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Old 13-09-2018, 01:00 PM   #1
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Dealer Paint Repair - What Would You Do?

Some of you may have seen the thread about the wiper arm catching the bonnet and as a result has damaged the paintwork

http://detailingworld.co.uk/forum/sh...d.php?t=408274





Anyway, the dealer fixed the wiper issue by reducing the sweep. They have also given the go-ahead to repair the damage to the bonnet.

The bodyshop finally rang today to arrange a time, but I am now in 2 minds. Of course I don't expect (nor want) them to respray the whole bonnet. Ideally I don't want any spraying whatsoever, even a small "smart repair" type spray job. However, according to the receptionist, that is what they will do. She said "don't worry, it won't be a touch up, they'll spray the area"....

TBH, I think I'd rather just have the small area touched up like you would a stone chip.

What would you do?

Oh, and the car is 7ish months old - Feb 2018, and only just turned over 2,700 miles
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Old 13-09-2018, 01:30 PM   #2
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I'd get them to fix it whatever way they deem to be the best way, and if it waxsn't right get them to redo it. It's a bodyshop, it's what they do.
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I'd get them to fix it whatever way they deem to be the best way, and if it waxsn't right get them to redo it. It's a bodyshop, it's what they do.
I guess it's just me preempting a **** up with overspray everywhere and a noticable colour difference.
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To be perfectly honest, I would have "touched it in" mysel However, I fully appreciate your concern as I have had some really poor work done by so called "professional" bodyshops.

That being said, I have had a lot of work done recently after a collision and I expected the worst. When I got the car back, I was massively impressed with the work. It was flawless and I am very, very fussy.

Fingers crossed.

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Old 13-09-2018, 02:18 PM   #5
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To be perfectly honest, I would have "touched it in" myself
I don't mind doing it myself. I have a touch up kit as it picked up it's first stone chip(s) before 500miles!

I'll speak with the bodyshop when I book it in.
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I guess it's just me preempting a **** up with overspray everywhere and a noticable colour difference.
I can understand that, I had a car repaierd years ago after a no fault collision that came back with the windows covered in overspray. Complained then car was collected and given a full machine polish to a very good standard.
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Old 13-09-2018, 03:00 PM   #7
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id dab that in with a brush neatly and keep the original matching paint intact
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Old 13-09-2018, 03:16 PM   #8
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You're in a no win situation with this.

You want it repaired, but the actual repair will likely put you in a worse position than currently.

It's a touch up job for me. Luckily it's in an area that will never been seen other when you go looking for it.
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If it' solids red, they'll never match it perfectly - if it looks correct in the daylight chances are it'll be mismatched under a sodium street light at night (metamerism if you want to ggogle it !). I'd faintly touch it in, and apply some paint protection film over the area just in case.
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If I already had the touch up stick I'd have a go myself and see what it looked like.
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