Just dumb luck or divine intervention by the Mustang Gods

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You every have one of those days when what should be a simple task turns into an all day work-a-thon and at the same time a hidden blessing. I plan on going to a local car show tomorrow so I figure I would clean the car and shine the wheels up. I notice that the paint on the rims were needing some touch up, so I got a foam brush and the VHT wheel paint. While touching them up I got too much on and soften the undercoat enough to mess it up. And of course, the more I tried to fix it the worse it got. GREAT! After standing there for a few minutes weighing my options it seemed like the only way out was to pull all four wheels and sand, mask and paint them.

I started with pulling the back two first since those are the bigger tires and I knew that by the end of this ordeal I would be getting tired. While I was waiting in between coats on the first one I rolled the other rear tire to where I was working at. I had to go into the house and when I came back out the tired had rolled about 3 feet or so from where I left it. Well there it was! The tire standing there with a screw in it at exactly the 12 o'clock position. Call it what you want but I almost have to think it was more than just luck to think that tire moved and rolled to stop at exactly that spot. If it had stopped anywhere else I might not have seen it. I was able to plug it with no problem. So a messed up touch up led to finding a screw in my tire. Although it took the better part of 5 hours to do all four tires the rims look new again.

Do you have any odd stories, lets hear them.





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This is exactly how the tire stopped. Finish paint job.
 
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You every have one of those days when what should be a simple task turns into an all day work-a-thon and at the same time a hidden blessing. I plan on going to a local car show tomorrow so I figure I would clean the car and shine the wheels up. I notice that the paint on the rims were needing some touch up, so I got a foam brush and the VHT wheel paint. While touching them up I got too much on and soften the undercoat enough to mess it up. And of course, the more I tried to fix it the worse it got. GREAT! After standing there for a few minutes weighing my options it seemed like the only way out was to pull all four wheels and sand, mask and paint them.

I started with pulling the back two first since those are the bigger tires and I knew that by the end of this ordeal I would be getting tired. While I was waiting in between coats on the first one I rolled the other rear tire to where I was working at. I had to go into the house and when I came back out the tired had rolled about 3 feet or so from where I left it. Well there it was! The tire standing there with a screw in it at exactly the 12 o'clock position. Call it what you want but I almost have to think it was more than just luck to think that tire moved and rolled to stop at exactly that spot. If it had stopped anywhere else I might not have seen it. I was able to plug it with no problem. So a messed up touch led to finding a screw in my tire. Although it took the better part of 5 hours to do all four tires the rims they look new again.

Do you have any odd stories, lets hear them.





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This is exactly how the tire stopped. Finish paint job.
Good stuff right there. Another example of how we create our own fate.
 

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Finding hardware in your tires is never a happy moment. I make it a point of never ever driving/parking anywhere near any truck that says 'carpenter', 'handyman', or, most especially, 'roofing'.
 

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Finding hardware in your tires is never a happy moment. I make it a point of never ever driving/parking anywhere near any truck that says 'carpenter', 'handyman', or, most especially, 'roofing'.
Try driving around in a town hit by a Cat5 Hurricane! With nearly every house needing a new roof, the local tire shops had a field day with nails/screws in tires. I had 2 in one week's time...
 

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A box of roofing nails is an excellent 'revenge' tool. Dump it out at end of your deserving targets driveway and watch the fun. No one will ever think it was intentional or malicious, just the careless marking of territory by a roofer.
 
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I have to think the Mustang gods were watching out for you:)
 

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Vandalizing someone's car just seems like a sure way to have Karma reach up and smack you alongside the head.
Of course it is. We all have some karma trying to catch up with us. I'm far too nice to actually do anything like that. But it doesn't stop me from dreaming...
 
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