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Re: Reversed into.

Postby Kathryn » Sun 27.05.2018, 19:57

I meant to add another update.

I no longer think the colour is wrong. Having compared my car to another Palacio, Jim (Muley)’s, I am pleased to say the colour is the same! Also reassurance from Clemo (former Palacio owner) that it looks right and the fact that my paint touch-up stick now matches!

The bubbles are in the gel coat on the fibreglass so the only real solution is to have that panel fully stripped back and resprayed. I’ll see if they come back and how badly before considering getting it done.
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Re: Reversed into.

Postby Simon_P » Sun 27.05.2018, 21:56

Do you have a photo of the bubbles?

I presume that they weren't there before the repair.... So they need to not be there afterwards, I also expect the insurer/repairer to guarantee their work - Don't take any nonsense!

This is why (as mentioned on page 2) you must always take it to a specialist with a reputation.
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Re: Reversed into.

Postby Kathryn » Sun 27.05.2018, 22:26

The bubbles were there before Simon. The front end has had several resprays, probably previous owners hoping to fix the issue.
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Re: Reversed into.

Postby Simon_P » Sun 27.05.2018, 22:42

And you didn't ask for them to be repaired? :?

Paint matching is difficult on metallic paint. Even with an exact match it can look different depending on the weather, the person spraying, the angle it was sprayed at, how thick the lacquer is, the base material, and then the angle the light catches it. Stand a good way back and walk around if it is hard to tell which bit has been sprayed it is a good job.
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Re: Reversed into.

Postby Kathryn » Sun 27.05.2018, 23:43

It is guaranteed and that is why I took it back. They have fixed it even though it wasn’t due to their paintwork.

As for the colour, I know whereabouts it is blended but I can’t tell and neither can anyone else that has seen it. (Someone thought I’d had the whole car done). They have done an excellent job and I am very pleased with it. :D
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Re: Reversed into.

Postby Simon_P » Mon 28.05.2018, 08:59

It is always to do with whats's underneath, GRP cars harbour lots of problems underneath the paint, which is why it is so important to take it to someone who knows what to expect, and with the reputation that they'll fix it later. It sounds like you did, if you can't tell between old and new then it is an excellent job.

Regarding Marmite brown sports cars this seems to wear it well.
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