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motormad
post Oct 16 2012, 02:37 PM
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Hi all.
Your old friend xjay here.
Hope everyone is going well. smile.gif I do read these forums still.. haha. It's funny at times. Glad the meet seemed to make it a more pleasant place.
I have a valid rant for today.


My car was keyed very deeply by some ****.

No idea who or why. dunno if it was targetted or random. I was parked on the drive at my Mothers' house as I was in the middle of a house move from my old house, to a new place with my better half. My Mother's house is in a good area, down a cul-de-sac which is in a quite estate.
I fortunately have spare money to get this repaired but that money was budgeted for a new set of wheels (1st world problems) but it was a very bad time in terms of stress due to the house move and only having recently started a new job as well.

Pics as below.

The whole bonnet needs respraying as does the front wing and both doors.








I think it's a shambles that I am now worried about my car and where I park it, and whether it was a one-off act of vandalism or a sort of act against me.
The cost to repair is £450 (and even that is mates-rates), at full whack this would be around £600-£700. Basically the bonnet needs a full respray as does the front wing, rear passenger door and blending with the drivers door, bumper and the front wing on the opposite side of the car.

I am now concerned that yet more vandalism is to come after getting the paint repaired. My car is a show car (albiet used daily) and is a very large part of my life and takes a big chunk of my disposable income, and is a large part of my memories in terms of going places.
To the parents out there it's comparable to your child and how would you like it, if someone randomly came up to your child and punched them (really hard) in the face?

I would love to know who did it and more importantly why. Think it's funny? Well you can pay the bill.


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post Oct 16 2012, 02:49 PM
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Looks like the sort of damage our resident troll advocated. I don't understand what kind of mental midget does this kind of thing.
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post Oct 16 2012, 04:36 PM
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I've also got a grey car and it was also keyed a couple of months ago. I've only got one long key mark on the door.
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post Oct 16 2012, 05:26 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Oct 16 2012, 05:36 PM) *
I've also got a grey car and it was also keyed a couple of months ago. I've only got one long key mark on the door.

I've got a bronze coloured car which has got various dents & scratches on the side from ignorant morons who park next to it and don't give a dam what damage they do when they fling open their car door! angry.gif
(Cracks me up the way this software edits out dam n as such an awful word that we are not allowed to see it! laugh.gif)
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post Oct 16 2012, 05:59 PM
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I can understand someone having the wheels away - at least some cash is involved. This is just wanton damage - no purpose whatsoever. Hasn't there been a few stories recently where its middle aged people with a spiteful and nasty nature that do this - just to vent feelings? Not quite sure how we'd catch the culprits, but in my book deserve rather more than the new 'community courts' recently announced in Greenham!


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post Oct 16 2012, 06:53 PM
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It's a sickening thing to happen to you when it does.

You have my sympathy for being the victim of retards.

I've also suffered it, three times in a year on the same car. Two idiots on bikes killed the mirrors. A **** who thought it great to jump over , ruining the bonnet, roof and boot lid.
It was parked on the road at the time. We've since changed our front garden into a car park, which really upset me. Even then, it got 'egged' , including our front windows.

I now use webcams to monitor the vehicle. The software is free and can email, is online etc etc. It won't stop the problem, but it will help catch the ********.



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post Oct 16 2012, 07:19 PM
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Have you upset someone? You or your driving..... wink.gif
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post Oct 16 2012, 07:27 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 16 2012, 08:19 PM) *
Have you upset someone? You or your driving..... wink.gif



Even if so, it would be unconnected.


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post Oct 16 2012, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Oct 16 2012, 07:53 PM) *
I now use webcams to monitor the vehicle. The software is free and can email, is online etc etc. It won't stop the problem, but it will help catch the ********.

Would you put the links up for what you used?
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post Oct 16 2012, 07:36 PM
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No Strafin I haven't.
Well, I try not to. I'm sure at times I have but not intentionally. Just like any normal person really.
Either way, regardless of what anyone has done what right or justification does it give them to damage someone baby? The car is always clean (well it's not now as I can't be bothered with it until it's back from paint) and anyone with half a brain can tell it's someone's pride and joy just by looking at it so obviously a lack of respect or common sense at that time and a need for ruining someone else's day at a few minutes of "lols" for themselves.

x2lls it's interesting you say there. Where I live now with some friends we do actually have video recording for the drive-area covering our cars, and I will be adding to this with specialist cameras in the near future to record wireless-ly to my Media Server.
If this happens again I would like to have as much evidence as humanely possible.

On the edge, it wouldn't surprise me if it was someone of a middle aged stature, I tend to think the days of bored kids doing this as being behind us but I wouldn't rule it out.
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post Oct 16 2012, 07:50 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Oct 16 2012, 08:28 PM) *
Would you put the links up for what you used?



