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Old 06-23-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
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New 2012 Mustang with factory paint flaws

I have a 2012 Mustang GT/CS (Black) and have found 2 visible dimples in the paint. One on the driver's side door and one on the front driver's side fender. They are hard to see unless you are looking for them but are definately paint flaws from the factory. The dealership told me that they would repaint the door and fender in order to fix the flaws but I have a hard time repainting a brand new car. Any advice on how to handle this? Leave the flaws or have the sand off the OEM paint and repaint it for a couple of dimples? Thanks!
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Re: New 2012 Mustang with factory paint flaws

it will probably be placed on the report for the car if anyone runs it
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i would be afraid of it getting worse through time if its not repainted. it does suck to have to repaint a new car but it would also suck to experience rust in the future on such a beautiful car. personally, i would let them repaint it and have it noted on the receipt or what ever that it was a factory paint defect so that if you do end up selling the car you have proof to show the buyer that it wasn't caused by a wreck.
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Re: New 2012 Mustang with factory paint flaws

they might could be buffed out etc just depends on the issue
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i would be afraid of it getting worse through time if its not repainted. it does suck to have to repaint a new car but it would also suck to experience rust in the future on such a beautiful car. personally, i would let them repaint it and have it noted on the receipt or what ever that it was a factory paint defect so that if you do end up selling the car you have proof to show the buyer that it wasn't caused by a wreck.
+1. I would rather have the defect on record and let the dealership fix it than worry about it getting worse later.
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I have a slight defect in my paint also, but the thought of painting my new mustang is unacceptable... It's all the way at the bottom of the car so it cant really be seen easy and I can kinda live with it... But it reminds me to check my warranty, cuz once it starts to get worse then I'll take care of it if need be... Once your car gets painted, it's never the same... I know, because I'm in the PDR (paintless dent removal) business
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I have a 2012 Mustang GT/CS (Black) and have found 2 visible dimples in the paint. One on the driver's side door and one on the front driver's side fender. They are hard to see unless you are looking for them but are definately paint flaws from the factory. The dealership told me that they would repaint the door and fender in order to fix the flaws but I have a hard time repainting a brand new car. Any advice on how to handle this? Leave the flaws or have the sand off the OEM paint and repaint it for a couple of dimples? Thanks!
Would u be able to take a pic of the dimples? I may have the same thing on my front drivers side quarter panel in front if the rear wheel
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I'll try to take one tomorrow morning if it will show up on the camera. I'll let you know!
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Here is a picture of the dimple on my front fender. It is hard to see unless you are really looking for it. It is about the size of a pin head.

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If you ever decided to trade that Mustang in-a 'paint meter' would show the re-painted thickness differential-which ultimately hurts tha car's value. Take it from a perfectionist-do not do it. Live with it. I have owned numerous Fords. There have been "runs" in the factory paint before, on vehicles that I have owned. I recall having some difficulty with the underside of the hood of a 1996 F150 that I purchased. The overall look was 'not to my satisfaction'. "No problem," they said-"sure, we'll put a new hood on, and "blend" everything...." They "blended", it all right. I had a two tone truck-which I traded out of, in 13 months. Live with it. Love on it. Enjoy it. The "experts" , at the best body shop would have a tough time duplicating robotic paint processes, from the factory. It's going to be okay...

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This was the first mustang I had, I noticed 6 days later it had bodywork which wasn't disclosed to me... Totally crappy experience for my first new car... I lost all composure and took that car back IMMEDIATELY!! I was beyond pissed!! I took delivery of the car at night and didn't notice till a few days later... It wasnt easy but at the end of all the fighting and legal threats, they decided to take it back and give me another... Moral of the story, u do not want bodywork on your new car... My race red has a minor defect but I can live with it
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I have a good eye in general... But with the excitement of my first new car, and the mistake of taking delivery of it at night... I trusted that it was a "new" car and I got screwd... Just pay attention go the difference between the door and quarter panel
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