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Troll-like comments are here and there, bfd...

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Actually, some have said I was a troll even when I was a mod. Now, how about answering my question?
You are a rabble rouser and a trouble maker, which is probably why you're not a mod, anymore. Why do you think it is your business who's card I tore up?

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Why do you think it is your business who's card I tore up?
Because it's an experience that you shared rather willingly and proudly. It's not like I found out about it through back channels or anything. You jabbered about it yourself. So, was this the guy or not?

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I was looking at a CPO CLS 500 and was told that it was in perfect condition. The dealer's body shop said the the car looked fine. I took it to a body shop that is a certified MBZ shop. Just walking out to the car, he could tell that it had been repainted. Once he put a paint meter on it, every panel but the roof was repainted. I am guessing that the car was key'ed. Using a paint meter on the one that I eventually bought, every panel read 4 or 5 on the meter. The 5's are on areas like the hood that get a little more paint. I will never buy another used car without having it gone over very carefully with a paint meter.
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Paint meters

Any suggestions on a reasonable paint meter that works? I dont need anything industrial, just consumer-occasional use. I looked up several with a wide range of prices and I will be getting one before my next vehicle purchase!

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yeah it looks good ,but doesnt compare to ur cars.
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