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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

...vMax one day to be lifted...

Just for the argument...

MYTH: IS A DIRTY CAR MORE FUEL EFFICIENT THAN A CLEAN CAR?



Finding: BUSTED
Explanation: In 2002, an engineer named Tom Wagner Jr., in an article on money-saving tips, reported improved fuel efficiency after giving his car a scrub down. And ever since, auto experts have debated whether the opposite might be true. But the MythBusters scored a point for the enterprising engineer by proving that only money you'll save motoring around a dirty car is quarters at the car wash.
People driving the dirty car myth argue that the grimy coating improves aerodynamics, much like the effect of dimples on golf balls. Those tiny divots disrupt air particles as they flow across a golf ball, reducing wind resistance — also known as drag — and sending it sailing 37 percent farther than a smooth ball would travel.
But randomly distributed dirt particles do just the opposite on cars, creating more drag as air particles cling onto the grime. According to MythBuster calculations, that filth effect cuts fuel economy by around 10 percent.
If only that dirt could magically form a golf ball-like dimpled shell on a car's exterior, this myth would be a hole-in-one.

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Old 06.10.2011, 23:03
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

...I win, by the way.
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Old 07.10.2011, 13:14
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

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...vMax one day to be lifted...

Just for the argument...

MYTH: IS A DIRTY CAR MORE FUEL EFFICIENT THAN A CLEAN CAR?



Finding: BUSTED
Explanation: In 2002, an engineer named Tom Wagner Jr., in an article on money-saving tips, reported improved fuel efficiency after giving his car a scrub down. And ever since, auto experts have debated whether the opposite might be true. But the MythBusters scored a point for the enterprising engineer by proving that only money you'll save motoring around a dirty car is quarters at the car wash.
People driving the dirty car myth argue that the grimy coating improves aerodynamics, much like the effect of dimples on golf balls. Those tiny divots disrupt air particles as they flow across a golf ball, reducing wind resistance also known as drag and sending it sailing 37 percent farther than a smooth ball would travel.
But randomly distributed dirt particles do just the opposite on cars, creating more drag as air particles cling onto the grime. According to MythBuster calculations, that filth effect cuts fuel economy by around 10 percent.
If only that dirt could magically form a golf ball-like dimpled shell on a car's exterior, this myth would be a hole-in-one.

Is your dirt truly random 'tho? And is the hail damage random or part of a larger pre ordained structure and system? lol
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Old 07.10.2011, 13:25
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

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actually, if you have the golf ball dimples, you might get better results:
http://www.yourdiscovery.com/video/m...s-dimpled-car/

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LOL and ironicly enough hail damage could actually INCREASE aerodynamics a dimpled surface on a car could be one of the most sought after finishes if it didn't look so bad! The way air is channeled and flows around dimples reduces drag... VW Golfball anyone?
Great vid! If they had applied more science to the dimple pattern, depth and size and got them closer together who knows, it may even have taken off!!

Dimples on a golf ball reduce drag, a smooth ball just dives back to the ground again.
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Old 07.10.2011, 13:30
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

...think hail is preordained by God, actually, though it may fall randomly.
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Old 07.10.2011, 14:41
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

But at what point does it does it cease being an annoying "ouch!" and transform into an apocalyptic punishment from a judeo christian deity? lol
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Old 07.10.2011, 14:45
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If the damage is sufficient to affect the car's aerodynamics...
Balls...



Edit: oops seen that everyone else & their dog beat me to it...
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Old 07.10.2011, 15:00
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

Golf balls spin generating an air cushion, hail balled dirty cars, hopefully not.
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Golf balls spin generating an air cushion, hail balled dirty cars, hopefully not.
LOL!!! So That's where Mercedes went wrong...

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Old 07.10.2011, 16:53
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

Hail Mercedes!

All hail Mercedes!



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Old 07.10.2011, 17:18
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

Thats only small hail stones, they can be much bigger than that!
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Old 07.10.2011, 18:00
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

That's what you get for parking over two places!
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

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Balls...



Edit: oops seen that everyone else & their dog beat me to it...
Maybe one should start putting dimples on their car to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency. Genius!
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Old 12.10.2011, 16:42
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...think hail is preordained by God, actually, though it may fall randomly.
Under my insurance it's covered as an act of God, but I think the trouble is that he throws it at random. The rain (hail) falls on the good and the bad, you see.
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Old 12.10.2011, 16:48
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Re: Hail damaged vehicle

...so that makes me lucky, thank God?
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