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Basil
02-03-2003, 12:26 PM
This is a picture of a Lotus Europa that I snappoed while visiting "Jacks Toy Store" in Huntesville, AL. The owner (or someone) had spilled brake fluid (I think) on the paint. The result is evident in this picture images/icons/frown.gif

http://www.britishcarforum.com/pictures/jacklotus_1.jpg

Steve
02-03-2003, 12:30 PM
Ouch!!!!! Mind you, the car looks in need of a repaint anyway.

78Z
02-03-2003, 12:32 PM
Is that a brown Lotus? Doesn't seem right somehow

Dave Thielke
02-03-2003, 10:02 PM
Ouch, that's gotta hurt!
It looks too dark for a brown one, I remember we sold a few black twin-cams, I usually had fun decorating them in the show room with gold pinstriping, ala the JPS cars.
Dave T bluspit@attbi.com

TypeRboy
02-03-2003, 10:52 PM
Oh and you know the fluid won't stop at the paint. Someone will be digging out quite a bit of fiberglass.. That hurts..

racing girl
02-04-2003, 09:15 AM
Not long after I first started working at Aston Martin, a Lagonda saloon came into our service department for a full respray. The car was less than a year old, so why, I wondered, did it need a respray? Well, it had been parked up in a very nice, upmarket London residential street and some kind soul had dumped a gallon can of paint stripper over the roof! I don't think that any panel on the car escaped damage as the liquid ran all over the roof, down the windows and onto the rest of the car. Sick what some people will do. images/icons/frown.gif

TypeRboy
02-05-2003, 01:38 AM
Man that's just nasty..

MattP
02-12-2003, 04:25 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by racing girl:
Not long after I first started working at Aston Martin, a Lagonda saloon came into our service department for a full respray. The car was less than a year old, so why, I wondered, did it need a respray? Well, it had been parked up in a very nice, upmarket London residential street and some kind soul had dumped a gallon can of paint stripper over the roof! I don't think that any panel on the car escaped damage as the liquid ran all over the roof, down the windows and onto the rest of the car. Sick what some people will do. images/icons/frown.gif <hr></blockquote>


I had some friends who had thier very well cared for Chevy Caprice. (not the same class, I know but bear with me.) Anywhoo, it got stolen, and when they got it back it was fine, except the busted column and a greyish dust all over the car. When he went to the carwash, the stuff ate off the paint and etched the metal. I have always wondered what that stuff was.

MattP

lawguy
02-19-2003, 12:14 PM
Years ago when I worked at a car dealership, we used to bleed brakes on our drive-on lift, sometimes without a catch can. There were 4 large spots, one at each corner where the industrial quality, baked on paint had been completely removed from the lift. Nope, don't mess with the stuff.