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    Thread: Dings and things. The life of a daily.

    1. Member pierovw's Avatar
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      04-04-2012 10:24 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by slackin' at work View Post
      got hit yesterday. and by hit I mean bumper scuffed when parked. no note, off course.

      was running late for a meeting so rather than put my car up in the parking garage as I normally do, I found a spot on the street. the last spot before a stop sign so I figured I only had to worry about 50% of the car.

      I didn't notice until this afternoon when I washed the gobs of pollen off the car. big blue paint scuff about 3 inshes tall by one foot long. no creases or deformities in the plastic itself, but took the paint off in a few large places. paint transfer buffed off.

      the only saving grace is I have a black car, so the missing paint doesn't stand out too bad.

      I also remember the car that was behind me. a MK4 jetta... medium blue. I'll be keeping my eye out a$$hol3.
      That sucks dude! I just noticed I have a dent myself... Probably some ******* hitting my R with their door in the rear fender driver side! So ****ing mad! I'm now glad that I got the dent protection warranty... Anyone has had in the past? Is it legit?

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      04-04-2012 11:12 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by MichaelRB View Post
      Do you know if they would replace the wheel it self as it was chipped and scratched, or is it just the tire itself? Thanks for the quick replies. I really appreciate it.
      Usually they will only repair a wheel, not replace it, even IF cosmetic damages are covered. To replace a wheel it would have to be bent or not hold air properly.

      FYI, though, I don't know what area you are in, but around me, you can get pretty much any wheel fixed for $75-100 depending on the severity. So even if it's not covered you may find the repair is cheaper than you expected.

      Good luck!
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      04-12-2012 08:47 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by mrbill562 View Post
      BT;DT... Only got one corner on mine, pulling into my driveway a little too quickly. It's not visible during a walkaround, so I'm not going to fix it, and call it "my first boo-boo".

      ...and pull into my driveway with all due care and deliberation from now on

      I'm with you, doing a quick survey of the curbs, driveways and parking bumpers on my usual travels, I'd be a fool to drop it any farther.
      Just hit the left underside corner this morning...pulling out of a very steep driveway and I knew it as soon as I did it.

      It's probably going to take a day or so to get over it. Luckily you can't see it with a walk around.

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      04-12-2012 10:36 PM #54
      Just noticed dents/creases on my roof. I have a CSG 4dr with sunroof. If I stand at the rear and look towards the front with the "shark fin" in the middle, I see two identical dents/creases halfway between the "fin" and sunroof, one on left, one on right. Its not all that noticeable and looks like a smear at times, can't even feel it with my hand. Looked at two other GTIs while working, a 2012 Autobahn didn't have it but a GTI w/sunroof did. Both cars CSG.. Think this might be pretty common and more noticeable on some colors than others..
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      04-14-2012 11:00 AM #55
      Almost 2000 miles and not a scratch ! While driving to work this morning at 530am I was going down I 35 (Ft Worth TX) about 70 and saw something in the road. I couldn't tell what it was at first but it was in the middle lane so I swerved to the right lane. Then it suddenly moved to the right lane then off to the side of the road. If I would have hit it my car would have been totally jacked up.

      What was it? Ummmmm............I think it was a crack head!

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      04-15-2012 08:42 PM #56
      ((((sigh)))) was backing into a parking space at the mall (as far away from door dingers as possible) and got too close to the curb .... There's a good 8" long around the wheel that is completely ate up.. I'll post a pic later.. I only have 1500 miles... I need a drink.
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      04-15-2012 08:48 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by 7rugamac21 View Post
      ((((sigh)))) was backing into a parking space at the mall (as far away from door dingers as possible) and got too close to the curb .... There's a good 8" long around the wheel that is completely ate up.. I'll post a pic later.. I only have 1500 miles... I need a drink.
      that sucks..
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      04-15-2012 09:00 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFORLIFE2012 View Post
      that sucks..
      If this doesn't make you cringe, I don't know what will...



      Any ideas (other than washing it) to make it not so soul crushing??
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      04-15-2012 09:26 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by 7rugamac21 View Post
      If this doesn't make you cringe, I don't know what will...



      Any ideas (other than washing it) to make it not so soul crushing??
      Think theres some good wheel repair places around. You just have to get some quotes and references to see how there work looks and holds up..
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      04-15-2012 09:30 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by 7rugamac21 View Post
      If this doesn't make you cringe, I don't know what will...



      Any ideas (other than washing it) to make it not so soul crushing??
      Balls.

