The paint job on my Dad's new Mercedes looks terrible

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by porsch1909, May 11, 2009.

  1. porsch1909

    porsch1909 OT Supporter

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    So my Dad got a brand spanking new E class Mercedes. Went I went to see it with him I said before he buys it to make sure that they give it a full detailing job because there are far far too many spider's webs for a new car.

    He got the car and it still looks the same. My Dad says I'm looking at it wrong :hsugh:

    Am I wrong to assume that a £40,000 Mercedes with 17 coats of paint should be flawless when new?

    I will try and snap some pics later. It has been raining constantly since he got it.
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    There should be zero spiderwebs in a new Mercedes since they have the PPG ceramiclear paint. If there are spiderwebs in the paint, then someone has manhandled the car big time.

    Honestly though, I wouldn't trust the dealer to remove the swirls. Go to http://autopia.org and find a pro detailer in your area. There are some absolutely outstanding detailers in the UK who post on autopia.
     
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    Thanks Scottwax. It's such a beautiful colour. It is from the designo limited edition range and it's not the normal silver or black that you see the mercs in all the time.

    It's a rich deep blue/purple. And it just pains me to see it like that!

    I don't think my father will fork out the money to pay for a detailing job. He shouldn't really need to! In the showroom every single car had spiders webs on them.
     
  4. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    17 coats of paint?
     
  5. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Think about it. What does that tell you?

    In general, I find that most dealerships hire complete hacks who haven't the first clue what they're doing. Arm them with some strong compound/polish designed to be effective on ceramiclear, a wool bonnet, and high speed rotary buffer, and you've got yourself a complete mess.
     

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