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Old 06-26-2019, 08:11 PM
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How does paint bubble like this?

Unfortunately I've come to find out the fender on my new Audi had a respray...
I'm in contact with Audi USA as the car is a certified pre-owned to see if I have any recourse over this.

Wondering with anybody with paint experience, if they refuse, should I be concerned about long-term adhesion to the fender? Could it crack? Want to get my head around this.

No "accident", checked everywhere, stickers are all date stamped, including the fender and match rest of the engine bay. Probably got keyed or something and the dealer had it resprayed. Still pissed off that you have to deal with this crap even at the dealership with a CPO car...

I'm still in factory B2B warranty, and have the CPO warranty. Only got 26k on the car - 2016 model year. I dont think this is acceptable at all.



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Old 06-26-2019, 08:46 PM
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How does paint bubble like this?

Contamination in the paint during spraying. I would push hard for them to fix it. The paint is not bonded in those spots and will lift.
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Old 06-26-2019, 11:04 PM
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Lower your blood pressure by selling that high priced Audi and buying yourself an under $5000 beater car. You'll stop worrying about every little scratch and ding and begin to enjoy life!!!
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:36 AM
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Contamination in the paint during spraying. I would push hard for them to fix it. The paint is not bonded in those spots and will lift.
Agreed. I had the same issue with a repair job. They ended up taking it down to bare metal and repainting.
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:56 AM
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Contamination in the paint during spraying. I would push hard for them to fix it. The paint is not bonded in those spots and will lift.
Thanks. That's what I was looking to figure out - I plan to keep the car for 10+ years. I had my 300TE for 12 years so I keep my cars and dont want to run into issues down the road.

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Lower your blood pressure by selling that high priced Audi and buying yourself an under $5000 beater car. You'll stop worrying about every little scratch and ding and begin to enjoy life!!!
Cool, I didnt ask for your opinion. If youre happy owning a beater thats fine more power to you, doesn't mean everybody else needs to drive a **** car. Guessing you're a subscriber to garbage like Scotty Kilmer or whatever that idiots youtube channel is.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:28 AM
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To me this looks like pitting they sprayed over rather than bubbles .

Please let us know how / if they handle it and if you're pleased with the end results .
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:32 AM
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Its solvent spatter from not mixing the paint correctly or not drying the gun out completely before adding paint to the reservoir.
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Old 06-27-2019, 01:54 PM
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I was thinking fish eyes at first from perhaps silicone contamination. What is bothersome is they let the car out of the paint shop like this? Other causes already mentioned are possibilities.

I have a nice coupe with faded and oxidized paint. What ever types of surface treatments where applied. I do not seem to be able to get them off. Or at least well enough to risk a repaint. I may have to strip the finish unfortunately. It seems to be some type of colored wax.

It also seems to have somehow penetrated the original paint. No matter how many times you rub it with cleaning solvents you still get a reddish component on the cloth. If I sand it. I risk driving the stuff even deeper into the finish.

A good friend of mine a real body shop type artist. Unfortunatly passed away before I got a chance to talk to him about inspecting it. What is even worse we intended to do things together as soon as he retired. He retired and unfortunately quickly passed away. We had a lot of interests in common.

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Old 06-27-2019, 01:59 PM
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Its solvent spatter from not mixing the paint correctly or not drying the gun out completely before adding paint to the reservoir.
Thanx ~

I know very little about Auto Painting having tried my hand at it in the mid 1970's....

I still prefer acrylic enamels because they last longer and are so easy to work with .
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:23 PM
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I know very little about Auto Painting having tried my hand at it in the mid 1970's....

I still prefer acrylic enamels because they last longer and are so easy to work with .
At least in America you can still source many types of paint. Up here in Canada supplies are not good. Also it is hard to ship paints in from America. Yet I can still buy them there when visiting and get them through the border.

I think a good single stage paint looks appropriate on an older Mercedes. Base clear does not seem quite right. I have seen a lot of bad aftermarket clear coats as well. Most probably where application problems. Yet some seem too soft as well. I am not certain if that is application or bad product.

I do not know a lot about painting. Except farming out a decent paint job is very expensive up here in my area of Canada. Part of the reason is the supplies are far more expensive.
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:20 AM
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Acrylic Enamel is illegal to sell for vehicle painting in California now, that doesn't deter the better shops ( $ re$toration $hops) from buying it and if *you* want some just tell the paint seller "I'm painting my shop furniture to match my old car" and you're home free.....

You should see the re spray on my 1969 Chevy C/10 shop truck .
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Water based base coat and clear is about it up here in Canada. Perhaps some urethanes are still available. As far as I am currently aware other single stage paints are just banned. So your average auto paint supply places have none.
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