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      01-29-2017, 02:19 PM   #1
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Angry What's with people?

Do they not understand paint and clear-coat? Is there some magical barrier of understanding? Did you never colour as a kid, or do any projects that involved some sort of picture? Does this block your understanding of the delicacy of the materials used involving paint and finish? Have you not come across some sort of surface that is rough and abrasive?

It seems so simple to most true car guys/gals. If its not smooth against the skin of cheek it would most likely damage your paint or clear. Sand for example, we all know its rough. So you would assume that it would be detrimental to brush away sand that's accumulated as rubbing it against your paint would cause scratches. Keep this cheek reference in mind as I continue to rant.

At the moment I'm staying in a motel. I don't expect much, I've stayed here before and the kind old european lady that runs it is quite nice. Prices are obviously reasonable. But I feel this sets the tone. This morning I wake up to a giant snowfall, I had planned to go visit my Z4 in storage because of course...I miss it.

The owners husband is outside my door shoveling as I'm leaving. He proceeds to offer to clean off my car which has about 4 or 5 inches snow on it. I decline saying "don't worry about it". What I should have said was, "please for the love of god, don't!". He proceed to then take the shovel and push the snow off the hood of the car. He obviously saw my drop jaw face and reaction to which he says "dont voorry shovel iz plaztic wont scratch paint". Had this been any other car than my worth nothing winter beater I would have flipped. WTF is he on? Luckily, I really don't care to much about the the paint because I plastidipped it myself before the winter came and the stuff is pretty durable and easy to peel or retouch.

Back to my cheek reference. I should have asked him "would you run the edge of that shovel against your cheek? No? Then don't use it on my car!" Id go so far as to say that the new standard frame reference should be...

IF YOU CANT RUN IT AGAINST YOUR CHEEK OR EYEBALL THEN IT SHOULDN'T BE AGAINST YOUR PAINT.

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cliff version or GFY
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I had a similar incident at my condo.
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non-enthusiast clears snow off car with plastic shovel
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cliff version or GFY
In anticipation of those who have short attention spans I already boldest the most interesting part of the story.

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In anticipation of those who have short attention spans I already boldest the most interesting part of the story.

it's not the reader's short attention span that's the issue, it's your lack of ability to write concisely

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In anticipation of those who have short attention spans I already boldest the most interesting part of the story.

it's not the reader's short attention span that's the issue, it's your lack of ability to write concisely

Duly noted.

Will adjust for next rant.
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Do they not understand paint and clear-coat? Is there some magical barrier of understanding? Did you never colour as a kid, or do any projects that involved some sort of picture? Does this block your understanding of the delicacy of the materials used involving paint and finish? Have you not come across some sort of surface that is rough and abrasive?
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It seems so simple to most true car guys/gals. If its not smooth against the skin of cheek it would most likely damage your paint or clear. Sand for example, we all know its rough. So you would assume that it would be detrimental to brush away sand that's accumulated as rubbing it against your paint would cause scratches. Keep this cheek reference in mind as I continue to rant.
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At the moment I'm staying in a motel. I don't expect much, I've stayed here before and the kind old european lady that runs it is quite nice. Prices are obviously reasonable. But I feel this sets the tone.
Finally some substance.
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This morning I wake up to a giant snowfall, I had planned to go visit my Z4 in storage because of course...I miss it.
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The owners husband is outside my door shoveling as I'm leaving. He proceeds to offer to clean off my car which has about 4 or 5 inches snow on it. I decline saying "don't worry about it". What I should have said was, "please for the love of god, don't!". He proceed to then take the shovel and push the snow off the hood of the car. He obviously saw my drop jaw face and reaction to which he says "dont voorry shovel iz plaztic wont scratch paint". Had this been any other car than my worth nothing winter beater I would have flipped. WTF is he on? Luckily, I really don't care to much about the the paint because I plastidipped it myself before the winter came and the stuff is pretty durable and easy to peel or retouch.

Back to my cheek reference. I should have asked him "would you run the edge of that shovel against your cheek? No? Then don't use it on my car!" Id go so far as to say that the new standard frame reference should be...

IF YOU CANT RUN IT AGAINST YOUR CHEEK OR EYEBALL THEN IT SHOULDN'T BE AGAINST YOUR PAINT.

The meat and potatoes of your post.

Half of your post was useless drivel. Yeah, I have a short attention span.
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      01-29-2017, 06:15 PM   #10
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op, this is what we here in the bimmerpost community are about...

we want you to succeed in life...any further grammatical questions, please ask

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Extraneous information

Finally some substance. Did not need to know this.


The meat and potatoes of your post.

Half of your post was useless drivel. Yeah, I have a short attention span.
You need to get laid. Smh
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Extraneous information

Finally some substance. Did not need to know this.


The meat and potatoes of your post.

Half of your post was useless drivel. Yeah, I have a short attention span.
You need to get laid. Smh
Are you offering? Not sure you're Ducky's type but I shouldn't speak on their behalf...

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Are you offering? Not sure you're Ducky's type but I shouldn't speak on their behalf...

Wingman of the year right here, folks.
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      01-29-2017, 09:31 PM   #14
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Irrelevant to your story


Extraneous information

Finally some substance. Did not need to know this.


The meat and potatoes of your post.

Half of your post was useless drivel. Yeah, I have a short attention span.
You need to get laid. Smh
Are you offering? Not sure you're Ducky's type but I shouldn't speak on their behalf...

on a more serious note....

who all here would agree shoei's def the bottom?? : :

well, I guess he'd have to be, those hip implants might get all screwy at his age from thrusting!!
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Irrelevant to your story


Extraneous information

Finally some substance. Did not need to know this.


The meat and potatoes of your post.

Half of your post was useless drivel. Yeah, I have a short attention span.
You need to get laid. Smh
Are you offering? Not sure you're Ducky's type but I shouldn't speak on their behalf...

on a more serious note....

who all here would agree shoei's def the bottom?? : :

well, I guess he'd have to be, those hip implants might get all screwy at his age from thrusting!!
Aren't you from one of the banned countries?

At least that's factual - me being ASBSECU E93 senior citizen level is not however...

In the words of Father Time (aka ASBSECU E93 and MKSixer ) stay in your lane, Smoosh...
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Are you offering? Not sure you're Ducky's type but I shouldn't speak on their behalf...

Wingman of the year right here, folks.
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You had me at "paint and clear coat"!!!!😍❤️❤️❤️👍
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General rule of thumb:

DONT TOUCH OTHER PEOPLES PROPERTY UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ASKED TO

it's really an easy rule to abide by and saves lots of trouble in life. Unfortunately your neighbor never learned that

But yeah in general people are idiots when it comes to cars, not surprised he didn't think it would mess up the paint. To give your neighbor credit, I'd imagine most people don't know about cars, clear coats, and paint maintenance.
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NO, using a push broom could be excused (if cringeworthy). Using a shovel on a car violates even non-car-guy short-bus IQ standards of conduct (unless this was one of those storms that buried cars in 3 feet of snow - and thanks to your overly wordy style, we know it was not). I'm guessing a case of early "not alzheimers", perhaps you'll get a story about how car paint used to be made of lead, and half an inch thick.

And duckfat - you gave me flashbacks to grad school - page and a half full of commentary to tell somebody to write shorter (you miss not having a red pen, don't you?). You can tell from my overly wordy replies that it had a paradoxical effect.
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