Minor Damage to my 2014 WRX in a Walmart Parking Lot
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    Minor Damage to my 2014 WRX in a Walmart Parking Lot

    As I was driving out of the Walmart parking lot yesterday I saw a small note under the windshield wiper. I pulled over and found this:

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    I hadn't noticed any damage when I got in the car but I went back to the place I parked and found this partially under the tire of a car that had parked next to my car while I was in the store. It was not a Mazda6.

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    It is the cap on the door handle around the keyhole.

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    There was no other damage to my car. I don't understand how they could have knocked it off the car. I drove the entire lot looking for the Mazda6 but not a single one to be found. I ran a search on the license number but kept getting error messages and their help line was not open on Friday. Since I paid for the service I will try to contact them again on Monday.

    I called the dealer and the part is only $7.15 but it only comes primed. The parts guy checked with the paint shop they use and got me a quote of $50 to paint it. It is so high because the paint is expensive and doesn't come in small quantities. The paint shop said I could keep the excess paint but warned it was only usable for about 2 weeks.

    The parts guy suggested I get the touch up paint and try brush painting it. I went ahead and ordered the part and the touch up paint but I don't think it will do a satisfactory job. In the past I have had paint stores mix up factory color and put it in a rattle can. I don't know if they still do that but I will check on Monday.
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    For 60 bucks, just have it painted and be done with it.
    I wouldn't bother pursuing the Mazda 6.. Unless there were cameras filming said Mazda driver damaging your car, there isn't much of a case.
    Sucks that your car got damaged.. But that's a risk we take when parking in parking lots :/
    FWIW, I know your pain http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showth... anything nice

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