A squirrel must have jumped on your car and proceed to run away from its prey w/ its crawls out.
When I got to work this morning, I noticed that there was a little dent/scratch combo right on the top of my 3 WEEK OLD jetta, right above the back seat on the driver's side. I'm trying to figure out what caused this. At first I thought a limb from a tree that I parked under fell on it, but the scratches look like they were caused by more force than that, and also by something sharper/harder than a limb. Then I thought it might be an errant tennis ball from the tennis court at my apartment complex, but again, it looks like it was caused by something harder/sharper, and the dent seems too small for a tennis ball. Then I thought hail, because we did have a little bit here in Atlanta last night, but why would it be isolated to only 1 spot, and why would there be scratches like that? Whatever it is was small, hard, and dropped in with some force. I'm leaning towards a rock or piece of gravel thrown up by another car.
Any ideas? Sorry for the picture quality, gray is a hard color to take a picture of in the daylight.
I think the most likely scenario is that at some point I was parked next to a truck that was unloading/loading a ladder or something that bumped the roof and didn't care to leave a note.
I can get the dent popped out and the scratches fixed to the point where they're not really noticeable for $150-225, and get the spot resprayed for $425-500. I'm leaning towards the cheaper option, I just don't have the money to get it resprayed.
Did you have the car at the dealer of any type of service? The dealers in my area are *******s and will scratch your car and not care. Also get that taken care of properly ie. someone qualified (VW authorized repair/paint shop) because if you do and it rusts in the future it WILL be covered under the rust warranty. If you don't, well then you are basically ****ed.
Last edited by Verebs1; 08-10-2012 at 07:18 AM.
I used to manage an apartment complex. And the kinda stuff idiots would throw out of their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th floor balconies would surprise you.
Q: Do you park near a skip or garbage/recycle receptacle can?...if so, someone is lazy and aiming, and missed.
Its probably not a beer bottle or similar, as it would leave glass/and or beer/alcohol smell residue( unless they realized what they had done, and tried to cover up evidence. Did you notice the area was clean?, compared to the rest of the car?
I'm thinking something metal, and of the trash variety.
i say a honey badger nabbed his prey there.
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My bet is that someone was throwing something around and it landed there. Vandalism usually is more obvious and expressive in my experience.
About a year ago, I came back to my car with a the pattern of Football laces and pigskin on my deck lid. Its a pretty good abrasion that cannot be buffed out. As it was a college town I imagine some dudes just being careless and throwing the ball around when drunk...
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A c0ck-fighting chicken with his leg machete still on. A large group of Mexican Drug Cartel members gathered around your car and threw the birds on your roof for a battle to the death....