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Old 07-11-2011, 08:16 PM
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They keyed my baby

Look what these ****less whores did to my baby. It was at the shop ready to come home tomorrow. It has been in the shop for the last 2 months getting a complete engine rebuild and a couple other odds and ends. He moved it outside during the day so they could use the bay it was sitting in, and some idiot walked by and key it. Who would do such a thing?
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:32 PM
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Sorry to see that! Doesn't look like a keying to me though. Kinda deep and short, and pretty low on the car.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:55 PM
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I'll second that. Looks like a shop accident. prob while moving the car. All the more reason to re paint

Sorry for your luck.
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that's good to know. It doesn't feel so bad when you know it wasn't just a malicious act. Thanks for your support but I think I will still have to seek counseling.
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Yea, keying usually is from front to rear about the level of the door handles. When someone keys a car they want it to be "extremely visible" and what happened to yours was not that way. Simple shop accident.... but the shop should own up to it and fix it, or pay to have it fixed. If you're lucky and the shop owner is honest, he should cut you a break on the engine rebuild.

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Is that a 70 chevelle? My favorite car. I will find whoever did that! Lol

But the shop should take responsibility if it happened there.
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Is that a 70 chevelle? My favorite car. I will find whoever did that! Lol

But the shop should take responsibility if it happened there.
METALIC SILVER WITH BLACK STRIPES!!! Remember that if you're going to repaint it.
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but the shop should own up to it and fix it, or pay to have it fixed. If you're lucky and the shop owner is honest, he should cut you a break on the engine rebuild.
At least go back and ask them what happened. Who told you it was a key that did it? If it was the shop then they're already covering their a**s.
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Not to highjack but I noticed a dent in my car from a rock thrown. I didn't want to make a fuss about it at work and when I got home I saw a rock on my driveway. I feel your pain.
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Sad to hear that!
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Awful BIG key !!!!!!
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No way that is a key job.
Some damage appears on the edge of the louver also. Someone has hit it in a scraping type action.
Most likely happend at the shop and the culprit didnt even know they hit it that hard and didnt care to look to see if they messed up or not.

Bummer is all I can say.
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Sorry to see that! Doesn't look like a keying to me though. Kinda deep and short, and pretty low on the car.
I agree that is not a key, more like some shop mark, tool box, jack stand. It even damaged the reflector. They are telling you it was keyed so that they do not look bad, or would heaven forbid be responsible.. Kind of like what the government does all the time, point the finger at someone else.
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Look around the shop for transmission jacks and other rollables with jagged parts at the level of the scratch and you'll find the culprit. If you look hard enough, you'll find your paint on it.
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I agree that it looks like an accident in the shop caused it, that is most certainly not a "keying".

Now for a complete change of subject. You know what's funny is that you can see a mile away when the "keying" is done by the owner of the car to get a free paint job. I have seen it all my life in the autobody business (been doing this stuff for just about 35 years now) the guy who wants a paint job so he vandalizes his own car. It is SOOOOOO obvious, but yesterday this went to a new level. I had a guy come in with a Jeep where he went the extra mile that I had never seen. The car was "keyed" the usual "self vandal" way on every single panel (Vandals just don't put that much work into it, sorry) but then after he scratched it he put some paint stripper or something right on the scratch! LOL, I have never seen anything like it. He brushed a little half inch wide wipe of stripper right on the scratch, on every scratch he had done down both sides of the car head light to taillight then across the hood (all where the clear coat had failed. )

I give him an A for effort but the funny part was he totaled the car! LOLOL, the damage was more than the car was worth.

It pisses me off to no end seeing people get away with crap like this but VERY seldom can they be caught.

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