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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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And this happened

So got out of my work and this happened 😪
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 08:54 PM
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Hi,

Any ideas ? Very sorry to see this.

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Probably some dude trying to either park next to me or back out and hit it..... I was inside the building so I don't know what exactly happened. Sighs there goes my resale value on my 2012.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-08-2017, 01:35 AM
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Hard to tell the extent of the damage with the reflection of what is either the interior of your garage or a shop of some kind. Is that a table with a box and some rags?

If it's just parallel white lines, this might be one of those dings you just clean up as best you can and live with it (for now). In the meantime, I'd be retracing my steps looking for a white vehicle with matching charcoal parallel lines on it.

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Hard to tell the extent of the damage with the reflection of what is either the interior of your garage or a shop of some kind. Is that a table with a box and some rags?

If it's just parallel white lines, this might be one of those dings you just clean up as best you can and live with it (for now). In the meantime, I'd be retracing my steps looking for a white vehicle with matching charcoal parallel lines on it.
It's just the parallel white lines.... not sure if the touch up paint would help though as of right now that is the only option I can think of. The pic I took in my garage just because the incident happened outside my work and I didn't know it happened until I got home... not sure how the bottom plastic part is going to fix though
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Can't tell from the picture if it is down to the metal or if it is on the clear coat. Would comprehensive insurance cover repairs?

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I would try rubbing the white streaks out using some of the over the counter scratch removers. I have removed paint scrapes from plastic bumpers that were painted the same color as the car and from body panels with good success.

Try rubbing the black plastic area with a Mr Clean Eraser, or covering with some of the Back to Black product. If there are any dings or slight dents, check with a Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) or similar business. They do wonders with dents, hail damage, etc.

If you try to put touch up paint on the sides, it is really going to look bad in my opinion. Most of that should rub out just looking at the picture.

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I would try rubbing the white streaks out using some of the over the counter scratch removers. I have removed paint scrapes from plastic bumpers that were painted the same color as the car and from body panels with good success.

Try rubbing the black plastic area with a Mr Clean Eraser, or covering with some of the Back to Black product. If there are any dings or slight dents, check with a Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) or similar business. They do wonders with dents, hail damage, etc.

If you try to put touch up paint on the sides, it is really going to look bad in my opinion. Most of that should rub out just looking at the picture.

Good luck
PDR does much better with dents than scrapes.

From what I have read, if you drag a finger nail across a scrape, and it catches, compound/polish will not be able to fix it.

Sucks that people are so careless, or possibly they didn't realize that they did it.

Many parking facilities have video cameras that are constantly recording footage. You maye want to check and see if this one did. Heck, worth a try.


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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-08-2017, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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what Products would you guys recommend?
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what Products would you guys recommend?
I would start with the fingernail test, and then proceed with some polishing compound (usually white), and it that is not abrasive enough, go to a rubbing compound (usually red).

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