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Old 10th October 2010, 23:06   #16
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@ghatotkatch- Like others I am truly .
Whatever be the reason for the ugly scratches - the only way out is to get it painted like others have suggested. I would not recommend TASS but an aftermarket denter/painter with a good reputation - it would be cheaper and a better fix.
Rather than installing an additional security system -
Consider getting yourself a car cover. It can be protection from misguided people or stray animals, as well as helping to protect the paintwork from exposure to the elements.
Consider parking it within plain sight of you/your family and in a private space which is not likely to be a haven for mischief makers.
Let us know what happens.
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Old 10th October 2010, 23:35   #17
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that hurts!! :(

I think the whitish look is more of the damage to the clear coat rather than actual removal of paint to expose the white paint.

I think you should try getting this polished before going down the painting route. But I don't think you'll get a completely spotless finish though but the glaze should be back and you should get a remarkable cleanup.

As a rule I rarely like the paint finish that I get from dealers. They just cannot match the original job that came with the car.

Anyway doesn't hurt to try. You can even get some rubbing compound and wax. Give it a try on a small damaged piece and see if there is any improvement.

And i think the suggestion of a car cover by joy below is an excellent suggestion to discourage/prevent further incidents.

Drive on,
Shibu.

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My heartfelt sympathy. I would honestly recommend a repaint. The waxes may mask but only partially. Repaint and get a nice car cover. Moreover since it is a black car, defects show very easily. So get a good repaint, preferably company.

Good luck !
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Old 10th October 2010, 23:49   #19
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Go in for a Rotatry machine Rubbing compound job, rubbing by hand is not very effective - and you have a huge area to cover. If youre ok with a 50-80% restore job then only take the pain because its very unlikely than you will get cent percent removal of scratches.
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Felt too bad to see this. As suggested, go for a machine rub with Compound (Meguiar's UC would be the best, if that is possible). I presume 90% would be gone at the end.
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Its a Black Palio 1.6.
This is when you get it painted in some super cool racing design.
After all this is a car that can really carry them off.
this is an interesting idea, and the car can carry them off. but i think, i being a 2-months old driver, am not as much swift and sleek on the road in the car, as much i am on the bike. i am definitely not bad, but probably not good enough to justify a bold statement with the car. maybe in an year, i will get as good, and will get it painted then, if the rubbing/polishing/machining works (at least somewhat) for now.

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As for the low life who did this to the car, may he/she rot in the darkest and hottest corner of hell.
this pretty much sums up my feelings at the moment.

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Could this be caused by some animal tyring to climb on car from front side on bonnet or by sides. Humans trying to scratch would typically scratch in circles or long lines from some point till end of surface; don't think anyone would create small lines very close to each other unless someone is really sadist.
i doubt that. the car was parked facing a wall, along with one more car on the right, and an auto-rickshaw on the left; exactly in the way you saw it when we met last time. first, a dog wouldnt go there, and even if it does, there was ample space there for it to move around freely without getting anxious and trying to climb the car.

besides, if u notice just above the fiat logo, there seems to be a strong but unsuccessful attempt to get all the paint out from there. a dog would just dance around on different areas and go away leaving individual marks.

@ashley_nair, @ragzv and @buntydey: yeah, i think for the time-being i will be happy if those massive scratches are not visible in-your-face when u look at the car. it will take at least one more year, till i move into my own flat. till then, i will have to park on the road and cant trust someone will not do it again. in case even after rubbing, polishing and the machine job the scratches remain strong, then it seems i wont have an option but to get it repainted and pray against a deja-vu.

@jp2u, @joybhowmik, @shibujp and @Ash_vtec: i do have a car cover, but due to some heavy rains in pune in last couple of weeks, had stopped using it as it sticks to the car due to water and becomes very difficult to put/remove. sad that the awakening had to be this rude.
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Old 14th October 2010, 14:02   #22
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@ghatotkatch - Sad to see that your car is scratched badly.
Even my car was scratched but the difference was that it happened in the hospital parking lot.
The scratches are in every door, bonnet and are deep , so I have differed repairing the scratches( rs 12,000 is approximate cost)
I would advise you to have your car repainted after you move to your new house.
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Old 14th October 2010, 14:26   #23
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Man thats nasty. Well its repairable and your car will be shiny new. You got to get to a dent-paint shop and get it done. Which area of Pune are you ? In case you are closer to the city side there is a Pashankar garage in the City. That gentleman specialises in dent paint jobs and is a master of rework on such vandal jobs. Trust me I have had more than one good job done by him. In case you want details PM me.
Of course I am sure there are lots of others doing similar high quality paint jobs. And it can come out of insurance , though it is really time consuming.
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Could this be caused by some animal tyring to climb on car from front side on bonnet or by sides. Humans trying to scratch would typically scratch in circles or long lines from some point till end of surface; don't think anyone would create small lines very close to each other unless someone is really sadist.
Yes you may be right. When our old santro was parked in our appartment, there used to be one german shepherd, which used to call ppl to come near it by trying to stand on the bonnet or the bumper , which i didnt notice for sometime. I was woundering whether some ppl were doing this deliberately, then one fine day when i came down at the time the dog was tied in there, i found this was the culprit behind those scratches. But its not its mistake, and dont know why the owner had that much grudge on me to tie the dog in the pillar that was near my car when so many pillars were free

But mine was a silky silver one, so could not spot those scratches though, but in your case since its a black car, its so much visible. Sorry for that. If you are interested in trying out some stickering for the car, this is the time to try it out , but if you are much keen about it, pls check it out with a local mechanic nearby, they would probably give you a better solution. Please dont go to the so called authorized dealers for this, they will have no other option but to paint the whole bonnet and fender (both).

Generally you will get a difference in color for general metallic colors or brighter colors, but since its black, you won't be able to find much difference. If you could spot also, polish the vehicle once with wax after the paint job. It might cost you approx 300Rs or so.

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Old 14th October 2010, 14:42   #25
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As you have stated that you want to get the repainting done after you move to your new place, then you can try getting a rubbing & polishing done to reduce the intensity of the scratches,

I dont know how successful that will be, if the scratches are too deep & the metal is visible then the cheaper option will be to go in for some localized spot painting. The cost will be much cheaper than repainting entire hood.
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I'm shocked to see those ugly scratches on the black beauty!!
I may be wrong but to me it looks like cats job.
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+1 to that. I have seen Cats ripping apart Pulsar seat.
High chance that some cat sharpened its claws on your car bonnet.
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I'm shocked to see those ugly scratches on the black beauty!!
I may be wrong but to me it looks like cats job.
Cats don't like to scratch such hard surfaces ! They sometimes jump on my cars bonnets & cause minor scratches, but never so many & so deep.

This is a pure case of vandalism !!
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You do get motion sensor alarm systems but trust me those are a pain, even if a person or a dog passes by or even if a crow sits on the car, the alarm will go off. The positive side is that you can control the sensor settings however most gurus dont recommend this. Instead get a paint job done.
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Old 15th October 2010, 20:13   #30
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Ouch! that hurts me just looking at it.

I feel that the scratches are made by a dog as the top part of the bonnet is mostly undamaged if it was vandalism the top part of the bonnet also would have been in the same state not only the bottom part.

I had similar scratches on my m800 in precisely the same places as yours when my pet pomarian decided to hunt for the rat that used to take shelter in my car during the nights as the engine bay would be warm.I had no option but to get it repainted.

So check if a rat is residing in your engine bay before you get it repainted as this might get repeated again.
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