Hellcat Paint Problems....Phantom Black Pearl

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  1. Dr. Joseph P. Mulligan

    Dr. Joseph P. Mulligan Hellcat Member

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    My cat was delivered to the dealer yesterday. Car is Phantom Black Pearl. To areas of the hood seem to have higher density of metal flake in the paint about 3" in diameter each. Appearence is not an issue because only my eye seems to be able to pick up on it. I can feel roughness in these areas. I originally thought it was just debris from transport in the paint. After claying the area the increased density of metal flake became apparent. What is the best way to take care of this roughness???
     
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    If the density of the metal flake is at fault, nothing to do but have the hood stripped and painted. The metal flake is imbedded in the color coat, and then cleared over. Sorry for the news. Should be a warranty issue.

    Edited to add, The rough areas could be sanded and buffed IF you didn't sand through the clear. I'm afraid that will be what happens though.
     
  3. Texas Joe

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    Sorry to hear that man, I feel for ya. I'd go to the dealer
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    If they sand the clear would that make the surface thinner. Is that another issue?
     
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    I'm not a body/paint guy but a good one will tell you exactly what needs to be done. Could just need to be worked over by someone that knows what they are doing. Hopefully it doesn't need to be repainted
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    If they had the right shop do it, may be a better paint job.
     
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    The clear coat could be 2 to 6 mils in thickness. Not a problem sanding and buffing at any thickness until you sand or buff through. Then game over. Has to be repainted. I wouldn't let anyone besides Dodge work on the issue. If it is a manufacturing defect, they should fix it.
     
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    Man...I hate to hear that. I have the same color and mine is flawless. My neighbor runs a local body shop and ask me to bring up so he could check it out. Said the paint looked "fantastic...and then some". Was cool to really see it under some harsh light.
     
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    any update with your paint? any photos?
     
  10. Dr. Joseph P. Mulligan

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    Tried to photograph. couldn't do it. going to wait until spring to address the issue.
     
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    There is always a chance the color or metallic won't match the other panels on the car, so I would try everything possible before repainting.
     
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    Depending on were it's at,, they will have to blend the whole side,, or even a third of the car....
     
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    I pulled my phantom black '09 SRT8 next to my phantom black Cat and the difference is quite noticeable.

    The '09 phantom black has much larger chunks of green and purple flake at a wider dispersal than the Cat phantom black which is smaller flakes but more of them (kind of a mist). It's definitely a noticeable difference.

    Both look nice, but given the disparity I have to think that any repair work or touch-up work would be difficult to exactly match.

    If the sun ever comes back out here I will try to post up close pics of both - in either case the flake is not very noticeable unless the sun is shining full force.
     
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    Satin Black hood maybe?...
     
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    I mentioned it because it maybe the easiest answer for keeping a factory look... I ordered the black hood for the function of it; I hate the glare you get in the eyes with some cars & paint. I understand this car is all hood.
     

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