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      11-30-2012, 02:45 PM   #23
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone - they will definitely come in handy. I don't see how I could justify going through insurance for this, so will most likely give it a go myself.

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Did you do anything douchey prior to the keying? Driving like an asshat or double parking? Not that it makes it ok, just don't be a target! If you were driving like an angel and parked nicely, then WTF and people are just plain losers. I am in the process of getting two key marks painted because they are too deep
First thing that popped into my head! I usually park in the same area/same street in Boston, so I started wrapping my head around anyone I've seen, etc. Nothing came to mind, and I was definitely parked appropriately.

HOWEVER, I was parked on a corner of two pretty popular pedestrian streets, right next to a corner convenience store. 2nd guessed myself last night, but it was a good spot and it was very cold out.

So, the one thing I'll remind everyone of going into the weekend (atleast for those of us in the city or parking in public places), always be aware of the surroundings!! Definitely should not have left my car there, even though it's generally a safe area, but you just never know...


Anyway, definitely a bummer to start off the weekend, but trying not to let it get me down. Thanks again for the tips all.
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      11-30-2012, 02:55 PM   #24
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thats not to bad from the pics, most likely can be taken out. doesnt make it right though. i hate shit like this. if someone doesnt like me i rather them take it out on me than my innocent car haha
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Just needs a good wetsand and polish. It won't look perfect but will look MUCH better. If you have OCD, you should just repaint the car. haha
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hey all,

Unfortunately I am another victim of a jealous low life. My car was key'd last night, though I have to say it could have been much worse.

It was right next to a convenience store, and I checked with them to see if they had any cameras, but unfortunately they do not have any of the outside.

So... I am stuck either living with it, or fixing it. Anyone else been in this situation? What is the process and how much lighter should I expect my pockets to become?





If it didn't go all the way through the clear coat then consider yourself lucky. Most of the reply's on here are correct. Wet sanding and then buffing it will be your fastest way and probably best results, but if you've never wet sanded before you might want to have someone who has experience help you. If you go to deep and cut through the clear you will be looking and getting some painting done. & as someone else stated , just giving it a good polishing will make it a lot less noticeable if not get rid of it all together . It all depends on how deep it is .Good luck
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Sh!t, i really hate to see this. Op it look like you could buff it out.
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      11-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #29
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this got me wondering if my state has a law where you can protect your property with deadly force.
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A few years ago, while my daughter was a grad student in Chicago, her car, which was parked in front of our house in New Jersey, was egged -- I'm guessing it was a case of mistaken identity or a random act, b/c she had been in Chicago for about 1 1/2 years by the time, so it's impossible for her to have annoyed someone. Also, my BMW and Porsche, which were also parked outside, were untouched.

The egg impact pattern was always visible.

Since Sandy, there have been piles of branches pretty much everywhere. Driving at night, she grazed a pile of branches in the street with the other side of her car leaving scratches all along the side. I'd heard about the "Dr Colorchip" kits (this is not what it's advertised for) and thought I'd give it a shot. Between the kit and some polishing both the egging and the scratches were significantly improved. We'd both give it a "B". If I look hard I can still see the marks -- but I need to look.

How OC are you, and do you plan to continue to use your car in an urban environment?
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im all paranoid now...
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Scratch it more so the cost of repair will exceed ur deductible then make a claim to ur insurance !
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Scratch it more so the cost of repair will exceed ur deductible then make a claim to ur insurance !
Yeah, fraud is always a great idea. Go ahead and do that, enjoy your rate increase after a claim or two.
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Sorry to see this, my car was keyed on second day i purchased car outside Pepboys and i fixed it myself. here are steps i took.

1. Was the area.
2. Claybar and then clean it with soap again, Dry the area.
3. use BMW touchup paint, use hair dryer to dry the paint, used touchp clear coat.

4. Dry the area with hair dryer, wait for an hour.
5. Wetsend the area with 2000 grit sandpaper.

6. clean the area, amke sure the area is dry.
7. Use polisher/buffer with yellow cut pad + rubbing compund "3M".
8. If you are satisfied, move to next step polish, sealant, wax.

i took above steps and i dont see keyed scratches any more
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      12-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #38
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try to do what stated above

show pictures how it goes !!!!
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Scratch Repair

A company called Applied Colors makes a kit that is really easy to use and repaired scratches are just about invisible.

Since these scratches look a bit deep you would first fill them with their spot body putty and let it dry for about 15 minutes. Then you use their liquid levelor with a small squeegee which is included to level the putty out and make it at same level as surrounding paint. You do this stage slowly and gently so that you do not pull putty out from filled scratched areas.

You then use factory touch up paint and dab the paint with a small brush on putty filled in areas and let that dry for an hour. Then you again use their clear colored levelor on a rag and gently remove excess paint so that repaired area is smooth and flush with surrounding areas.

Much safer than wet sanding and a better result. Look on line. I think that the kit costs like $30 bucks and can be used multiple times. If any mistakes, just redo the area and no damage at all to car. I would not wetsand this since area is too large and considerable risk of sanding too deep which would then require a repaint. Good luck.

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      12-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #40
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talk to a detail shop... that's your best bet for a professional fix. Might run you ~$150-$200 depending on the shop...
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Scratch it more so the cost of repair will exceed ur deductible then make a claim to ur insurance !
Yeah, fraud is always a great idea. Go ahead and do that, enjoy your rate increase after a claim or two.
hes fine as long as it aint hes fault !
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hey all,

Unfortunately I am another victim of a jealous low life. My car was key'd last night, though I have to say it could have been much worse.

It was right next to a convenience store, and I checked with them to see if they had any cameras, but unfortunately they do not have any of the outside.

So... I am stuck either living with it, or fixing it. Anyone else been in this situation? What is the process and how much lighter should I expect my pockets to become?




gutted for you
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