I've picked up my first car park scratch ahh

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by andythom188, 12 Mar 2017.

  1. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    IMG_1907.JPG took the van to the cinema last night and car park was busy come to wash the van today and noticed a scratch on drivers wing and carrying onto the door for f##ks sake:mad: hopfully it will polish out, people have no respect for other people's vehicles
     
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  2. Gadgets

    Gadgets Member T6 Pro

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    Spaces are tight,cars are bigger yet spaces same as in the 70's.
     
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  3. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner Grape Yellow Beach T6 Legend

    My wife won't let me take mine to places like that
     
  4. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Don't think I will be anymore I will take the old Renault espace they can scratch that as much as they like
     
  5. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi/Caravelle/Air-ride VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Should poilsh out mate.
    I am lucky in that way i use the wife disabled badge, big spaces built especially for the bus :sneaky:
     
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  6. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I park in two spaces.. delibratly park just over the line to make it too tight to park next to me.. naughty I know! But this is only done if there are PLENTY of other spaces.. failing that I have the kids seats in for food shop and the bigger bays...

    Figures crossed mate it will come out (the scratch:whistle:)
     
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  7. meoncoast

    meoncoast Member T6 Pro

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    looks like a light deliberate scratch to me.
    hope it polishes out.
     
  8. DaveyB

    DaveyB Funds just don’t support the desires!!! Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    probably someone walking between the vehicles and being rather careless with a coat zip or handbag. Doesn't look deep enough to have been a trolley.
    Regardless, It's still a sh*t. I thought I was annoyed due to the puddles if water in the back due to leaking side windows. Had to drive up the M40 again today in the rain spray, also reckon the slide door seal is not sealing - lots of wetness on the door carpet on the trailing edge towards the bottom, also wet on the rear of the door shut on the inside of the seal.
     
  9. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Someone has squeezed past it i think and could be a zip off coat maybe
     
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  10. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Yeah this is what I think coat zip I will try polish it out in the week if I get time, these side windows are crap
     
  11. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    We carnt get the blue badge for our Charlie till he is 5 so another 22 months to park over 2 parking spaces I think , I don't care if I get put on one of them parking like a c##t sites the van cost to much money to be ruined by careless people
     
  12. former member

    former member Senior Member

    Narrow lanes plus wide van = not good.
    Can't help but pick up the odd scratch; some hand polish out but I am considering teaching myself to machine polish as the guys that do it around here all seem to be psychos.
     
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  13. DaveBos

    DaveBos Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Feckers!!!!
     
  14. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi/Caravelle/Air-ride VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Total agree Andy, some people have no consideration at all!

    Shame you have to wait for a badge to help with the care of your son , dont seem fair to me that.
     
  15. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I've machine polished my old t4 but the t6 cost a bit more so bit nervous doing it without being shown how to do it properly , I do have friends who work in body shops should ask them
     
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  16. former member

    former member Senior Member

    Seems the best way is to practise on an old panel from a scrapyard but there's definitely a risk of really mucking it up! Plus the proper kit is expensive. Hmmmm...
     
  17. DaveyB

    DaveyB Funds just don’t support the desires!!! Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    The body shop guy that taught me, always said it was the heat build up that killed the paint and burnt through it, so his tip was to keep the mop head damp (using a water spray bottle periodically) and not holding the mop in the same place for very long. Sure Ratty the pro will be able to put us straight.
     
  18. HHO

    HHO Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Try Meguiars ultimate compound on that. If it's still visible you may need to lightly wet sand with 3000 grit wet and dry if it's only in the clear coat, then return to the Meguiars to finish.
     
  19. former member

    former member Senior Member

    Wet sanding = much bravery needed!!
     
  20. YellowHound

    YellowHound Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Removes much less paint than you'd think! Paint depth gauge is a very useful thing to have.
     

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