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I wake up this morning only to realize that some complete douschebag was so bothered by the perfect condition of my paint, they would not be able to move on with their lives if they did not do something to mess it up. So apparently this person to something sharp in the middle of this rain storm and scratched my passenger side doors. The scratches are deep, hit the paint because I can fit my fingernail in the scratch. Man, if I had caught this person in the act, I would've been on the news for sure. I could not be more serious about that statement. I respect people and their property so it enrages me when someone decides to disrespect like this.

I just needed to know if any one knows of a cheap (temporary) fix I can use until I can take it to a shop to be resprayed. Its so bad I do not even want to take pics. The fact that my CT is black does not help. I have touch up paint but that will look ridiculous. Also have the fix it touch up pen but that's only for clear coat scratches.
 

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So apparently this person to something sharp in the middle of this rain storm and scratched my passenger side doors.
What makes you think it was a person and not the storm kicking up debris? If you got the same storm we did, it's very possible your car was hit by flying debris.
 

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Wow, that is grounds for something 'drastic' ......but don't let your emotions get the better of you, man.......It is tempting, tho, isn't it ......... :rolleyes:

Only thing I can suggest that's temporary, Pedro, is the scratch/dent remover guy that visits all the dealers and touches up scratches and dents on a daily basis. (your dealer should have a name or 2).
Around here he usually charges about $100 and can make the best of something pretty bad.
It's only a temp measure since, as you say, it'll have to be resprayed (thru insurance of course) -- that won't be cheap.........

Another point: can you park somewhere else that's less exposed?

The respray will fix it perfectly but I'd be more concerned about recurrence.
 

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Yea that storm hit the east coast hard. I tried to make myself believe it was debris but I'm 100 percent sure that it was a person just by looking at it. You can tell it was done intentionally. You can tell when this person lifted the key or nail and started scratching the rear door. Absolutely no way it was debris. I can't even imagine what kind of debris could create such a deep scratch. I didn't see any debris on the floor but that's not saying much considering the wind.

Thanks C., I'll check with my dealer when I go in for my second oil change and see how much they'll charge. I usually have the car parked in front of my house but sometimes you just have no control over the situation. I had to leave the car parked in a few locations yesterday it could have happened anywhere. Same thing happened with my 08 sedan, I walked up to it and someone started to scratch their name in. I saw that W and went nuts. This scratch has the same look to it.
 

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Well, that definitely sucks then. Dirtbags are definitely everywhere, though, especially if someone can be murdered in Celebration, Florida (Walt Disney's model town, for those that aren't aware).
 

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Wow that's crazy... The first ever murder in the town's 14 year history... I always wondered what Celebration was whenever I was in Florida. I thought it was more like Disney joke than an actual town because the sign looked so bootleg
 

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Yeah, I know. Do you remember when the monorail crashed at Disney last year? That was another moment where I felt a pain in my gut. I mean... it's Disney! Things like that and this murder just don't happen at Disney!

Or at least that's what I want to believe.

*sigh*
 

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Well, that definitely sucks then. Dirtbags are definitely everywhere, though, especially if someone can be murdered in Celebration, Florida (Walt Disney's model town, for those that aren't aware).
Wow, just checked the map of the Disney area and has that changed since I last saw it in 1993! So much more so see.
It's come a long long way since I first saw Disneyworld in 1974.

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been there. i had lived in an apartment complex when i bought my first new car (honda civic ex 01) and some russian exchange students misinterpreted the landlord's pencil drawn parking spot diagram to mean that my spot was theirs. rather than engage in some dialog they took it upon themselves to zorro a quarter panel every wednesday. i would get the car fixed on the weekend and the next wednesday or the one after the process would repeat. i slept in the car, involved the police, left notes, gave up the spot - you name it but the problem persisted until i finally moved. some lessons learned:

carry a 0 comprehensive deductible always. if a moving car didn't hit you then it's fixed free (barring the inconvenience and embarrassment of driving a cherry red yaris from enterprise for a few days). call the police to get a report filed just so you have dotted your i's and crossed your t's. insurance shouldn't ever question your claim if you have an accompanying police report.

last lesson learned - people who feel scorned are liable to do the most idiotic **** known to man. i never even spoke to these people yet they obviously felt justified in causing over $10k damage over 8 or 9 separate incidents to a brand new vehicle. likewise when the very last report was taken the cop had us all dialogue (he learned the value of this in police psychology 101 i'm sure) and this circle jerk ended up with the cop threatening to take me to jail for "speaking out of turn." nice. your job is to figure out who has it in for you. i'd wager that most key jobs are done for a reason.

sorry for the rant but your experience touched a nerve.
 

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Wow, just checked the map of the Disney area and has that changed since I last saw it in 1993! So much more so see.
It's come a long long way since I first saw Disneyworld in 1974.

C.
I went last year, and it had been many, many years before that since I had last been. Still an amazing place, though.
 

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Man, I'm sorry you had to go through that. If I was in your shoes they might have been the ones calling the cops on me. Baseball bats and swinging might have occurred. I would say I'm a peaceful person but that doesn't mean I can't throw down if I have to. That kind of outright disrespect I cannot let slide without retaliation if I see the cops aren't willing to help. I don't care where they're from... I'm sure new cars exist in Russia and they knew scratching your car would piss you off. You definitely have some zen-like patience...

The funny thing is, my cars always look brand new because I baby the crap out of them. In New York, we have a lot of haters and they don't need any real reason to do any kind of harm to anyone's car. Because in a city of 10 million people, how can I possibly find out who it was if I don't catch them in the act. When my old car got keyed, I was parked on the West Side in Manhattan and yesterday I was all over the Bronx and it happened at some point. I saw a kid once in Brooklyn and this little a-hol keyed an entire row of cars because he thought it was funny. I'm going to call my insurance company because according to my father my deductible is 1000 dollars. That's freakin ridiculous and I'm going to have them make me a new policy.
 

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What a hateful thing for someone to do! Like you, I keep all my cars, drivers or otherwise, in perfect shape and about a month ago, I had one of my collectible Rolls Royces parked in front of a store I manage in a small resort town here in SW Michigan. The car is 30 years old but the car is perfect in every respect. I came out to drive home and it had been keyed with a 4 inch scratch! Made me sick with rage. I got out all my polishes and compounds and buffed 99% of it out, but finally gave up and took it to my body shop where ironically, my other Rolls Royce was having a complete re-spray(on the way home from a show in Canada where it took a 1st Place in class, it got hit by a large rock). He fixed the scratch with his magic compounds and we took both cars home. Now I am reluctant to take either Rolls out again, but weather here is not allowing me to drive the cars anyway. Another friend in the Rolls club had his brand new Phantom keyed from front to back and another had his older Corniche keyed all the way around -every body panel and then 2 large holes punched into the convertible top!! I used to think it was just about expensive cars, but I guess crazy folks don't discriminate... Good luck getting the scratch fixed. With luck, the body shop will be able to fix it without a repaint.
 

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Wow, just checked the map of the Disney area and has that changed since I last saw it in 1993! So much more so see.
It's come a long long way since I first saw Disneyworld in 1974.

C.
I was there in '75 when space mountain first opened. I came very close to falling out of the ride! It was a blast but scared the heck out of me.
 

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...and there has been another death. This time self-inflicted gunshot after a standoff with police. Seems that Celebration, Florida is quickly losing its "safe" atmosphere. Wow.
 
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