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    Machine buff on car after effects....

    Hello,

    Been having some troubles with my dealer in that they have had the car in for some work but have scratched it quite alot while doing so.

    I had them take the car to get it sorted and they sent it to a garage that machine buffed it (with lambs wool apparently).

    Since that the paint looks like its had a scowering pad over it with loads and loads of swirls that can be seen in bright day. The paint also looks alot different and has kind of lost its metalic and shiney look.

    Any ideas if they did the right thing here and would this be expected from doing what they did? Im in the process of filling a claim against them for multiple things, this is just one.

    Cheers.

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    Any pictures? Machine polishing done right makes the paintwork look better than new with no swirling etc at all - have a check in the 'Detailing' section for plenty of examples.

    Whatever they have done is not right.

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    get some pics up and im sure they can be diagnosed to how they were induced.
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    Buffer Trails



    Another cause of paint defects are known as Buffer Trails

    This is caused by the misuse of a polisher either rotary or orbital polisher, They occur when the polish has not been broken down correctly.


    Micro Marring



    Another main defect is caused Holograms also known as Micro Marring

    These are to look at like 3d images that seem to stand up out of the paintwork hence the name hologram, only really noticeable when the cars in direct sunlight or under inspection lights.
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    Ive got a crap camera but i will when the cars clean. Those pictures lee gsi posted look exactly like it but not quite as bad as that. That whole hologram thing was present in bright sunlight when i cleaned and polished it. It kinda looked like the paint was moving when walking down the side of the car.

    Im really pissed off as they have damaged the car loads and they keep denying it. They have refurbished the alloys 5 times!!

    The dealer by the way is Sunwin Motor Group part of CoOp. STAY WELL AWAY!!!

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    By the way, whats the best way to fix this? Is it a respray job from here?

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    thanks for the pics lee.


    a good detailer can rectify that by polishing it properly aslong as you have enough clearcoat left can cost upto and above £250 depending on time spent and finish required.

    have you thought about trading standards??
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    Yeah im in the process of talking with them but tbh they dont advise much.

    This is a bit offtopic but another issue with the car is that when its just stood still on idle i can feel like a random but constant kicking / rumbling motion. Ive noticed this ever since they changed the cambelt on it. Any ideas if this is normal? And would that be classed as miss firing?

    Its an Astra SRI 1.8 16v on a 54 plate.

    Cheers.

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    best to ask the other question in the relevant section matey.

    better response there

    as for the damage. im guessing they are a large national company so go higher to there claims dept. jsut keep going higher till you get a result
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    shame you wasnt closer i would do it for 50 quid when i get my stuff back. sounds to me like they didint finall finish the car properlly and at the right speed to remove swirls. or i have found with some poilshes that if you dont wipe the panel of properlly it leaves a residue on the panell. when it dryes it looks like swirls so try give it a good hand polish 1st
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