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      01-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Best/most economical whole body coating to prevent keying?

Since I park my car on the streets of New York, I'm constantly paranoid about people keying my car (my old Ford was keyed twice in 10 years). Is there a good whole body clear coat out there that'll be tough enough to protect against most key scratches, and is easy to touch up? Preferably one that doesn't cost like 2000
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      01-10-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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Ain't nothing going to prevent a keying... that's metal taken directly to paint. With enough force, any key is going to scratch painted metal. You can scratch Gorilla Glass if you put enough force into it.
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Well most of the idiots around here are teens who think it's "badass" to key a car, and really just take whatever key they have and run it down the car then run away. I know nothing's gonna stop someone who's really out to scratch up my ride, but maybe something like clearbra or some coating will at least protect from the amateurs.
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maybe put a camera in your car that records while parked. if it happens near your home..chances are they live near you.

I dont think a clear bra would help, they will probably cut through it.

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The best whole car covering device that will successfully prevent folks from keying your car is called a garage. Several national retailers sell them.
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The best whole car covering device that will successfully prevent folks from keying your car is called a garage. Several national retailers sell them.
Har har har. And one of those here costs just about as much as my financing for this car per month.
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