Originally Posted by GoPlzGo
I bet it's the soft aluminum from all the extra handling the panel got in getting to you plus the relatively inexperienced (with alum) body shops while they all adjust to the new weight reducing world order in car design....the best domestic aluminum dealer body work I have seen these days is at a Ford dealer or their go to body shop since they have so much alum in their new stuff (F truck etc...)...I don't think CDJR dealers are too accustomed with soft aluminum vs some others....Suburban Collision is quickly owning all the body work from dealers around here and it's things like increasing aluminum panel content that takes $10k ish or so investment plus some really good body finish guys ((the body artists) to pop out smoothly finished panels...that damn alum dents way too easily...the salt pellets around here dent it
Yes aluminum dents easily but.....the original hood is 3 years old and had not one single dent in it. So I expect the brand new hood to have not one single dent in it.
Originally Posted by SRTNinja
Dang man it sucks you have to deal with this situation. It's just the type of situation I'm trying to elude if not necessary. I hope it works out for you.
I think it sucks. The dealer/ body shop is roughly 30 min from my home. So that means at least 6 hours of my time has been wasted. I mean cmon! I do bodywork. I am not a pro. But I know that the point of a bodyshop is to fix dents. If I can see the dents easily in the sun then the tech should be able to. I mean I am simply at a loss as to what the hell they thought was going to happen.
The more they fail to fix the issue, the more I find.
So far there was 4 dings in wide open areas, two scratched areas in valleys, two drips and about 5 areas with pimples from dust getting in the clear. All is fixed but the dings remain. They keep wetsanding and buffing to try to remove the dings
......uh....that shit aint gonna work. duh!
The worst part is that they might have to fill and respray so I get to look for dust, drips and dings all over again. WTF