Post # 1
What a terrible day, and it’s only 8am! This morning I was running late for work and had to stop for gas. I got blocked in by a couple of other cars, and after waiting a few moments I decided to try to squeeze through. Bad idea…I scraped the side of my brand new car on the concrete pole-type thing beside the gas pump. I cried, Darling Husband is so mad and frustrated….just a bad morning. It is dented but not scratched to the metal, and there’s paint from the pole down the whole passenger side.
This was mostly just a vent, but I do have a question…if anyone else has done something like this, is there a way to get the paint from the pole off myself? I’m going to get some estimates tomorrow, but if it’s too much the repairs may have to wait. At least if I could get the white paint off, it wouldn’t be as noticeable (the car is gray). I’ve googled it but, knowing nothing about cars, some of the terminology on car websites is lost on me.
Post # 3
I would try to buff it out. If you go to Advanced Auto or Auto Zone or something like that, you should be able to get a buffing pad and some of that cream to put on it. If it didn’t break the paint on your car, you should be good to go.
Post # 4
ugh I’m so sorry, that sucks! It happens to the best of us though.
Post # 5
Yikes, sorry that happened! You may be able to buff it out. I hope so anyway!
Reminds me of last summer when I decided to share a ride with my husband for work for a few days so my car was left in our aparment’s lot where we were living at the time. The next time I drove myself, I noticed later that day that there was a nice overspray of paint ALL over my entire car. I still don’t know how it happened, but we guessed that someone may have been spray painting or something on a balcony and the wind carried it. We spent a good 4 or 5 hours using a clay bar on the car to get it off. It worked great on the paint, but I can still see it where it got on anything plastic. What a nightmare.
So, yeah, I’d probably try a Mother’s or Meguiars clay bar, and if that doesn’t work, maybe pick up a rubbing compound.
Post # 6
WE JUST CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!
Lol, sorry, I feel like every time I get something nice and shiny, I destroy it too. Hopefully you’ll be able to get it fixed up just like new!
Post # 7
@MrsSl82be: Thank you!! I will definitely be buying that tonight. I’ve read more online about getting the paint off and I’m feeling hopeful!
@MlleBrielle: Thanks, it sure does! I’ve definitely been kicking myself all day.
@MercyK: Oh man, that’s awful! Glad you were able to get it off though!
@hisgoosiegirl: Haha, so true! I totally felt like the underlying message of DH’s lecturing was “See, THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!” lol