My Phantom Black HC has arrived! With Bad Paint Job!!

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  1. Shadow

    Shadow Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Hit the dealer's lot in Omaha at noon. 94 days, order to delivery! Flying to dealership Wednesday to take possession, and then to C Quartz Finest and Xpel Ultimate shops for install. Drive it home to DFW in a week or so, can't wait! HellcatArrivalPhoto.jpg
     
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    Congrats. 94 days is fast who do you know?
     
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    Shadow Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Have a friend who knows this dealer, and knew they had one order allocation slot open, and he snagged it for me.
    I think I was just real lucky, to be honest.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Shadow Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Dealer just called and sent photos. Bad paint flaws. Full of dust nibs (not end of world, C Quartz man can remove them) but passenger quarter panel is badly flawed and will need repainting! I'm devastated! Now, a re-painted car, 30 day cure time prior to C Quartz or Xpel....unbelievable. Dealer is not comfortable breaking the factory paint, and neither am I. Where is QC at that plant? :mad: Maybe I don't have a Hellcat after all. The thrill is gone !:(
     
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    Post a pic?? Sorry to hear this man...
     
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    Shadow Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    C Quartz man just went to the dealer and sent me this photo. He says he cannot do anything with it and it has to be repainted. HellcatPaintFlawPassengerQuarterPanel2.jpg
     
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    That doesn't look good.:eek:
     
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    That sucks, what are ya going to do? I would have the dealer repaint myself and enjoy the shit out of it!
     
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    Shadow Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I really don't know what to do. C Quartz rep (who was supposed to get the car Thursday to start work on it) said that he was concerned about dealer's ability to re-paint the quarter panel and have it flow out and match, especially with the metallic in this color. So, I can live with a dime size flaw forever, or risk a quarter panel that doesn't match forever. I've never had a dealer paint anything that I was thrilled about the results of....usually very disappointing paint work at any dealer. I'm flying up to look at it, but now thinking about a Greyhound ticket instead of first class air fare!. I don't even want to see it in person. Accept it? Puke it? I'm really torn on the decision and still in the shock/pissed phase of the acceptance.
     
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    That totally sucks, I completely understand your disappointment. That said, make them fix it and buy it anyway. You won't regret it a few weeks from now.
     
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    You didn't ask for opinions, but I will give you mine. Go see the car. Meet with dealership 's top management as well as their paint people. Discuss what is doable and not doable. Document everything and options discussed. I would give them a chance to fix it. Then if not acceptable, see where you go from there. I wouldn't throw the "baby out with the bathwater" so to speak. At least not right now. Good luck and let us know what develops.
     
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    I wouldn't buy it myself
     
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    Shadow Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Good advice. I 'm not thinking too well right now. This is like waiting four months for a mail order bride, and she steps off the plane and she's UGLY. And you say, that's not the picture they sent me! But you still want her....or do you? Can make up fix this?
     
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    Shadow Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, also maybe good advice. The thrill is gone, I'll tell you that. I'm not sure I really care about it anymore. When the dealer called and said it was off the truck, I was excited to the point of my hands shaking. Now, I feel like....who cares.
     

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