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Old 09-10-2010, 08:58 PM
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Ok, not sure really where to post this so I'm putting it here. This post will also be on several other forums so forgive me if you see this somewhere else. Ok, first my rant. MEAN PEOPLE SUCK!!! As some of you may have remember from last year I fell victim to an unfortunate vandalism with an egg. Not to big of a deal, just minor chips that were fairly easily taken care of with a color matching paint pen. Recently this spring/summer I got into a great hobby of detailing my truck using all the "good" stuff like buffers, sealants, waxes making it look GUUUUUD! I take a lot of time and tons of pride in making my truck look good, even if it is a daily driver. I havenít been able to wash or polish it recently due to the rainy weather and my day's off havenít been coinciding with nicer weather, but this weekend was going to be the weekend I was going to go over her in great detail right before the winter months came in (not to mention my wife and I are leaving for our anniversary trip in a few weeks. Always like traveling in a clean, sharp looking ride!) Well all that came to a screeching halt this afternoon when I got off work and started getting in my truck. (insert psyco music/sound here) I go around my truck and start to open the door when I see this:



Now I first think someone got sick or spilled milk on my truck, or a VERY large bird pooped on it. Then I got a little closer and I started to fume. This is a more detailed shot of this:









Someone had poured a very thick liquid paint removing agent on my truck. I had to of been fairly thick as whatever it was barely reached the bottom of the truck. There was no pool of liquid on the ground so I couldnít really tell you what it is. What I can tell you is that my blood is boiling right now. I mean, what kind of person does this? I havenít pissed anyone off, or wronged anyone at my job, home, or in my personal life. This was just a random act of stupid.
So now starts the questions of where do I go to get it fixed? Do I turn this into my insurance company? Does anyone recommend a company that they have had good results with? Iíve heard good and bad things from Maaco, but I want to hear from others who have had their vehicles painted. Iíd LOVE to find a place that could take care of the whole truck and maybe get rid of the orange peel in the process! Maybe make a positive out of the negative. I just donít want some company to paint that section of the truck or even that whole side of the bed and not have it match the rest of the truck. The paint pen that I got for the other scratches was semi-close in color but noticeably off (in my eyes). Any and ALL help, comments, suggestions is appreciated and thank you for listening to me rant. Here is a link to the rest of the pictures I took:
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:07 PM
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Holy Sh*t man. That's horrible.

I once had someone slash two of my tires for april fools day (really funny huh), but that's nothing by comparison.

If you have comp. I would turn it in to your insurance. If you have a good company they probably have guarenteed body shops they work with, maybe even a dealership. If you get it painted by a reputable body shop they should do the whole panel in factory paint and their should be no difference. The one proviso might be the buff and polish you have done on the rest of the truck might have to be done over time on the new panel to match the shine perfectly. One thing that sucks is that since the body shop can't bake the paint to harden it you might have to wait 3 months for the paint to fully cure before you do that.

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Man that just sucks. Insurace, yes. Maaco, no. Go to a reputable local body/paint shop. Insurance should be able to point you in the right direction because a good insurance company wants a warranty on the work.
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Looks like a paint remover or an acid. Sorry to hear this, little lone see it. I would hate to be the snot who did this if you catch them. Hope you get it all fixed and it doesn't happen again. It bums me out for you.
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Oh man, that sucks. Last year someone egged my '99 Ram during some of the hottest weather of the year. At the time, it was parked around the corner of my house while some friends of mine and I were modding a Charger whose owner was serving in Iraq.

It sat there for days in the hot baking sun and, yup, it messed up the paint.

So I know how this feels.

Sorry for your troubles.
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This hurts me just reading this, that's horrible man. I hope someone can give you some good advice on getting it fixed.
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unfortunately that looks like aircraft remover I've used it to take paint off of rims to paint them it usually strips down to bare metal in a bout 5 minutes or less. Sorry to see that though somebody needs a good ole fashioned A$$ beating!
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Oh, i'd be ready to murder someone! As for fixing it, if you have the comprehensive, then you'll just pay the deductible and they'll get you to one of their shops and have it fixed properly. That's definately a gel paint stripper, and it's pulled everything including the primer!

Hope you get it fixed soon for the roadtrip.
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Dang man i'm sorry to see that. Ive been in a pissed off mood all day today cause at the mall this morning someone stole the center cap plug thingy off of my passenger side front wheel. I am humbled now. Good luck brother.
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I feel horrible for you, nobody should have to put up with something like this. Too bad you can't find the A$$$hole who did this and make them pay to have your whole truck repainted. Where is justice in this world ??? I wish you the best of luck in getting this fixed up.
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