bad factory paint job

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  1. Keleven1180

    Keleven1180 Rookie

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    Bad factory paint on my new Challenger Hellcat! Help!!! I called the hotline and the first supervisor, Bill, said they could paint it. I don't think that's an option being as it came in absolutely awful from the factory. What do I do?!? Suggestions?
     
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    What hotline are you referring too?
     
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    This again haha. There was a member a couple weeks ago, had similar issues. Bad paint, and Chrysler offered to repaint the car, which is not really a big deal, but he was going to make them buy the car back instead. So, if a good clay/bar detail etc won't fix whichever issues you have, then a repaint might be needed.
     
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    let them fix it, and if you can't live with either the fix or as is, then sell the car. What you call a bad paint job may look like the best paint in the world to someone else. We all have our own ideas on what is acceptable and what isn't so worst comes to worst, find someone how doesn't care how it looks and sell it (if FCA can't fix the problem to your satisfaction)
     
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    IMO....repainting it is not an option.....make them buy it back
     
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    may I ask why? I'm just curious. It's won't impact the resale value, these are not limited edition rare cars and if you make them buy it back then you are without hellcat. If they spotted the issue at the plant they would have repainted it and you'd be none the wiser, so what's in matter if they repaint before you see it or after?
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    did you inspect the car before signing?
     
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    Yea, i don't get the "not an option" comments either. If they are willing to repaint it, why not? Odds are depending on where they paint it, it will be a better then factory job anyway
     
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    Are you able/willing to post any pics? You say horrible paint job, but don't say how so and aren't showing anything? As was said above, this happened once before and the person never would post any pics. He made FCA buy it back and there was a long thread, but never anything to back it up.

    Not saying you're lying, but this is not the first post of what is supposedly such a horrible paint job, yet no pics. It would just be nice to see what those of you who have run into this are dealing with/seeing. There have been plenty of pics posted of small imperfections and paint issues, but nothing that would have made me refuse the car.
     
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    Again IMO I have never had after factory paint hold up and it does affect resale value. I have had a few repainted (ex-wife) and they never look as good as factory paint. But, maybe I never use the right shop. It is so hard not to have paint lines around the edges...again just me.....btw if I get this HC it will be my 80th auto.
     
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    That may have really come down to where you got it done and more so, how much you paid. Look at Macco, lots of people diss them for being, cheap, fast and do crappy work. But on the other side, they actually do some of the best paint jobs you can get. I'm not referring to a custom shop or so etc, referring to a chain. But for that kind of work you will pay more. FCA has even said their paint booths need to be replaced etc, so yes i strongly believe that if they want/offer to get it redone then by all means. Might it affect resale? Yes, if you have it documented that it was a factory defect that they paid for fixed, i don't think it would be nearly enough to worry about
     
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    Huh; never occurred to me to repaint the wife to get her to look as good as original... Fortunately I don't need to! (Hope that last comment saves me).
     
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    Uhm.... Earl Scheib doesn't cut it. :D:p
     
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    It's all in the perception of the individual who owns the car. Wasn't the first HC (0001)that went to auction, a "repaint" in Stryker Red? I bet no one would be complaining about the fact that it was repainted if that were their car...;)
     
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    I don't care what kind of paint imperfections the car has... it's going to be my daily driver. If it's truly fubarred, I'll take it to the best shop to have it repainted.

    I waited a long time to get the car and I'm not going to the back of the line.

    Fcuk that!
     
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