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Paint damage, I'm an idiot

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bigmooze, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    bigmooze

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    So I lift my wiper blades to clear my windshield of snow. Then I decide to check the anti-freeze level, after adding some last week.

    One side of my brain is telling me to put the wipers down first, the other side picks up on a scraping sound as the edge of the hood contacts the wiper blade arms. I now have an inch-long paint scratch (down to the primer) where the hood and wipers met.

    Just to let everyone know - I'm pissed at myself :mad:.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    i'm sorry for your loss =(
     
  3. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    Seriously though, that sucks.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    We've all had our moments. If it makes you feel better I've done something stupid like that trying to hook my trailer up sideways. I knew the tongue was longer than half my truck so it should work, right? Nope I was on the grass and ran over a small bump with the trailer wheel and couldn't stop it in time so it went into my bedside and I've got a beautiful scratch down to metal(I've since touched it up but it's still ugly) and it indented it some to remind me not to do that again.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    At least it's not a total loss. At least you learned something. I hope. :D
     
  6. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    Lol thanks, I realize that in the grand scheme, some chipped paint can always be touched up. But because I was being lazy I messed up. That's what bugs me.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    You have me beat there :)
     
  8. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    LOL, I laugh cause I did the same thing! I was thinking the exact same thing when I did it too! But I caught mine in time before I did anything major. A couple small scratches, but not noticable. And not far enough down to rust, so I lucked out. I just had to laugh as I read your 1st post, Cause literally was thinking the same thing when I did it! I was mad at myself for a while too, but you will get over it, I did.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    It's one of those things. No mechanical damage that renders the truck unusable, and easy to fix.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    Your hood hath suffered a great injury so that others shall learn from your misfortune...go forth and rejoice!!


    Translation: Thanks for sharing and sorry to hear about your hood, maybe I'll remember this one when my time comes to check under the hood during the winter.
     
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