The software I use is Yawcam ( http://www.yawcam.com/ )

There are many out there, but this suits my needs.

Try http://x2lls.dyndns.org:9091

I've just moved the pc to monitor my garden to catch which cat keeps ****ting in my garden. That way I now which fence to chuck it back over!
I haven't tried it, but you can apparently, with a bit of fiddling, have multiple cams per yawcam service.

PM me if you want more details


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post Oct 16 2012, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Oct 16 2012, 03:37 PM) *
To the parents out there it's comparable to your child and how would you like it, if someone randomly came up to your child and punched them (really hard) in the face?


It's a car, not a child. Cars are repairable, damaged children aren't.

Are you sure the damage was done where you said as none of it appears to be on the driver's side so it could well have been done in a car park and you got in and drove off without noticing.
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post Oct 16 2012, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE (Exhausted @ Oct 16 2012, 08:53 PM) *
It's a car, not a child. Cars are repairable, damaged children aren't.

Are you sure the damage was done where you said as none of it appears to be on the driver's side so it could well have been done in a car park and you got in and drove off without noticing.



Nice response, you have obviously been coveted and not been subject to vandalism, and by implication call xjay a liar, or at best stupid.



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post Oct 16 2012, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 16 2012, 08:19 PM) *
Have you upset someone? You or your driving..... wink.gif




Only on this forum laugh.gif
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post Oct 16 2012, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE (Exhausted @ Oct 16 2012, 08:53 PM) *
It's a car, not a child. Cars are repairable, damaged children aren't.

Are you sure the damage was done where you said as none of it appears to be on the driver's side so it could well have been done in a car park and you got in and drove off without noticing.


You miss the comparison.
To me, my car is to a parent, their child (If that makes sense)

If you can't understand that then you won't understand.

And yes I am completely sure I know where it happened. I had been moving house and I was loading things in and out of my car all that evening. No marks. I know my car, I know ever little mark and every little imperfection on it and there were categorically no key marks on it on Friday evening when I was moving.
What side does the damage done mean in terms of location??


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post Oct 16 2012, 08:23 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Oct 16 2012, 09:17 PM) *
You miss the comparison.

What side does the damage done mean in terms of location??


You miss my point. On the nearside you might not see the damage getting back into your car at Tesco's for instance.
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post Oct 16 2012, 08:36 PM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Oct 16 2012, 08:50 PM) *
The software I use is Yawcam ( http://www.yawcam.com/ )

There are many out there, but this suits my needs.

Try http://x2lls.dyndns.org:9091

I've just moved the pc to monitor my garden to catch which cat keeps ****ting in my garden. That way I now which fence to chuck it back over!
I haven't tried it, but you can apparently, with a bit of fiddling, have multiple cams per yawcam service.

PM me if you want more details

Thank you for that. Others here might find it useful too.
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post Oct 16 2012, 08:45 PM
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QUOTE (Exhausted @ Oct 16 2012, 09:23 PM) *
You miss my point. On the nearside you might not see the damage getting back into your car at Tesco's for instance.

Okay.
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What part of, I had been moving house (so opening and shutting my doors mainly my boot and rear passenger doors (both sides).
No damage!!!!!

It was done when parked at my Mothers house. Unless of course you did it while I was parked at Tescos (interesting to know how as I don't ever go to Tescos lol) laugh.gif


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post Oct 16 2012, 11:43 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Oct 16 2012, 09:17 PM) *
You miss the comparison.
To me, my car is to a parent, their child (If that makes sense)

No, it doesn't make sense - but I get the idea. But it still doesn't make sense, some parents clearly demonstrate that they don't give a **** about their kids whereas you do seem to care about your car. However, some parents would give their lives to save their child - would you give your life to save your car?
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post Oct 17 2012, 08:06 AM
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A good comparison Blackdog.
That's very true, some parents are lacking. Not everyone is capable of being a good parent.

I was hoping to compare to a good parent. :'-)
I would probably defend my car to the death, yes. It is that important to me.
For example the car itself was £4690 when I bought it. I've spent at least 3 times that amount on it. It's a money-no-object item to me.

Although the precise actions I would take depend on whether anyone else (friends, girlfriend etc) was around, as I would behave appropriately for their safety rather than that of the car.
Ah well.

Like I said, I am sort of over it. It's getting fixed by the week end (with crossed fingers) and I also get my alloy wheel back from the refurbishers. So hopefully my little Bobrick will look like new again. smile.gif
But being honest I would have rather had my 3SDM wheels, rather than a respray (which I did want on the bonnet anyway as the bumper is new, but wanted to do it on my own time!!!)


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