Trading paint is a euphamism for when one car strikes another, leaving each vehicle with evidence of the encounter. After trading paint, it is often difficult to avoid detection, especially if you return to the scene of the crime.

Today, I learned that a one-way trade of paint is possible. As I executed a careless maneuver, I made contact with another vehicle, which left a care package of red paint on my bumper. However, as my car is equipped with an entirely plastic bumper, I have no paint to trade.

This happily left no evidence on my victim, and paint wipes from plastic quite easily. Therfore, it seems I have executed a successful hit and run. The perfect crime.

I don't really recommend this strategy. Instead, I suggest avoiding the hit and run altogether, because pesky things such as witnesses may become a complication.

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