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Yeah, that's the size of the production line sander, lol. Unless it's under the clear, generally it can be buffed out.



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Yeah, that's the size of the production line sander, lol. Unless it's under the clear, generally it can be buffed out.



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Was that your car?! That looks terrible! Mine looks much better than that.


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No, that's a Hellcat straight from the factory though. Mine was mostly the round sanding marks, what they call holograms from bad/quick buffing jobs, and fine lines and swirls. I even got a call from my detailer 2 days in saying he had an issue (not something you want to hear!). he said once he stripped the wheels of all wax, etc. (he coated the wheels too), he found little marks that he described as if someone used a spray can too close and left sort of a circle of paint. they then covered it with wax. I had never noticed anything. I asked if he usually does any paint correction on wheels, and he said it would get very expensive. I told him OK, just coat them and hopefully they will look OK. There was a pause, and he said, " I'll spend a little time on them". Again he being a perfectionist paid off for me. he knew my car didn't cost that much, compared to the exotics he works on, and the 100's of Vettes and Teslas that make up the bulk of his business. But his obsession on perfection wouldn't let him just leave it be. He did more work than the amount we agreed upon, but never once mentioned any additional cost to me.

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I never saw, before or after, any defects in the wheels. Very happy.

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No, that's a Hellcat straight from the factory though. Mine was mostly the round sanding marks, what they call holograms from bad/quick buffing jobs, and fine lines and swirls. I even got a call from my detailer 2 days in saying he had an issue (not something you want to hear!). he said once he stripped the wheels of all wax, etc. (he coated the wheels too), he found little marks that he described as if someone used a spray can too close and left sort of a circle of paint. they then covered it with wax. I had never noticed anything. I asked if he usually does any paint correction on wheels, and he said it would get very expensive. I told him OK, just coat them and hopefully they will look OK. There was a pause, and he said, " I'll spend a little time on them". Again he being a perfectionist paid off for me. he knew my car didn't cost that much, compared to the exotics he works on, and the 100's of Vettes and Teslas that make up the bulk of his business. But his obsession on perfection wouldn't let him just leave it be. He did more work than the amount we agreed upon, but never once mentioned any additional cost to me.



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I never saw, before or after, any defects in the wheels. Very happy.



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That’s the guy you tip big and you thank and always go back for more, I appreciate that. I have tattoos and I have an artist and he’s the same way, perfectionist etc. He started giving me a discount and doing 3 hours and charging me for 2. He’s so good that I’d always just tip him the extra hour. I just bought the stuff online, I’m going to attempt the ceramic coat myself and see how it comes out. Knowing 90% of the cost is in paint correction, I think I’ll be okay. Wish me luck, we’ll see how it turns out when I finish here in the next 1-2 weeks.


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He is the owner, and I had no money left over for tips after paying him and a rental car for a week, lol.

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My wife thought I was crazy when I showed her this!!! I have the EXACT same thing on my hood and I can only see it at certain angles. I happened to walk by yesterday and now it’s driving me freaking nuts. I tried to snap a photo but I couldn’t get my camera to pick it up. Of course mine is also where this little black speck is that won’t come out in the middle of this photo. Attachment 946271


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We understand why this would be upsetting. Are you thinking you'd like to have your dealer inspect this? If you end up going, let me know. I am available via direct message and would be happy to help.

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We understand why this would be upsetting. Are you thinking you'd like to have your dealer inspect this? If you end up going, let me know. I am available via direct message and would be happy to help.



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Hi, thank you for the response. I was able to remove the buffer mark myself and while the little black speck is a bit annoying I think it would be overboard if I expected perfect paint, It’s a very small spot.


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Hi, thank you for the response. I was able to remove the buffer mark myself and while the little black speck is a bit annoying I think it would be overboard if I expected perfect paint, It’s a very small spot.


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