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    tips for buying a new car?

    my wife and i are looking at buying a new car. i want to take a closer look at the paint condition. i took my light with me and got some strange looks by the salesman, but you do what you have to.

    my question relates more to glazes and other stuff they goop onto the cars to cover the swirls. how does one look through that junk without claying etc.? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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    Re: tips for buying a new car?

    Pick one out that needs some correction but not terrible...it will give you something to work on!!!

    In all seriousness, most all cars, even brand new will have some damage. If anything try your best to use the paints condition to knock off some one the price (good luck). And when you purchase, ask kindly for them to not to wash/clean or prep the car before you pick it up.
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    Re: tips for buying a new car?

    Microfiber, IPA wipedown and a light.

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    Re: tips for buying a new car?

    Go to a drug store and get some IPA wipes and go back with your light! Pick the best one, altho they all will have some swirles!

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    Re: tips for buying a new car?

    Given that they all are going to have swirls I would pick the one with the best fit and finish and plan on correcting the one I buy.
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    Re: tips for buying a new car?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougaross View Post
    Given that they all are going to have swirls I would pick the one with the best fit and finish and plan on correcting the one I buy.

    ^^^^What he said
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    Re: tips for buying a new car?

    What car/vehicles are you looking at? Hard and soft paint differs so much with each manufacturer.

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    Re: tips for buying a new car?

    Such terrible advie given thus far.

    First off,

    Why would you buy any vehicle with swirls or marring in it as mentioned in post #2.

    And also, I have seen thousands of virtually defect free vehicles on dealer lots in multiple states.

    Finally, you dont need an IPA wipedown to tell the conditon of a brand new vehicle.

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    Re: tips for buying a new car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro3.2 View Post
    my question relates more to glazes and other stuff they goop onto the cars to cover the swirls. how does one look through that junk without claying etc.? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly View Post
    Such terrible advie given thus far.

    First off,

    Why would you buy any vehicle with swirls or marring in it as mentioned in post #2.

    And also, I have seen thousands of virtually defect free vehicles on dealer lots in multiple states.

    Finally, you dont need an IPA wipedown to tell the conditon of a brand new vehicle.
    Sometimes when someone post a question, they just want that question answered and nothing else. Not that I am disagreeing with you at all Grizzly but just saying.......

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    Re: tips for buying a new car?

    Go 15 minutes before they close on a Friday or Saturday night and at the end of the month.

    They can't leave until the deal is done or you walk out. On those days of the week the salesman have somewhere to be and want to get out of there and are more willing to work on the price just to get you out.

    At the end of every month the sales manager is trying to hit the monthly quota. If he is short he will more than likely work with you to get you to buy.

    Following these three tips will save you money. Trust me, I worked at a dealership goof through school and had guys like you come in making me wait to go out. Moat of the time the manager did what the buyer asked to get them to leave so we could all go home.

    If it doesnt work I will be surprised. I guess their could be the manager who just doesn't care but I doubt it. Those guys work 14-16 hour days and are ready to go.

    Happy hunting!

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