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      02-05-2013, 04:01 PM   #45
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You did the right thing and what i would have done...too many people are afraid to confront dickheads...but they need to be put in their place and maybe jail is that place.
OT: actually, our legal system over here is quite 'soft' as regards definitely serving jail time: as long as the offender gets a jail conviction of less than three years, it is the policy that he's not going to jail.

But the vandals likely got a fine and were ordered to indemnify all victims.

I had the small sacrifice of rescheduling my flight, but didn't mind doing so.
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Yeah, that's why I wrapped mine. It's expensive to do a full car custom wrap (protective film, not vinyl), but it's totally worth it (to me).
Yea protective wrap is so much more, would love to get that done as well. Wouldn't feel that bad parking the car in a lot.
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      02-07-2013, 07:21 PM   #47
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Yea protective wrap is so much more, would love to get that done as well. Wouldn't feel that bad parking the car in a lot.
PPF is a double edged sword. If it gets damaged, it has to be replaced too. At the track, some guy reversed into my front bumper. The film protected the bumper, but costs $500 to get new film.
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PPF is a double edged sword. If it gets damaged, it has to be replaced too. At the track, some guy reversed into my front bumper. The film protected the bumper, but costs $500 to get new film.
The keying in my car is so deep (all the way to the metal) that I don't believe the film would have done much to protect the car. Film/wrap may have made the keying more difficult and thus lead to a lesser amount of damage.
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The keying in my car is so deep (all the way to the metal) that I don't believe the film would have done much to protect the car. Film/wrap may have made the keying more difficult and thus lead to a lesser amount of damage.
Doubt a key would get through that 3M film. It is pretty tough stuff!
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Happened Again! While my wife and I were out to dinner (in her car). Unfortunately, the camera didn't catch it. Fortunately, it was to the same panel and before the repair.
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Happened Again! While my wife and I were out to dinner (in her car). Unfortunately, the camera didn't catch it. Fortunately, it was to the same panel and before the repair.
That is unbelieveable! You may want to consider setting up an additional camera, especially after you get the car repaired.

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Reminds me of the story of a guy with a brand new Merc SLK in Luxembourg a decade or so ago. At night some lowlife keyed all body panels of the car. The Merc was repaired: full body repaint. One of the first days after the repairs the lowlife apparently spotted the car again and keyed all body panels again (unlikely that it was someone else). Truly disgusting.

Don't know whether it was some kinda vengeance act by an enemy, a creditor or an ex, or whether it was pure jealousy vandalism. I also don't know how I would personally react if I would notice the lowlife performing his second act - a situation which risks to appeal to unleashing basic instincts of anger ("No more Mister Nice Guy").
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The police interviewed my neighbors this afternoon stating that some cars in the area had been vandalized and if they had observed anything. After their interview with the person that I suspect is keying the car, they told me that they are sure that is who is doing it but that we need to find someway to prove it. They have given me several suggestions as to how to catch them in the act (sucks for the car). Hopefully, the inteview will have a "positive effect" vs the potential "negative effect."
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      02-10-2013, 06:33 PM   #54
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Happened Again! While my wife and I were out to dinner (in her car). Unfortunately, the camera didn't catch it. Fortunately, it was to the same panel and before the repair.
Just move! He/she is starting to like it.
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The police interviewed my neighbors this afternoon stating that some cars in the area had been vandalized and if they had observed anything. After their interview with the person that I suspect is keying the car, they told me that they are sure that is who is doing it but that we need to find someway to prove it. They have given me several suggestions as to how to catch them in the act (sucks for the car). Hopefully, the inteview will have a "positive effect" vs the potential "negative effect."
mate would it be safe for you to approach that neighbour, suggest that the police has indicated that he/she to be offender and then ask if it's true. Done calmly. It would probably bring an objection but it would put him/her on notice and not think they have gotten away with it after the police interview.
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I have to show this thread to the people who think I am crazy because I have never parked my 1M in a public place...
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mate would it be safe for you to approach that neighbour, suggest that the police has indicated that he/she to be offender and then ask if it's true. Done calmly. It would probably bring an objection but it would put him/her on notice and not think they have gotten away with it after the police interview.
I would do exactly the opposite. Approach the neighbor in a smart and constructive way: give him/her the feeling during a serene talk that you need his/her help, that you definitely count on her/him to catch the lowlife. Don't forget to add that the culprit, once caught, risks criminal prosecution and refunding all costs.

It's subtle and ironic but remains elegant and courteous. If your neighbor is not the culprit (s)he will normally have some understanding for your situation and you did not insult him/her (because you did not tell him/her about the suspicions). If your neighbor is the culprit (s)he will normally understand that (s)he's at risk of being caught. The culprit will start to doubt whether you are naïve (really not suspecting him) or, on second thought, smarter than (s)he initially thought (notice call - warning).

Or forget about all this, call your neighbor 'Friendo' and ask him/her what's the most (s)he ever lost in a coin toss...

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Happened Again! While my wife and I were out to dinner (in her car). Unfortunately, the camera didn't catch it. Fortunately, it was to the same panel and before the repair.
WTF, you have got to be joking!!!!!!

Man, if I knew it was my neighbor doing this act, I would not be able to control myself, I would definitely confront the neighbor and he would definitely get the message that enough is enough. It probably would not be the right thing to do but I just don't think I could let him keep getting away with it.

I am getting angry hearing about this.

Good luck and I hope this idiot makes the wrong move and gets caught.
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Happened Again! While my wife and I were out to dinner (in her car). Unfortunately, the camera didn't catch it. Fortunately, it was to the same panel and before the repair.
I would be seriously pissed now.

It would be so satisfying to catch the person in the act, but the police interview may very well have prevented them from doing it again.
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