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Very minor problem........ but still gives me that sick feeling....

Driving new Gran Turismo less than 24 hours, parking curbside and scraped curb... since curb was irregular (jutting out) it didn't just cause a rub, it took a 3 inch hunk out of the tire....... (I will replace the tire this week) rim has a scrape but I will probably live with it for now.......

I realize that there are much more serious issues in life, but it sure gives you that sick sinking feeling.... kind of like dropping coffee on a newly carpeted room after 1 hour of use.... ha

This to shall pass...

The car is MORE car than I anticipated........ I love it.......
 

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Yeah, I did this in my coupe, backing into a parking spot in a hurry, clipped a piece of curb sticking out. Wound up buying a new rim, tire was fine. :(
 

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Seems to be some kind of new car curse. I always do something stupid with any new car that I get. Usually within the first week. Don't worry about it, just repair it, and enjoy it.

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I confess also

The first week I drove it to work, saw a parking space and did a u - turn. I asked my friend in the front seat if I was going to make it, he was silent, and then the small rubbing noise one hears and doesn't like to.
Luckily only a $300 touch up paint on front bumper, and now can't even tell it happened.
But why always the first week?
Bruce
 

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wow that really sucks.
i think subconsciously you just want to get new wheels.
 

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Sorry to hear your mishaps!http://www.maseratilife.com/forums/images/smilies/mad.gif
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I know exactly how you feel! 3 months in from my brand new 05 GS delivery, the rear bumper was scratched by my inside garage door handle! Cost me $3500 to repair at the dealer. They need to remove the bumper and paint it.

No matter how careful you drive, sometimes bad things do happen, like many says in this link, cars can be fixed but people can't! But still can't ease the pain.:mad:
 

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With me it's always the 'first week stone chip' Usually windscreen: Flipped up by a truck, a modest rock leaves the ground at around 120 MPH following a high-arcing trajectory, time slows down, you can see it coming but you can't avoid it. Smack....Bugger!
 

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Sorry to hear your mishaps!http://www.maseratilife.com/forums/images/smilies/mad.gif
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I know exactly how you feel! 3 months in from my brand new 05 GS delivery, the rear bumper was scratched by my inside garage door handle! Cost me $3500 to repair at the dealer. They need to remove the bumper and paint it.

No matter how careful you drive, sometimes bad things do happen, like many says in this link, cars can be fixed but people can't! But still can't ease the pain.:mad:
too bad cars cant heal small bumps and bruises like we can.
 

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I had a similar misfortune with one of my wheels. I haphazardly parked my car in front a friend’s house and nicked the curb. I eventually had the wheel fixed by a local alloy wheel repair specialist for about $80 and it looked as good as new.

If it is a small scratch and you want to hide it for the time being you can go to a local auto parts store and find a matching tube of touch-up paint. Carefully fill in the scratch on your rim and it won't be as noticeable. Works great on small scratches!:cool:
 

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With me it's always the 'first week stone chip' Usually windscreen: Flipped up by a truck, a modest rock leaves the ground at around 120 MPH following a high-arcing trajectory, time slows down, you can see it coming but you can't avoid it. Smack....Bugger!
my luck it is always right after i have a windscreen replaced. for that reason i have not replaced any windscreen that has a small star in it.
 

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my luck it is always right after i have a windscreen replaced. for that reason i have not replaced any windscreen that has a small star in it.
That happened to me last year on my Lexus. My windshield had a small crack and was pitted from a lot of highway miles. I decided to go ahead and replace it. Not even two weeks later I was driving down the interstate, WHAM! A nice big chip right in the middle of the windshield. :mad: Just my luck.
 

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Photos... of tire repair...

nothing special... took them with my cell phone for fun.. replaced tire today.... here is picture of my car on the jack, another without the tire (note clean brakes.. .new car... ahhhh !) and another the other day when I first took delivery from the dealer... all cell phone shots quality may not be good
 

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I am somewhat relieved when I get my first blimish; I don't have to be so up tight anymore. Do I want to park next to a Tundra in tight quarters? NO! But although I park a block away, someone ultimately dings me.. I liked my Viper because it just bounced off and left a little scrape. The Maser dents!!!!! I still love this car; dings, curb rash and all!
 

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my luck it is always right after i have a windscreen replaced. for that reason i have not replaced any windscreen that has a small star in it.
A small star = failed MOT in the UK. Doesn't apply to cars under 3 years old though. My Ghibli is approaching forty and has no chips in the glass but is now starting to delaminate around the edges. Where am I gonna get another one of those at a reasonable price? Didn't even know Royal Doulton made windscreens.
 

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The first week I drove it to work, saw a parking space and did a u - turn. I asked my friend in the front seat if I was going to make it, he was silent, and then the small rubbing noise one hears and doesn't like to.
Luckily only a $300 touch up paint on front bumper, and now can't even tell it happened.
But why always the first week?
Bruce

Is he still your friend?
 

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... a modest rock leaves the ground at around 120 MPH following ...but you can't avoid it. ...!
Been there done that. Chestnuts too. On the motorbike. Full face helmets with visors closed for me. Tis not the fashionable look in the US but that chestnut embedded in the cheek is not exactly the look either....
 

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Been there done that. Chestnuts too. On the motorbike. Full face helmets with visors closed for me. Tis not the fashionable look in the US but that chestnut embedded in the cheek is not exactly the look either....
Alright! well one time this coconut came flying through the air....Nah just kidding. ;)
In my long (and now long past) motorcycling career I had many a stone in the visor (thankfully the full face helmet is the height of fashion in the UK) along with swarms of bees (like machine gun fire), sparrows, pidgeons etc. A friend of mine took a pheasant in the chest once at 100 MPH. Ahh...happy days.:D
 
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