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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    This is from Google Maps but I first started noticing car paint like this maybe 20 years ago. Did this problem exist in the 80s? Is it due to some kind of crappy clear coat that appeared around 2000?
    Cars didn't used to last long enough for the paint to fade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starla View Post
    Cars didn't used to last long enough for the paint to fade.
    Good point. When I was a kid in the 1970s, a 30-year-old car was an antique, not a beater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.Woolf View Post
    Good point. When I was a kid in the 1970s, a 30-year-old car was an antique, not a beater.
    I remember my parents budgeting for a new car every five years, and they were not profligate about spending so it must've been necessary.

    I had my Acura for 10 years and the paint was starting to fade. In its defense, I never had a garage and lived 3 miles from the beach for about three of those years so it was exposed to a lot of salt. I heard Honda uses biodegradable paint, but that may be an old husbands tale.

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    Screenshot_20180709-102704.jpg

    This front license plate

    Half confederate flag half Murica whole Trump worshipper

    Fkng potato quality



    Saw another cool bumper sticker I don't believe the liberal media

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    Thanks for letting everyone know
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    Cute building

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    Heh. We've been here years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    This is from Google Maps but I first started noticing car paint like this maybe 20 years ago. Did this problem exist in the 80s? Is it due to some kind of crappy clear coat that appeared around 2000?

    It occurs mostly in areas that treat the roads for ice.
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    I recently saw a minor miracle. Had I not been witness and participant, I don't know if I'd believe it.

    There was a signal out at a busy intersection between two main streets in a small city. No one was directing traffic. Rush hour. Everyone took turns.

    I don't mean they treated it as a four way stop. The intersection was functioning as if the signals were in operation, but without the light cues. Everyone just followed the normal pattern for that intersection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sistamatic View Post
    It occurs mostly in areas that treat the roads for ice.
    I recently heard that by the late 80s most new cars came with clear coats. I think it was the 90s when I noticed the problem so it makes sense. At first I thought I may have started noticing more because I started going out in the daylight more.
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