If it moves and it shouldn’t … duct tape

You know know that sinking feeling you get when something bad, and totally unexpected, happens? I suspect the owner of this Charger had that feeling when he heard the stop block ripping the nose off his car.

Unless you are very careful, if you drive a car you have probably heard the nose scrape on one of those parking blocks as you ease into a parking place. Modern cars are so low it is very easy to do. In case of this driver, the block must have been a little higher than normal because it didn’t just scrape, it broke the lower section of the car.

Deciding that duct tape holding the broken pieces together wasn’t an acceptable long term solution, the car was brought to the JMC AutoworX shop for repair. The first picture show’s the damaged nose section, with duct tape holding it together, after it was removed from the car. The second photo shows the new nose section sanded and waiting it’s turn in the paint booth. We’ll get some paint on that and once it is good and dry we will pop it back on the car. Then the incident will be nothing but an unpleasant memory.

You know that old saying … “If it moves and it shouldn’t, duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, WD40.” Well, if either of those options are acceptable there is a third way … JMC AutoworX.

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Posted on November 30, 2011, in Collision Repair and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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