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When I took my car to a body shop for repairs after a "minor" accident, I asked the body shop to give me a separate quote to fix this factory paint defect while it was there. They called the next day and said that they took care of the defect free of charge. I think he said that they just buffed and polished it to fix it - just as many had predicted in this thread.

Thanks for all of replies. I'll post a picture of that same area when I get the car back (estimated to be this Thursday, 5/16).
 

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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. IMG_6352.jpg


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Don't ever take your car to a detailer to show you all the defects under their led lights unless you are set on having the paint corrected. I actually was having cold feet when I pulled my car into my detailers shop. It was only 3 1/2 months old, and looked so shiny! He proceeded to inspect it to see if it would need a one stage, or two stage correction. He showed me so many factory defects. Sand marks, buffer marks, etc, He says as the car goes down the line, one guy circles defects, and then there are guys who quickly remove them. He says they have like 10-15 seconds for each spot. He showed me small circular marks where "corrections" were made.

And beyond those, which I had never noticed, as shiny as the car was when I dropped it off, it was amazing the transformation after. I was immediately sure my money was well spent. He couldn't correct the orange peel along the side, but the reflection after was amazing

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He does multiple hour corrections on brand new Ferraris and McLarens...and they get hand painted. Imagine a mass produced, robot painted car

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Don't ever take your car to a detailer to show you all the defects under their led lights unless you are set on having the paint corrected. I actually was having cold feet when I pulled my car into my detailers shop. It was only 3 1/2 months old, and looked so shiny! He proceeded to inspect it to see if it would need a one stage, or two stage correction. He showed me so many factory defects. Sand marks, buffer marks, etc, He says as the car goes down the line, one guy circles defects, and then there are guys who quickly remove them. He says they have like 10-15 seconds for each spot. He showed me small circular marks where "corrections" were made.



And beyond those, which I had never noticed, as shiny as the car was when I dropped it off, it was amazing the transformation after. I was immediately sure my money was well spent. He couldn't correct the orange peel along the side, but the reflection after was amazing



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He does multiple hour corrections on brand new Ferraris and McLarens...and they get hand painted. Imagine a mass produced, robot painted car



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Damn you man. Lol. I don’t want to pay someone $1000 to ceramic coat this thing but now I may have to just so they can do all the paint correcting. Ha. My wife will love that!


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Don't go by me, I knew I was going to do it before I bought it, I just didn't know it would take a two stage corrections, lol. And my car is black. I can't say the wow factor will be as great on other colors. $1000 to paint correct and coat would be a bargain, at least here in the Bay Area ;) He quoted me 14 hours correction at $75 an hour. All told he said he did around 25 because he's a perfectionist. On second thought, it wasn't worth it, your wife is right



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Don't go by me, I knew I was going to do it before I bought it, I just didn't know it would take a two stage corrections, lol. And my car is black. I can't say the wow factor will be as great on other colors. $1000 to paint correct and coat would be a bargain, at least here in the Bay Area ;) He quoted me 14 hours correction at $75 an hour. All told he said he did around 25 because he's a perfectionist. On second thought, it wasn't worth it, your wife is right







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Lol she’s a beaut! I’m looking into it.


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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.
Yeah, once I noticed that paint "defect", I couldn't help but notice it every time I walked by the car....

The good news is that it was VERY easily fixed - it only took the body shop a few minutes to completely remove it and they didn't even charge me since I was there for ~$10k in body reapir from a minor accident (minor in "impact", but not minor in cost!!).

So if you just want to get rid of that paint defect, I think it should be relatively inexpensive if you take it to a body shop. If you know how to buff and polish, you can probably fix it yourself in no time at all.
 

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Yeah, once I noticed that paint "defect", I couldn't help but notice it every time I walked by the car....

The good news is that it was VERY easily fixed - it only took the body shop a few minutes to completely remove it and they didn't even charge me since I was there for ~$10k in body reapir from a minor accident (minor in "impact", but not minor in cost!!).

So if you just want to get rid of that paint defect, I think it should be relatively inexpensive if you take it to a body shop. If you know how to buff and polish, you can probably fix it yourself in no time at all.


Awesome! I’ve got all the compound and polish and a buffer so that’s good to know! Thanks!


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Finally captured a photo of it! But I was able to buff it right out and now it’s gone! Thanks again!


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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. View attachment 946271


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Hello Cominfromcamaro,

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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Hello Cominfromcamaro,



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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Understandable. If any questions arise in the future, feel free to send me a direct message.

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