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22nd-Jun-2008 01:38 pm
My car was keyed again last week. This time, it was not parked on a route that everyone going to the cheaper parking takes, so it wasn't possibly a spur of the moment thing on the part of the perp. It had to have been deliberate, and aimed at either me or the car. Which saddens and distresses me more than being in the way of some random person's momentary rage.

This weekend I took out the touch-up paint. And, predictably enough (since I have no artistic talent nor practice with cosmetics), I truly suck at applying it. The "pen top" just didn't work -- although for filling a scratch like that it would probably have been ideal. Maybe if it were a horizontal rather than a vertical surface it would have worked. If I apply it using the brush as thinly as I've been told I should, it just didn't get into the white bits. And in any case, even applied thinly, the color doesn't exactly match, so the scratches still stand out. Perhaps not as much as before, but in a different way.

I hate looking shoddy.
22nd-Jun-2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
The obvious question - do you have any provocative bumper stickers on the car? That could be the cause.

Years ago I had a windshield sun screen with a pro-abortion slogan on it. I parked the car in front of a friend's house and when I came out the next morning someone had scotch-taped newspaper over my windshield. At least they didn't do any physical damage. They just repressed my freedom of speech.
23rd-Jun-2008 02:17 am (UTC)
Nope. That's one of the reasons that I don't tend to wear my politics "out". Not even a darwin-fish. There _is_ the matter of my vanity plate, but that's not really in-your-face. (BR00M) It's a foreign car, though, and a new one.
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