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post #11 of 18 Old 10-29-2013, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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This could be a picture of my car except in black. The local body shop quoted $250 to Remove repaint and blend. I think this may be easier than dealing with the dealer/warranty. Disappointing in a 100k car.
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The $250 quote seems very cheap. My dealer sent it to a local body shop that only works on high-end European cars. I have a copy of the detail quote they gave the dealer and it was $1,272 with 16 hours of labor.

My dealer was very easy to work with and I absolutely have no problem with them. I dropped the car off to them on a Monday and got it back on Friday just like they promised. They also gave me a free loaner car so there was very little inconvenience.

Unless you have a real issue with your dealer, I would recommend you working with them. Plus the repair work will still be covered under your warranty which it won't be if someone else works on it.
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post #12 of 18 Old 11-27-2013, 01:31 PM
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RE: Paint Chip Issue

So how has the repaint repair held up?



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post #13 of 18 Old 11-28-2013, 09:56 AM
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so far, so good. No new chipping noticed.
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post #14 of 18 Old 01-13-2014, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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I had both of my rear panels painted in October because of paint chips in the crease. The chips have come back and both creases look almost exactly like they did before they were repainted. It only took about 2 months for the problem to come back.

My dealer said that Jaguar came out with more information on this problem after my car was repainted. Apparently the cause of the chipping is from the flexing of the car body. They now have a foam backing that is installed on the back of the panels when they are installed after painting. This should be the cure.

My car will be in the shop for a week and then we will see if it works. Has anyone else had the chipping problem come back?
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Tom / all; I am sorry to hear this! Do you have a sense of why there would be body flexing in that location? It strikes me as an odd place for there to be sufficient body flexing to create the problem. Is this an Al. to plastic interface for two panels?




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Tom / all; I am sorry to hear this! Do you have a sense of why there would be body flexing in that location? It strikes me as an odd place for there to be sufficient body flexing to create the problem. Is this an Al. to plastic interface for two panels?
I have never heard of anything like this before (body flexing) and it appears to be a plastic to plastic interface. Although it could be some other material underneath that I can't see. What I didn't mention is that a part of the chrome on the vent on the side of the front fender also chipped off. I don't know if the chrome chip was caused by anything related to the paint chips.

The dealer is taking care of everything and gave me a loaner car. It is not that inconvenient for me and I am glad it is happening while the car is under warranty. I will let you know when I find out more.
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I have a Salsa Red R that is just 5 days old, first day out I got two very small paint chips on the front of the hood. The paint looks like it chips very easily. It also looks like a very thin layer of paint on these cars.
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post #18 of 18 Old 10-14-2014, 05:42 PM
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This picture could have been of my car. Same black color, same chip location on both sides of the car.they repainted the driver side shortly after delivery, and now one year later both sides are this way. I am going to tell them I want a permanent fix or compensation. Shouldn't have these problems on a 100K purchase.
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