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That "duh" moment

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by rocsteady, May 14, 2022 at 7:48 AM.

  1. May 14, 2022 at 7:48 AM
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    rocsteady

    rocsteady [OP] New Member

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    Washing the truck Thursday and see some fresh scuffs in the bed just above and behind the driver side wheel well. I'm using a little wax/compound and not rubbing particularly hard and then "pop." I take a second to process the fact I just replaced my scuff with a dent.

    So I unleash a cleverly woven tapestry of expletives and walk to the garage to exchange my waxing junk for the tools to remove the mud flap and fender liner so I can reach the backside of the spot. Remove about 273 tiny 10mm bolts to remove the mud flap and then spend a few minutes looking at those silly push pins holding the liner in. Nearly destroy one before I figure out how they work and remove it.

    It's about then I notice that where the pin came out I can see straight through to the ground. I make a point to create another cloud of obscenities that would make the first one blush. Now sweating and exhausted from the effort I put into the vulgarities, I calmly, slowly, put down the tools to crawl down and see that you can reach up to my recently created dent from underneath without removing anything at all.

    Reach up, push out the dent, reinstall the mangled pushpin and the 272 bolts to hold the mud flap in place and call it a day. Return later to take picture of clean and dent-free vehicle.

    Reminded me of that video with the FBI agent who struggles mightily to climb over the gate to get into a yard, falling, getting caught several times, slips and basically falls into the yard. Next agent turns the handle, opens the gate and walks into the same yard right behind the first jackass...

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  2. May 14, 2022 at 8:00 AM
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    gosolo

    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    I assume you have now, also, lost your 10mm wrench in your efforts to uphold longstanding tradition regarding time wasting and unnecessary endeavors?
    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    :crapstorm:
     
  3. May 14, 2022 at 8:17 AM
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    rocsteady

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    I did not, however note that I was one bolt short when reinstalling the mud flaps, so I am quite sure it's imbedded in one of the tires. Just add "installing a flat tire" to the dent install described previously and my work is done here.
     
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