THIS!!!there should be no swirl marks and it's normally from dealer prep. in fairness, there are sometimes buffer marks from the factory.
you should have them a) cut you a check to have it fixed or b) reimburse you after you have it fixed. don't trust them to fix it themselves as they will just put some shitty polish on it and buff it out and it'll be back in no time. have it fixed by a real pro.
It's no big deal. Sure you could repair it yourself, but why should you. This is your opportunity to get a free professional detail from your dealership. To be able to see swirl marks in gray means that someone is really incompetent.HI,
i just got my 981 in Agate Grey and found that the body paint has those tiny swirl marks only seen under direct sun light.
May I know if this is normal for a new car? Many thanks!
Rupes is a great polisher and Megs 205 is good polish but you can't just blindly recommend this to someone as a course of action any more than you can diagnose and treat cervical cancer via text message. Not only are you asking him to purchase ~$3,000 in equipment ($400 RUPES, $200 pads, $100 polishes, $2,200 Defelsko Positector PT-200B-A) that he doesn't know how to use but worse, he could do serious damage to the paint. Megs 205 could potentially be much too aggressive based on the amount of correction required. A proper correction done by a competent detailer will involve the least aggressive method possible in the interest of preserving film thickness.Rupes 21 + miguires 205 +'paint gauge . Carl
Again, not quite. Swirls are from poor washing and drying technique. Hologramming is from buffing with poor technique and/or bad products/pads. No way to tell which he has without pictures.Sounds like some dummy did improper detailing job. Swirls are from buffing with incorrect compound. It is easy to fix with a high quality polish, but needs to be done right. Definitely take it back to the detailer or dealer and be like wtfmang.
I'm glad you found the one dealership that will pay a professional to do a proper prep. I think it stands to reason that if the OP's dealer didn't care enough to prep it right, they aren't going to have the knowledge, desire or business contacts to fix it right. I can also tell you that as professional detailers go, the dealership guys are held in the lowest esteem. It isn't necessarily their (the detailer's) fault because the dealer's focus is always on profit. They continuously try to drive down the cost of the detail which forces the detailer to cut corners on time, product and process. My wife's black MB E550 was delivered looking quite well but once I got it home and stripped off the glaze wax, the true state of the finish was revealed:I have been doing corrective detailing professionally for over 16 years. Do not have the dealership fix this. They are the ones that created the problem. If you insist that they fix it, they will just hire the cheapest hack available and he will only make it worse.
I agree with most of what you posted, but I think that your dealership remark is not accurate. Although there's no question that many dealerships will do as you suggest, there are others that take extraordinary care in prepping a car and my dealership is one of them. I have a black 981S and when I took delivery of my car, it was absolutely perfect. I spent at least fifteen minutes carefully examining the car for any flaws before taking delivery and there weren't any. Unfortunately I took delivery in the Spring, and by the time I drove off with my car, there was a coating of pollen on the car. But for at least 30 minutes my car was perfect.
That meter will show you total film thickness but leave you completely blind to how much clear coat is left on the car. If you are advanced enough to require a meter, you should buy a proper one i.e.