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Old 06-16-2003, 09:02 PM   #21
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if it turns out that the dealer did it on purpose, i does give a new angle to the name "Crime of the Century"...
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if it turns out that the dealer did it on purpose, i does give a new angle to the name "Crime of the Century"...
i'm afraid i lack your sense of humor.

He'* a really nice guy, I don't think he did it on purpose, and when i looked at it, THE FADING WAS NOT THERE. Something between that week has happened to make it do this. I DID NOT BUY THE CAR in that condition, i am sure of it.
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] WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT TRY SANDBLASTING THE HOOD TO GET THE PAINT OFF !! YOU WILL MORE THAN LIKELY WARP IT. SAND THE PAINT DOWN ONLY. [/b]
I meant it not as takin the paint off.. I meant it as sanding the paint so the new paint coat will adhere to it hell I'm too lazy to sand it all the way down to bare metal when I don't have to. You think that would be fine for that? Or do I have to bring out the elbow grease :(
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if it turns out that the dealer did it on purpose, i does give a new angle to the name "Crime of the Century"...
i'm afraid i lack your sense of humor.

He'* a really nice guy, I don't think he did it on purpose, and when i looked at it, THE FADING WAS NOT THERE. Something between that week has happened to make it do this. I DID NOT BUY THE CAR in that condition, i am sure of it.
Not to contradict you, but is it a possibility that it was like that, but the rain and condensation covered it up enough that you didn't notice at the time? The time of day that you looked at it in might have had some concealing effect as well (if it was dusk or later it may have blended in). I only ask because it seems strange that it faded so quickly; I can't think of anything that would have that effect in such a short period of time.
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I would try the bug+tar remover first cause it cant really hurt anything. It seems as if heat and moisture has created a pocket where the clearcoat has actually seperated from the base coat. Just what it looks like to me. If thats the case it will have to be sanded down to the base and reclearcoated. Thats as long as there has been actual damage to the base coat and the fogginess you are seeing is just moisture.
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I would try the bug+tar remover first cause it cant really hurt anything. It seems as if heat and moisture has created a pocket where the clearcoat has actually seperated from the base coat. Just what it looks like to me. If thats the case it will have to be sanded down to the base and reclearcoated. Thats as long as there has been actual damage to the base coat and the fogginess you are seeing is just moisture.
She'* tried rubbin compound and no success ( would that be the same as bug + Tar remover? ) and you can clearly see that ( well at least live with my own eyes ) that it'* under the clear coat. So I guess that means I sandblast the whole hood ( to clear the clear coat and roughen the rest of the area up for repainting, and redo it ) or just throw the bra back on for now..
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Wow.

Maybe it'* just the picture but it sure looks like it'* down to the bare aluminum metal.

Repainting is probably the only way you're going to get it fixed.

Follow Ty'* advice.
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WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT TRY SANDBLASTING THE HOOD TO GET THE PAINT OFF !! YOU WILL MORE THAN LIKELY WARP IT. SAND THE PAINT DOWN ONLY.]
All this aside, Step One is to Go Back to the Dealer. Realistically, you should have been on the phone to them within three minutes after discovering the damage, and parked outside their place at opening time the very next day. The longer you delay in bringing the car in to show them, the more wiggle room they have in claiming that it'* not their problem.

The minute you try to do anything to that paint yourself, beyond maybe trying some cleaner or wax on it, their obligation to fix the finish stops. Give them a chance to make it right first, at their expense. If you go sandblasting it, sanding it, repainting it or whatever, you can't exactly go to them after _that_ and expect them to do anything to fix your original problem.

And if you think you're at all likely to wind up in small-claims court over this, start documenting everything you do and say right now, who you talked to at the dealership, when each conversation occurred, etc. Good luck...
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] WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT TRY SANDBLASTING THE HOOD TO GET THE PAINT OFF !! YOU WILL MORE THAN LIKELY WARP IT. SAND THE PAINT DOWN ONLY. [/b]
I meant it not as takin the paint off.. I meant it as sanding the paint so the new paint coat will adhere to it hell I'm too lazy to sand it all the way down to bare metal when I don't have to. You think that would be fine for that? Or do I have to bring out the elbow grease :(
my neighbor has a 94 silver se that has what looks to be the same problem with the paint( he has bra on it) aint no rubbin it out. if you decide to repaint........wax and grease remover FIRST. sand down with 400 grit wet sandpaper. then base coat then clear coat. you can then sand clearcoat after it dries with 1500 grit then buff out. that will give you the smooth glassy look.
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No bra in the world can do that UNLESS there'* something on the Bra. Mine did something similar in a much milder sense when it was new. I took it off, the 'fade' disappeared, and I washed the bra on gentle cycle in the machine......never had a problem since. I had Jseabert do the same to his before he put it on. Mine'* been on all winter with no probs as long as I keep a couple good coats of wax underneath.

There may have been some chemical outgassing of the vinyl.....or the bra was treated with something. Sounds to me like the dealer is responsible. Lay enough pressure on them, and they'll fix it. Their cost on painting your hood is pretty low.
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