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Anyone else with black paint have severe orange peel in the paint finish? Don't get me wrong, I love the car (R/T with R/T), but the paint job is not all that great on my car, and I am wondering if others have the same problem. Thanks.
 

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Yup.. Very few manufacturers have no orange peel in the paint. I wet sanded my last black vehicle.
 

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My concern with any sanding on this car is that the problem is in the base coat, rather than the clear coat. Oh well, it's still a great car!
 

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Penroof28 said:
Anyone else with black paint have severe orange peel in the paint finish? Don't get me wrong, I love the car (R/T with R/T), but the paint job is not all that great on my car, and I am wondering if others have the same problem. Thanks.
What is "orange peel"?
 

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Problem is more then likely in the clear. being in the automotive business I never trusted any dealers. I've had cars come in my shops where they burned through the paint trying to rub it out. Not that every dealer is terrible but make sure you know them good and can trust them. I seem to have problems every time I deal with them. Hopefully you have better luck.
 

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I may take it to a paint specialist before the dealer to determine if it can be buffed out. It probably happened because the car was built in the August heat and humidity. Most people would not notice it, except that it tends to dull the shine when viewed from certain angles.
 

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So I went outside and noticed an orange peal effect as well at certain angles. So I went and looked at the wife's silver MDX and noticed the same as well. It was not bad but still noticable if you really look for it.
 

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looks more like cellulite than an orange peel to me.

Edit: I really hope thats covered in the warranty
 

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beezn said:
looks more like cellulite than an orange peel to me.

Edit: I really hope thats covered in the warranty
Maybe if you lose the cellulite it will go faster!!!!
 

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When I was at the dealer today having my VES installed that thy owed me I was looking around and every new car I seen had bad orange peel. This is the only negative I can give the car so far but atleast they are consistant with the sh*tty paint. It can be color sanded though and some dealers will do this for you if you whine enough.
 

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Got the peel bad on my black car. Looks like a Tropicana Grove. Usually I'm more picky but I've seen it on almost every car in the price range to varying degrees. Black seems to be more noticable. My dark green Ford Escape had it pretty bad. My wife's minivan in gray has it bad it's harder to spot.

I'm not even thinking about letting the dealer touch it. Short of a whole repaint I can only envision bad things coming from messing with it.
 

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I don't think I would ever trust a dealer to handle an orange peel paint repair. Most likely will come back with a spiderweb scratched finish when the "polish" her off with the orbiter. If you want to pursue, make sure the dealer uses a specialist.
 

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Hey Lodkevork:
Can you give me more info on what would need to be done if I really wanted to have a pro take care of the peel?
I'm assuming that you have to get thorugh the clear coat to get to the actaul colored material that I'm also guessing is the problem. Would they then have to recoat it?
I'll live with this but if some money can be thrown at the probelm and I can be a happier boy I just might do it!
My car has it bad but like you said, at least they are consistent.
 

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Hemiready,

My paint is just as bad. However, as long as the paint on these cars is consistently bad, I am OK with it. Actually, I had forgotten about it until I saw your post. My view is that, in the unlikely event I keep this car for 35 years, it's best not to mess with what came from the factory. Original paint (even if it's bad) is always best at auction!
 

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Me too. I don't see myself making this a collectible as I'm going to ride the wheels off of it!
 

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They must have figured out the problem at the factory. Mine was built in August, and the Black paint is as smooth as glass. I have a buddy who inspects paint at a GM plant, and he was shocked by the quality of the finish. However, now he is mad that he can't buy a black one. Doesn't want to be the second guy on the block with one!
 

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Just last week I had my black RT wet sanded and buffed. 37 hours of labor at a custom paint shop to remove the orange peel on my car. As you can imagine expensive, although well worth the effort and dollars. The car looks like glass now, you can read a newspaper in it.
 

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Awesome,

That is . . . well, awesome! Was the cost more than $500, and does it look that much better? Thanks.
 
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