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Protecting My Car

This isn't much car-related, but it kind of involves protecting my car. Anyways, at my school, the last day for senior's is called "Senior Prank Day". They throw water balloons and shoot cars with paint balls. Anyways, knowing that next year I will be driving, I am thinking of bringing my car cover on this day and strapping it down with a bungee cord. Do any of you think this will work to protect my car during this day?

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Have you actually met any high school students? Do you think a car cover would prevent mischief, or invite it?
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This isn't much car-related, but it kind of involves protecting my car. Anyways, at my school, the last day for senior's is called "Senior Prank Day". They throw water balloons and shoot cars with paint balls. Anyways, knowing that next year I will be driving, I am thinking of bringing my car cover on this day and strapping it down with a bungee cord. Do any of you think this will work to protect my car during this day?
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Have you actually met any high school students? Do you think a car cover would prevent mischief, or invite it?
Walk, get dropped off, ride with a bud, or take an Uber. If you don’t want your car messed with on a day where folks cars get messed with, don’t drive it. I agree with DaleB, the cover will only invite mischief..
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I am going to agree with you on this, as much as I like it, I can't put it in harm's way.

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I think you’ve gotten some solid advice so far.

On another note, it’s super cool that you’re going to be driving this car in high school! My first car at 16 was a 65 coupe and there were a ton of good times had in that car.

Enjoy it, learn as much as you can. It’ll build character.
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A sticker on the window that says "Protected by Smith & Wesson" would be a good deterrent but I see you live in Commiefornia so forget that idea.
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I think you’ve gotten some solid advice so far.

On another note, it’s super cool that you’re going to be driving this car in high school! My first car at 16 was a 65 coupe and there were a ton of good times had in that car.

Enjoy it, learn as much as you can. It’ll build character.
I'm still driving MyFirstCar from 16 to age 43...
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A sticker on the window that says "Protected by Smith & Wesson" would be a good deterrent but I see you live in Commiefornia so forget that idea.
Especially not to advertise a gun manufacturer at a school campus...
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I'm still driving MyFirstCar from 16 to age 43...
The fun doesn't hafta stop ! !
clearly your's aren't from the rust belt
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I'm still driving MyFirstCar from 16 to age 43...
The fun doesn't hafta stop ! !
Cool. Didn’t realize we were the same age.

I got my current car when I was 20, so I’ve held onto mine too.
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Yes, had lots of fun and memories with my buddies in the HS parking lot. We did not have any hijinx or pranks with our cars though.

Off Topic, I got my 1st Mustang when I was 17, a Senior in HS. It got totaled in an intersection. Bought my Shelby 2 years later in 1980 and have had it for 39 years, and counting.
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Why worry about it now if that's still a year away? If you really think you need to prepare for it now, start making friends with all the football players.
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We played a lot of jokes and stuff but we didn't mess with each other's cars or girlfriends.
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clearly your's aren't from the rust belt
Southern cars. Both of my 66s are Atlanta DSO, Metuchen built about 10 days apart.
MyFirstCar, the Tahoe Turquoise one was originally sold in Cedartown, Georgia, and made its way across the state line to Alabama, and I got it in 1992.
CopperTop, the Emberglo car, was originally sold in South Carolina, came to Georgia in the early 90s, and I brought it to Alabama this past December.
The left rear quarter of MyFirstCar and the right front fender of CopperTop have been changed because of accidents, but there is no major rust on either car. I am fortunate.

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•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
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•Original Styled Steel Wheels
...my first car

'66 Emberglo / Parchment coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Power Steering
•Dealer Air Conditioning •Console
...son's first car


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A sticker on the window that says "Protected by Smith & Wesson" would be a good deterrent but I see you live in Commiefornia so forget that idea.

Probably not a good political climate around high schools for this idea...



I think that is one good day to get a ride to school...
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