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Old 06-28-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default Fixed paint chips. (Nephew "keyed" my car last night)



Just a rant....

My 2 year old nephew was helping my brother pick up a bunch of nuts/bolts/misc stuff last night. My nephew is just starting to really talk and being 2 he is VERY unpredictable. So he grabs a bolt about 5 inches long, thinks it's a key, and starts repeating "key, key,key..." walks over to my car and tries to jam it into the key hole. Thank god he didn't miss and sctatch the hell out of my door!

Oh wait...

Not 20 minutes later, he pickes up an L-bracket in each hand and runs at my car "key!,key!, key!....". When he gets to the car he starts pounding my driver side door Bam Bam style with the L brackets. Now I've got about 20 chips to fix in my door.

This kid did more damage to my car in 20 seconds than I've done in the six years since owning the car.

Kids are awesome.

Now where's my touch up pen, and 3000 grit paper?



Here are a few pictures. There's about 10 of these to fix, the rest I'll live with as they should actually buff right out. lol





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Old 06-28-2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:07 AM   #3
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Who the F leaves 2 year old around bolts an brakets without being right on top of them! Parenting FAIL.

my 20 month will leave a path of biblical destruction if not hovered over.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:26 AM   #4
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Who the F leaves 2 year old around bolts an brakets without being right on top of them! Parenting FAIL.

my 20 month will leave a path of biblical destruction if not hovered over.
He was sitting right next to his father, then just took off.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
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....ah, the terrible two's.

Sorry this happened to you.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:46 AM   #6
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....ah, the terrible two's.

Sorry this happened to you.
Thanks. It's all good, it's just a car.


I think I can fix it to a point where it won't look too bad. I just lack the patients/skill to really do touch up work. If it was just one or two chips, that wold be fine. When there's about 20 or so in a 10 X 10 inch area, I could easily make a bigger mess. I might have to hire this one out to an expert.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:53 AM   #7
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:13 PM   #8
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Thanks. It's all good, it's just a car.


I think I can fix it to a point where it won't look too bad. I just lack the patients/skill to really do touch up work. If it was just one or two chips, that wold be fine. When there's about 20 or so in a 10 X 10 inch area, I could easily make a bigger mess. I might have to hire this one out to an expert.
....yeah, a chip here and there is something I can manage but I simply lack the experience to tackle anything bigger than that. I’ve made a “bigger mess” in the past when I tried repairing a scratch so I can relate. ….I just couldn’t leave well enough alone and took it a little far.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:13 PM   #9
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had an incident like this recently, my 2 year old daughter likes to pick up rocks...and i ws at a car meet/show recently. luckily she didnt scratch any of the cars when she was "inspecting" them.

just a few of the cars in my immediate area







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Old 06-28-2010, 12:13 PM   #10
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My wife and I are quickly learning the things in/around our house that kids can get into trouble with when we've had some friends with little ones over. It's amazing the things they find and do with. Hopefully we'll be prepared (can your really?) when our son hits reaches the 2/3 year old stage. Sorry to hear about your car. Fortunately it wasn't a car vs your nephew. Every thing has perspective.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:26 PM   #11
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Just a rant....

My 2 year old nephew was helping my brother pick up a bunch of nuts/bolts/misc stuff last night. My nephew is just starting to really talk and being 2 he is VERY unpredictable. So he grabs a bolt about 5 inches long, thinks it's a key, and starts repeating "key, key,key..." walks over to my car and tries to jam it into the key hole. Thank god he didn't miss and sctatch the hell out of my door!

Oh wait...

Not 20 minutes later, he pickes up an L-bracket in each hand and runs at my car "key!,key!, key!....". When he gets to the car he starts pounding my driver side door Bam Bam style with the L brackets. Now I've got about 20 chips to fix in my door.

This kid did more damage to my car in 20 seconds than I've done in the six years since owning the car.

Kids are awesome.

