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Old 08-17-2006, 12:59 AM   #11
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Take it from me, if the bubbling was only on the bottom, then ONLY the bottom needs to be repainted, It almost always starts at the seam and travals outward to the out side, HOWEVER it * travle was cut short before making it outside so there for the outside DID NOT need to be touched, it would have been a compleat waist to do it if three was no problem. So unless it starts again and gets to the outside Before you stop it then dont worry about it, and remember the best paint is always the origanal paint (and i know im in the bussness of covering the origanal paint with more paint )
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:18 AM   #12
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Thanks Peterg, that makes me feel better. It was part of the deal for the car, so it didn't cost me anything, and the salesman didn't think they would repaint the whole hood. I was just under the impression from talking with the body shop before buying the car, that the entire hood should be done. From what I could see, it was only bubbling behind the seam, not toward the front, so hopefully it will be fine. But what makes me leary of the job, is that when I called the body shop to get some reassurance about it, I found out they didn't even paint it. The body shop is actually across town, and I guess the used car department has some other guy come to the dealer to do painting, so he was the one that did it. And the salesman told me he was new because they weren't happy with the last guy, so I'm skeptical as to whether this guy actually did it properly.
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I know of some dealerships in my hometown that have outside people come in and paint or buff and detail cars. It probably isn't that uncommon. Hopefully it was done right.
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I know of some dealerships in my hometown that have outside people come in and paint or buff and detail cars. It probably isn't that uncommon. Hopefully it was done right.
yeah, being a painter at a dealer, i HATE that, and im never to sure if there doing it right or not. Hopfully it was becuase at this point it comes down to what they did to make sure the corrotion was killed
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I talked to the salesman and feel better about it now. He said to go ahead and bring it down to the body shop and gave me a name of someone to talk to. Then they can look at it and determine if it was done properly. Only problem I can see is they probably won't know just by looking at the finished product if it was done properly or not. But if they OK it, and I can get some sort of assurance they will stand behind it for at least a couple years I'll be cool with it.
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