and there was no damage at all. The street was shallow on the driver-side, so I could get in and drive it out of there. I just called On-Star to be sure none of the vitals were damaged. Did you check out the grass? It was just as flooded. :(
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:46 PM   #21
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What a storm! That video made me nervous and its not my car!
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:50 PM   #22
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:53 PM   #23
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Oh man, that truly sucks. I would have had a heart attack on the spot!
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:57 PM   #24
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Now Just make sure you get a Garage, or a house on a hill! Something before the next storm hits!
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:01 PM   #25
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I would have thrown myself on top of the car to protect it from that pelting.............How is there NO damage........I cannot believe it. You are lucky today, for sure.
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