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      09-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Nail in tire = Scratched Fender

So, I heard a scrapping sound every time I hit a bump on the road. It turned out that I had a nail in the sidewall! Not sure if it was because of construction nearby or someone did it, but it sure did a number on my fender.

I posted this in the cometic maintenance sub because I wanted to get your opinion on how to approach repairing this relatively minor paintwork. So, should I do this professionally? I never used touch up paint, but I guess this area is too large for it? Or should I just suck it up. Lol.

As for the tire, good thing I got tire warranty.
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      09-22-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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how the fuck does that even happen?
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      09-22-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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how the fuck does that even happen?
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. They're building houses near the garaged that I parked in... It could come from there. But getting it in the side wall makes me wonder if someone did it. idk
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      09-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #4
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Well FYI with tire warranty don't say anything about construction zone or its void if its from tire rack.
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      09-22-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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That looks intentional...LOOK he stabbed Michelin in the heart.
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      09-22-2013, 07:26 PM   #6
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That looks intentional...LOOK he stabbed Michelin in the heart.
Maybe the person just doesn't like the French?
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      09-22-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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That looks intentional...LOOK he stabbed Michelin in the heart.
Exactly what I was thinking!
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looks a lil fishy to just happen... I would have your finder repainted.
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      09-22-2013, 08:11 PM   #9
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Yeah, just to show you how far you park, someone out there is eager enough to dish out some nuisance (that is if someone did it)

Hopefully, this paint job isn't going to cost much. Any DIY suggestions out there?
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dont fuck with it yourself i'd say have it done by a bodyshop..
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      09-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #11
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dont fuck with it yourself i'd say have it done by a bodyshop..
agreed. I was heading towards that direction... i was just in denial.
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A proper polishing would get most of it out. Definitely a 70-80% result is possible
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how the fuck does that even happen?
You dont drive sideways on two wheels to get between cars in traffic?

That sucks try polishing it out first. You may be good after that if it only surface scratches.
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I think it is intentional, I feel sorry for you op.
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considered insurance? that sure looks like vandalism.
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