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Old 01-17-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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Paint defects in 2005 SLK 350

Hello to everyone! I just joined today...and I have a problem to share in my first post.

Bought a new 2005 SLK 350 and I hand washed it for the first time (first break from the rain this weekend here in the SF Bay Area). Car has less than 30 miles. The hood has about a dozen dime-to pea sized splotches in the clear coat. I looked at the rest of the car and it appears to be only in the hood paint.

Anyone else have this issue?? Of course, the Dealer said it is not a known MB problem and I have to bring it in to have them "evaluate" the problem. Does the Nonotech paint have a history of clear-coat splotches? It is almost like the clear coat reaction common in aftermarket paint jobs.

On the topic of Dealers...any feedback on MB of San Francisco??


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Old 01-17-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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On my car the AMG front skirt had defective paint.

They hurried the coats of paint and didn't let it dry long enough resulting in a little bubbling is a couple spots.

Brought it back to the dealer and they refinished the whole front end. This ended up being good for me since I went over a bump a little quick and scratched the bottom of the front skirt slightly - free fix.
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