Some mofo scratched my car

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  1. Steve_Perry

    Steve_Perry Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looks like it's been done by a shopping trolley, or possibly a bicycle. The only saving grace is that the scratch is on the bumper (front near side) so bare plastic is exposed as opposed to metal.

    Pictures tomorrow, before and after my efforts with the touch-up paint.

    D@mn ****holes... whoever they were.

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    S. (One unhappy bunny)
     
  2. Maff

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    I share your feelings. I was walking arround my CL today and found 8 scratches on the back plastic bumper where someone must have scraped something along - maybe a trolley from when I was at B&amp;Q or something simular.

    I can't stand to see damage like that, even though it's not major, and don't think polish will get it out.

    Really annoys me when careless people do this. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'> &nbsp; <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'> &nbsp; <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'> &nbsp; <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>
     
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    You have my sympathy. It wasn't here was it?
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  4. GrahamC230K

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    Well if it makes you all feel better, I may as well join in.


    I also washed my cars yesterday.

    While my wifes Fiesta has remained mint, my C has is not quite as good.

    1.

    I have more (although hard to tell!) bonnet chips, some stone chips now even on the windscreen pillars.  These, although dissapoint me are a trade off, of using the car as an everyday tool, and is just life.


    2.


    My rear bumber is scuffed, has two small splits and has two round shape indents, that look like the right size and distance apart of the screw covers in a number plate, so me thinks someone has done a bit of touch parking. NOT ME!

    Not a major eye sore, but bad enough to annoy me. Again, I am releaved that it is on plastic not metal.

    What would a C-Class look like with either just a front or rear AMG C43 bumber (without side skirts) would it look REALLY wierd, or would I get away with replacing one at a time?
     
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    Mine too is a daily driver so I guess it's just a matter of time before stuff like this happens. I wonder how long it'll be before the car receives its next scar. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>

    'tis one of the main reasons I try to park in an 'end of row' space, you cut your chances of &quot;****hole damge&quot; by 50% and also why I park away from shop entrances as every lazy git seems to cruise up and down for what seems like half an hour in a vain attempt to park 10 feet away from a shop entrance. Whereas I park in the sea of empty spaces at far end of car-parks, hehe again in an attempt to keep the car in a decent condition. As I recall from another thread Mark300SL also uses these tatics <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    I think a 'C' would probably look unbalanced with just a one AMG bumper fitted don't forget the whole kit also includes different shaped side sills too in addition to the front and rear bumpers. If I was going to go down that route, I get the whole lot done in one go.

    S.
     
  6. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Steve_Perry @ Sep. 22 2002,10:57)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">As I recall from another thread Mark300SL also uses these tatics <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
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    I certainly do !

    We are in the fortunate/unfortunate position of having an SL but not having a spare car to drive to work. Therefore Allison takes the SL to work whilst I drive my &quot;Vx Arstra&quot; diesel estate (company car) as a daily driver.

    All shopping runs to the warzone are done in the Vx, as are all small trips to town for whatever reason.
    The SL still gets used - just not where it has to be left unattended for any lngth of time.

    If I'm forced to park near other vehicles - I park between new reg cars - 51 or 02 plates as generally the owners will tend to be much more careful than owners of &quot;K reg bangers&quot; like mine <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    Seriously though  - deliberate parking between 2 nice cars has never left either the Merc or Rover with parking &quot;battle scars&quot;

    Mark
     
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    Here are the pictures I promised yesterday, they're not on a par with a proper digital camera (a la Koolvin say) but they illustrate the anonymous handywork of said offender:

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    Two more after I have used Touch-up paint but not used the final finish lacquer yet.

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    There's not much difference after adding the clear lacquer, hence no more photo's.

    Apart from the Langka stuff discussed in another thread is there anything else I can use to smooth the surface finish of the final top coat of clear lacquer? It doesn't go on smoothly with the applicator brush supplied.

    S.
     
  10. GrahamC230K

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    I sometimes very lightly polish the area before putting on the final laquer, which smoothes the paint out. Do too harshly and you wipe away the touch up paint though!

    I also polish after the laquer has set. It seems to blend a little better.
     
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    Autoglym is good for that final blend . Its the skinny bottle with the pink label. and then some of the red label wax. Followed by the Gold label gloss and it should look sweet &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

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    Thanks guys,

    will try an ordinary polish/wax and if I'm not happy, then some of the autoglym products.

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    I don't suppose it helps but it could have been worse!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    No injurys re this one <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    Badge seems in good nick too &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':0'>
     
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    You'd need a lot of Autoglym to put that one right!

    Here's another view.
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    The story goes like this, the car was very low mileage, the owner was apparently the type that wanted to protect the carpet with a floor cover and they didnt pay for genuine Merc made covers on the floor. He got his foot / heel caught behind the edge of the cheaper cover and got his foot jammed on the accelerator.

    This car was able to crash in a car park, break barriers, fly into the air and land on a glass wall of a building, crash through the plate glass and left only to be hanging 4 storey (10 metres / 30 feet) from the street level.

    Apparently!
     
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    Had enough yet?
     

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