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#1 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 03:47 AM
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On my recently purchased 1995 black 325i, the paint has a few scratches/chips that go all the way down to a white layer. Possibly the primer? I'm not too sure how to treat this. It also has swirl marks. I would like to polish the car, but I am not sure if that is safe with such deep scratches/chips in the paint.

These scratches/chips seem to multiply themselves without help from me or others. It's in places that could not be caused by anything hitting or scratching it. I just don't understand it. Any idea what could be happening?

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#2 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 04:19 AM
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Originally posted by bimmer_boy@Apr 22 2004, 03:27 AM
These scratches/chips seem to multiply themselves without help from me or others. It's in places that could not be caused by anything hitting or scratching it. I just don't understand it. Any idea what could be happening?
First of all, how are you washing it? What kind of soap? What are you washing with - sponge, rags, etc?

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Use Cleaner Wax, compound it, then Flash/Pure carnuba wax

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I use one of thsoe glove things that you wear and wipe with. I forget the technical name. I use that with carwash soap(turle) then dry with chammy and wax with meguire. You guys gotta speak english to me I'm not a detailing freak so I don't know what compund it or flash it means. LOL

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By the way the paint seems to scratch extremely easy. Do you think maybe the car was repainted before I baught it with a crappy paint? More scratches and chips keep appearing everywhere. It's making me very unhappy. ghead

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the longer you have it... the more scratches and imperfections you notice.

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No, no..

these are new chips and scratches!

they keep multiplying!

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lock your garage door overnight.

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I figured it out. It's one of the neighbors cats! Every night he claws his way up my fucking car to get to the top where he fucking chills for hours! WHAT THE FUCK! IM SO PISSED! IM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO APPROACH MY NEIGHBOR AND GET HIS INSURANCE INFORMATION? Would I be an asshole for doing that? I don't think I would! I need to prove it though! What do you guys think?

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it is kind of an ass move but if it is worth it to you go forit. and good luck with it too. good luck stoping a cat from doing anything.

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you would be an asshole... but if he lets his cat out and it fucks up your car, you have all the right. Just take a pic of that cat on the car and approach him with the scratcheds and the picture.

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I think I'll let it go until it happens again. I don't want to be a jerk, but I can't just allow this to keep happening to my car. They need to keep their cats inside if they're going to do things like that.

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Catch the cat in the act.

Then show it to him. He's messing your ride's paint...."Stomp that nigga right here!"

Seriously...I'm guessing you don't have a garage....so if this dude doesn't want to keep his damn cats inside (which he probably won't do)....then he should pay for a new paint job for your car or touch up if that's even possible...and then another if his cats keep doing it.

If he still lets the cats out....they'll go back...fucking cats...you can't teach those stupid things anything.
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You can always get a car cover.

Call your city hall to find out the exact laws on animals running loose in the neighborhood.

I've read about some products that are spread/sprayed on the ground that cats don't like. Check with some local pet stores or online.

Get an estimate for repairs from BMW and ask your neighbor for reimbursment (be sure to show him/her the picture of the cat in the act of doing the damage). If the neighbor doesn't pay, get the work done and ask again for the $$, in writing. If still no $$ then file a small claims suit in your local court.

You can also buy/rent a small animal cage trap and try to catch the cat and turn it over to your local animal control authority, especially if it doesn't have a collar or tags.

Good luck.

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lol... turn the cat into the pound

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