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awright2009

Lowes scratched my truck

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That sucks. I also worked in a lumberyard during high school. I treated every vehicle as if it was my own. But I would never walk away from my truck while someone else was loading it, either with a forklift, or by hand. I've seen how often people fail to use the pink stuff between their ears.

 

Heck, I get annoyed when the "helpers" at the costco checkout try to load my cart for me. If you want something done right, do it yourself! haha.

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Eek. I expected to see bed scratches but how the heck did this happen!?

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If I go to Lowe’s or Home Depot I load everything by myself. Except if it’s something really heavy I’ll get someone to help me with that item and I load the rest. I know how inconsiderate and stupid people are, they just don’t care. I know it’s just a truck but you want to keep it looking nice, not with a bunch of scratches on it. I get enough dings on it just by going to Walmart. 😂 

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Rule #1 of owning a truck, never let anyone load it unsupervised 

Rule #2 of owning a truck, NEVER load ANYTHING  in MY truck over the side, always through the tailgate... 

Rule #3 of owning a truck, If a tow motor is needed to load what your hauling, rent or borrow a trailer if you can... 

 

 

Those scratches are probably from the rivets on someones jeans or the buckle on someones belt..

 

I bet with a good DA polisher and some correcting compound you can make most of that go away and for the portion that you can't: 

Try Dr. Color Chip, it worked great on my truck for rock chips and some odd scratch ( I think from my wifes ring when she closed the door).. 

 

You gotta remember many of those guys at Lowes are young and have never owned a nice vehicle they were worried about scratching, people don't realize how paper thin the paint and clear coat are on cars today, let alone the sheet metal.. I'm surprised Lowes didn't tell you to take a flying leap - how can you really prove they did it?

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1 hour ago, Imcrazy said:

Rule #1 of owning a truck, never let anyone load it unsupervised 

Rule #2 of owning a truck, NEVER load ANYTHING  in MY truck over the side, always through the tailgate... 

Rule #3 of owning a truck, If a tow motor is needed to load what your hauling, rent or borrow a trailer if you can... 

 

 

Those scratches are probably from the rivets on someones jeans or the buckle on someones belt..

 

I bet with a good DA polisher and some correcting compound you can make most of that go away and for the portion that you can't: 

Try Dr. Color Chip, it worked great on my truck for rock chips and some odd scratch ( I think from my wifes ring when she closed the door).. 

 

You gotta remember many of those guys at Lowes are young and have never owned a nice vehicle they were worried about scratching, people don't realize how paper thin the paint and clear coat are on cars today, let alone the sheet metal.. I'm surprised Lowes didn't tell you to take a flying leap - how can you really prove they did it?

Unfortunately I have a different approach. As when mine was purchased new it went straight to the farm. My rules were different.

Rule #1 don't get made when the truck gets a scratch.

Rule #2 Don't get mad when a relative runs it into something or scraps of important body panels. 

 

10 years later it is scratched and I have no worry about it. It's a truck. Each scratch has a story and I enjoy remembering were some of them came from.

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Unfortunately I have a different approach. As when mine was purchased new it went straight to the farm. My rules were different.
Rule #1 don't get made when the truck gets a scratch.
Rule #2 Don't get mad when a relative runs it into something or scraps of important body panels. 
 
10 years later it is scratched and I have no worry about it. It's a truck. Each scratch has a story and I enjoy remembering were some of them came from.
I come from that background, but I'm a little more stringent.

Scuff the bed? Don't bother even telling me, I don't care because chances are I'll scuff the bed the same way myself.

Dirt on the floor/floormats? Again, don't tell me, I don't care.

But start adding dents... I'm gonna have questions.

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On 9/9/2019 at 9:21 PM, Mikebtte said:

Unfortunately I have a different approach. As when mine was purchased new it went straight to the farm. My rules were different.

Rule #1 don't get made when the truck gets a scratch.

Rule #2 Don't get mad when a relative runs it into something or scraps of important body panels. 

 

10 years later it is scratched and I have no worry about it. It's a truck. Each scratch has a story and I enjoy remembering were some of them came from.

Don't get me wrong, the inside of my bed is used and abused but, I'm not into scratching or denting the exterior panels... For two reasons, #1: I'm vain and I like a clean looking truck & #2: as thin as the metal is on these trucks I don't want scratches to lead to rust down the road..

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