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Old 06-20-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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Bank Drive Throughs Suck

Iíve had my car for a year and 25 days and I have always tried to be very careful of where I park and how I drive so I donít end up with any dings dents or damage.

Many of you may have gone through the tight bank drive through before and sweated every moment. I do the same and normally itís just a moment of uneasiness, then itís over.

Yesterday I got strike one. Oh the pain! Like a dagger in my back, I heard the awful grind of metal on concrete. The damage was bad. One spoke and a bit along the rim. I WAS PISSED; at the bank, and at myself. How could this happen.

I went home right away and assessed the damage. Yeah it was bad but I went to work immediately with my Dremmel Multi-Tool. It took a couple of hours to finish and itís not perfect. It was hard to get the aluminum polished but not too polished. I'll have to go back and tweak it. Sorry I donít have a before shot but here it is after:


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Old 06-20-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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Ever since I've purchased my camaro, I don't gave any reason to go to the bank...
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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On a good note there's not damage to the tire! You should be able to get that rim fixed without too much trouble. Sorry for the loss! :(
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:50 PM   #4
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Really good job on the repair, barely noticeable. You have the polished wheels (not the MS wheels), right?
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:55 PM   #5
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That so sucks, will have had mine for 6 months on 6/22 and am waiting for a door ding (although I park out in the sticks everywhere I go) - or me to pull some stupid curb trick.

You did a pretty good job with your dremmel from what I can see. Good to know that's an option..
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:55 PM   #6
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After scrubbing one of the wheels on my 350Z which has a similar door and window,I get my lazy ass out of the car and go to the inside ATM.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
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the repair looks pretty good.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:24 PM   #8
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If that's a polished wheel, try applying some clear coat on it.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:39 PM   #9
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i just had my first curb rash on my black-chrome wheel. to make matters worst, it happened while i was pulling into my drive way. i was so tired from work that i miss judged it. i'm sooooo pissed at myself.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:22 PM   #10
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Really good job on the repair, barely noticeable. You have the polished wheels (not the MS wheels), right?
Yes, these are polished. I went back and forth from too polished to too dull. It's now too dull. It may be the original clear coat is the dulling part. I put some clearcoat on it to prevent weather damage.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:28 PM   #11
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Yes, these are polished. I went back and forth from too polished to too dull. It's now too dull. It may be the original clear coat is the dulling part. I put some clearcoat on it to prevent weather damage.
Sorry to hear that. If it makes you feel any better, I curbed the wheel on my original Midnight silver not even a month after having it taking it to the dealer for their "Pit stop". I did that before driving it to Florida.

If you wanted to try my PC 7424 on it, we could do that if you wanted. I also have bavarian silver, and midnight silver touch up paints if you wanted to try either one of those.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:11 PM   #12
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number one reason why NO ONE drives my car but me.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:17 PM   #13
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number one reason why NO ONE drives my car but me.
Yeah - Good idea.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:18 PM   #14
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Sorry to hear that. If it makes you feel any better, I curbed the wheel on my original Midnight silver not even a month after having it taking it to the dealer for their "Pit stop". I did that before driving it to Florida.

If you wanted to try my PC 7424 on it, we could do that if you wanted. I also have bavarian silver, and midnight silver touch up paints if you wanted to try either one of those.
Thanks - It's worth a try.
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