[quote name='reprised' timestamp='1314376917' post='141610']
Just got home from a spot of shopping and noticed some idiot has scratched the front passenger side bumper and wing on my Focus. They didn't leave a note or anything so I'm fuming. This is the second time someone has scratched my car - in the same place! Why are people so inconsiderate?
I know it's a right bugger, but it happens. What you have got to do is take action that extends the odds of it happening again. You can increase those odd's massively in your favour. First off, park at the extremes of the car park when using supermarket car parks. There are a few reasons for this, one being, unlike normal car parks people can be in and out more often, so the odds of doors being opened against your motor, or like in your case a glancing blow when the car next to yours is reversing. Putting lock on to early as they reverse out of the parking bay.
And I know I'll get slated on this one by the feminists on the board, but here goes anyhow. The female of the species has always got her mind on what she is going to do next, not what she is actually doing at the time......possibly it's the flaw in their much vaunted ability to multi task
Right, your parking at the extremes of the car park, want to increase the odd's by another 100% in your favour? Well our local Morrisions has planting on one end of the car park that abuts the in and out exit road. And some of this planting cuts in parallel to some of the parking bays, breaking the run of bays up so to speak. So I park in one of those bays if I can, meaning only one flank of the car is exposed to being damaged. Besides that extra bit of exercise walking to and from the supermarket must be good for us
Back to the scratches, try gently T cutting them, you will be surprised what marks you car remove with that stuff, especially it its their paint deposited on your motor.