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I was changing my license plate today and right above both plate screw holes, the paint has started to bubble ...





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Old 01-11-2012, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was changing my license plate today and right above both plate screw holes, the paint has started to bubble .
I had just waxed it in October of 2011 and it was not there ( yes I pull the plate and wax behind it ) Wax does no good from the inside out .
.Has anyone else seen this issue ?
I am too pissed to go to the dealer today so I am going tomorrow,when I cool down .
My concern is now, that they have to break the paint and it is Black Granite ,and have to paint the entire lift gate and not match or even orange peel .
So bottom line, check above your plate holes .

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According to the dealer policy, I don't think you will have a new paint. They will sand a little bit and do a touch up. It happen to my wife's camry. Not enough to claim, but the tech who did the touch up make it worst, so they had to do the entire roof.

it sucks but you will have to fight, do it and it will work. It worked for me.
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I know the OBS styles are prone to hatch leaks, need to check mine
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They should be able to spot it in... I know Hendrick Collision where my brother works does a great job of this. I guess its all up to where you take it!
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I just got back from the dealer ,they are going to paint the entire lift gate .
I have to wait for an appointment ,they say they need 3 days for prep & paint .
The body shop manager popped one of the bubbles ,there is rust underneath .
He thinks that the metal was not properly cleaned before it went for factory paint .
We will see how it matches .
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I don't think you will have to worry about it matching too much. I could understand the 3 day part. I bet they are going to strip that sucker clean and start over.
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if they know what they are doing it will look like new when they are done.
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I haven't seen or heard of this problem before, but I bet it will look perfect when they get done repairing it.
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After doing some searches ,it appears to be a common problem .
I am still waiting for my appointment .
After the body shop manager popped the bubbles ,you can really see the rust .Unless you are doing something to your license plate most people would not notice it .I am more concerend about orange peel and dust than the match .
A dealer does not have the same type facility as the factory paint shop .
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Originally Posted by jsfb6pts View Post
After doing some searches ,it appears to be a common problem .
I am still waiting for my appointment .
After the body shop manager popped the bubbles ,you can really see the rust .Unless you are doing something to your license plate most people would not notice it .I am more concerend about orange peel and dust than the match .
A dealer does not have the same type facility as the factory paint shop .
Good point about the dealer not being as equipped for this type of thing. My brother works for a collision center that is a separate entity of the entire auto mall. They have better quality standards then most body shops!
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At the dealer where I work, we have 2 techs that are doing little body repair as scratch and wash cars but when we have bodywork to do, we have a contract with an external bodyshop near our place. We have priority for the appointments and he received a BMW certification as they now ask that to become an official body shop for us.

Someone from BMW Canada in Toronto came down to Sherbrooke to inspect the bodyshop an approuve it.
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I stopped by the dealer on Friday ,they are waiting for new emblems for the lift gate .They won't reuse the old ones and I am fine with that .
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Yeah I am with you! If I could have new I would want it!
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Parts are in ,I have an appointment at 8:00 am Monday (1/30/12 ) to drop it off ,should be ready Wednesday ( 2/1/12)
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