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Old 05-23-2007, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all!

What is your opinion on these? Do they work? Do they have a reverse effect?

If they work, how is a good one worded?

Thoughts?!

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Old 05-23-2007, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No.

They also seem a little pretentious!
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YOU TOUCH. YOU DIE!
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I don't think I've had anyone touch my car at a car show. Course, me and the cattle prod in the lawn chair may have something to do with it... [img]graemlins/evil.gif[/img]
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I know with my kids it took a few "mistakes" before they learned to look with their hands behind them, and at most point, rather than feel. Kids are very tactile, and it's not an easy point to teach.

As for adults, Those who understand the value won't touch, those who don't won't respect the sign.

How about, "This car has been dusted with anthrax spores. You touch, you die!"

Course then you'll be questioned by the FBI instead..........
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THIS CAR PROTECTED BY 2 COLT 45'S I'm a Colts gun collector and I wear my two guns everywhere I go...NOBODY, BUT NOBODY TOUCHES MY COUPE !!! Dave [img]graemlins/darkbluecoupe.gif[/img]
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Hi Randy,
Most people at car shows are polite and have good intentions but our cars scream "feel me". They are going to touch it unless you rope it off.
It's as simple as that.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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At my first car show I had TWO 4 year olds (differnet families, different times) stand on my side exhaust to look in the car! I couldn't believe my eyes! One of the kids shoes started melting as I had just parked the car a few minutes earlier. In both instances the kids were with their mothers and not their fathers. I pulled the first kid off my side pipe myself and graciusly told the mother that her child could have been burnt, and he doesn't belong on or touching the car. She gave me nasty look and said "I know" in English and then mumbled something in her own language as she pulled her son away. It's too bad many people no longer have respect or common sense. I specificly remember my dad teaching me how to appreciate someones car at a show or otherwise.
After the show I found at least 5 hand prints on the car.

P.S. I did have a "please don't touch sign" but it didn't work for mulitple reasons.

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Old 05-23-2007, 07:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Waxers.....If you just drive the damn things 'stead of sitting 'em in parking lots you'd have no problems.
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I actually had a little kid come up and lick my car once. His mother was horrified and apologized. When she asked him why he did it, he said it looked like it would taste good. I was laughing too hard to get too mad. At least the parent knew he was out of line and scolded him a bit.
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The worst I have seen is the time we had 45+ cobras parked outside a bar down near the ocean and a kid stood on the sidepipe to look in, then got excited about what he was seeing and started jumping up and down on it. The same guy's car had another kid look into it with an ice cream cone in his hand. When he leaned over to look in, the ice cream fell off the cone into the seat. OUCH!! BTW, the sidepipe held up to the kid jumping on it.
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The only sign I've ever put on my Cobra was one that said...

"Ok to touch....pipes hot"

I don't really care. It's just a car.
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I really don't care too much about fingerprints, they'll come off. What I do care about are scratches.

I saw one once that read: Rings and buckles can scratch my pride and joy.

I've never put anything on the car but...

It is Batman's finest work. He said so himself!

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Old 05-23-2007, 08:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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"Touch if you must...$25.00 per fingerprint...$5000.00 per scratch!"

You may have the car paid for at your fist show!

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Look, Admire, Criticize but Please DO NOT TOUCH!!"
I never had a problem.
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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"DO NOT TOUCH" signs really work. I have seen people touch every part of the car but the SIGN!!! ....guess you could just scratch it into the paint
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I don't do shows but attend an incredible number of cruises. If I see a youngster with a parent and a camera I often invite the kid to sit in the car and have his/her picture taken. Kids get a real kick out of it. Once in a while meet a single mother too! Bob
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I saw one once- Belts Buckles and Buttons scratch- Do not touch this car unless you're naked.
With my luck the 400lb gorilla admiring my car would start undressing.
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The only sign I've ever put on my Cobra was one that said...

"Ok to touch....pipes hot"

I don't really care. It's just a car.
Well put...
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:18 AM   #20 (permalink)
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At the Huntington Beach cruise in the Knotts weekend, some 4 year old kid came over to my car and kicked the side pipe and I gave a dirty look to his mon and just said "PLEASE...control the little boy"....the kid returned and gave the side pipe another harder kick. He stopped looked at me to see if I was going to say anything else and I kept my mouth shut this time...Lol... The adults seem to not touch the cars at the shows, its the little ones I worry about who may not be able to read yet.

