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Old 03-26-2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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Did anyone else's car get owned by the hail in Austin?
I'm in 78726 and the miata got raped. It already had a dent or two, but now it's got well over 50. Run's great! But looks like ***.
Pics tomorrow.

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Get insurance to pay for a new paintjob!
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:59 AM   #3
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they actually make your car faster
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they actually make your car faster
Recent studies show this is true.
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Like a golf ball. Sorry to hear though. I hope you had insurance.
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Dimpled ***** fly farther than non-dimpled ***** due to the combination of two effects:
Firstly, the dimples delay separation of the boundary layer from the ball. Early separation, as seen on a smooth sphere, causes significant wake turbulence, the principal cause of drag. The separation delay caused by the dimples therefore reduces this wake turbulence, and hence the drag.

Secondly, backspin generates lift by deforming the airflow around the ball, in a similar manner to an airplane wing. This is called the Magnus effect. Backspin is imparted in almost every shot due to the golf club's loft (i.e., angle between the clubface and a vertical plane). A backspinning ball experiences an upward lift force which makes it fly higher and longer than a ball without spin.[1] Sidespin occurs when the clubface is not aligned perpendicularly to the direction of swing, leading to a lift force that makes the ball curve to one side or the other. Unfortunately the dimples magnify this effect as well as the more desirable upward lift derived from pure backspin. (Some dimple designs are claimed to reduce sidespin effects.)

In order to keep the aerodynamics optimal, the ball needs to be clean. Golfers can wash their ***** manually, but there are also mechanical ball washers available.
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Its all witchcraft.
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Golfers can wash their ***** manually, but there are also mechanical ball washers available.
I always prefer a good hand washing for my *****.

OP, sorry to hear, I know how bad that is. Luckily we didn't see any hail in BCS yesterday. The rain got really nasty, I'm sure I was getting some unintended water injection through my temporary "behind the bumper" cold air intake.

If this happened to my car I'd probably just lose it. Or end up flat blacking it and forgetting about looks.
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Did anyone else's car get owned by the hail in Austin?
I'm in 78726 and the miata got raped. It already had a dent or two, but now it's got well over 50. Run's great! But looks like ***.
Pics tomorrow.

-Andrew
Hail sucks. Same thing happen to me last year, and got mine and the wife's car. Drives me crazy seeing all the dimples. Insurance wouldn't pay for it, because I have liability coverage. Now I just plan to drive it for a while longer then part it. I'll buy a really nice NB with low miles, and swap my good stuff over.

The thing that made me the maddest was that it was a freak hail storm, and they were redoing the parking lot at our apartment complex so we weren't parked in our covered spots. I wrote a nice letter to management, and got a not so nice letter back from their insurance company's lawyers.
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my **** is covered, lol.
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Saw that **** blowin' in from you guys and covered my ****. Mine doesn't dent anymore, it just breaks and cracks.
Sorry to hear that....natural selection sometimes no matter what you do.
Insurance?
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Thank jebus it didn't make it's way up here to Temple...we just had some bad rain...no hail. My DD already has enough hail damage!
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No insurance. Just liability. Cracked the windshield too...
Flat black sounds fun. I couldn't get any pictures today cause it was dark and rainy just about all day. I'm hating this weather. Looks like this weekend should be better though.
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Flat might be an option, but I'd tend to stay away from a darker color if you are going to hide the "mess".
Remember what they say, "If you ever want to see how straight you car is; Paint it black."
Just something to think about......
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my ferrari had a few dents so I just dumped it off and picked up another one today. I'm just baller, son.
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No problems on my side of the river. Actually I was in the triangle's parking garage now that I think about it.

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Snowed here on Friday... it was all melted on Saturday. We usually have a few storms similar to this, but this was a little more than normal. They are forecasting snow on Wednesday too. We have gotten snow like this as late as May before.

Here are some pictures my wife snapped on her cell phone from our outing on Saturday morning. Most of Friday was a white out so the pictures didn't turn out great.















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That blows big hairy dick. Let's see the pics.
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Hail... all the more reason for the three car garage...

- L

(Sorry to hear about the damage. With luck, the insurance will cover it...)
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