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Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up #358248 Dec 24, 5:58pm Dec 24, 5:58pm
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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!!

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: 10celica10] #358249 Dec 24, 6:25pm Dec 24, 6:25pm
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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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Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: Chelica815] #358250 Dec 24, 6:35pm Dec 24, 6:35pm
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yea the problem wasnt the celi it was the car wash. i would never trust anything else touching my car

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: ghostingcelica] #358251 Dec 24, 6:37pm Dec 24, 6:37pm
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sorrie to hear that bro.. wash by hand next time smile


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Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: ghostingcelica] #358252 Dec 24, 6:38pm Dec 24, 6:38pm
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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

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: CelicaRacer05] #358253 Dec 24, 6:53pm Dec 24, 6:53pm
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I know everyone hates the carwash places...ok lesson learned.

But, can i fix Urethane?

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: 10celica10] #358254 Dec 24, 8:02pm Dec 24, 8:02pm
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lesson learned but that suck angry


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Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: 04celigt] #358255 Dec 24, 8:32pm Dec 24, 8:32pm
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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

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: 2003cbgts] #358256 Dec 25, 6:34am Dec 25, 6:34am
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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

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: 2003cbgts] #358257 Dec 25, 9:03am Dec 25, 9:03am
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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



^^^my words exactly

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: SmutasticGT] #358258 Dec 25, 9:11am Dec 25, 9:11am
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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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Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: CRBN BLU] #358259 Dec 25, 9:24am Dec 25, 9:24am
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sorry to hear that. I heard it's really tough to repair urethane. Best of luck.


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Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: esko] #358260 Dec 25, 10:11am Dec 25, 10:11am
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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

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: celica209] #358261 Dec 25, 9:11pm Dec 25, 9:11pm
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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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Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: Zero] #358262 Dec 25, 9:13pm Dec 25, 9:13pm
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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.

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: 10celica10] #358263 Dec 26, 5:20am Dec 26, 5:20am
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Sorry to hear that bro. Urethane can be fixed. Call arond some shops and ask. wave



Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: Spread Eagle] #358264 Dec 27, 12:40pm Dec 27, 12:40pm
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Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: 10celica10] #358265 Jan 1, 12:44pm Jan 1, 12:44pm
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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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Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: Evan] #358266 Jan 1, 1:41pm Jan 1, 1:41pm
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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.

-Brian

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same situation as me


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Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: VSGTS14] #358268 Jan 3, 6:33pm Jan 3, 6:33pm
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suks dude. It's nothing major like what happened to me though.

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: xmangt1] #358269 Jan 3, 7:07pm Jan 3, 7:07pm
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That is true Dee, i saw ur pics im sorry.

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: 10celica10] #358270 Jan 4, 2:08pm Jan 4, 2:08pm
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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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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

Re: Bad day for the Celica, makes me wanna qive up [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #358272 Jan 5, 4:53am Jan 5, 4:53am
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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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