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I was one of the first to get a Hemi, and was quite active on the forum a year ago. The excitement level went down a bit and I got back to living life
while my wife enjoyed "her" 300C. We have a carport rather than a garage
and 3 cats. The two younger ones never got on the car. The older, cranky
"Garfield" type cat had to be shooed off once or twice, but learned to stay off. <p> Got up this AM and found one dead cat in the yard. No idea what happened, buried the cat and went to work in my SUV. Came back in the afternoon and walked by the C. The hood was solid sand, dirt and cat tracks! Washed it all off to see the damage - quite a few deep scratches all over the hood. The paint inside 75% of the grill holes was deeply scratched. Must have been a huge dog trying to get a cat perched on the hood. Although the tracks look like there were two cats fighting. The soft paint was no match for the extended claws. I don't think my insurance will cover a catfight. Do you? :eek:uch:

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Comprehensive, why not. No different from hail damage. Why else have you been paying for insurance for all these years. Repairs may not exceed your deductable however.
 

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Dang...that's sucks - sorry about your car and your cat.

My guess is it will be covered as vandalism under your comp coverage.

Dude..that really sucks....
 

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Can scratches be buffed out?

If they don't go through to the primer - wonder if they can be buffed out to some extent? anyone ever done this or had it done? Hmm - maybe they are only in the clearcoat...

The ones in the grill are much too deep though, will have to replace it. You don't realize just how soft this paint is until you see how these not very hard animal claws can gouge it. Thought it was gray plastic until I looked closer and saw it was paint. Thanks for the sympathy!

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SilverHemi said:
If they don't go through to the primer - wonder if they can be buffed out to some extent? anyone ever done this or had it done? Hmm - maybe they are only in the clearcoat...
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Sorry to hear about the car and the pet. "To some extent" pretty much describes whether or not the scratches can be removed. A professional detailer can get light to moderate scratches out with buffing. At a certain point it becomes necessary to resort to painting. My detailer just took some scratches out of a truck door. There is just the faintest hint left of a part of the scratch that he left behind because he felt he had buffed as far as he could go. YMMV,
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Sorry to hear about your cat & car. :( I would now be waiting with a beer in one hand and a shot gun in the other on the "front porch" in the middle of the night until I saw that dog again.
 

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