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Post by Rattly on Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:05 pm

Parked in a NHS hospital car park yesterday, to find on my return to the car, that I had a white stripe of paint, I guess off the car that had been parked next to me, from the front DS wheel to the rear DS wheel just above the black side protectors.

I was absolutely gutted, my car is new with only 300 miles on it. I fumed for the hour trip home. When i got home I got out the cutting polish and to my absolute amazement and joy the white paint all came off and there was no damage at all to my grey metallic paint beneath the white paint. The white paint all came off and my car again looks like new. I must say that I am most impressed and overjoyed at this result? Great paint job that resisted the scratching action of the B*****D that scraped my car! Very Happy
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Post by Admin on Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:16 pm

I have returned to cars in the past and found damage and like you say it leaves you fuming but I'm so glad yours has turned out ok
Most the time I will only park on an end space (only a 50% chance of damage) but even then I will take a picture of the one car next to me Laughing

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p.s I also check for child seats.......ive seen some parents repeatedly bounce their door of the next car as they try to strap their toddlers in
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Post by Rattly on Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:37 pm

Good advice Karl, thanks..

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Post by hicky on Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:19 pm

karl your right about the baby seats seen too many fat arsed birds hit the car next door getting their littles dears in and out.

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Post by HILLCLIMBER on Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:20 pm

hicky wrote:karl your right about the baby seats seen too many fat arsed birds hit the car next door getting their littles dears in and out.  

Spot on !
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Post by JOHNWALES on Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:25 pm

I like the photograph idea Karl, makes good sense. This reminds me of an incident that happened some years ago, when a driver returned to his badly damaged car, that was clouted in a busy street oposite a bus stop.

He found a note left on his windscreen which read * Many people here think I am leaving my name and address; well sorry mate that is not the case ! *

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Post by Gar Green on Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:09 am

HILLCLIMBER wrote:
hicky wrote:karl your right about the baby seats seen too many fat arsed birds hit the car next door getting their littles dears in and out.  

Spot on !

I'm neither a fat arsed bird or hit other people cars.
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Post by LourensL on Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:35 pm

Admin wrote:I have returned to cars in the past and found damage and like you say it leaves you fuming  but I'm so glad yours has turned out ok
Most the time I will only park on an end space (only a 50% chance of damage) but even then I will take a picture of the one car next to me Laughing

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p.s I also check for child seats.......ive seen some parents repeatedly bounce their door of the next car as they try to strap their toddlers in

Good to hear, I'm not the only one who thinks so about it. I'm always fooled when I first drive a round a parking lot to look at a good wide parking space.

I wonder what kind of small parking places some people are park their car in.
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Post by Rattly on Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:36 pm

Unfortunately, in the hospital choice isn't abundant!
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Post by Admin on Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:30 pm

Hospital car parks are a nightmare especially if your appointments during visiting times
If an end space is not available i tend to reverse into a space and put my wheels on full lock, with any luck anyone swinging out of a parking space will catch a protruding tyre rather than bodywork

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Post by Rattly on Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:32 pm

Another great idea Karl, Cheers

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Post by hicky on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:17 pm

did not say you was gareth Very Happy Shocked

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Post by Badfx on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:36 pm

You know when you are in a big car park and you see someone parked like a total nob, like there is loads of room and the car is straddling over two spots. You think I ain't parking anywhere near that idiot. Well that's me, I park like someone who can barley drive so no one parks next to me.
Of course you can't do that in a metered car park but supermarkets etc it works a treat.

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Post by hicky on Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:30 pm

lol Shocked

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Post by JOHNWALES on Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:48 pm

Trouble is Karl, someone hitting your tyre can cause as much expense as a body repair. Such contact can do untold damage to the tyre and tracking, and possibly imobilise you. When I park I always leave the front wheels dead ahead, and the mirrors folded.

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Post by Admin on Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:08 am

Anything is possible but with over 30 years in the motor trade i have never known any suffer tracking damage from such a slow speed impact of someone parking next to you, if anything the tyre would absorb the bump.........if the vitara was so fragile i doubt going off road would be promoted by Suzuki
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Post by JOHNWALES on Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:49 pm

Is hitting a kerb a cause of many tracking problems. I am not an expert, but was always told it was. Surely contact with a protuding wheel would have a similar effect. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Post by HILLCLIMBER on Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:04 pm

I have been asked many times over the years to check wheel alignment after kerbing a tyre and without exception there was never any damage or misalignment, to hit anything with enough force to bend a track rod or steering arm believe me you would know about it, put a track rod in a vice and it will need a hell of a hit with a hammer to bend it, if you are going to do any damage by kerbing it will be to the construction of the tyre.
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