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Old 09-07-2012, 10:16 PM   #15
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Hi Lynn...I LOVE your story...thank you for sharing!! Instead of feeling ashamed of her new tattoo....guess we should start embracing it...;o)!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:18 PM   #16
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okay....here it is....look away if you must, it's pretty ugly...;o(
There is a very clever way to hide that scratch for maybe $25 to $30 bucks.

Fill the scratch with Bondo.

Then cover it with a nice decal of something you like.

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:06 AM   #17
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Thank you Andy...got the husband thinking last night of exactly what we'd put on!!! Appreciate the tip!
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:33 AM   #18
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okay....here it is....look away if you must, it's pretty ugly...;o(

Art is in the eye of the beholder...what a beautiful "scratch", it most certainly is just one of the elements in Salvatore Dali's signature.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #19
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Scratches can be buffed out. The scratch will still be there but not as noticable.
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So...everyone was so kind to us regarding this little character builder....it really helped me move past the "OH )(*&(*U" and into "now what" mode. I thought I'd post an after photo of what we did. It's kind of an ironic story....My father in law who passed in 2012 worked on the B-17 during the war. After he retired, he would spend winters down in AZ working on restoring them...and we have many many pictures of him with the Sentimental Journey. We decided to order nose art from the B-17 and place it over the scratch as a memorial to him....and as a pretty cool way to keep him with us as we travel. It is one of my favorite things on the AS...and as important to me as full propane tanks...;o). NONE of this would have happened if we had not scratched it up so bad....so lesson learned. Here's a photo of our "lemonade".
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Hi, So I bought a brand new trailer in Oregon and was coming back home to Southern California. We had a ten day pass [no trailer license] and before we got home ........... Well I ordered this flag decal in dimensions to hide the damage. Only thing is that my brother saw the damage before my decal came in the mail.
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So...everyone was so kind to us regarding this little character builder....it really helped me move past the "OH )(*&(*U" and into "now what" mode. I thought I'd post an after photo of what we did. It's kind of an ironic story....My father in law who passed in 2012 worked on the B-17 during the war. After he retired, he would spend winters down in AZ working on restoring them...and we have many many pictures of him with the Sentimental Journey. We decided to order nose art from the B-17 and place it over the scratch as a memorial to him....and as a pretty cool way to keep him with us as we travel. It is one of my favorite things on the AS...and as important to me as full propane tanks...;o). NONE of this would have happened if we had not scratched it up so bad....so lesson learned. Here's a photo of our "lemonade".
Very NICE....and meaningful to you as well. Now, because of the story and memorial, it is BETTER than new!

I still have my WWII combat veteran father with us. 94 and hanging in there. Next weekend we get to have pics with 4 generations of men in the family. He hasn't met his Great-grandson yet.

He was sure he wouldn't make it past March 1945 at Okinawa. It will be a special day.
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BEAUTIFUL, day tripper! Love the story and the solution!
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