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I have only had to ask someone once to not touch the car. He apologized and said I had a nice car. I thanked him.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:36 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I let kids sit in my car and use the opportunity to explain respect and how to look without touching. It seems to work as one kid told another not to touch and showed him how to look with his eyes not his hands. That's great when you are with your car. Seems like every show, when I step away and then come back there are finger prints everywhere including places you don't know how or why they were touching!
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:11 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I have a little sign that I sit on top of the air cleaner at some shows. It reads...

Feel free to touch this car.

I have yet to have anyone older than 10 touch it without asking. And then I ask them if they want to sit in it and get thier picture taken.

A big part of the joy of this car is sharing the moments with others.

And at the end of the day, it's just paint.
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:20 AM   #24 (permalink)
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no, they don't work,,,,which is why I stopped showing my cars at shows.

For me it wasn't so much the kids, as they only mimic what they are being taught.

...but it was the shmucks who would constanlty tap on the car and ask the "is it real" like some sort of genius.

I remember once I told the guy next to me at a show that the next moron who did that,,,,,was gonna witness me grabbing his wife by the t*ts and wiggle 'em around,,,while I asked,,,, "hey man, are these real?"
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...but it was the shmucks who would constanlty tap on the car and ask the "is it real"...
Question for y'all. I've heard that the aluminum bodies on original Shelby Cobras can be so thin in spots that knuckle tapping can dent them. Is this true or just another myth?
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Wow I guess I'm nearly alone on this one. To each their own, but I don't like people putting their hands all over a car I just spent two hours detailing. And it bothers me most when parents stand back and watch their kids touch and sometimes stand on the side pipes like the car is a jungle gym. Its the parents I'm mad at, not the kids as they don't know better. I probably sound uptight, but I just think it's disrespectful to touch others property without permission. -dan
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Our town had a little community get together last Friday night. Two local car clubs showed up for a car show and they had a band etc. I was admiring a Ford coupe hot rod with a beautiful red on black paint job. The owner had just walked away when Mom comes by with three little ones. The oldest about 4, jumps on the running board and tries to climb through the window. My says "watch out you will get hurt". Then he starsts jumping up and down on the running board so the car starts rocking. Then he and Mom notice the rumble seat. She tells him to climb up this beautiful black fender so she can take his
picture. That is when I saw his rodeo belt buckle about a half inch from the paint. I walked over and gently removed him from the car. Mom was not too happy but I explained the cost of the paint and how the owner might not appreciate a big gouge in the fender. She just glared at me and walked away while the rest of her brood were still going wild. It wan't the kids fault. It looked like an amusement park to him. I think it would be helpful if a club were to have several easel signs explaing the "rules" about looking at cars. Touch all you want, but ask first. When I was in the boat business it amazed me how folks would come to boat shows in cowboy boots, muddy work boots and the women in high heels. Always liked the folks who go below on a 25' sport fishing boat and see all the rod storage and comment on how good the gun racks looked, or ask how many skiers it could pull. Oh well!
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YOU TOUCH. YOU DIE!
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Once, I had a young girl leaning on my headlights to take a picture of her boy friend who was standing beside the car next to mine. I asked her not to lean on the headlights & car to which she responded that "Guess I'm so big I'm going to hurt it" in very sarcastic voice. I tried to explain to her that the little clips that hold the headlights could not support her weight but she was not listening. She was actually offended that I had the nerve to ask her not to lean on my car.

Itís amazing the level of respect people don't have these days.
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You may get sued if you dont use a Please do not touch sign.

I was at a cruise in and watched a 6 or 7 year old girl burn her leg on a Cobras side pipe...Well I didnt see a burn and neither did anyone else.

Her mom called the police and then the ambulance shows up, some peoples mentality is nice car this cat has to have money.

I dont know the out come I havent seen the owner since then, by the way he had the car was a pro build but not a factory five.

One of the guys had a hand full of those little signs and he started giving them away to few cobras that were there...I damn sure put one on my car after that.
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