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This is very upsetting. It was bound to happen, but why now? I got the car just 2 months ago! Arghh....very furious. Stupid kids! I was parked at a office complex and parked next to two toyota camry's. When I came back...on the opposite side I saw a ricer sitting there in his car looking at me. I didn't know whats up at that time until I came home and opened my rear door to see a big scratch on it! Very flusterered! Why are people so jealous? Thats it...i'm installing an alarm that yells everytime you get near my car and says..."Get away from my car or I will shoot you!"

On the other hand, to resolve this issue, anyone ever had this happen to them and know how much it cost to repair? I have a black cts-v and the damage is on the rear door. Scratch is around 6-8 inches long and is very light near the end for 3 inches and pretty deep near the beginning for 3-5 inches. Anyone know any costs from dealers? Anyone have any better ideas?
 

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Man...that makes a person want to commit a hate crime or two!
But I would try getting it buffed out and see what damage is left, otherwise, a good body shop will charge by the panel, meaning it would cost the same to paint the whole door as it would the tiny scratch. I was quoted around $400 for a door on my Acura(X girl...emphasis on X). But this was from a high end shop...around 4 grand for a whole paint job.
 

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You don't need an alarm system, you need these window decals.

 

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That happend to my dad a couple of weeks ago. His Audi A6 was parked at the Purdue/Notre Dame football game, when he came out there were TWO key marks down to the METAL from the taillight to headlight.

Its stuff like this that makes me want to get a security system that electrifies the metal surface of the car, but with the paint acting as an insulator. If someone just touches it, the alarm may go off but they'll be ok. But if they door it too hard or key through the paint, BAM!!! fry that motherf***er like theres no tomorrow. Of course the family would probably sue and they'd probably win b/c of the sissy a** liberals running the courts these days but it'd be worth it.

Like you guys said, people dont have any respect these days for people with nice things. Theyre just jealous that you've worked hard and can afford it while all they can do is glue little peices of chromed plastic on their car in an attempt to immitate. Keep your spirits up and the next time you see that ricer, be sure to cut off all his valve stems! Very little property dammage if you get caught but the inconvenience for him is a bitch!

If you just want a sign to put in your window, one of these should be pretty effective, especially if you back it up!
 

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I can relate... Mine got keyed at school. My V is black raven, and it got keyed along the passenger side headlight to tail light. The marks down to the metal. I would assume on mine they used a key ring with numerous keys and went down the side of the car once, but left three marks, one is down a lot deeper than the other two. That happened last May, and i filled out a police report as well. I got an estimate for $1,200, and another one for $1,300... I never fixed it, it looks bad but I want an xlr... so the side remains looking like s**t...
 

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If you know who did it, heres what you do:
Make a stop at ..Im sure any good auto parts stor may have it.. but you get some industrial strenghth automotive paint stripper. A spray of that all over the car...sit back and watch for 5 minutes, and before you know it, their car's paint looks like defunked corn flakes. Also works great on marine gelcoats (Rice car...fiberglass parts? Looks like those will be ruined)

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oooo man, that really blows.

Happened to me a couple times too.

I seriously considered camping out in the library overlooking my lot to see if I can catch the [email protected] I literally DREAMED of the beat down.

Sorry to hear it......

As for repair cost, I forgot my quote, but it was high enough for me to say fk it and just keep it.......but then again it wasn't a 2 months old CTS-V.

But, my neighbors XK8 just got keyed last months and he got some really skilled scratch removal dudes. They took what looks like a toothpick, dip it in a bit of paint, let the paint transfer from the toothpick into the scratch. then repearts to build up the paint. then he'd compound buff the area in ever smaller grit size abrasives. I couldn't tell where the scratch was anymore.

Good luck
 

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It's Just Eric said:
If you know who did it, heres what you do:
Make a stop at ..Im sure any good auto parts stor may have it.. but you get some industrial strenghth automotive paint stripper. A spray of that all over the car...sit back and watch for 5 minutes, and before you know it, their car's paint looks like defunked corn flakes. Also works great on marine gelcoats (Rice car...fiberglass parts? Looks like those will be ruined)

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Holy smokes thats wicked!
Did you just dream that up or have excercised that option :)
---I'm guessing its gonna be a police matter getting caught doing something like that.

The worst thing I ever did was take my dogs poop and crammed it up inside the door handles for a nice morning surprise for the owner!
....my excuses: I was 15 years old and the ahole deserved it.
 

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Don't try to strike back because you don't know 100% who it is for sure.

It sucks to have your car keyed, it happened to me once (around 14 years ago). Dark colors are a real pain to match. My car was medium blue and it never looked right again.

It'll be expensive but I would fix it. Some punk was jealous of the V and that was the only way that he could strike back besides slashing your tires or putting something in your gas tank. You will lose money if you try to sell the V with a big scratch on it. I know I wouldn't buy a $30k+ car with a big scratch on it or any car for that matter.

Good luck!
 

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Doesn't that just piss you off!!?? Its bad enough when it happens because of an angry ex-girlfriend or due to a known feud with someone who decides to act like a jerk.

But, you really have to wonder about the mental state of someone who could get so jealous about the property of a total stranger that they decide to damage it. What an a**hole.

I suggest that you get it repaired as soon as possible so that you won't have to look at the damage and have your blood pressure go up everyday. Good luck.

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Don't you wish you could have seen him doing it.

People have to start giving beatdowns again. Enough political correctness...forget the cops....BEATDOWNS.:thepan:. That used to keep things in check. If I saw anyone doing that to any car, I would hit him with a brick.
 

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Just bought the touch up paint. Lets see what miracles it can do. I'll post when its all done. Thanks for your comments.
 

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Good luck with that!

Try the toothpick method, i bet its bettr than using that brush that comes with the paint......I think there's some good how-tos in the detailing section here.
 

