Still disagree. I've been working with automotive paints for over 10 years. Agree damage can happen by the dealer, this is usually what you see. But if you get a completely unprepped car from the factory it is typically as good as it gets. I understand damage from transit (rail dust, fallout, etc), but this is less common now with manufacturers taking better precautions. Have you ever seen a car leaving the paint booth of a factory up close?
Originally Posted by DieselNY
All you have to do is take a new car that's direct from factory or even dealer out in the sun and see the imperfections or better yet with a shop spotlight. I am a real estate broker and deal with a lot of high end clients with BMW's, Mercedes, etc etc and I am blown away by how the cars look brand new. Most people won't notice any issue.
Of course when you see the car new and clean you think it looks perfect but there is so much wrong with the paint its a shame.
There are a few issues..1st off the dealer always makes a mess of the car when they prep it. (even though you think it looks good) Or if the car is delivered direct from factory there are sometimes still small things and these things are often supposed to be cleaned up at the dealer. So no matter where the car is picked up its not nearly in the shape a $60,000+ car should look like. I would suggest you call around to local detailers or even visit them and ask them about the new cars they see. It is a very well known problem with new cars.
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Iridium Silver/Black Leather -- P2/321/881 (leasetraded 1/10)
2002 BMW 325i --Topaz Blue/Natural Brown Leather --SP/PP/HK/CWP/Bi-xenon (Sold 9/06)
Last edited by Kar Don; 01-03-2013 at 10:03 PM.