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Old 09-23-2000, 03:33 PM
Benzman500
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Today my black 85 500sel was keyed from the front door one side over the trunk and all the way to the other door. What will it cost me to get it repaired some didn't go trough that muck of the clear coat but some went all the way down to the metal. It even event zig zag over my deal pin strips and rip them up. I HATE SOME PEOPLE!!!!!

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Dan Younes
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1985 euro 500sel 223k
1986 420sel 86k soon 2 be
1981 300sd 285k sold
1979 240d 298k sold
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Old 09-23-2000, 04:52 PM
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Sorry to hear that, Dan. You have my sympathy. There are some real scumbags in this world. Some deserve to be shot on sight.

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Old 09-23-2000, 04:55 PM
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thanks,ya and i just got it painted a year ago. IF I SEE THEM THEY WILL BE BEAT!
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Old 09-23-2000, 08:35 PM
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The reason this sort of thing happens more often is because there are no consequences for these punks.

A basecoat/clearcoat paint job is difficult to repair. The advantage in the lacquer days was that such things could be repaired more easily. You will need to go to a good paint shop to find out what is the best approach.

Best of luck,

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Old 09-23-2000, 11:51 PM
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Hi Dan;
Sorry to hear about the car.
With the basecoat/clearcoat, you're probably looking at a repaint for the affected panels.
Best way to find out cost, is to go to several body shops and get some estimates as prices are going to vary from shop to shop. As a point of reference, I had a nasty scratch in one of my doors a few years ago, and the cost was about $300 CDN to respray the door.


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Old 09-24-2000, 11:56 AM
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Dan,
I really hate hearing these type of stories. It really pisses me off to know that some a##hole with nothing else better to do with his/her time and obviously lacking in the guts dept. finds this type of thing rewarding. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. When found they should be shot with ***** and hung for stinking!! Good luck
and keep your head up..
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Old 09-25-2000, 05:23 AM
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I'm really sorry about this Dan.
I hope it's not too expensive. I'm not too sure about insurance in the US, but could you claim through your insurance company if it was an expensive re-paint?

Oliver

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Old 09-25-2000, 12:57 PM
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All the more reason for a $0-deductible insurance policy. Sorry to hear about the vandalism - I'd go MENTAL if someone keyed my car...
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Old 09-25-2000, 11:22 PM
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Most auto policies today cover vandalism without the deductible. I have $500 deductible and my 54k mile 300SE was shot two weeks ago by kids and a BB gun. Total damage from 10 BBs was $3500...only 5 hit paint, the rest glass. The car didn't have a door ding or scratch in it. Bottom line is Nationwide picked up the whole tab!

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Old 09-26-2000, 02:37 AM
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Hey Benzman, the best way is to go to a body shop. But if money is a big issue than I would go with a cheaper alternate route. I have seen this product on TV called G27 which you can buy at Pep Boys under $20. It has a rubbing compound which lets you buff off alot of the fine scratches. For the scratches that is deep in the metal, they have these filler that matches your car color and fill in the key scratch. I have used the product, and I am really satisfy with the results for that price.
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Old 09-26-2000, 06:12 PM
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bad news i found out they cancled my policy the day before it was keyed. G27 IS HORRIBLE i used it on my trunk before i got it painted it ate more paint off wax did a better job.
THANK YOU everyone

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1985 euro 500sel 223k
1986 420sel 86k soon 2 be
1981 300sd 285k sold
1979 240d 298k sold
1983 300sd 272k sold
1989 chrysler 2.2l Turbo
Leabaron 140k
1989 Dodge Carvan Se 295k
1994 S500
(hopefully someday)
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