Recently, I made one of the biggest purchases I’ve ever made. I bought a brand new car. It’s a beautiful black Honda CR-V (SUV), which I figured will be great for taking the kids on weekend camping trips in the mountains. Well, at least it WAS beautiful.
You see, something happened that’s got my blood boiling. In fact, I don’t know if I’ve ever been so mad. It’s all I’ve been able to think about for the last couple weeks.
Someone keyed it.
And not just one little mark down the side. That, I could’ve lived with. No, they did it all over the car, even on the hood. It looks like Wolverine went to town on my brand new car. They even put stickers with cuss words on it. (Who even MAKES stickers with cuss words?)
I have no idea who did it, but if I had to guess? Teenagers. I would have loved to catch them in the act… But, in the end, they’re gone and I still have to deal with it.
So I took it to the auto body shop, which I hate going to, by the way, because they’re always the most expensive since the damage is cosmetic.
Guess how much they quoted me?
If you said $703, give yourself a big pat on the back.
And, you want to know the worst part?
My deductible is $1000. Which means, I’m going to have to pay the $703 out of pocket.
Well, that’s what I thought, anyway…
But I just so happened to luck out.
You see, recently, I’ve been sharing my recent problem with pretty much everyone I meet (It’s my way of venting…). Well, I just so happened to mention it to a guy at the grocery store who ended up being a mechanic. And, what he told me I couldn’t believe…
“Most of the time when we have cars with light scratches,” he said, “we won’t even repaint them. We just use a simple tool to resurface your car, which makes it look like new.”
I could not believe what I was hearing. Not only was the auto body shop going to charge me $703 for NOT repainting my car, they were just going to do something that I could do myself…
Well, that was all I needed to hear. But I wanted the mechanic to tell me one more thing…
What was this tool that the mechanic uses, and where can I find it?
Well, he told me it was called the Scratch Rescue, and I could find it easily online. He was even nice enough to come out into the parking lot to take a look at my car, and he told me the Scratch Rescue Cloth would definitely take out the scratches.
Hearing him say that was like music to my ears…
And, I really wanted to believe that this would work, but I’m a skeptical person by nature. So I decided to do a little research…