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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 03:22 PM
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Ratchild, when you get the touch up info, would you mind posting it, please? Thanks!

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My philosophy is that if you can't see it from the driver's seat, it doesn't really matter. I daily drive my Evora and this lets me accept the million imperfections that have befallen that car, from scrapes and curb rash and broken components. She's meant to be driven
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It could be worse. This week I was stopped while waiting for the stoplight to turn and heard brakes screeching behind me. Yup a beat up 94 Accord rear ended me. I am glad he had insurance. Not sure how long parts will take to arrive yet.
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OP, Sorry to see that, but that's not road rash. It's driving in to a solid object. Not being smart as I've done similar but just a nick on one side as it tucks under towards the wheel arch. It's gutting when it happens and I've touched it up and no one can see it, BUT I know it's there. I now look at the floor whenI'm parking just as much as I look up.
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OP, Sorry to see that, but that's not road rash. It's driving in to a solid object. Not being smart as I've done similar but just a nick on one side as it tucks under towards the wheel arch. It's gutting when it happens and I've touched it up and no one can see it, BUT I know it's there. I now look at the floor whenI'm parking just as much as I look up.
As these aren't off-road vehicles, the road and curb are usually both solid objects and typically constructed of the same material. I'm not sure why pointing out the difference is necessary, or how your post helps the OP.

Your reference to looking at the "floor" as much as "looking up" when parking is confusing, as you seem particularly concerned with semantics.

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It may or may not help the op, but if you believe that objects sticking up from the road surface are the same thing as the road then you are in for a heap of trouble. Easily done as I admitted, but a good pair of eyes is going to be useful.
As to road rash, over here it signifies stuff being thrown up from the road and chipping the paint. Semantics indeed, two countries seperated by a common lamguage.
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It may or may not help the op, but if you believe that objects sticking up from the road surface are the same thing as the road then you are in for a heap of trouble. Easily done as I admitted, but a good pair of eyes is going to be useful.
As to road rash, over here it signifies stuff being thrown up from the road and chipping the paint. Semantics indeed, two countries seperated by a common lamguage.
I didn't imply they were the same, but your post was just adding insult to injury IMHO. Like rubbing salt in an open wound.

Road rash here is typically used by motorcyclists to describe the lack of their skin from sliding on the road (unprotected).

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