Oh B******s!!

Oh B******s!!

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Waynester

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6,011 posts

232 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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Bad weather is upon us so I have squeezed my Honda Blackbird into the garage with the SEAC. It fits snug..but it's in ok.



But then this happened.. and I am so p****d off!! It was a stupid thing to do, and I still can't believe I actually did it!! As I backed the bike in, the exhaust scraped the bumper..removing the paint about 1" long!!
Needless to say, the air turned bluer than the SEAC!! furious

I was planning on get the trim around the tail pipe tidied/painted over winter. It looks like I will have to get the whole bumper done!

Unbelievable, what a tt! rolleyes

Anyone else ever done something similarly as dumb?



mrzigazaga

18,495 posts

147 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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Oh dear..Oh well i have done a few dumb things so your not alone...Just thinking if something like this would look any good on the exhaust opening in the rear bumper...Its for a side exiting exhaust but its still a hole...

Cheers...Ziga

Waynester

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6,011 posts

232 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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It happens.. But it's bloody annoying when it does. mad

That looks neat Zig, not sure I want a different colour around the exhaust.. i just want the rough edges that have been damaged by exhaust removal sorted and sprayed. With my new 'scratch' it looks like the whole bumper needs doing.

Cheers.

smash

2,062 posts

210 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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Waynester said:
Anyone else ever done something similarly as dumb?
Yep - I bought a 390SE tongue out

Feel your pain I remember a wheel I'd taken off and balanced tipping over and sods law just hitting a raised edge on the drive to put a gash in one the alloy spokes - it was mint prior to that. Really makes you want to take a sledge hammer to something!

Shouldn't be too bad having the bumper and skirt painted though?

Edited by smash on Sunday 2nd November 16:22

Waynester

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6,011 posts

232 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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smash said:
Waynester said:
Anyone else ever done something similarly as dumb?
Yep - I bought a 390SE tongue out

Feel your pain I remember a wheel I'd taken off and balanced tipping over and sods law just hitting a raised edge on the drive to put a gash in one the alloy spokes - it was mint prior to that. Really makes you want to take a sledge hammer to something!

Shouldn't be too bad having the bumper and skirt painted though?

Edited by smash on Sunday 2nd November 16:22
I had to walk away & calm down.. otherwise had a sledgehammer been close by... Or done a Jim Carey..and kick my own arse! punch

Need to find a recommended paint/body shop.. preferably in the Herts/Beds/Bucks area. At least I have the winter to sort it.

celcius

688 posts

237 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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Oh buddy
Feel for you

Waynester

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6,011 posts

232 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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Thanks, appreciate it.. Really rather irritated with myself.
Hey ho, I'll get it sorted.

Wedg1e

26,736 posts

247 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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Reversed my 390 into a farm gateway, failing to observe the slope on the track: scraped the ballcocks off the rear underwing.
Took it for an MOT; the tester put it on the lift and when the end-stop ramps swung up, one of them clouted the front airdam, knocking out a large chunk of filler that had been cunningly bodged in. I repaired it properly.
Years ago I was trying to save £1.50 on some brake pads for my Suzuki 250; instead of going to the nearest bike shop I went to the one 15 miles away. En route I slid the car off a roundabout on some stray gravel, hit the kerb and bent a driveshaft. Cost me £50 to get the car recovered, £25 to fix it and I still had to buy the £9.50 brake pads for the bike... banghead

adam quantrill

11,457 posts

224 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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Scuff it - drive it - scuff it - drive it....

Don't get too hung up about it. It won't affect the exhaust noise after all!

Waynester

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6,011 posts

232 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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True.. but the paint 'was' immaculate... I'm irritated with myself because it was easily avoidable, but I just was to cocky putting the bike away..

More speed, less haste? rolleyes

I may have a little OCD, I know the damage is there..and it will bother me until I fix it!

matt-man

2,643 posts

201 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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Urgh...that's very annoying but if safety in numbers helps then I'll admit my recent 'moment'.

Had the car painted early this year so been really careful however a couple of months back I was really tired (long day out) and whilst putting the car back in the garage I wasn't paying attention and caught the door frame.

I've put that car into a garage literally hundreds of times over the past 8 and a half years and I do this after a full respray!



Suffice to say some fruitful language came out my mouth after that!!!

portzi

2,293 posts

157 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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matt-man said:
Urgh...that's very annoying but if safety in numbers helps then I'll admit my recent 'moment'.

