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The Pao Is Almost Ready But What Is Going On Here?:Cold Start

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You may recall that, for whatever reason, my little Nissan Pao has proven to be some sort of venison magnet, since I managed to smack into a deer less than a year after I got the car back after hitting another deer. I’m done smacking into deer! It’s just no fun for any of the mammals involved, and it’s not as cool as those teens that live in the forest say it is. Enough. Anyway, I was told my Pao was ready to be picked up, but when I went out there I noticed something subtle and strange. That discolored area I’ve traced there. What would cause it? Is this the face of some messiah or famous parent who never boned, or some chemical something?

Here’s another image of the discolored area, enhanced with computer magic to make the affected area pop more:

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See that strange splotch that looks a bit like an island nation from the map at the front of some fantasy novel? I also sampled the colors from the discolored area and the surrounding paint to compare, taking as much care as I could to find sample points that were roughly in the same shadow/reflectivity areas:

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It’s so odd! My bodyshop person was surprised as hell, noting that it wasn’t like that when he parked the car over the weekend, and I believe him, both because he’s an honest man and because I swung by and saw the car on Sunday or was it Saturday? Anyway, I saw no splotch:

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The hood and fender are fiberglass, and I think the color is a good match to the original, even if it does make the other, faded fender stand out a bit. You know what, though? I don’t really care. This car is a patchwork of slightly differently-colored panels as it is. It’s part of the charm.

Still, the bodyshop is going to fix it because they’re not going to let something with an obvious flaw like that out on the road. I’m more curious about what could have caused it? It must be some chemical reaction, right? I haven’t worked enough with painted fiberglass to know.

Unless it is a vision sent by some god or other; in that case, should I just leave it? Can I still drive it if it’s become the conduit for some deity to communicate with humanity? Would I need special plates?

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The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
1 month ago

I have seen this issue before. Oddly enough, it was vandalism. Turns out a ne’er do well was going around naked and sitting his bare bum onto random people’s cars. His sweat was slightly corrosive and led to exactly this kind of splotchy discoloration.

Cautionary Tail-Light
Cautionary Tail-Light
1 month ago

It’s an exceptionally-bad Nürburgring sticker:

https://i.etsystatic.com/11666691/r/il/21a89e/4675166483/il_1588xN.4675166483_5u6d.jpg

I for one would pay handsomely to see Torch take the Pao around the ‘Ring.
Would it draw all the deer out of the woods along the track?

Jblues
Jblues
1 month ago

From the shape, it’s obviously a baby xenomorph ready to burst out of the fender.

Cal67
Cal67
1 month ago
Last edited 1 month ago by Cal67
Manwich Sandwich
Manwich Sandwich
1 month ago

. I’m more curious about what could have caused it?”

OBVIOUSLY it’s the spirit of JESUS!!!

Tagarito
Tagarito
1 month ago

How do you do this again? Something about staring at the center dot of that splotch for 15 minutes and closing the left eye, or was it the right eye? Or was it both?

Manwich Sandwich
Manwich Sandwich
1 month ago
Reply to  Tagarito

You focus on a spot then step back while holding your focus so that your eyes actually go out of focus as you step back.

Kuriti
Kuriti
1 month ago

Obviously deer soul

Manwich Sandwich
Manwich Sandwich
1 month ago
Reply to  Kuriti

Nah… it was JESUS disguised as a deer!

Andy Individual
Andy Individual
1 month ago

There’s something disturbing about having to inspect your car with a black light as if it were a cheep hotel room.

Jade Hancock
Jade Hancock
1 month ago

First thing to grab my attention was the reflection of Torch with cartoonishly huge fists as if he’s challenging the Pao to put up its dukes and slug it out!

Ben
Ben
1 month ago
Reply to  Jade Hancock

Wreck-It Torch

Turbotictac
Turbotictac
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

Trash-It Torch

Crank Shaft
Crank Shaft
1 month ago

I think I know what it is. The final coat of resin or gelcoat normally has wax added to help harden the surface. I suspect that after sanding said final coat, they just didn’t quite get all the styrene wax off with solvent washes (almost certainly acetone). That left a truly tiny amount of residue that made the paint layers separate or chemically react under the heat of the sun.

Turbotictac
Turbotictac
1 month ago

It rained a good bit over the weekend, did paint get under the clear/topcoat?

Turbotictac
Turbotictac
1 month ago
Reply to  Turbotictac

I meant water not paint, just caught this. Shame on me

Paul E
Paul E
1 month ago

“DOH A DR” would make a fine personalized license plate.

CUlater
CUlater
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul E

DOE A DR

Paul E
Paul E
1 month ago
Reply to  CUlater

I was thinking more along the lines of Homer Simpson’s “D’oh!”

Shooting Brake
Shooting Brake
1 month ago

Liver spots? (╹◡◠)

Col Lingus
Col Lingus
1 month ago

Jewish Space Laser test conducted over the weekend. Good thing you weren’t in the car Torch.

Turbotictac
Turbotictac
1 month ago
Reply to  Col Lingus

If he had been in the car would he have been Torched?

Col Lingus
Col Lingus
1 month ago
Reply to  Turbotictac

Only if he neglected to don his tin foil helmet. Then he would have been ok, except for the fresh shit smell in the car which resulted from the aforementioned laser “test.”

Jj
Jj
1 month ago

That stain is obviously discoloration from deer urine.

The deer have found your car and marked it for death. You may have won round two, but they will be back.

Mechjaz
Mechjaz
1 month ago
Reply to  Jj

“I’ll be buck.”

Jb996
Jb996
1 month ago
Reply to  Jj

What does it say about us that I came here to post, more or less, the exact same thing?

Jj
Jj
1 month ago
Reply to  Jb996

Whatever it says would probably get us put on watch lists.

JurassicComanche25
JurassicComanche25
1 month ago

Could this have been a magnifying glass situation? Something started heating or melting the paint?

John Patson
John Patson
1 month ago

Bird mess. Hits fibre glass as well as steel

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