Flyers left on vehicles ruin paint job; police report lodged

Flyers left on vehicles ruin paint job; police report lodged

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Singapore ― A concerned vehicle owner took to social media to express frustration at a flyer left on his vehicle, resulting in ruined paintwork.

One Shaun James Quek took to Facebook on Thursday (Sept 23) to highlight an issue with flyers being left on vehicles, hoping that some “justice could be done.”

Mr Quek, who recently had his car coated on Sept 19, came back to it at a carpark a few days later to see a flyer stuck on the newly coated paint. The flyer was for a car sales service.

“I peeled off the flyer and to my horror, the plastic parts of the flyer had already melted and stuck onto the paintwork,” said Mr Quek.

He noted that water did not help at removing the flyer remains.

“My coating shop said they have to redo the panel at a small cost,” said the vehicle owner.

Mr Quek attached photos of his car, with white residue on the panel.

Photo: FB screengrab/Shaun James Quek

According to Mr Quek, the company behind the car sales service refused to compensate him for the repairs and recommended a shop at Turf City.

“They will repair for me to its ‘original condition’, and it will just be a 10-minute easy job,” he added.

Photo: FB screengrab/Shaun James Quek

Mr Quek also shared photos of other vehicles with the same flyer, adding that the paper was already stuck.

Photo: FB screengrab/Shaun James Quek
Photo: FB screengrab/Shaun James Quek

“Is this on purpose? A new method of marketing to damage the paintwork?” he asked.

In an update, Mr Quek said he filed a police report.

“”Kate” is still not interested in any compensation, save for to go their recommended workshop “which will be done up to my satisfaction”. I would not want to take that risk,” he said.

Members from the online community urged other vehicle owners affected by the same flyer to file a police report.

“Once more than three cars damaged by the same flyer distributor am sure police will take action. The more cars, the better,” wrote Facebook user Paul Antony Fernandez.

Others expressed the same reaction towards such flyers, noting it should be considered as vandalism.

“Isn’t this considered as vandalism? I am not sure but keen to know. Always hate those flyers on my car,” said Facebook user Sor Lee. /TISG

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