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    BAFRAID She’s looking like a Super Bee again!! FBBO Gold Member

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    How many of you have younger kids? Between the ages of eight and 12? I have six kids between the ages of six and 12. My older boys recently got some plastic Revel models. They’ve been working on them over the last couple days. I was out this morning in the garage looking at my freshly painted and clearcoated hood scoops and super bee when I noticed little tiny black specs all over them. Come to find out the kids have been painting their models in the garage with my super bee and all of its parts sitting 10 feet away. I want to cry, scream, yell, and also try to understand. upload_2021-1-2_9-43-2.png

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    • khryslerkid

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      They are 12yrs and under. What's to understand?
       
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        try having a 16 yearold who doesnt do -hit :BangHead:,My daugther was 6 and started to hammer the quarter panel when I was under the car working on it. Also my son at 5 liked to poke my tweeters with his finger on the house stereo. So yah they dont know better.
         
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          kids are kids .. there in a space where they want to be like dad.. my son did the same thing..
           
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            Well who's to blame here ... no grills or covers, what do you expect !?!?!?
             
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              That’s not so bad. When I was that age I beat all the letters off the trunk lid of the step mother’s 1970 mustang notch back with a hockey stick. I guess that was t okay though....

              To my defence though it was both a Ford, and a notchback, I tried explaining to them that it wasn’t a hemi cuda so that was okay. Lol

              Sorry they did that to your freshly painted car..... must be frustrating
               
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                LOL. been there, done that! I got a HS and two college boys now. All played hockey in a corner of my shop as young kids..........puck meets, well, not the net. Amazing the stupid human tricks young boys will try. In this case it was duplicating Sidney Crosby's deflection for a goal, in which they actually perfected on the ice away from the cars.
                The youngest boy had to have a special area designated for painting his models and little projects as he was the one who actually is a car guy. The older ones not so much.
                The only saving grace it was my 72 Cheyenne Super they hit and not my Super Bee.

                Bright spot, the paint speckles will polish/compound off.
                 
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                  Did they know better? Kids that age probably either didn't, or just didn't think about it. Part of being a dad. Need to explain it to them. You will laugh about it in a few years....
                  Just be glad they didn't set the models on the car hood and spray them there!
                   
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                  • BAFRAID

                    BAFRAID She’s looking like a Super Bee again!! FBBO Gold Member

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                    Yeah, the initial reaction is frustration and being upset but then again I look at it and that’s gonna be part of the history of the car. When I notice those things I’ll think about them when they were young.
                     
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                      A similar note. We bought a very nice shiny black nearly new Oldsmobile when my stepsons were young. That car was a 4 door, but very nice looking in the black. Well, a couple weeks later it snowed about 4 inches. My youngest kid, about 8 years old, decided to help up out by clearing the snow off the car. WITH A GARDEN TROWEL! I about exploded... BUT, We can all laugh about it now. (24 years later. LOL)
                       
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                        Wait til you find out the things you're kids did when they were young that you didn't know about. My two sons are 27 and 31 now, we laugh over the stupid shit they did over a few beers now! 440'
                         
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                          This is a cheap educational moment. Easy buff out on the paint. With six kids, many more and more expensive educational moments ahead. Ask me how I know, as I am fixing the front end of Momma's wrecked van.
                           
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                          • BAFRAID

                            BAFRAID She’s looking like a Super Bee again!! FBBO Gold Member

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                            I’m currently looking online to see if any technology has advanced far enough to get myself an invisible force field to put around the super B. LOL
                             
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                              ha.. they do make transparent plastic car covers just for these occasions . my son cammo painted a jetta.. same time he did my 55 not knowing ,, I just gave him a clay bar and told him to start scrubbing.. another lesson of in the garage..
                               
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                                I've got 4, ages 10, 11, 12 and 14 but I was smart enough to build my garage 150' away from the house and it's locked lol. Our youngest doesn't think, he's a disaster waiting to happen... breaks everything! We have four wheelers, UTV's, dirt bikes, etc, he has a go kart with a full roll cage and 4 point harness.. why? Because he smashes into shit, drives a perfectly straight line right into the only boulder in the field!! There's an age where you can trust them to some extent, at this point my daughter and our newly adopted boy are the only 2 who even consider spending any garage time with me, both have common sense.

                                If it makes you feel any better our neighbor had a 69 camaro SS stored in the upstairs of their barn, his nephew and a friend took turns jumping out of the loft onto the roof!!
                                 
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                                  also when my son was 10 , charger just came home from paint shop and I TOLD THE BOYS STAY AWAY FROM THE CAR. Next thing I know is his basketball bounces on the hood and I lost it.He is 30 and he can still give you the play by play on that day.
                                   
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                                    yep my fault
                                     
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                                    My daughter at age 5 was following excitedly behind my other daughter and a friend. She stopped and decided the door of the car wasn't open wide enough. She pushed into the quarter put a dent into the quarter panel. It was 30 years before I put my first dent in my Satellite and it was smaller. Have neuropathy and lost my balance and knocked a chair over it hit near the bottom of door as I fell on my ass.:BangHead::BangHead::mob::mob: My first dent.
                                     
                                  • BAFRAID

                                    BAFRAID She’s looking like a Super Bee again!! FBBO Gold Member

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                                    Thank you everyone!! Most of these made me laugh out loud and remember to not over react. I love the Bee but it’s a material item. I love my kids way more. I do look forward to the day they become producers in life and not just consumers! Until then my kids will learn through their mistakes and I will help guide them.
                                     
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                                      Lol... sounds like me when I was that age. I dont have kids. Wish I did.... Go easy on them. At least there doing something constructive. I have a nephew thats 12 and he tried stealing my sisters car!!
                                       
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                                      Well I know ... 'cause when my guy was little he did the same thing !!
                                       
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