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Old 10-16-2018, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by lt1redvettegc View Post
Here's what I want to know, I don't think it been mentioned...
Did you pay in full for the mechanical work performed on the harmonic balancer or did you withhold funds? If they had your credit card did you deny the charge?
I paid in full for the mechanical work that was performed.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:18 AM
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Ive only ceramic coated two cars and they dont look like that. One is my z06 which is washed correctly(so why would it get scratches) and the other is my G8 that is auto washed. Both black. The G8 is driven in the winter and has gone through at least 6 automatic washes already this year and doesn't look anything like the OPs car. The G8 only has one coat on it to boot. Maybe the coating the detailer used sucks? I use Mohs and I really like it so far.

Even when I was washing with the old school method (get car wet, dirty mitt, dip in soap, circle motions, rinse, done) I never scratched a car like the OPs. That car looks like its been washed a lot or washed once with scotch brite.

Could it be swirls caused from buffing? Maybe they scuffed your car up or messed up something and did a quick buff job and messed that up?

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Old 11-30-2018, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by SSTG View Post





Instead let’s go off of dealerships prior history of damaging car finishes for years. There is a term for it “DIS” dealer installed swirls!


Excellent point. We should definitely take your word over a stereotype that was created decades ago.

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Old 11-30-2018, 12:00 PM
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Can you post some pictures of the car now, but like the original pictures? We are comparing apples to oranges here. Zoom in shots, with flash, will show EVERYTHING. I can see scratches and swirls in the original pictures, especially the trunk lid one (top right area). Do you have original zoom in shots? The pics attached are of a couple of my vehicles after getting coated with a similar product (literally every car pictured has a coating on it). Every car is super reflective and obviously swirl free based on these pictures. I'll be happy to take pics of any of them up close zoomed in and zoomed out back to back. Even though doing this is something I have never done I'm betting I can get shots that look awesome like the attached ones and zoom in shots that look like butt. I'm just wondering if you had good lighting and the car looked great, then something caught your eye and are now being overly picky? None of this is trying to bust your ***** or the detailer... just trying to put a different perspective on things hoping it helps.






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Old 11-30-2018, 12:45 PM
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Wow, I just read this entire post. Lots of dumb comments made and some good ones.
It's simple, it was given to the dealership in great condition, it came out damaged. Dealerships reasonability IMO.
I do tell everyone who works on my cars not to wash them. The Chevy dealership here in Cedar Rapids Iowa washes the cars they work on..... for free.
As for the member who did the paint correction on the Corvette, I'd trust him to do mine.

Best wishes to the OP
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by vetteLT193 View Post
Can you post some pictures of the car now, but like the original pictures? We are comparing apples to oranges here. Zoom in shots, with flash, will show EVERYTHING. I can see scratches and swirls in the original pictures, especially the trunk lid one (top right area). Do you have original zoom in shots? The pics attached are of a couple of my vehicles after getting coated with a similar product (literally every car pictured has a coating on it). Every car is super reflective and obviously swirl free based on these pictures. I'll be happy to take pics of any of them up close zoomed in and zoomed out back to back. Even though doing this is something I have never done I'm betting I can get shots that look awesome like the attached ones and zoom in shots that look like butt. I'm just wondering if you had good lighting and the car looked great, then something caught your eye and are now being overly picky? None of this is trying to bust your ***** or the detailer... just trying to put a different perspective on things hoping it helps.





based on the fact you failed to respond I'm going with the detailer did a crap job up front and you noticed it later
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by vetteLT193 View Post
based on the fact you failed to respond I'm going with the detailer did a crap job up front and you noticed it later

Or maybe it has to do with he hasn't been on the site in a month...
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