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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Don't Touch The Paint

Non car guy brother in law was over today. He's a great dude otherwise.

We were in the garage shootin the bull, and he runs his fingers over the hood. No words were spoken, but I think he understood. Don't touch the paint.

We're far from a show car here, but it still drives me insane.
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My parents taught us guys to always keep our hands in our pockets when visiting museums, displays, car shows, other people's houses, you name it. Hands in pockets, that was the rule at all times.

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I bought a new GTV in 1975 Black with a tan interior.

One of my (cough) friends stopped by to look at it.

There was a light film of dust on it from the spring pollen and he took his finger and made a face in it.

I could never buff that completely out.

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When visiting the local Ferrari/Alfa dealer years ago, I remember seeing that the owner had a pet cat that he let wander around the showroom. I saw at least one Ferrari and an LS with cat claw scratches on the hoods. Didn't look like they were going to buff out easily, looked like hell. He just laughed, saying that he would sell them quickly, Microsofties coming in all the time with their new hoards of money. One year, he was quoted on the local news that he sold 80 Ferraris that year, all cash or check.

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1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27

previously owned since 1964:

62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
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John, we could be brothers.

Pic of the shavings from the first "drilling". Talk about going nuts!! He's a car guy. Trust him implicitly. He then, when done, goes after the decklid and such which hadn't been washed, with a pad, cutting compound and elbows. John your head woulda gone "pfoooom" Mine did. Needless to say she gets a wax in the rear today. ciao, chris
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Haha. Yes Chris, I would have had a stroke after witnessing that!

ARwrench, the "face" story is killing me!

My wife's entire family...great people, but should all be registered paint offenders. I caught her old man sitting/leaning on the front fender of the mustang a while back. Oh man, good thing I wasn't liquored up.

Mother in law's racked up a couple of offenses as well. Letting the long and heavy mustang door fly open in a tight parking lot, like it would stop with divine intervention. Tapping the bumper of my 1 week old 2014 Passat with her Golf. She doesn't know that I saw the license plate frame mark in the dust of the bumper!

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