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mastsethi

join:2012-05-26

I find scratches on my new car every morning

I am finding new scratches every morning. There must a mothe... doing this to my car. What should I do?



Gbcue
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said by mastsethi:

I am finding new scratches every morning. There must a mothe... doing this to my car. What should I do?

Park in your garage.


The Pig
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reply to mastsethi

Get yourself a Security Camera!
Use Motion detection!
Could be an animal, you leave food in the car or have young kids that eat in it?


moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT
reply to mastsethi

new car, old car, fact of life is they get scratched, not much you can do, besides put it in a garage and a tarp over it and never bring it out.


Bob4
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reply to mastsethi

Any angry girlfriends? Girlfriends with angry boyfriends? Girlfriends with angry husbands? Do you have a dog and not clean up after it?


TheMG
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reply to mastsethi

What type/size of scratch?

Is someone keying your car, or are they very minor scratches?


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reply to mastsethi

I wonder, do you park under a low hanging branch? You might have squirrels or possums using it as a quick path to the ground. Cut off the tree branch and you should be good. Cats can do this as well, but most of them keep claws retracted when jumping on a slippery surface.



fruhead

join:2002-01-29
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reply to mastsethi

"That's a hell of a moth..."
"Take your freakin' head off, man!"



Omega
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reply to mastsethi

What the hell is a mothe? If you mean moth, they don't cause scratches.
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I AM
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reply to moes

said by moes:

new car, old car, fact of life is they get scratched, not much you can do, besides put it in a garage and a tarp over it and never bring it out.

I think that will just about do it.


mastsethi

join:2012-05-26
reply to Bob4

said by Bob4:

Any angry girlfriends? Girlfriends with angry boyfriends? Girlfriends with angry husbands? Do you have a dog and not clean up after it?

I doubt there may be one guy doing all this. Next time I see him around my car, I will paint his white car black.


signmeuptoo
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reply to mastsethi

I second the idea of installing a camera, and don't advertise that you are doing it. You want to catch the SOB. Wouldn't it be really great if the guy goes to jail?



AndandoPaleo

join:2012-06-21
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reply to mastsethi

Sounds like a cat problem.
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dave
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How can you say that? We don't know size and location, which seems like vital info before convicting the cat.

FWIW, my cat has vicious claws, and likes to sit on the roof of my car, but has not yet seemed to leave scratches. There's little point in him extending his claws into impermeable surfaces, it's not going to help with traction. I have seen him sliding down the windshield...



mob
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said by Gbcue:

said by mastsethi:

I am finding new scratches every morning. There must a mothe... doing this to my car. What should I do?

Park in your garage.

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dave
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That might not actually be a solution, depending on the agent of the problem - my cat only sits on my car when it's in the garage.



mob
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said by dave:

That might not actually be a solution, depending on the agent of the problem - my cat only sits on my car when it's in the garage.

While your theory is not invalid, I am leaning towards the idea that the OP is parking outside, in an non secure area.

Sniper3142
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reply to mastsethi

said by mastsethi:

I am finding new scratches every morning. There must a mothe... doing this to my car. What should I do?

You haven't answered any of the important questions asked of you.

- What Kind of Scratches are these? How deep or shallow?
- Do you park outside or inside? Is the area secure or open?

Without this info, no one can offer specific suggestions or advice to assist you.


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The OP never gave the info asked and he hasn't responded or posted for two months. Either the "mothe" destroyed the car or him? Man, I've seen those Japanese monster movies and let me tell you the things that a "mothe" can do are hideous!

Lets hope all is well and the problem solved.



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Yeah, the only thing the cat will do to the outside of your car is leave dusty paw prints if there is light coat of dust on the car--that's the worse case scenario. Or he might leave his paw prints on your door handle. Cats can usually do or accomplish just about anything they want. Cats know things.



Cho Baka
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Are you saying it is a cat-tastrophe?
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rody_44
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No reason to limit it to cats. In my area racoons, fox, dogs all like to treat my vehicle as a super highway. I always assumed they use it to get a good look over my yard for the nights meal. in the snow the tracks give them up. but i live in a house with a big back yard surrounded by even bigger fields.



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said by Blogger:

Yeah, the only thing the cat will do to the outside of your car is leave dusty paw prints if there is light coat of dust on the car--that's the worse case scenario.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVU3HcLDzcw

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said by mastsethi:

I am finding new scratches every morning. There must a mothe... doing this to my car. What should I do?

yeah maybe a cat ? I always find a cat getting my car all damn dirty.I have to wash my car every few days to keep it clean.


RobNyc
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reply to mastsethi

I use to find diff swirls marks in my black car everytime I would pick it up from the 24hr garage as well, I got so pissed off that after 2 months I started parking again in the streets instead of having those CentralParking workers touch my car.



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what it look liked a month ago
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freak-en pissed, look what a fat ass cat did. To my front passenger side Fender
That is like $150 to $200 worth of damage.

Bob4
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Is that a dent? A cat is not capable of denting your car. Someone (a person) hit it.



Cho Baka
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A cat could make that dent once...
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rody_44
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You sure that was a cat looks like a racoon print to me



Anonymous_
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yes a cat did it I always find this orange cat with Bi-Colored eyes. One blue and one green eyes on my car all the time
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Well, does your car at least turn into something else? Sometimes I turn it into a trashcan. Hmm...