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10celica10
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10celica10 Dec 25, 1:58am - #358248 
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Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up

So the day was going well, opened some presents for my friends, shipped off an RMM wing, got a hair cut and bought some shoes...

So, right after all that, im going to pick up a girl for a movie and decided my car was a little to messy to take her out. I drove to a carwash at a 76th station. The reason i chose this one is because the car wash moves around the car verses the car moving from the carwash. I could never go to the carwashes that move the car due to the clearence of my car. After the wash was done i moved very slowly over the bump...i guess it wasnt slow enough because my car made it over the bump then the skirt landed straight onto the metel bump and totalled it. As im driving out of the car wash my left skirt is hanging down scrapping the ground.

Some how the bump took out about 4 screws confused. On top of having my skirt hanging off my car I had to go back in and buy a screw driver and Duct Tape so it could be held on. The worst part is my car wasnt even cleaned well at all frown

My question is, can i fix urethane? is it possible or cost effective?


...I was extremely pissed and almost gave up on the celica and was gonna part everything out and sell all my parts. but this may be a sign to buy some more things?! what do you guys/gals think i should do?




AHHHHH im just mad!!
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Chelica815 Dec 25, 2:25am - #358249 
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I think that you should stick with the Celi. And no more auto car washes. Hand wash your car. I think that it is worth the effort. I took my Red GT to one of those drive thru thing once, just to try it out, and I ended up with scratches everywhere. Learned my lesson.

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ghostingcelica Dec 25, 2:35am - #358250 
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yea the problem wasnt the celi it was the car wash. i would never trust anything else touching my car
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kmlgts Dec 25, 2:37am - #358251 

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sorrie to hear that bro.. wash by hand next time smile

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CelicaRacer05 Dec 25, 2:38am - #358252 

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i love the auto wash, during the winter atleast...

i washed it last week and it came out great, best auto car wash ever
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10celica10 Dec 25, 2:53am - #358253 
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I know everyone hates the carwash places...ok lesson learned.

But, can i fix Urethane?
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04celigt Dec 25, 4:02am - #358254 

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lesson learned but that suck angry

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2003cbgts Dec 25, 4:32am - #358255 

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yea, def dont give up on the celi cause of somthing like that. ull be glad you did. besides, no matter how much you obsess? over a car, sometimes shit happens man and you cant help it.. hope you get it fixed though thumbsup
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hombredelassrtas Dec 25, 2:34pm - #358256 

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i think you can use liek the fiberglass patching on fix it. someone else with a skirt did that and i think it worked. dont remeber which thread it was in. i would try that.

as for bad carwash experiences. my mom took my sisters 66' mustang into one, didnt take off the antenna. antenna wrapped aorudn the brush and acrually began to lift the car. damn old cars were made well smile

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SmutasticGT Dec 25, 5:03pm - #358257 

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Originally Posted by 2003cbgts
yea, def dont give up on the celi cause of somthing like that. ull be glad you did. besides, no matter how much you obsess? over a car, sometimes shit happens man and you cant help it.. hope you get it fixed though thumbsup



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CRBN BLU Dec 25, 5:11pm - #358258 

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If I ever go through the auto wash, I go through the touchless ones. These just spray water, soap, and polish on the car. No brushes, therefore no sratches.

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esko Dec 25, 5:24pm - #358259 

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sorry to hear that. I heard it's really tough to repair urethane. Best of luck.

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celica209 Dec 25, 6:11pm - #358260 

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That totally sux man i felt the same way at first a couple of weeks ago when my rear bumper was totaled but i love my car! my advice to you would be just to buy new side skirts and if possible sell your old ones. Its pretty easy to find new skirts for a cheap price and once you get them i promise you will never chance anything in your car again, like they said above lesson learned. But yea that sucks ass cry
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Zero Dec 26, 5:11am - #358261 

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i think if you fiberglass to patch up the broken parts that should be fine.

it should be able to bond to each other.

good luck Brian thumbsup

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10celica10 Dec 26, 5:13am - #358262 
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It should be going into the shop in 2 weeks frown at least i know the guy who runs the shop and he will be able to fix it he says. If not im on the look out for something new.

Will post pics in 30minutes.
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Spread Eagle Dec 26, 1:20pm - #358263 

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Sorry to hear that bro. Urethane can be fixed. Call arond some shops and ask. wave


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celicadragon Dec 27, 8:40pm - #358264 

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that sux

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Evan Jan 1, 8:44pm - #358265 

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Damn that sucks Brian. If it's any consolation, I saw your car that night at the movie theater and I didn't even notice the damage (although my wife did). I left a note under your windshield... did it blow off before you got out of the theater?
Anyway, the celica was looking good. Don't give up on it! cool

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10celica10 Jan 1, 9:41pm - #358266 
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Thanks Evan, I did get the note its still sitting in the car! I appreciated the kind words, i said "damn, i wonder if he saw my side skirt" lol, At least the silver duct tape goes nice with a silver car rofl. I didnt get to see your car have you made any changes? Still am jealous of those rims and the Kam rear end! Judging by the pics your car is still sexxy!

Even you should come to one of our meets we hold every 2-3 months or so.

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VSGTS14 Jan 1, 9:50pm - #358267 

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same situation as me

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xmangt1 Jan 4, 2:33am - #358268 

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suks dude. It's nothing major like what happened to me though.
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10celica10 Jan 4, 3:07am - #358269 
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That is true Dee, i saw ur pics im sorry.
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GTS02 Jan 4, 10:08pm - #358270 

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Yea, i learned my lesson once with automatic car washes. Havent gone back to one since it ripped my antenna off. Eventhough that was mostly my fault spineyes
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 4, 10:16pm - #358271 

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sorry to hear that brian frown i don't know how you would fix urethane though...most shops don't have that capability either if it's beyong just popping it back into place.

hope everythings works out for you..and keep your celi thumbsup
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xmangt1 Jan 5, 12:53pm - #358272 

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I think a side skirt on a Celi is not too bad to fix. Just drill some holes not too far from the original holes on the skirt, tap them, & then screw in the new screws. U might need to also drill some holes on the front part of the skirt(& tap them) behind the front wheel & in front of the rear wheel. Jack up the car on each side when you do this. (Remove the wheels). U might need some washers in this case. Good luck Brian! Let me know how it goes man.
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