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Old 12-18-2014, 10:24 AM
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I hear you ~

I foolishly put my cane 2' from where I normally put it and couldn't find it until this morning ~

because I occasionally do this , I stash spare canes @ Work , SWMBO's house , most of my cars end even one always in it's harness next to my Motocycle jacket .

I've heard many horror stories of hard to find head gaskets and other parts ruined my Canadian Customs Inspectors who apparently have to open and un pack every single package coming into the Country , then they often just randomly toss everything back in higglety - pigglety .
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:31 AM
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:43 PM
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This is the best I was able to pop out the dents so far. I have one of thos Harbor Freight Kits for dealing with dents but it was not of Much help as I used somthng else to get the large dent most of the way out.

It does not show up in the Pic but there is 3 places I poped out too far with the sharp corner of the item I was beating on. I think that calls for a what is called a Shrinking Hammer but the Harbor Freight set does not come with that.
I did the best I could by wrapping one of the Hammers Heads in the set with several Layers of thick cloth but I may have to buy the Shrinking Hammer. I added this by Shrinking Hammer I am speaking of one tht has the spirall Face and Rubber behind it and the head twists when you strik it.

I pretty sure I am not going to be able to pop out the upper Corner enough so I am going to have to use filler and sand it to shape. When I did other Body work I used either Epoxy Putty or JB Weld (the 5 minute one or the one that takes longer to cure) because I don't like Bondo type stuff as I don't think it adheres well. Als that corner is a small Job.

I think the main issue is painting. I don't want to paint the whole car and I am not likely to find touch up spray that matches. Will decide later on that.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:46 PM
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Well ;

it looks better already .

LKast Christmas the drunker @##ole neighbors mangled several of my cars , they backed a pickup truck into my beloved European Diesel Sports Coupe , destroying both the new grille and the illuminated wreath....

So far I'm O.K. this year , still have to street park in the same place .
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The world is infested with losers, so I love video surveillance. My 85 300D has white drag streaks at several corners. I put new headlamps on my wife's 2002 2 yrs ago and one is already broken, with a big white streak on it. Losers must love white SUV's & trucks.

Pretty sure the driver of an old Volvo keyed the side of my 1996 minivan. They were parked very crooked and I parked exactly between the lines (as always) in the only parking spot left at a crowded swim meet. Came back and the Volvo was gone and I had a long key streak down the side. Probably a loser mom teaching her kids to be losers. My son's car was keyed w/ 3 X's in a hospital garage. The guy had threatened him for "stealing his space" and video caught him in the act. He works there, but perhaps not much longer since the police talked to him.
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The world is infested with losers, so I love video surveillance. My 85 300D has white drag streaks at several corners. I put new headlamps on my wife's 2002 2 yrs ago and one is already broken, with a big white streak on it. Losers must love white SUV's & trucks.

Pretty sure the driver of an old Volvo keyed the side of my 1996 minivan. They were parked very crooked and I parked exactly between the lines (as always) in the only parking spot left at a crowded swim meet. Came back and the Volvo was gone and I had a long key streak down the side. Probably a loser mom teaching her kids to be losers. My son's car was keyed w/ 3 X's in a hospital garage. The guy had threatened him for "stealing his space" and video caught him in the act. He works there, but perhaps not much longer since the police talked to him.
If this is a consistent problem for you, here's a suggestion. Purchase a security trained female German Shepherd dog. Not only will the dog be a great companion for you and your family but think of the security possibilities! When you park the car, leave the dog in the back seat (with a water bowl, of course) and the windows rolled down. Should anyone attempt to damage your car, the dog will come out of there like a missile on steroids. They'll think twice before they go to key anyone's car ever again. If you like video, simply equip the dog with a dog cam strapped to its head.

Besides protecting your cars, a security dog works pretty well at the house as well. When a burglar hears the loud barking, they tend to move onto easier prey. German Shepherds are nice because they can be trained to receive commands in multiple languages. There is a reason why most police dogs are GERMAN SHEPHERDS.

