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Tungsten Paint Concern fingerprints in clearcoat

3374 Views 10 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  boltzman

Well I just recieved my pony this Friday.... When I picked it up it was in the beaming sun and I noticed some anomolies in the clear coat. You can see 3 places where someone put there fingers in the clear coat. It only appears when direct sun appears on the car... Others have noticed it but they didn't think it was a big deal. I noticed it right away and think it is a big deal for the money it should be perfect. The only problem now is do I send it back to the dealership to rip it down and re apply the clearcoat. Perhaps it can be buffed out??? I know the factory clear coat is the best but can a decent body shop do a good job as well??? Should I just live with it because the factory clearcoat will protect the car longer??? I could take a picture but it would be hard to tell... the sun has to be hitting it at the right angle.
I almost didn't take the car but I just wanted to take it for the weekend, tomorrow I'm taking it to a detailer who I will ask about these spots.
Kinda a piss off waiting for so long and having these little spots, but the car is amazing.... for those of you waiting, it will be worth it.
If anyone has some insight it would be more then appreciated.
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Hello I am expecting a 2006 tungsten GT in January, I want to have stripes painted on mine also like the 2004 show car. where you pleased with the results and how much did you pay???
Crazeehrse said:
Have a professional use a compound on it first... if that doesn;t work it should be able to be wet sanded out. I have been VERY dissapointed in the finish on my 05 GT since I got it. The clear coat seems VERY cheap and I had dirt in the clear as well. I had stripes painted on so 90% of the finish now has no defects. I have also been told to watch out for paint lifting off of the body due to problems with the primer from the factory... fyi
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