Originally Posted by nmp8ntballa
such a nice setup. im jelly of your paint. my car is so sound mechanically but i swear every morning I find a new door ding or scrape. apartment living FTL
You wouldn't be jelly if you saw it from other angles. I purposely picked this one so you couldn't see all the imperfections.
2x4 on the highway scuffed the front of the bumper
Hitting an animal broke the passenger side marker
Bottom of the passenger side of the front bumper is scraped from concrete
Passenger rear fender above the wheel well is dented
Small outward dent on the hood when I hit it while working on the engine
Rear bumper and bumper insert scratched in the middle when friend rear ended me
G from GTO on the front grill has fallen off, T is loose
Front end and hood are covered in rock chips, one spot, BB sized, rusted through
Probably 10-20 other various small dents, dings, and scratches from people hitting it
I used to be extremely anal about the paint. Washed it three times a week year round, spending hundreds on detailing supplies. Factory paint is terrible though. I've scratched it with my fingernail before to give you an idea how much the factory paint sucks. Now I can't even remember all the imperfections. I still do some paint correction when it needs it (mostly just swirls), but I wash it once every week or two. I'll care more when I get a Monaro conversion and have the whole car repainted. At that point though, I'll also opticoat the whole car to prevent it all from happening again (not including dents/dings).