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    New Car Paint Defects

    I had my front end repainted a couple months ago and recently noticed some bumps and divots like these.

    Are these anything to be concerned about (aesthetics aside)?

    Can these be corrected?
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    Re: New Car Paint Defects

    Quote Originally Posted by chipmb2985 View Post
    I had my front end repainted a couple months ago and recently noticed some bumps and divots like these.

    Are these anything to be concerned about (aesthetics aside)?

    Can these be corrected?
    Yeah, it can be corrected..have them repaint it.

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    Re: New Car Paint Defects

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    Yeah, it can be corrected..have them repaint it.
    Haha! My faith in this body shop is not very high. I’ve already brought it back like 4 times.

    Just hoping it won’t lift up and crack.

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    Re: New Car Paint Defects

    The paint actually pops out. It looks like clearcoat blob. Can this be wet sanded or just needs to be completely redone?

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    Re: New Car Paint Defects

    Quote Originally Posted by chipmb2985 View Post
    Haha! My faith in this body shop is not very high. I’ve already brought it back like 4 times.

    Just hoping it won’t lift up and crack.
    4x?,,,mistakes happen but 4x?....if it's higher than the rest its a run or sag and you can only do so much with it but it's not going to cause any problems other than looking crappy.
    you (or them ) could try sanding it down but its hard to take down just the run and not the clear beside it so you may still a bit of it there.

    another option is to take it to another shop for a second opinion and have them inspect the rest of the paint job as well
    “I have trouble with names and faces, but I never forget a car.”

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    Re: New Car Paint Defects

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmallluvr View Post
    4x?,,,mistakes happen but 4x?....if it's higher than the rest its a run or sag and you can only do so much with it but it's not going to cause any problems other than looking crappy.
    you (or them ) could try sanding it down but its hard to take down just the run and not the clear beside it so you may still a bit of it there.

    another option is to take it to another shop for a second opinion and have them inspect the rest of the paint job as well
    Yeah it’s been quite the mess. It was just front bumper and fender damage. They first tried to salvage the bumper and delivered it with a cracked bumper and cracked headlight. Then excessive orange peel. Then headlight that was not hooked up. LOL. It got exhausting after a while. Just my daily driver but cmon.

    Thanks. Anyway it was through insurance so I’m not sure if there’s a whole lot of options besides them “fixing” things or me.

    Love the 2nd shop idea. Wonder if I could run it by insurance. They will probably tell me it’s shop’s problem now.

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    Re: New Car Paint Defects

    Quote Originally Posted by chipmb2985 View Post
    Yeah it’s been quite the mess. It was just front bumper and fender damage. They first tried to salvage the bumper and delivered it with a cracked bumper and cracked headlight. Then excessive orange peel. Then headlight that was not hooked up. LOL. It got exhausting after a while. Just my daily driver but cmon.

    Thanks. Anyway it was through insurance so I’m not sure if there’s a whole lot of options besides them “fixing” things or me.

    Love the 2nd shop idea. Wonder if I could run it by insurance. They will probably tell me it’s shop’s problem now.
    just remember for the next time your car is damaged YOU control where the car goes,,,the insurance company can't force you to take it anywhere,,,if they do it's called steering and it's illegal
    “I have trouble with names and faces, but I never forget a car.”

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    Re: New Car Paint Defects

    Quote Originally Posted by chipmb2985 View Post
    The paint actually pops out. It looks like clearcoat blob. Can this be wet sanded or just needs to be completely redone?
    that sounds like a bubble- adhesion issue with the paint.

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    Re: New Car Paint Defects

    Thanks fellas. Goal is to just get them less noticeable. Not many of of them, but enough to annoy my ocd self.

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