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      12-12-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Repair Scratch on door, Irvine?

I take my daughter to school every morning and always park in a separate lot adjacent to the main parking lot. Most people don't park there because it is a bit further. This morning I was late in dropping her off so I parked in the normal parking lot. I found a spot with open spaces all around thinking it is safe.

I come back to the car and notice a white Lexus parked really close to the drivers side of my car. I also notice a car seat on the adjacent side to my car. Anyone with a child knows what a b!tch it is getting the kids out of the car seat. Anyway I immediately inspect my door and low and behold and ding on my door. There really is not a dent on my car but a scratch in the paint. I can feel it with my nail.

I debated on whether I should wait around for the owner and b!tch my ass off but I figured it just was not worth it. I could just imagine waiting around and finding a mother show up holding her 1 year old. I can't bring myself to get pissed off at someone like that. I just took the blame. I should that known better and not parked in the main lot. I just took off and got over it.

Anyway, any recommendations on getting it fixed. the scratch is paper thin and about half and inch long. You can feel the scratch with your nail so it did chip the paint.

Any recommendations for anyone in Irvine or OC that can help repair the scratch? A good detail will probably do a good job of concealing the scratch but you will still be able to feel it.
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      12-12-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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Ouch ... pics? I would have waited for 15 minutes, but been polite about it unless the other party wasn't cooperating.
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Total bummer. Everytime I hear a story like this it just sucks how careless other people are towards another's property. Try euroamerican autobody. they are in lake forest and costa mesa. the shop in lake forest fixed a similar scratch in the bumper of my saleen a few years back and did a great job.
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      12-13-2008, 04:47 AM   #4
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hate that..sorry to hear.
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      12-13-2008, 08:29 AM   #5
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I wake up in cold sweats with nightmares like your story. i HATE door dings! Get it fixed properly and you wont even see it, but it's a pain in ths a$$.
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      12-13-2008, 11:27 AM   #6
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I take my daughter to school every morning and always park in a separate lot adjacent to the main parking lot. Most people don't park there because it is a bit further. This morning I was late in dropping her off so I parked in the normal parking lot. I found a spot with open spaces all around thinking it is safe.

I come back to the car and notice a white Lexus parked really close to the drivers side of my car. I also notice a car seat on the adjacent side to my car. Anyone with a child knows what a b!tch it is getting the kids out of the car seat. Anyway I immediately inspect my door and low and behold and ding on my door. There really is not a dent on my car but a scratch in the paint. I can feel it with my nail.

I debated on whether I should wait around for the owner and b!tch my ass off but I figured it just was not worth it. I could just imagine waiting around and finding a mother show up holding her 1 year old. I can't bring myself to get pissed off at someone like that. I just took the blame. I should that known better and not parked in the main lot. I just took off and got over it.

Anyway, any recommendations on getting it fixed. the scratch is paper thin and about half and inch long. You can feel the scratch with your nail so it did chip the paint.

Any recommendations for anyone in Irvine or OC that can help repair the scratch? A good detail will probably do a good job of concealing the scratch but you will still be able to feel it.

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      12-15-2008, 09:33 PM   #7
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I also had the same situation happen to me..it was inevitable but I held out till 6.8k miles
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