Now that the C8 Corvette is truly out and about, it’s inevitable that some of them are getting damaged. We’ve already covered some that popped up on wrecked car auction site CoPart, but what are owners of those wrecked cars doing with them? If you’re YouTuber Judahs Garage, the solution is ramen noodles. Yes, the stereotypical meal of college students everywhere was used to repair a relatively new, mid-engined sports car that probably cost somewhere near $100,000.
But before you get too angry, there is some method to his madness. Judah wasn’t actually responsible for the damage to the C8 Corvette he now owns. He actually bought it off CoPart after it was wrecked by Florida-based rapper Rod Waves, with the goal of nursing it back to good health. In fact, the repairs have already made it drivable in a separate video. His next step was to buy all the replacement parts from his local Chevrolet dealer, and when some miscommunication messed up the order, he decided to take matters into his own hands for some minor damage on the door.
The damage left a gash into the front of the door near the hinge, but it was purely cosmetic. As a play off the trend to fix anything with ramen noodles, he simply stuck dry ramen into the damage on the door, securing them in place with hot glue. Then, he covered it with Bondo and sanded it down when it dried. The final step was to spray paint over the “repaired” section. And just like that, you’ve got a C8 Corvette that looks like new. Sort of.
The result hardly looks OEM, but when you’re making a video full of sarcasm for the clickbait, that’s to be expected. Plus, the plan is to replace the door when the part comes in, so good for these guys for coming up with an unorthodox, hilarious, and surprisingly effective fix for cosmetic damage.