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The first scratch truly is the most painful one!!!

Some (insert every insult in the book here) lady rubbed my truck with her car while trying to park illegally in the fire stations employee parking lot (where I work) and scraped my bumper ripping a bit of paint off the corner :mad:

Whats even worse is that had one of the firefighters I work with not been outside to witness it she would have run off and make this a hit and run! He had to stop her as she was attempting to flee the parking lot! I was FURIOUS! There is nothing I hate more than dishonest people... The cherry on the sunday is that she did not have a valid drivers license... :doh:

It's minor damage (paint is ripped off, cannot be buffed out), but I'm definitely having the insurance fix it at the end of the winter. She can deal with the insurance and police problems.



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Oh no ! :cuss: I know this makes you sick and I sure hate to hear that it happened.

It's bad enough that she hit your Escape, but then trying to drive off ! People never cease to amaze me and their total lack of respect for others AND their property ranks high on my list of pet peeves.
 

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That video is awesome. My buddy actually created the first scratch on my 10' XLT. I parked far away (so I thought) from his car while visiting his house. His little boy went to get something out of the car and totally flung open his car door and grazed my front fender. Caused a good little scratch but I immediately grabbed touch up paint from the dealer and fixed it.

I park pretty much everywhere I go next to a curb or some other object. I get my vehicle as far away as possible from idiots just for this reason. People door ding all day long and don't think twice about it. I say make sure the police report details what happened and get your buddies statement that she attempted to drive off. Let her deal with her license issues in court then deal with your insurance company as well. She should pay.
 

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sinister mob said:
I park pretty much everywhere I go next to a curb or some other object. I get my vehicle as far away as possible from idiots just for this reason.
Same here. In fact, my husband often teases me about it. He commented just yesterday, " hell, no wonder you don't have that many miles on this yet, we are walking half of it." :lol: The kids tease me too. Hubby does understand why I do it though.
 

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Sorry to see that L.V... I hope it works out in the end.

Colleen said:
sinister mob said:
I park pretty much everywhere I go next to a curb or some other object. I get my vehicle as far away as possible from idiots just for this reason.
Same here. In fact, my husband often teases me about it. He commented just yesterday, " hell, no wonder you don't have that many miles on this yet, we are walking half of it." :lol: The kids tease me too. Hubby does understand why I do it though.
I used to do this too... but it always seemed no matter how far I parked away from the crowds, I would usually get that one dimwit in the 77 Chevy Impala with 12 colors of paint and rust that would park next to me. I could be the only car in a whole parking section and that person would park next to me. DING! :cuss: :censor: :wall:
 

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I go as far as taking a mental note of car and plate numbers for cars next to me - if I have to park next to cars. That way I see a white mark on my car and I know I parked next to a white car, I will go after them if damage is done. I also try to park in between other nice cars like BMW, Jags etc. Normally these people also like their vehicles and want to not ding them. Normally.....
 

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sinister mob said:
I also try to park in between other nice cars like BMW, Jags etc. Normally these people also like their vehicles and want to not ding them. Normally.....
Not in my area... A good portion of these cars are leased and the owners don't really care about the car. They are in their own little privileged world and could care less about other peoples property as well... Obviously not all, but enough that the brand doesn't really matter to me...

These days, I try to grab an end spot if at all possible. That way I only risk dings on one side... :(
 

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What thats a crazy video! If that happened to me it would send me into a murderous rage! :box:

I have to admit I also park away from the crowds, door dings I do expect as people are simply not careful...

What really gets me is that if this jerk had not tried to run off and and if she had knocked on the station door to apologize I probably would have let it go and not filed a report, but she tried to be dishonest and screw me, so I'll take this as far as I can.

Unfortunately in this province we have "No fault" insurance so I can't sue her, but since the car was hit in a parking lot and I was not in the car, I bear no responsibility and pay zero deductible. It also means my insurance company will go after her husbands insurance company to cover the deductible, and since she did not have a valid license they'll go after her and probably will cancel her husbands insurance for allowing a non licensed driver to use his car (insurance is mandatory in this province).

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Very sorry to hear that the lady didn't even stop to leave a note. She deserves all that is coming to her.

