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Someone has delicately scraped into my car . I noticed first the mirror
was knocked, there was also a V small paint scuff on the side.

Looks like the scuff was so gentle that there is no damage to the
actual metalwork but there is a piece of paint transference.

This mark will not come off with spit and rub. Is there anything I can
apply that will take this scuff paint off but leave the proper body
paint underneath unaffected?

Time to invest in a dashcam with a proper full parking mode, so I can
prove who it was and 'cut their gollies off'(or the female equivalent).


better just buying a beater car .....then you just laugh



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T cut?
Or a coloured version to "match" yr car.


It's common to have a clear coat over the colour these days. Even with a
solid colour.

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There used to be a product available called 'cutting paste/polish', with
which you could gently rub the affected area to remove the scuff.


I think it might still be avaiable from a well know high street motor
accessory shop.


Farcla G3. Much faster than T-Cut. But remember all such things remove
some paint as they are abrasive.

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In article ,
Andy Burns wrote:
Adrian Caspersz wrote:


Next move - ye pay extra rates to park in ya own drive...


In Nottingham, employers are charged for providing parking spaces to
their employees and it's mostly re-charged to the employees ... looks
like the idea is spreading


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47177240


Just heard on the news that 'free' bus travel for OAPs is getting too
expensive to be sustainable.

Yet many councils are spending millions on cycle highways. And cyclists
get 'free' use of the roads too.

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Jim K.. wrote:
T cut?
Or a coloured version to "match" yr car.


It's common to have a clear coat over the colour these days. Even with a
solid colour.


Either type would polish up the clear coat & the coloured flavour
is supposed to disguise deeper scratches...
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On 09/02/2019 13:35, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
And cyclists
get 'free' use of the roads too.


Really Dave that old canard?

Cyclists pay as much tax as motorists.
VED (missnamed by lots as road tax) does NOT go towards road
maintenance/building.
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On 09/02/2019 13:35, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
And cyclists
get 'free' use of the roads too.


Really Dave that old canard?

Cyclists pay as much tax as motorists.
VED (missnamed by lots as road tax) does NOT go towards road
maintenance/building.


OK. How about putting it this way. Cyclists do not have to pay a tax that
motorists do have to pay, which is not ring-fenced for road
building/maintenance. In that sense, they pay less tax than motorists do.
They do, of course, pay similar income tax and VAT, dependent on their
earnings and their purchases.

Given that VED is graduated partly by vehicle weight, for HGVs, it is hard
to say that it is not related to the damage the heavier vehicles cause and
therefore the greater road maintenance needed, even if there is no formal
link.

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On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:21:03 PM UTC, NY wrote:
"soup" wrote in message
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On 09/02/2019 13:35, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
And cyclists
get 'free' use of the roads too.


Really Dave that old canard?

Cyclists pay as much tax as motorists.
VED (missnamed by lots as road tax) does NOT go towards road
maintenance/building.


OK. How about putting it this way. Cyclists do not have to pay a tax that
motorists do have to pay, which is not ring-fenced for road
building/maintenance. In that sense, they pay less tax than motorists do.
They do, of course, pay similar income tax and VAT, dependent on their
earnings and their purchases.


What about this lot?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy-I1CqXQAAEgf_.jpg
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soup Wrote in message:
On 09/02/2019 13:35, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
And cyclists
get 'free' use of the roads too.


Really Dave that old canard?

Cyclists pay as much tax as motorists.
VED (missnamed by lots as road tax) does NOT go towards road
maintenance/building.


Only if they own a car...
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In article , [email protected]
family.me.uk says...

For years they only allowed one space per household on many new estates
- to deliberately "encourage" people not to have cars. Of course that
was useless as most couldn't get to and from their workplaces; carry a
week's shopping for a family; get the kids to and from clubs and the
like without.


When the Edwardian estate we used to live on was built, nobody
had a car.Later, as car ownership expanded, householders paved
or tarmaced over their front gardens and got the council to
put in a dropped kerb. The situation has now deteriorated to
the stage where it is bot unusual to find two or even three
cars parked side by side, nose on to the house, with the rear
ends over half of the footway.

About three year or so ago, the council announced that they
would not grant planning permission for a dropped kerb unless
the frontage was at least as deep as a car length.

It is a very large estate and I can't recall ever seeing a
single house with a frontage that deep!

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