So i probably have the worst color for a daily driver, black. It has just hit 10 years old this year, i am the second owner and to my knowledge the car has been an outdoor car enduring the elements 365 days a year its entire life. (Did not know previous owners actions (indoor/outdoor) and the cobra takes the garage space currently) I have owned the car the last 5 years. Now with all that in mind....the paint and body isnt all that bad. While waxing it with your face near you can see small hairlines EVERYWHERE (buffer isnt enough, needs paint correction) ....take a literal one step back, everything looks new.. Ill take that. lol. Ive just come to ignore it now but every-time i do a wax it, it seems more and more little ones keep poping up.. wondering how to prevent this from happening....guess you cant :grin: Considering its age and use im perfectly okay with the paint but it just amazes me how it picks up new scratches every month. If i ever repaint this car im using black primer as the base. As for the body, the car is 100% straight except for a few "coin sized" dings around the car... 2 on the trunk (acorn?), 1 on passenger front fender, one on lower passenger door. I've tried to think as to how that could possibly happen? -While i was at a local junkyard this past weekend i was talking to Tom (junkyard owner) about cars and body work and blah blah blah...eventually during the conversation he pointed to the 3 cars in-line waiting to be crushed,he asked if i wanted to throw some pebble sized rocks to mimic possible road debris before they go to the crusher. He was just as interested as I. The three cars were A Ford Taurus, a Chrysler Pacifica, and a Plymouth stripped so bad i couldn't tell you what model. Anyway, we weren't throwing mlb fast balls lol but we werent throwing soft either... It was enough to go into the primer but not enough to cause any dents, dings/impressions etc. The pebbles were tiny of course...but still enough to cause paint damage to the primer at low speeds. Maybe at 70-90mph a ding is inevitable from rock debris? What do you guys think? Post your daily car paint rantings below!