I have two types of scratches:

Type 1 - Scratch not created by my doing. This type is often created by the "oh I wasn't paying attention" or the "well I was texting and driving" or my favorite "it's no big deal" crowd. This form of scratch sets me into a furious rage [most of which I keep internal] simply becuase most people do not respect anyone else's property.

I have even been bumped into at the drive through because the girl behind me was in a "rush" to get her latte while texting. I was all like :censor: and then :rant: and then I gave up because trying to talk to kids these days is like :horse:

Type 2 - Scratch that I create. This type is what I call vehicle customizing or free pinstriping. They add character to the vehicle because you know how these scratches (and dents) were formed. These are often formed when uttering the words: "oops" or "OH NO" and sometimes can be created when you shout " :censor: " as your bike falls from the ceiling and lands on the hood of your Jeep.
 

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We have a scratch on the door of our Escape that was caused by a bird. The damn thing would perch on the doors and look at himself in the mirror. :cuss: I was cleaning bird crap off the doors on a regular basis. Then came the scratch. Grrrr !! I ended up putting toboggans on the mirrors and it stopped. I wish I woulda thought of that BEFORE the scratch. Thankfully this bird has not been back.

So far the Mariner is scratch free (knocking on wood !!).
 

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I remember when I first purchased my Jag I got up one Saturday morning to power wash the floor mats at the local coin wash. Stop at Home Depot to pick up some paint for my picket fence, 6:30am Saturday morning maybe 12 cars in the whole lot and some [email protected]@hole parked next to me in an old van and ding my passenger door. Even-though I parked in the last space at the far end of the lot. Then I nearly broke my foot kicking in his passenger door. If felt pretty good at the time but later when I could barely walk I felt kind of stupid. Now I just count to ten and walk away :doh:
 

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A work mate scraped the front right corner on ours while parking at our Christmas party a few years ago. No biggy, he said to get it fixed and he'd pay the bill.

First paint repair I had done was a P O S. The dealer said to bring it back and they'd make it right. Okay, when I picked it up after their second attempt the paint didn't match. :wall: Manager guy swore it did and that it was only the suns reflection. BS, it didn't match and everyone who ever looked at it said the same.

A year later the paints flaking off in places. You could see the shiny top coat from the original paint. They hadn't ever sanded it properly before they repainted. :wall: :wall: The dealer said to bring it back and they'd make it right. "Are you outa your :censor: mind". I got the money back from the first two attempts and took it to a place where several had recommended.

I told this guy the problems I'd had and had come to him b/c of the recommendations. I was adiment I wanted this job to turn out cherry and was more than willing the pay appropriately. They are a busy shop so I let them schedule it in when they could take their time and get it right. We dropped it off before we went on a two week vacation so they could have all the time they needed. I called when I got back and the kid that answered said they had just painted it late last night and we're "throwing it together right now". Oh NO, I don't like the sounds of that. When I got it back it was crap to. :wall: :censor: :rant: :cuss: There was pieces of hair and fluf (nibs they call them) all over inbedded in the paint, they had painted over a chipped section on the fender flare and had chipped the top corners of the front bumper where the grill fits. There fix on that was to dab in some dull base coat which ran onto the black grill. :cuss:

Turns out the owner was also away on vacation and I suspect the kids ran out of time after two weeks, rushed through their work on mine and the resulting P O S job shows.

I took it back and the owner had every excuse in the book. He took it in for another two weeks and polished on it when ever he had time. I wasn't satisfied but he said "it was painted to with in industry standards". In the end, I wanted it redone, he wouldn't do it stating they had spent far to much time on it already and it is what it is. We settled on a partial refund. I didn't want the money, I wanted a quality job.

I'm still not happy with the overall job but the paint matchs perfect and it is shiny.

Sorry for the rant, I feel better now.
 

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100Chuck said:
Then I nearly broke my foot kicking in his passenger door.
Love it. My thoughts exactly.

Colleen - Every year the nesting birds around my house go for the mirrors. One year they did that to our front window in the house. The males see their reflection, get pissed and attack it. Or maybe it is females... Not sure. In any case simply covering the mirrors stops it. For the house we taped white copy paper to the inside of the window and it stopped. After the mating season is over they act normally. Fortunately the truck is in the garage. The neighbor though not so lucky...
 
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