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Old 03-05-2003, 15:43   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down poor quality paint work... common?

my car is admittedly a little dirty at the moment, and because i always park in the shade, i've not really noticed paint issues until now....

1. bumpers (front and rear) darker than rest of car
2. 'tiger stripes' on doors at some angles

i'll wash the car thoroughly on the weekend, not that it'll make any difference to the darker bumpers, but IMO even that is just not on in a new car.

if the tiger stripes on the doors are a paint defect, what is usually done? respray of doors? if the poor quality paint work is also on the roof, will they just fix the affected areas or redo the entire car from scratch?

i really don't understand how the car made it past QA....
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hahahahahaha, been through this and yes the Paint Guy from Ford said that alot of the new BAs are having paint issues. My mates was just a polishing pre delievery issue and was fixed, the dealer just missed some spots when polishing it and its now perfect now.

BTW what colour is your car?
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mercury silver .... or should i call that siberian tiger :s
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Thats just typical of that colour, just as ICE mint silver has the same problem and the AU2 Gold colour, cant remember the name.

I dont think they will touch it.
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I jsut remembered its called organza.
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Thats just typical of that colour, just as ICE mint silver has the same problem and the AU2 Gold colour, cant remember the name.

I dont think they will touch it.
if it's typical of that colour, they shouldnt be selling cars of that colour til they get these sorts of problems sorted .... i assume that should they choose not to fix it, i get my money back for a defective product? i notice silver commodores don't have this problem...
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Any bad reports about the colour "phantom"? just wondering as i would like to buy an XR6T in that colour...
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Phantom doesnt seam to have this problem. But yeah Mecury silver is bad for it, aswell as Ice Mint Silver. The AU2/3 Silver was the same and so was holdens Tungsten Gold Colour.
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I've noticed these "tiger stripes" on a lot of silver coloured falcons. I don't think its normal or acceptable. I have Mercury silver as Kappie does, and i have checked it in a quite a few different light conditions. No tiger stripes, so i don't think you should accept it Kappie. There is however a small colour variation in the rear bumper, I can just notice it in full sunlight.

I made sure when i picked up the car that the paint was ok.

Kappie i would talk to ford about the tiger stripe situation.
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the color variation of the bumper and metal is becuase the paint is applied to different materials??? ok sounds weired but at the 2000 MMS i was taking photos of a black porsche 911 turbo. At the front it was quite visible that the bumpers were darker than the rest of the body. anyway thats just my theory....
btw the only pain(t) issues i am having with my cr is SWIRL MARKS i am using mcguires to help reduce it see in a few months what happens, my color is black!!
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