CAR My 1999 eclipse, do you like it? :X v. trying to figure out wtf happened to the top

Alexqzilla

New Member
Dec 23, 2006
3,465
East Bay, California
I've had it for less than a year, 128k miles on it, runs beautifully, but it looks like someone poured acid on the top and scratched the hell out of it with an iron brush or something! Has anyone seen this before? Does it greatly reduce the value of it? :wtc:

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Now for the bad part :hsd:

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Do you like my car? :coolugh:
 

4W4K3

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Dec 31, 2004
5,051
TX
Cali car, sitting in the sun all the time, probably washed once a year, never waxed, etc. It happens.
 
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Alexqzilla

Alexqzilla

New Member
Dec 23, 2006
3,465
East Bay, California
I'm not saying I don't believe you, but the scratches are only concentrated in certain areas of the car, and it looks like it was brushed with the wrong type of tool. It's super rough in those spots and it's almost as if it had acid poured on it or something.

Why would sitting in the sun and not being washed only effect those spots? (The rest of the car is freaking pristine)
 

BlazinBlazer Guy

Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.
Jul 24, 2002
18,351
Lansing, MI USA
Why would sitting in the sun and not being washed only effect those spots? (The rest of the car is freaking pristine)

Because the horizontal surfaces get more exposure to sun than the vertical panels do.

You're talking to people who know what they're talking about here... just listen to what you're being told.
 

BLKDVLGSX

Well-Known Member
May 2, 2002
40,580
Buford, GA
I'm not saying I don't believe you, but the scratches are only concentrated in certain areas of the car, and it looks like it was brushed with the wrong type of tool. It's super rough in those spots and it's almost as if it had acid poured on it or something.

Why would sitting in the sun and not being washed only effect those spots? (The rest of the car is freaking pristine)

I've owned a DSM for over a decade, trust me i had the exact same thing happen
 

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