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Old 03-18-2014, 07:13 PM
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Angry Summit paint suggestions?

Well...4446 miles on the odometer and some asshat contractor can't secure his load...and I get showered with golf-ball sized gravel on the way home last night. Nicks and chips all over the windshield, gouges in the front fascia, but the best - multiple dents and scrapes in the hood.

<insert your favorite string of expletives here>

You can see the largest (that I've found so far, anyway) of the scrapes/dents just above the "p" in Jeep, at the edge of the scallop.

I know. It seems like overkill that I'm so torqued about it but...it's a freakin' ***4000 mile truck***!!! If it was my $400 beater XJ, I could care less. But this...was significantly more than $400, and has significantly less than the 240k miles my XJ has.

So.

I'm worried about paint match. I have an awesome body guy (who is also endorsed by my insurance company - BONUS), but this triple-stage Deep Cherry makes me nervous. So, I was thinking...what options would look good on a Summit? I've seen some with the flat-black "U" decal on the hood...would that look out of place on a Summit, do you think? Or, instead of painting the whole hood (or a large area to blend the new Cherry area), do you think a fat, 1" or so stripe around the scallop would look OK? Maybe a 1" black, with an orange pinstripe as an accent? Or silver? Or, instead of black, maybe a darker-shade "ghost-stripe"?

I'm going to want the dent filled. No question about that, now that I know it's there, I can't "un-see" it no matter how hard I try. And no way the insurance companies (mine and the contractor's) will go for a new hood, and since it's on a crease there's no way paintless dent will remove it. That...and it was scraped down to bare metal (I've already sealed it with Mopar touchup - too much road salt here to leave it bare).

Any thoughts?
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Re: Summit paint suggestions?

Just one: How did you manage to stay out of jail after you took care of the driver of the truck?
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Re: Summit paint suggestions?

Easy - I live in der Peoples Republik of Maryland. Because of our wonderful anti-gun laws...I was approximately fourteen miles from my sidearm at the time of the incident.

That...and...because of our gun laws, the only sidearm I currently own is my father's Bureau-issued 1951 Colt 4" OP .38. So...it would likely have caused less damage than the stones that came off that contractor trailer LOL. Beautiful sidearm, tons of history (including 3 tours of Korea when he was with Navy Intel and a hand-carved, monogrammed Ivory grip from tour #1)...but definitely a close-quarters, home-protection piece especially with its native load 125gr jacketed hollowpoints. Short and sweet...and I don't like doing drywall after a through and through

So...all I shot was a photograph of their truck, to get their logo and phone number.
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Re: Summit paint suggestions?

So you're guilty of being a 'rational man', influenced by 'circumstances'.

Not unfamiliar with ONI myself, BTW...
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Well...4446 miles on the odometer and some asshat contractor can't secure his load...and I get showered with golf-ball sized gravel on the way home last night. Nicks and chips all over the windshield, gouges in the front fascia, but the best - multiple dents and scrapes in the hood.

<insert your favorite string of expletives here>

You can see the largest (that I've found so far, anyway) of the scrapes/dents just above the "p" in Jeep, at the edge of the scallop.

I know. It seems like overkill that I'm so torqued about it but...it's a freakin' ***4000 mile truck***!!! If it was my $400 beater XJ, I could care less. But this...was significantly more than $400, and has significantly less than the 240k miles my XJ has.

So.

I'm worried about paint match. I have an awesome body guy (who is also endorsed by my insurance company - BONUS), but this triple-stage Deep Cherry makes me nervous. So, I was thinking...what options would look good on a Summit? I've seen some with the flat-black "U" decal on the hood...would that look out of place on a Summit, do you think? Or, instead of painting the whole hood (or a large area to blend the new Cherry area), do you think a fat, 1" or so stripe around the scallop would look OK? Maybe a 1" black, with an orange pinstripe as an accent? Or silver? Or, instead of black, maybe a darker-shade "ghost-stripe"?

I'm going to want the dent filled. No question about that, now that I know it's there, I can't "un-see" it no matter how hard I try. And no way the insurance companies (mine and the contractor's) will go for a new hood, and since it's on a crease there's no way paintless dent will remove it. That...and it was scraped down to bare metal (I've already sealed it with Mopar touchup - too much road salt here to leave it bare).

Any thoughts?
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Re: Summit paint suggestions?

The aluminum hood on the WK2 does ding/dent easily.
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Re: Summit paint suggestions?

Just my opinion but don't put a decal or a big stripe on your Summit. Best idea is get a new hood and have it painted. Since your Jeep is so new, you won't have any paint match issues with the rest of the car.
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Re: Summit paint suggestions?

And that sucks man, I know if that happened to me or to many of my friends down here in the Commonwealth, things might have gotten loud.
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Re: Summit paint suggestions?

Carbon fiber SRT hood, have them paint a portion of it body color but leave some carbon showing. Similar to the decal or perhaps inverse.
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Re: Summit paint suggestions?

I thought there were clearance issues with the SRT hood and ecodiesel layout...?
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Re: Summit paint suggestions?

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I thought there were clearance issues with the SRT hood and ecodiesel layout...?
I thought I read it was very minor, you have to just adjust the location of one tank about an inch by making a small bracket. It would be worth the effort for me. I'll see if I can find the thread about it.
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Re: Summit paint suggestions?

Diesel w/ SRT Hood! Help requested....

Here is the thread about moving the overflow tank.
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