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      04-15-2012 09:33 PM #61
      my car rolled back even with e-brake engaged. it had some scratched that was coming off and looks like another paint sticking to it. I am still lucky as it was so close to smashing a house that is being built. close call. now i want to see if i can check with the dealership because this should not happen with a new car.

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      04-15-2012 11:23 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by sup_lado View Post
      my car rolled back even with e-brake engaged. it had some scratched that was coming off and looks like another paint sticking to it. I am still lucky as it was so close to smashing a house that is being built. close call. now i want to see if i can check with the dealership because this should not happen with a new car.
      You need to leave it in gear. Always. This is not the cars' fault.

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      04-15-2012 11:45 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post
      You need to leave it in gear. Always. This is not the cars' fault.

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      I agree, you should ALWAYS leave the car in gear. Having said that, the e brake, with sufficient force applied, should not slip at all. Have it checked out.
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      04-15-2012 11:57 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post
      You need to leave it in gear. Always. This is not the cars' fault.

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      i believe his car was running/idling.
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      04-16-2012 12:44 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by blackdemonGTI18T View Post
      i believe his car was running/idling.

      Still doesnt make it a good move.

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      04-16-2012 09:46 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by 7rugamac21 View Post
      If this doesn't make you cringe, I don't know what will...

      Any ideas (other than washing it) to make it not so soul crushing??
      What part of MD are you in bro? I know a guy...
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      04-16-2012 12:57 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by AAC Welder View Post
      I agree, you should ALWAYS leave the car in gear. Having said that, the e brake, with sufficient force applied, should not slip at all. Have it checked out.
      Thanks. I will have it checked. What can I do with the paint? I don't know how to post pic here.

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      04-16-2012 04:19 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      What part of MD are you in bro? I know a guy...
      I'm just south of Baltimore, but if it can be fixed I'll drive to wherever..
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      04-17-2012 05:14 PM #69
      Curb rash!! Woohoo!


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      04-17-2012 05:20 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by 7rugamac21 View Post
      I'm just south of Baltimore, but if it can be fixed I'll drive to wherever..
      I'll see if I can get you a quote. I know it can be fixed, I'm just not sure what they would charge. I curbed the Detroits on my GTI pretty hard and they made it look like new again... I couldn't even find the spot. You'd be surprised how easy it is to repair. It might be worth a phone call to your dealership... they have people that come around to fix things like that on traded-in cars usually on a weekly basis.
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      04-17-2012 06:23 PM #71
      I also just curb rashed my passenger rear, im going in to the dealer for my LED tail light install in a week or two and they said $130~ and 2 or 3 days to send it out. they also kindly offered to give me a replacement rim (EDIT: wheel, sorry, sorry.) (instead of the donut) for the time its away.

      One part of me says I MUST FIX EVERY SCRATCH but the other is telling me that its a daily, not a garage queen, and it would take all of the fun out of it to stress over every little thing.

      So im still on the fence about getting it refinished, but one thing for sure is that seeing all of the other pics of road rash makes me feel a lot better!
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    22. 04-17-2012 06:51 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by ftillier View Post
      I expect my wife to be the first to f up the front bumper, or curb the wheels...
      I took care of that last night. Explorer turning right in the lane next to me wandered over into my lane, forcing me into the curb. Bang--nice little chunk out of the tire/wheel. At least I didn't blow the tire...

    23. 04-17-2012 06:51 PM #73
      I have some curb rash on the right front wheel - I was pissed when it happened (I had the sunroof open, so heard it!), but know it will happen again, since it is a daily driver and I park on the street a lot. Not going to repair it, but I will try to be more careful in the future!

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      04-18-2012 06:22 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I'll see if I can get you a quote. I know it can be fixed, I'm just not sure what they would charge. I curbed the Detroits on my GTI pretty hard and they made it look like new again... I couldn't even find the spot. You'd be surprised how easy it is to repair. It might be worth a phone call to your dealership... they have people that come around to fix things like that on traded-in cars usually on a weekly basis.
      Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it!!
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      04-18-2012 06:23 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by R201UP View Post
      I also just curb rashed my passenger rear, im going in to the dealer for my LED tail light install in a week or two and they said $130~ and 2 or 3 days to send it out. they also kindly offered to give me a replacement rim (EDIT: wheel, sorry, sorry.) (instead of the donut) for the time its away.

      One part of me says I MUST FIX EVERY SCRATCH but the other is telling me that its a daily, not a garage queen, and it would take all of the fun out of it to stress over every little thing.

      So im still on the fence about getting it refinished, but one thing for sure is that seeing all of the other pics of road rash makes me feel a lot better!

      Don't let them scare you away from saying rim lol
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