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Old 02-11-2014, 08:12 PM   #16
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Johnnymerc bit of a coincidence this?
What are the chances of this happening within a few days of one another there was probably more chance of winning the lottery
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:24 PM   #17
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This has come up before, might have been on here or t'other side. Same colour, possibly same year too !
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:28 PM   #18
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What are the chances of this happening within a few days of one another there was probably more chance of winning the lottery
And the chances of it happening at the factory? IMHO Nil :-)

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:35 PM   #19
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What are the chances of this happening within a few days of one another there was probably more chance of winning the lottery
It has not happened within a few days, how many cars were painted in that colour? Thousands probably!

Just deal with facts, approach your respective dealers and ask for a resolution.

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:42 PM   #20
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It has not happened within a few days, how many cars wee painted in that colour? Thousands probably!
That's not what I meant , I meant discovering the problem in a few days apart I realise the cars were painted probably months apart

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:47 PM   #21
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Both cars could of been painted on the same Friday afternoon?
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Both cars could of been painted on the same Friday afternoon?
This is MB we are talking about not british leyland :-) robots don't have off days lol

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:55 PM   #23
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Thing is that winds me up is it really isn't something you would expect from a Mercedes that old?
Stop acting like the age of your car...ring the dealership tomorrow, minding your manners and arrange for them to view it. There was a time when people learnt respect at their mother's knee.
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Both cars could have been painted on the same Friday afternoon?

Fixed that for you.
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:25 PM   #25
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My 2005 fire opal red CLK is fine but fire opal red doesn't have any tones, there is only the one colour and when I had my rear bumper resprayed it was a fine match.

Talk to the dealer as others have said, as I'm sure they will put things right
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An update
Went to MB Dartford to see the warranty manager Bob Smith explained my situation , He then took the car into the work shop because of the awful weather down South

I could see the car through the window. I could see them wiping it down 4 men in suits

After about 40 minutes and a lot of pictures and a lot of discussion Bob came in and agreed there is a problem with the lacquer , So now the pictures will go off to Germany Bob said it is very hard to take pictures of this damage so Germany might come back and say they can't see any damage in that case some one will come down from Milton Keynes

Bob also said Germany's take on some thing like this is if you can't see the damage from 3 feet away there is no problem and of course I disagreed with that

So riders go to your dealership and explain your situation and hopefully we will get MB to do some thing
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:06 PM   #27
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Hi I have my car booked in with Waltham Cross Mercedes tomorrow afternoon!
I'll let you know how I get on!
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My slightly older red W204 has this problem too. The lacquer is flaking off / separating from the base coat in several places.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:40 PM   #29
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This is shocking what I'm reading about others cars having similar problems.
Must be a paint problem?
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Here's a picture of mine...

http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/detai...how-treat.html

Eventually (this weekend), I fixed it myself (as can't afford to get it professionally resprayed right now), gave the surface a key with 2500 grit, smoothed down the edges of the lacquer, then 2 coats of lacquer, cutting compound with a mop, then polish and wax. It's not perfect, but it'll stop it getting worse.

I've since noticed a couple other areas on other panels where a chip has started the lacquer separating again.
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