Well.....go out to wash my SL500, finish it...have a look around and notice a small melted cigarette sized mark on the roof....rubb my finger over it and it breaks up leaving a very small, new built in shower system. I would like to swear rather loudly right now, as the car was also scratched on the bumper by some idiot with no parking skills. Thats 2 bits of damage in the 3 weeks I've owned it. Now...I need to put the hardtop on, as I can see light from the inside. My question is, do I need a new hood or can it be repaired, or will that look a mess? I do need new plastic windows anyway and that was going to cost me a few hundred, so do I go the hole hog anyway. I'm based in Brighton..any suggestions? Thats the end of my open top motoring for a while due to some drunken / jealous idiot. I think I will clear out my garage and put the car away....I can't afford a new hood every month. Ian aka a very angry man!