Paint Repair on Dodge's dime?

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  1. AER

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    So I have two documented factory paint blemishes on my driver side rear door. I want to be able to take the car to a shop of my choice . Would Dodge allow that? Going to dealer on Tuesday to chat.
     
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    If it's warranty repair its going only to two places:
    1) their body shop if they have one in same lot
    2) to their subcontractor - in that case I would decline or go to another dodge dealership big enough to have their own body shop like mine did and hopefully good paint person too
     
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    just hope you don't get unlucky like me. I had small blemishes on my 392 too. The dealer attempted to fix and now the car is being replaced because of the awful workmanship of the dealership bodyshop.

    Lesson learned. some small blemishes are just best left and not risked in my opinion!
     
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    Same here wish the OP good luck, dealerships have some crappy paint techs these days
     
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    I too have a few small blems, not worth complaining about. It's just a car
     
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    The problem is it is a dust bubble on the door. If it isn't fixed over time it will rust. I will pay out of pocket to go to a top guy if I have to.
     
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    Me Too !!! I have a very faint round spot the size of a plate that shows through in
    the sunlight. It appears as a light white circle on the rear driver side quarter panel. I called
    Dodge and they set up my local dealer to take a look at it. So my dealer took pics and sent
    them to dodge, and verified three of there employees could see this blemish. Dodge is going
    to repaint this area for free to my satisfaction. If you have a situation where there is a paint
    flaw call Dodge to set up a local dealer to look at it. I did it now because who knows how bad
    it will be later, and then trying to get it fixed may be a problem.
     
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    My view is it one small claims court action away from getting paid for
     
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    I've had blemishes as well, know I'm revising an old thread just curious as to how everything turned out?
     
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    Before you go and have it painted - if you have what i did (on two separate Challengers), dont paint it. I will bet cold hard cash that its not a blemish. I went through this and actually opened up a case and was headed down the same road.
    I had round areas that could only be seen in direct sunlight that looked like light round blemishes. Hard to spot unless in direct sunlight. Round light hazy areas. Wax did nothing to help. I would've bet money that it was under the clear. Took it to the dealer and a few of the techs scratched their heads and said to make an appt with their paint dept and they would get it painted on Dodge's dime. I really didnt want a repainted new car so i did more research. Turns out those round hazy areas are where there was dust in the clear on the assembly line and were buffed out with a palm sized buffer. They are notorious for not polishing the area correctly afterwards. I went out in the garage and had a quality 3M polish for buffers. Took it right out. I had these all over both cars. They all polished right out. Try it before you have yourself a repainted new car thats not worth as much later.
     
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    I think it's a myth that the cars are not worth much later.
    Find a good enough paint Tech and no one can usually tell especially with dodge paint. :D
    I traded in a car where I clipped the metal of a garage door, it was a gouge and the painter filled it and painted it to perfection I or no one else could tell any difference I was very happy with his work.
     
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    Serious car guys can tell, trust me. Even a quality repaint is easy to spot for someone who has been around the block a few times or is in the car business. And they will pass over a repainted car and leave it for the next guy who cant tell. Theres no way id repaint a panel when a quality polish may remove a buff mark.
     
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    Could be true, but seems the more i read about these issues a LOT of people are repairing areas of these cars....
     
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    I went to the Dodge dealer today. I found some flaws on my car so I figured I'd pick apart some of their lot cars.
    Seen multiple Clear coat bubbles on a few vehicles there. Found an exhaust that off on a 17 Scat, found a 16 SRT with misaligned panels on the driver & driver rear doors. I then test drove a Daytona I thought about purchasing and saw it was missing paint around the front hood area. The salesman said "touch up paint". Found multiple car door handles that had the bubble in them that you can feel. So at least know we are not alone when it comes to flaws and defects on these cars.
     

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