Had the car painted early this year so been really careful however a couple of months back I was really tired (long day out) and whilst putting the car back in the garage I wasn't paying attention and caught the door frame.

I've put that car into a garage literally hundreds of times over the past 8 and a half years and I do this after a full respray!



Suffice to say some fruitful language came out my mouth after that!!!
very annoying but a good touch up specialist will make those marks disappear fro no more than £50. It happened to me too after a full respray but mine was a bonnet stone chip frown, most annoying so I ended up getting the whole bonnett resprayed frown

Wedg1e

26,736 posts

247 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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What's worose though: accidentally scraping your own car or having som toe-rag do it for you? My Tasmin was keyed across the roof a fortnight after a full respray (cost £800 in 1999)... the only slight saving grace was that mine wasn't the only car 'hit' that night, but it was a bit of a p1553r that the then-wife's car was keyed as well.

Waynester

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6,011 posts

232 months

Monday 3rd November 2014
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Wedg1e said:
What's worose though: accidentally scraping your own car or having som toe-rag do it for you? My Tasmin was keyed across the roof a fortnight after a full respray (cost £800 in 1999)... the only slight saving grace was that mine wasn't the only car 'hit' that night, but it was a bit of a p1553r that the then-wife's car was keyed as well.
That takes it to a whole different level.. if my car/Wedge was keyed by some low life pond scum I would be beyond rage. And its made even worse (if that's possible) in your case Ian! Scum..utter Scum! Just no respect for other people's property! It comes down to simple jealousy, and also..boredom. It's seen as fun, something to do.. innit.

wedgewood

126 posts

170 months

Monday 3rd November 2014
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It takes me back to when I upgraded my front brakes on the 350. AP calipers, new pads, pipes the lot. Reversed out of the garage, swung round forward, realised I wasn't going to clear the garage wall, hit the brakes... you've guessed it, no bite! Straight into the brickwork and a great big chunk out of the front bumper. I wasn't going to admit that to anybody but on seeing the thread, felt I had to.

Waynester

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6,011 posts

232 months

Monday 3rd November 2014
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wedgewood said:
It takes me back to when I upgraded my front brakes on the 350. AP calipers, new pads, pipes the lot. Reversed out of the garage, swung round forward, realised I wasn't going to clear the garage wall, hit the brakes... you've guessed it, no bite! Straight into the brickwork and a great big chunk out of the front bumper. I wasn't going to admit that to anybody but on seeing the thread, felt I had to.
And the truth shall set you free brother.. hehe

JamieG

908 posts

207 months

Monday 3rd November 2014
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Yep - felt the same. Mis-judged the space I had on the passenger side when driving the 400 into the garage. Walloped the near-side front into the timber door surround. Hell of a noise followed by lots of swearing..!! Thankfully Fulbridge Restoration came up trumps and repaired the damage but I couldn't go out to look at the car whilst it was waiting to go in - seemed like the longest 3 weeks...

Waynester

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6,011 posts

232 months

Tuesday 4th November 2014
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It seems I'm not alone in my remarkable display of utter stupidness..

Anymore stories out there?

Skyedriver

14,646 posts

264 months

Tuesday 4th November 2014
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Years ago, around about 18 to be exact, I reversed my then wife's car out of the garage and parked it up in the turning area on our drive.
Then jumped into my car and reversed that one out of the garage..............
Front of her Rover 416 never looked quite right after that.

Dimension

26 posts

97 months

Tuesday 4th November 2014
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Portzi, to me your damage looks like it might mostly be damaged clearcoat. If you're lucky, you can have that fixed for not too much money smile

My own "not so smart" moment involved me and my bloody impatience. Until I had it fixed a few days ago the roof release rod of my tuscan would not retract properly so you had to take the roof of with an awkward lift&twist motion. With two people involved and a bit of careful violence, a possible if difficult feat.

Well, and here I was, needing to take the Tuscan off to a paintshop in order to get an estimate on how much it would cost to have it dipped. Well, on that day I was alone, but foolishly had not put the roof back on when I was with a buddy. As the weather was on the verge of rain, I didn't want to risk anything so I tried to put the roof on all by myself. Needless to say that I added a nice slash in the paintwork to accompany the ones the previous owner left there. I was so mad I was hopping around actually. Good thing the paint was already scratched or I'd have had a true Spartan rage moment.