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> Stories of knucklehead mistakes, Make me feel better about the scratches in my new paint
stevegm
post Dec 1 2019, 09:09 PM
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I got my car out of storage to finish putting it back together. What started as a 3-month quick paint job, turned into a 5-year project. Anyway, I tried to keep the paint job from getting scratched while I pushed the car around the garage over the past couple of years. Everyone in my family knows - Rule #1 of the garage is don’t scratch the silver car. But, I failed. When I pulled it out to start finishing it this weekend, I noticed a few scratches in the paint. I sure would have liked to have driven it before scratching it. How I managed to scratch it, I have no idea. I guess the rule is - whatever you are trying to avoid scratching, will, in fact, get a scratched.

Anybody else scratch their new paint before finishing reassembly? I figured I’d start a knucklehead move thread. A form of group therapy I guess.
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stevegm   Stories of knucklehead mistakes   Dec 1 2019, 09:09 PM
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