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    Re: Checking Paint Thickness


    Here’s a brand new Explorer that was loaded on the lower level of the carrier incorrectly.


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    2020 Escape.

    Fixed, and sold with zero disclosure.


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    Re: Checking Paint Thickness

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    I work for a dealer, and it is my job to fully inspect every vehicle that arrives. I would put the percentage of vehicles that arrive with carrier damage at about 5--7%.

    Carriers will also "STI" (Subject To Inspection) deliver. This means they will drop the vehicles off after hours, overnight, etc. I actually have found LESS damage on these vehicles. Maybe 2%.

    Either way, the damaged ones go to the body shop, and no disclaimer is made to the customer upon purchase.

    Pretty F'd up in my opinion. :/

    You'd be surprised at some of the repairs that are done to cars before they even leave the assembly plant.

    The stories of 70's F-Body repairs were legion when I started out at Norwood.

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    Holy Crap that's a lot of damage on that explorer!!!! The Escape is not at bad but it's going to need filler and those vehicles will not have factory paint in those areas anymore. That is just crazy. Thanks for sharing guys.
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