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So here I am, giving my car the ol once over, fixing to wash it when I spy this long line on my front bumper...



Immediately I'm like, "What the hell is that?!" figuring some one has a face full of fist in their immediate future. I figured its a crack, but then I noticed it goes all the way down to the plastic part above the bottom grill. Being that it's on plastic I gently give it a rub with my fingernail and.... it comes off. Oh thank gosh. So I proceed to hit it with some tar/bug remover I have and wouldn't you know, it comes off with no problem. Hit it with some quick detailer and behold...



Almost had a heart attack when I saw that. Thank gosh it was nothing. Probably gum, or who knows, but it came off. I know it wasn't there last Sunday, because every Sunday afternoon I head outside and eyeball every inch of my car. Pretty sure I'm gonna start losing hair over this car lol :4-looney:

But anyway, after a full wash, she's nice and shiny and ready for another work week!



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Looks beautiful Dave!! I have done the same thing! I'll find some smudge or spot and think its a ding or scratch, only to find out it comes off as soon as I wash the car or use some detail spray. Geez, I don't need an excuse for a heart attack at my age! Ha! Enjoy the week in your beautiful baby!
 

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Dave, I'm with you on this one. I wash my Challenger every weekend and make note of any new scratches or chips. Thankfully no chips (so far) and the scratches I have accumulated are so fine, I'll be able to remove them with my DA polisher and a microfiber pad the next time I conduct a full paint correction next month.

When I still owned my 2008 Accord, I saw this double scratch on my lower rocker panel as I approached my car





Turns out it was a reflection of a straw wrapper lying on the ground! :D

 

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Like you, most of us know every inch of our precious rides....and when a scratch, chip or smudge appear, you get that sick feeling in your stomach. Last Summer I went for a ride, came back to wipe my baby down and all across the passenger door was what looked like someone had keyed my car!!!! THANK GOD it was just a spider web that somehow clung to my ride. PHEW!!!!

Your car's looking good Dave!!
 

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Looks beautiful Dave!! I have done the same thing! I'll find some smudge or spot and think its a ding or scratch, only to find out it comes off as soon as I wash the car or use some detail spray. Geez, I don't need an excuse for a heart attack at my age! Ha! Enjoy the week in your beautiful baby!
Thanks Betty! I think I over react so much because I try to keep my car uber clean all the time lol

All the vehicles I've driven thus far really haven't prepared me for the time, effort, and care I take towards my Challenger. Of course this is the first car I've ever bought and owned myself, all the other vehicles have been hand me down's. I'm beginning to understand the devotion and love people have for their cars though! :smileup:

Turns out it was a reflection of a straw wrapper lying on the ground! :D
Ha! That's both a terrifying and proud moment at the same time! Terrifying because you think you have giant scratches on your car, proud because you realize nope! it's just because you have a super nice shine on your car! :smileup:

Like you, most of us know every inch of our precious rides....and when a scratch, chip or smudge appear, you get that sick feeling in your stomach. Last Summer I went for a ride, came back to wipe my baby down and all across the passenger door was what looked like someone had keyed my car!!!! THANK GOD it was just a spider web that somehow clung to my ride. PHEW!!!!

Your car's looking good Dave!!
Thanks, Susie! You are right though, I do know every single inch of that car, it's kinda wild! And thank golly your car wasn't keyed, I'm sure that spider web gave you quite the shock though!
 

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Car looks good man! I like the rims on your car too, goes perfect with everything.

I know what you mean. I always check my car over too when I wash it. It's cool when you find something that looks like a scratch or ding and it ends up being something simple and removable.

I finally washed my car up good this weekend. I'm the same way as you, like to have my car super clean at all times like I just picked it up from the dealership. The winter makes it tough though.

Glad it was nothing major, that's always cool!
 

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Like you, most of us know every inch of our precious rides....and when a scratch, chip or smudge appear, you get that sick feeling in your stomach. Last Summer I went for a ride, came back to wipe my baby down and all across the passenger door was what looked like someone had keyed my car!!!! THANK GOD it was just a spider web that somehow clung to my ride. PHEW!!!!

Your car's looking good Dave!!
GAWD I HATE spider-web psych-out scratches. Think those little 8-legged butt spinners are messing with us?
 

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Looking good Dave. :smileup:

Nothing like having the heart rate go up and the blood pressure spike over nothing.

These Challengers just might be a health hazard!
 

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Car looks good man! I like the rims on your car too, goes perfect with everything.

I know what you mean. I always check my car over too when I wash it. It's cool when you find something that looks like a scratch or ding and it ends up being something simple and removable.

I finally washed my car up good this weekend. I'm the same way as you, like to have my car super clean at all times like I just picked it up from the dealership. The winter makes it tough though.

Glad it was nothing major, that's always cool!
Thanks, Carl! You are right though, every time I end up seeing something my mind immediately goes to "scratch!" but it turns out to be nothing. Who knows what I'll do when it actually ends up being something significant... I may faint lol

Looking good Dave. :smileup:

Nothing like having the heart rate go up and the blood pressure spike over nothing.

These Challengers just might be a health hazard!
I'll agree to the health hazard bit! :smileup:

Dave, good to know it was road grim and not an ugly scratch! Man that car of yours is a shinny rascal!
Thanks, Bob! I try to keep her looking as good as possible, it's my favorite part time job lol! :D
 

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GAWD I HATE spider-web psych-out scratches. Think those little 8-legged butt spinners are messing with us?
haha, same here... they get me every time... what a great relief it is when you can just brush those "scratches" right off... :smileup:
 
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