I have a dent in my hood...right about where I would expect someone's butt to have been sometime in the last 40-something years. I kind of like it. I love the idea that this car was used a loved. I also would love to think that a couple might have gazed at the stars together while sitting on the hood. I know it sounds crazy to some but in my case I can tell you for sure that if my wife wants to hop up on the hood and watch a drive-in movie (we still have those here) or the stars I would be thrilled to hop up there with her.
My car will never be a "show" car and I plan to drive it as much as I can...even race it someday if I'm lucky. I could never own one of those cars that are too pretty to use. but that's just me and I totally respect those that do.
If you are one of those that doesn't sit on your car...you never want to see my car when it's in the garage for winter storage.
Granted, my paint job isn't great right now, but I don't suspect I'll change once I get it painted. But I don't go to shows. The car is for my driving enjoyment only.
I once had a 91 Explorer that I spend a good amount of money repainting, body work, and some body accesories. First thing I did? I went mudding and trail driving with some friends and slid my truck into a tree while going up a very steep section of rocks. Put a few scratches in. I was upset for about a minute and then realized that it freed me up to enjoy my car how I had enjoyed it prior to my paint job.
Interesting post. Let's get back to the question - no I do not sit on my cars BUT it is your car so you can do whatever you want to do with it. I am sure you are not going to use it as a couch on a daily basis and I am sure you will be careful. I would not sit on new paint until it has had time to fully cure. That said the only car I will sit on is my pick up truck - on the tailgate or in the bed.
Paint is the very least of your worries. If you like wavy bodywork, if you like driving down a beautiful road while staring at giant butt-dents in your hood while you're remembering the eight seconds you saved by not pulling a damn camp chair out of the trunk, you'll love using your car as seating.
If you think she is a keeper, do whatever you want on the hood. Years down the road, you can wax fondly about the time she left her butt print on your car and how it got there...or hands and knee impressions if it was really memorable. Just remember to replace and repaint the hood when and if you find a new person to star gaze with.
I have a Honda and won't sit on it either...sheet metal is too thin.
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I sit on my car now,sit tools on it,stand on it whatever. IT by no means had a perfect body when I bought it. After it gets fresh body work and a repaint I wont be sitting/standing anything on it. But until then they still sell rattle can primer at homedepot so whatever. As for sitting leaning etc. on new cars who cares they've already depreciated so much you might as well call the junk man to take it away.
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