Hello, new member with a C180 w202

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  1. Mercy_c180

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    Hello members of MBClub UK.

    My name is Den, I live in Telford, Shropshire and I have recently bought a 1997 C180 Esprit, and I like it alot, no wait....I love it :eek:. It was a very stressful buy due to the plonker of a dealer, mention no names, weston motor company :doh:. Anyway, the car is brill, however, I noticed, after I washed it (although it was meant to be valeted before it was delivered, now I know why it wasnt) there was imperfections on the wings and bonnet, I say imperfections, what I really mean is, where someone had tried to blend paint in, and let me tell you, what a shocking job they have done, anyway I took the car to the self-service pressure washer, all going well up until I noticed the paint on the wing peeling whilst I washed it, and it now looks a damn right mess, any ideas what I can do or whether I can take it back to dealer for them to sort?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
     
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    Hi Den, and welcome to the forum:thumb: If I were you I would take it back to the dealer and get him to put it right! The paint should not lift when using a pressure washer unless you use it an inch away from the car. Sounds like a bad paint repair to me.
     
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    Take it back asap before the dealer claims the damage is caused by stone chips!
     
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    Hello Den
    Welcome to the Forum :thumb:
     
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    Hello carat 3.6 amg and thankyou. Yeah I think I should do that, as it is definitely a bad paint repair, as where the paint has lifted I can see signs of filler. Before the pressure washer incident, I could see signs of poor paint blending. I will upload pictures tomorrow. Im really not happy, it looks a mess.
     
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    He wouldnt get away with that I doubt as a fair amount of paint has peeled, at least 10 inches worth of it. There was nothing I could do about it as one second it was there, the next it wasnt. :mad:
     
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    Hello and thankyou :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum m8 !
    Hope the dealer sorts this !
     
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    Cheers mate and so do I, but I doubt he will.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Den :thumb: The dealer should sort this out this sort

    of thing should not happen :wallbash:
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
     
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    Thankyou :). Im going to take the car to the dealer today and see what he says, if its anything like the customer service I have had so far, it will be a waste of time, but hey, it needs to be done.
     
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    Thankyou for the welcome :thumb:
     
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    Thankyou for the welcome aswell mate :thumb:
     
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    Hello Den, welcome to the forum mate.
    I'm a new boy too.
     
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    Thankyou mate :). Well I'm not alone then :D. Welcome mate :thumb:
     
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