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Old 08-18-2013, 08:33 PM
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Got a ding on my 34

Coming back from Saturday morning coffee with the others in our club and an oncoming car slung a good sized rock at me. I throught for a moment it was going to come through the windshileld but it hit my four piece hood.

Trying to decide if I should file a claim with Hagerty or just go ahead and fix it. I am not too good at spot painting and the thought of repainting the left top hood panel is not too appealing.

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Old 08-18-2013, 10:12 PM
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Sorry to hear that Vince, you gotta hate it when that happens. Is that a ti coat on your car or base clear? It's a fairly dark color so doing a blend and clearing the panel would be not to tough a job, even if it is a tri coat, dark color aren't near as intimidating as light colors.

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:28 AM
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Thanks, it's a base/clear.

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:36 AM
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Ouch! That really sucks. Hopefully you can get that fixed without too much grief. (Ray could fix it for you, but you'd have to drive about 1500 miles to get it to him... maybe somebody in Texas... Nah - Road Trip!)
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The good thing is that there's a lot of visual movement in the panels there, unlike a door panel. A spot repair will hide in the reflections a bit better there.

I'd call Hagerty and let us know what they tell you.
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The good thing is that there's a lot of visual movement in the panels there, unlike a door panel. A spot repair will hide in the reflections a bit better there.

I'd call Hagerty and let us know what they tell you.
Yep I was fortunate in that it didn't hit a door panel or front fender. That would have caused some bad damage. I will call Hagerty and see what they say, will let ya'll know.

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I hate that for you Vince. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Well Vince, you have several things going for you, the fact that it's bc/cc and not a tri color, it's dark and where the chip is. As mentioned, because of where it is and not on a flat panel makes the blend that much easier.

If your at all interested (if Hagerty doesn't bump your rates to bad) and need any help or advice, let me know, I'll help wherever I can.

Yes Bob, I probably could fix it...think it's closer to a 2,000 mile drive though and Hagerty might look down on that big a road trip...LOL.

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I may attempt it anyway. I have some spot painting to do on my door jambs because I am moving my suicide door pins up to where they engage more of the door jamb. Those areas are easy to repaint as I have a very definite break line in the body where I can mask off.

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While your doing the door jamb area, it may be a good time to tackle the Hood. The hood isn't that large...it could be taken off (I would recommend this) repaired and reinstalled. Again, if your game...I'm here.

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I was kidding about the road trip - that would be quite a ways to go for a repair! Painting the jamb and door will provide an opportunity to make sure Vince has a good color match.
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well that sucks. dont feel bad . i've been know to chip one before i can get it finished. keep the repair as small as possible then jusr reclear the panel .
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do you have paint left over? with a little touch up and some skill you maybe able to just hide it . i did a vette my buddy got with like 20 or 30 nicks. i used a paper match end , not the part that lights. Dabbed it on and buffed it out nice and slow. when he picked it up. he found only 3 spots that he could remember .
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I was kidding about the road trip - that would be quite a ways to go for a repair! Painting the jamb and door will provide an opportunity to make sure Vince has a good color match.
Completely understand Bob, road trips can be fun though...LOL

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Well Grundy paid off really well, I am extremely pleased. I will be able to get the damage repaired plus spot painting where I moved my suicide door pins up.

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