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Old 11-12-2018, 05:45 PM
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I doubt a cat could cause those deep scratches.
Likely a large dog, or a raccoon.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:56 PM
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That's crazy, hope it all works out for you

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Old 11-12-2018, 06:08 PM
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I feel your pain.

I got a deep scratch on my rear bumper cover, but on the side of the car between the wheel well and rear lights.
Too deep for just repainting. Maybe done by a bicycle pedal?

Listen, I did some scouting, but in the end, I took it to a GM dealer, who used SMS Composite to fill the deep scratches, and then matched the paint so perfectly, that I had happy tears in my eyes.

Here was the killer... they charged me only 60% of the price that two well known body shops were going to charge.
It happens, but its all fixable. Thank goodness.

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Old 11-12-2018, 06:18 PM
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It looks like that cat did the Wil-E-Coyote on that thing for awhile. Thatís awful man, wow.

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Old 11-12-2018, 06:26 PM
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Thats awful, so sorry to see that! I am pretty sure a good detailer can fix it though. You might want to talk to more than one and ask them exactly how they would go about fixing it.

You want someone who will take a stepwise approach and do some test spots first. You want them to use the least aggresive approach to get the desired results, not just go after it with the most aggresive compound. The most aggresive approach will work but it may have consequences later on in how the finish lasts over time. Some of the scratches are going to be deeper than others, some may need more effort.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:53 PM
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I would take it to a body shop that has a proven track record working on Corvettes and have it repainted. You can contact your local Corvette Club for a recommendation on a body/collision shop for the job.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:19 PM
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:48 PM
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Sorry for your troubles, that looks like an animal on the car and a dog trying to get at it.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:28 PM
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Epic. Wow. Not sure xpel would have even saved that.
Seriously--hurts to see it, and good luck with the repair.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:44 PM
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Jesus mercy that would **** me the hell off. I'm sorry for your grief.

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Old 11-13-2018, 12:03 AM
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That really sucks. Sure hope the detailing shop can get the scratches out and make it look like new again.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:56 AM
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Get a new garage door opener thas quiet.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:41 AM
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I think I just heard baby Jesus crying
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:00 AM
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Ouch . Big wet sanding, buffing job in order. good luck sorry.
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:07 AM
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Brother I feel for you. I've never seen anything like that from an animal. I hope its just clear coat.

There are some side mount garage door openers used typically when installing a lift. They are quieter and mount to the wall instead of the ceiling which reduces the noise further in the room above.
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:53 AM
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Too bad about that. A good belt drive door opener for a few hundred dollars and have it professionally installed will make that door so you hardly hear it.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Custom Corvette Accessories View Post

Farmers has you covered

That's crazy, hope it all works out for you

Regards
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Yeah...... but I have Geico. haha. It's going to the shop tomorrow up in Richmond. He mostly works on the higher end cars so I feel comfortable with his expertise. He quoted me $1200 for the repair. I only posted the really bad spot, but there are random scratches all over the hood, one on the roof, and another few on the hatch. He won't start it until next week but i'll post after pics when I get it back.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:36 PM
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It does! Thanks!
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Perf n Restore View Post
Good luck....by the time your guys wet sands and buffs, the clear coat is going to be MIGHTY thin.
Please post the AFTER pics.

Bob
He talked to me about the clear coat..... he said they're getting harder but thinner every year. He feels confident so that's making me feel better. Hopefuly I'll have after pics in about two weeks.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Sconn View Post
Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry that happened to you!!

I have to say... It reminds me of that Farmer's Insurance commercial where the cat is laying the car and a dozen dogs are scratching the car trying to get it.
I saw that commercial for the first time about two days after this happened. Go figure.
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