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Re: Paint bubbling on Y2k 323i (archive)

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Posted by Bob on September 26, 1999 at 15:46:22:

In Reply to: Paint bubbling on Y2k 323i posted by Adam Roth on September 26, 1999 at 13:11:27:

: I recently bought a y2k 323i and before taking delivery noticed some issues with the paint that needed to be taken care of. After further inspection I discovered small paint bubbles on the cars roof and passengers side pillars, I included these problems on a list with various other things that needed addressing. My salesman after talking with the service people about the bubbling, told me that he might as well give me my Honda Accord back because they would need to repaint the car in order to fix these problems. I didnt think that was the right way to handle the situation. So my question is, should I be very concerned about less than perfect BMW paintwork? Or is this a common quality problem with newer BMWs? any comments would be appreciated.

I would not accept delivery of that car, no way!! Paint bubbles means that the sub surface was not properly cleaned before the application of the paint. The dealer is right the entire car has to be painted because what shows up in one place today may show up elsewhere later on. Just order another car and be patient. Often cars are damaged during shipment and have to be repainted. If the repainting is not done properly you get this. I really doubt if the car left the factory that way. Sorry but just refuse to take it.

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