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Here's the worst situation to be heard on this thread. It's going to help you guys cope with your troubles better.

I had just got home from a good day at work. Everything went as planned. It was a Friday evening. I pick up my 2 month pregnant wife and 6 year old son. We decide to go to Chevy's. I was in the mood for some chips, salsa, and Margarita. I see a front door parking spot. I was like "COOL." Well, it wasn't. We walk in to reserve a table. While we were waiting, I tell the wife I'm going to leave my sunglasses in the car. I go to the car and while storing the glasses in my case, I hear "bump". I was like WTF!! I turn around to my right and this 40 something year old dude riding in the back seat of Mom and Dad's white Pontiac beat up Grand Prix hits my rear passenger door with his door. I get out and look at the door. Sure enough, white paint is smudged on it. I didn't yell anything or even showed emotions of being pissed. I was trying to approach the situation calmly. The guy is walking away and I said, "Excuse me, you hit my door." He's like, "are you sure?" Yes I'm sure. You were riding in the back of this white car and there's a white smudge on my door. He came over and looked at it. He used his fat index finger with some saliva and started rubbing the paint away. I told him, DON'T DO THAT!! He rubbed the paint off and said see, there's nothing wrong and began to walk away. As he did, I stared at the almost barely noticeable dent. The white paint was gone but I could see the clearcoat was smudged. I made the decision to go in and ask him for his information. I said, "Sir, I'm going to try to buff out the smudged clearcoat. If I can't, I will need your insurance information." He said in an aggressive tone of voice, "I'M NOT GIVING YOU ANYTHING! THE DOOR IS FINE." I said the door is not fine. Do you want me to show you what you did? He said, no, I know it was just a little paint. I told him to give me his information again. He responded, "I'M NOT GIVING YOU ANYTHING! YOU JUST WANT A FREE PAINT JOB!" I told him I don't want a free paintjob. If I wanted a free paint job I would've done it myself. The car is 10 months old. There is no need for a paint job. By this time, my wife is already upset hearing all of this so she recommends to call the cops in this loud tone. We had all of Chevy's looking at us. My son was scared shitless looking at me get pissed and almost drop kick the idiot. So I took her advice and went outside to call the cops. The cops tell me that they can come out but the best they can do is take his information. If he is not the owner of the car and doesn't have insurance, I will have to take my case to civil court. After that, I was thinking, "I'm going to have to take this guy to civil court for a door dent?" I wasn't up to that. So I told the cops to forget coming. They said are you sure? I said yes. However, in that phone call, they asked me for my address, name, and car I was driving. As I finish my call, my wife comes out raging upset. I asked what was wrong. She said, that guy was sat a few tables away from ours and he kept staring at her. So she asked what the hell you staring at? His reply was, "you just want a free paint job." Naturally, I pretty much just blanked out and began going to the front door. She yanked my arm and said no yelling at me. Some how she got to me and noticed it was not the right thing to do. It came to my mind that I was about to go do something that I shouldn't. Also my wife going under that stress while pregnant was not good. As I'm turning back, she says, "pop his tire." I was surprised for her to tell me that. :eek Then a light bulb lit. I have a nice Smith and Wesson knife in my briefcase for those times when I leave the office at night during winter. I went into my trunk opened the briefcase and took out the knife. As I'm kneeling down about to go for the drivers side rear tire, my wife see's me in the passenger side mirror. She opens the door and yells, "NOOOOOOO!" From there I get pissed because she requests one thing and as I'm about to do it, she changes her mind, and that again held me back. I end up getting in the car. I'm still fuming mad. She says lets go c'mon. I sat there literally for a few minutes that felt like eternity, and I reply, I'm leaving because of you and our son. If you guys weren't here, I'd have handled it my way with that damn tire at least. So we leave.

The only reason I didn't do anything is because I wasn't sure if the cops would pass on my information to this idiot in case I popped his tire. If they did, I don't know if he would come after me legally or personally. It was such an upsetting situation that after a month of so since it happened, I still remember it clearly.

This won't end like this again, I promise.
 

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woooo that blows man.....talk about a tough spot.

I've had to take a lot of deep breaths in similar situations......and although I never get violent it upsets me alot (i.e dreamin odf slashing tires and what not)

So I'm very 'scared' of buying another new car because these things happen.

I have confronted people who have given me door dings, and without fail all of them deny and act all pissed off. I only confront them when I witness it so I;m sure.

Back in NYC, this dude in a rangerover doubleparks and blocks me in right as I tunred my ignition to drive out. So I'm blocked in and kinda pissed. (happens alot in NYC) Then his wife opens her door right into mine. The range rover being so much taller than my car, the bottom corner of her door really made a sharp dent in my car. I stared at her expecting an apology but she ignored me. So I said "thanks for the dent". Then she tells ms something (forgot) like "i dunno what youre talkin about" and walks out. I'm now pretty fkn pissed but acting calm. Next thing I know the husband comes running out of the building yelling and cursing that how dare i verrbally attack his pregnant wife. (I did no such thing, she must have said something to him to push his buttons) He wouldn't listen, he kept yellin, so it turned into a classic NYC yellin match "shut the f up and move your stupid car!"
"apologize to my wifeyou motherf%$#"
"get outtahere you son of b&*^%&!"
"F u!"
"get your stupid wife and beat it!"

City living was a tough gig.
 

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Black Beast said:
I had a similar situation but my car was egged. boy did that sucked. I just got it fixed last week.
Just in time for another halloween attack!

j/k that sucks, there was a woman on judge Judy sueing a lady and her son for egging damage to her truck......some nasty stuff.
 

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If I caught a person doing that to my car, I would definitely be spending some time in the big house.:gun: :canttalk:
 
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