2015 Ford Mustang GT: Scuffed
January 28, 2015
"What happened to the Mustang?" I'd just spent 3 days in our 2015 Ford Mustang GT and had absolutely no idea what they were talking about.
"The back. It's all screwed up."
I ran down to the parking garage.
Sure enough, it wasn't a trick of the light. There was a two-foot line of someone else's paint on our bumper. I went through the last few days in my head. Did I back up anywhere tight? Did I valet at all? Did I park anywhere...and that's when it hit me. The night before I'd skipped the insane parking lot at Whole Foods, found a metered spot in Santa Monica and street parked. The Mustang has a backup camera as well as sonar which made parallel parking a breeze. Apparently the person behind me didn't find exiting their spot so easy.
Looking it over, there didn't seem to be any damage to our car. Everything was transfer from their car. Cue Mark Takahashi, some rubbing compound and a Meguiar's DA Power System polisher that hooked up to a cordless drill. Taking turns with the power tool and making small swirls with a cloth, we got the paint off in about 5 minutes and the bumper looked good as new. (Ignore the highlight you see in the photo, there's a sharp character line in the bumper that picks up EVERY scrap of light, even in a garage. There's no paint.)
We got lucky.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 1,450 miles