Now where's my touch up pen, and 3000 grit paper?

show pics!!
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:41 PM   #12
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My wife and I are quickly learning the things in/around our house that kids can get into trouble with when we've had some friends with little ones over. It's amazing the things they find and do with. Hopefully we'll be prepared (can your really?) when our son hits reaches the 2/3 year old stage. Sorry to hear about your car. Fortunately it wasn't a car vs your nephew. Every thing has perspective.
At that age they find EVERYTHING interesting and new. Also, they are just starting to become self aware and test what they can and cannot do/get away with. Like I said, it's all good. We made up and cought fireflies for the next hour or so before I went home. lol

I'm going to re-examin the damage when I get home from work today. I think I'll try to do it myself, even though I know I can't make it perfect. I have a touch up pen from Paintscratch.com as well as a clear coat pen. I'll just try to get enough paint into the chip to prevent rusting.

Its going to be:

1. tape off area
2. Dawn wash
3. map out where the chips are
4. paint pen
5. dry (over night?)
6. clear coat pen
7. smooth with 3000 grit paper
8. compound
9. Menzerna final polish
10. Collinite (love this stuff!!!!!)

11. Hold grudge until nephew gets first nice car.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:52 PM   #13
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Why not go to a paint shop and get it fixed correctly and for good?
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:04 PM   #14
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Shouldnt your brother pay to have it fixed correctly?

If his son had done this to a neighbors car he would be responsible for the repairs.
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:11 PM   #15
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haha I can just picture this kid saying "key, key, key" and destroying your car, then I can see the look on your face
"ZOMG!"
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:35 PM   #16
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every time I read a thread like this I'm just like, "Yep....I guess I can wait a little longer to have kids" =)
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:19 PM   #17
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Its going to be:

1. tape off area
2. Dawn wash
3. map out where the chips are
4. paint pen
5. dry (over night?)
6. clear coat pen
7. smooth with 3000 grit paper
8. compound
9. Menzerna final polish
10. Collinite (love this stuff!!!!!)

11. Hold grudge until nephew gets first nice car.
Might want to look into this further. From most of the compounds I have used (read the label to verify) they equate to 1500 grit sandpaper. Not sure why you would want to go backwards.
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i am interested to see some pics of this little heathens wrath
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remeber you can only shake a baby if its crying, so if its not crying make him cry so you can shake him
IDIOT!!! were you shaken....
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:47 PM   #21
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Might want to look into this further. From most of the compounds I have used (read the label to verify) they equate to 1500 grit sandpaper. Not sure why you would want to go backwards.


This is the stuff I have. I've used it to shine 3000 grit paper before. It should work fine. If not, I'll step it down a notch.

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Might want to look into this further. From most of the compounds I have used (read the label to verify) they equate to 1500 grit sandpaper. Not sure why you would want to go backwards.
I'm pretty sure the labeled grit isn't what grit the compound equates to, but is the coarsest grit that the compound will have an effect on. The finishing polish he has is effective on grits only as low as 2500. That 3000 will give him less work to do.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:22 AM   #23
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Ok, so the damage isn't nearly as bad as I thought it was. A few less chips, and only a few really bad ones.

I have a little expierence fixing these from when my car was broken into two years ago.

I'll post before and afters when I get started on fixing them.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:13 PM   #24
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Hmmmmmmmmm.........????

If only I had something on hand that would let me place a tiny amount of paint right into the chip????

Being diabetic, I have an endless supply of syringes......

That ball of paint on the end is very very tiny.



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Old 07-03-2010, 05:32 PM   #25
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Chips filled and wet sanded. I used 1500 and 3000 grit paper. Because these chips were so small, I just used my finger instead of a sanding block. I sanded until they felt smooth and I couldn't tell by touch if they were there or not. Obviously from the pictures you can visually see they are darker and stand out, but they feel smooth to the original paint. Because they are so small, I did not use clear coat over the chips.





They streak next to these three chips is glue residue from the masking tape I used to keep track of the chip locations.


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