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Paint Can on Freeway

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by spark4, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Nov 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    spark4

    spark4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Construction truck lost his load of melamine sheets and a gallon of white paint in front of me on the freeway today. I now have white paint splattered over the drivers side and front of my truck. Paint can ended up hitting my windshield as well, left a couple small scrapes on the glass.

    I'm hoping that a detail can get it all off and hopefully there aren't any major scratches underneath the mess.

    Any pro detailers out there have to deal with this type of mess and should i go through insurance or just pay for a detail?

    If I do get it detailed im hoping I can find someone on here that cares as much about their customers cars as they do their own, especially fello taco's. I stopped by the local wash and talked to their detailer which looks like a high school kid who might just go crazy with the buffer and swirl mark my clear coat to death.

    I scratched a little bit of paint off with my finger nail. It dried pretty quick when I pulled off freeway to inspect it. Guy said it was water based. Smelled pretty nasty to me though when i stepped outta my truck.

    If anyone can recommend any good detailers who can get me a quote or who have dealt with this type of situation Let me know. Thanks

    I've included some pics

    Update: I just gently scraped off one of the larger splashes of paint and it seems to have etched into my clear coat. In this case I really hope that "it'll buff right out" I'm pretty bummed.

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  2. Nov 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Pchop

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    :eek: That sucks!!!
     
  3. Nov 19, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    maineah

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    Call his insurance co.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    File IFR

    File IFR "... Intercepting The Localizer"

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    Holy shit! Please tell us you caught up with the truck to get his info.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    spark4

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    Yeah,

    Actually the guy had no choice but the pull over cause the rest of his load was about to fly out. There were two other cars that pulled over as well. I got their info as witness's just incase.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    Spoonman

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    Good. Now you can get that fixed for free hopefully. That's awful.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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  8. Nov 19, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    Claybar and lots of patience
     
  9. Nov 19, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    YFZ450MOE

    YFZ450MOE When you blow off steam you get an eyepatch

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    Looks totaled to me hahaha!
     
  10. Nov 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    $50 fix. Bottle of quick detailer and claybar.
     
  11. Nov 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    Damn that sucks man:/ but kinda off the subject...I like those wheels
     
  12. Nov 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    I feel your pain OP. The FIRST NIGHT I bought my taco I was driving it home from Raleigh on I-40, and some jackass in a pickup in front of me is missing a tailgate and has a bucket of paint or something back there. It flies off and smacks into the front passenger side of my BRAND NEW (to me at least) truck, splattering red paint all over the bumper and the bucket broke my front mudflap off. Luckily I was able to pull over quickly and it all cleaned off easily.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Nov 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    Those tires and rims are completely RUINED! I'd be willing to lessen your pain by taking them off your hands...heck...I'll even come pick 'em up. :D
     
  14. Nov 19, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    teamamerica

    teamamerica Get off your horse and drink your milk.

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    i think you should keep it on, makes it more custom.
     
  15. Nov 19, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    I was thinking the same thing haha
     
  16. Nov 19, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    Thanks I just emailed him. I've actually seen his work he posts on Dezert Rangers. Impressive work.

    I tried Quick Detailer and Clay on one of the splatter marks. Paint comes off but it leaves behind a dull imprint, like the paint has been etched.

    Hahah, i've only had the wheels on for a couple weeks, In fact only my 4th time driving the truck in that time period.

    I dont' think it will grow on me anytime soon. You should try it on yours though. ;)
     
  17. Nov 19, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    I would leave it, it looks pretty cool
     
  18. Nov 19, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    BlueTaco07

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    It actually looks pretty damn cool in the pictures lol. You should be able to scrub it off though.
     
  19. Nov 19, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    Razor blade the glass and claybar the rest.
     
  20. Nov 19, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    teamamerica Get off your horse and drink your milk.

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    someone out there would pay good money for that paint job.
     
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