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Posted 24 October 2003 - 04:35 AM
On the way home, on I-40, between Mile Marker 410 and 412 near Knoxville, we caught the FLYING WRENCH in the windshield. It looked like a 6-inch extension for a half-inch drive, spinning end over end and heading perfectly for my face! Every thing was in slow motion and VERY much in great detail. I had time to think & plan. There was no room to move either left or right. There was no opportunity for heavy breaking. So I did nothing and waited for impact.
The windshield was destroyed while keeping the wrench ourside completely. The spinning extension put a couple of kinks in the radio antenna, a small dent in the roof and broke the plastic at the front of the roof rack. Out side of some really fine glass in my lap, all of the above was it.
I told you all that to tell you this: The body shop guy did a WONDERFUL job of repair! Cannot tell a thing had ever happened. He said the paint on Subarus is a Zinc Oxide base the same as on BMW and Mercedes! In his words,"The Best stuff I have ever seen and I wished they used it here!"
Posted 24 October 2003 - 11:49 AM
the BMW stuff chips very easily becuase it is water based.
I have two 99s, a Forester and an M Roadster.
The Forester paint seems fairly normal, but the M scatches if you look at it.
I think this is because it is water based and supposed to be environmentally friendly to apply.
Both cars are about the same color, but so far the Subaru paint seems better.
Posted 24 October 2003 - 04:20 PM
Posted 24 October 2003 - 06:11 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 05:39 AM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 10:11 AM
Anyway, the solvent used - be it water or something more sinister- is only really relevant for the application and surface texture. It's the other components that don't evaporate that influence the long-term quality.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 12:12 PM
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