One other item; there IS a difference between German German Shepherds and American German Shepherds. The American version tends to have problems with their hips and backs while the German German Shepherds are bread for strength and agility, very little if any hip issues exist. Only one problem, it takes some $$$$$$ to import one of Germany's finest from Germany.

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Old 12-22-2014, 07:09 PM
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I'd be surprised if the police would do anything even if you have video and paint chips that match. I got hit once at work and could see the car which did it as its paint was on mine and mine on his. I called the police who came over and said they could do nothing because they did not see it.

I'd curse loudly, fix it and go on with my life.

You look to have a good start on fixing it. I have the trim piece if you need it.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:02 PM
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The world is infested with losers, so I love video surveillance. My 85 300D has white drag streaks at several corners. I put new headlamps on my wife's 2002 2 yrs ago and one is already broken, with a big white streak on it. Losers must love white SUV's & trucks.

Pretty sure the driver of an old Volvo keyed the side of my 1996 minivan. They were parked very crooked and I parked exactly between the lines (as always) in the only parking spot left at a crowded swim meet. Came back and the Volvo was gone and I had a long key streak down the side. Probably a loser mom teaching her kids to be losers. My son's car was keyed w/ 3 X's in a hospital garage. The guy had threatened him for "stealing his space" and video caught him in the act. He works there, but perhaps not much longer since the police talked to him.
If the Guy that did has any sort of Medical Lic. tell the Lic. Board about the incident. If it can be proven the Guy did it the Lic. Board will likely revoke his Lic.

I have a Respiratory Care Lic. here in CA and if I get arrested for any reason even if not charged it is the Law to report the incident to the Lic. Bureau.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:05 PM
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If this is a consistent problem for you, here's a suggestion. Purchase a security trained female German Shepherd dog. Not only will the dog be a great companion for you and your family but think of the security possibilities! When you park the car, leave the dog in the back seat (with a water bowl, of course) and the windows rolled down. Should anyone attempt to damage your car, the dog will come out of there like a missile on steroids. They'll think twice before they go to key anyone's car ever again. If you like video, simply equip the dog with a dog cam strapped to its head.

Besides protecting your cars, a security dog works pretty well at the house as well. When a burglar hears the loud barking, they tend to move onto easier prey. German Shepherds are nice because they can be trained to receive commands in multiple languages. There is a reason why most police dogs are GERMAN SHEPHERDS.

One other item; there IS a difference between German German Shepherds and American German Shepherds. The American version tends to have problems with their hips and backs while the German German Shepherds are bread for strength and agility, very little if any hip issues exist. Only one problem, it takes some $$$$$$ to import one of Germany's finest from Germany.

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That won't help if someone gets into their Car and hits it as the pull out. A Camera system would be better in that case.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:25 PM
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I'd be surprised if the police would do anything even if you have video and paint chips that match. I got hit once at work and could see the car which did it as its paint was on mine and mine on his. I called the police who came over and said they could do nothing because they did not see it.
My departed 99 Lincoln Town Car was rear ended and totaled in an LKQ parking lot last July by a guy in a 96 Toyota pickup truck who claimed his gas pedal got stuck. Houston police came out and ticketed him even though the accident occurred in a parking lot. I guess the severity of the accident makes a difference. He was probably going 30-40 and hit my car pretty hard causing the rear driver's side fender to crumple and deformed the C-pillar and knocked it into a Cutlass parked next to me. There were lots of tire marks in the lot, and an engine block that he'd purchased flew out of the bed of the truck and landed in the lot. The owner of the Cutlass was also sitting in his car installing a trim piece when the truck knocked my car into his. The truck driver could've killed or maimed someone. Had I gotten through the checkout line a few seconds quicker, I would've been standing at the trunk loading up the car with parts when it happened.
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