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Old 07-20-2003, 07:08 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever have a paint ball thrown at their car? Well mine did Friday evening. I had gone out to get some chow. I noticed that when I pulled into the parking lot there were two young kids on bikes. They looked to be about 10 or 11 years old. I didn't discover it until Sat morning when I went to the store. At first I thought it was bird crap because I had parked under a tree while eating. Got a bucket of water to take it off but it wouldn't. I started looking a little closer and discovered it was paint. I was pissed. The main splatter area was the RR quarter panel with smaller spots on the trunk lid. I thought my exterior paint was ruined. If anyone has ever tried to get dried paint off the surface you know what I am talking about. It took me about an hour to get the main splatter marks off using the fingernail method and some rubbing. I just had clayed the car that Friday morning and waxed it using the liquid gold was before this happened. After getting the main splatter spots off I noticed there were still faint traces of paint marks on the surface. I said I will never get the spots out so I decided to clarbar the area again and dammed if it didn't remove all the remaining paint spot. I re-waxed the surface again and now you could never tell if anything was on the surface to begin with. I am definately sold on using the claybar kit.I went back to the place where I ate at and found out I wasn't the only one that got paint balled.There were about seven other cars that got paint balled also. I sure would of like to caught the little A--Hole that did it. It would have been the last paint ball he ever threw. Just thought I would share this with everyone if it ever happens to you.
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That is a pretty car!! If you catch 'em, smack 'em for me too!!
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I will. Am thinking about going back to that place and setting up an ambush. I don't think the paint ball was fired from a gun otherwise it would have left a dent. I didn't have any.
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Depends on the gun. The cheapo WalMart models barely have the power it takes to get 'em out of the barrel. The one my son wants would probably kill a small child

No matter the delivery method, though, sounds like a ccouple of kids who definitely are lacking in the proper number of spankings growing up!
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Damn good thing you had good wax on that thing. Damn good thing for sure.
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I'd go back and ambush them.... only use REAL weapons...

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But seriously... I think I'd kill any kid/person if they did that to my Bonnie.
Wil'* right about the wax though... that'* a real life/paint saver.
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wilwren, Yea, you and me both. Took me about an hour to get the paint off. I tried various things to do but came up with a procedure that worked. I wish now I would having taken some pics of the paint splatter before and after but was too pissed off to think about it at the time. The wax I used after using the clarbar was Meguiars Gold Class and I guess it did the trick. Now, you would never know that any paint was on the car to begin with. BTW, the paint ball was flat black.
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Merlin1, I think those kids are ready for a "frag" job. That wax job sure saved my "six".
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Luckily, the stuff in paintballs shouldn't be too damaging, at least, the stuff I used... vegetable-oil dyes, and there'* even some detergent in them, apparently. I was pretty amazed at how easily the paintball crap got off my shoes - just rinse, and it starts to lather
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