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RedRocker 08-21-2010 04:29 PM

Paint Quality
Just wondering if the new paint equipment they added to the Jefferson plant enabled Jeep to produce a vehicle with less noticeable orange peel?

Scottina06 08-21-2010 05:47 PM

Re: Paint Quality
that is one thing I forgot to look for wyhen I drove the 2011

Repo503 08-21-2010 05:57 PM

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Looked at a few the other day and it looks better to me.

jpsmith 08-21-2010 06:24 PM

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Mine's got some orange peel, but not the worst I've ever seen.

White Chocolate 08-21-2010 07:54 PM

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what is orange peel?

Jim Hef 08-21-2010 07:58 PM

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The finish has small nubs in it similar to the peel of an orange. Some is okay, but too much, and the light doesn't refract properly, giving a somewhat dull finish.

White Chocolate 08-21-2010 08:02 PM

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Ahhh gotchya

Jim Hef 08-21-2010 08:28 PM

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If you've watched any of the custom builder shows, you hear them use the term "color sanding". This is sanding the finish to remove the orange peel, bringing about a smooth as glass finish. Time consuming process.

White Chocolate 08-21-2010 08:40 PM

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So why do brand new vehicles have orange peel? shouldnt they come off the lot perfect condition?

whatevrworks 08-21-2010 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by KlutcH (Post 256800)
So why do brand new vehicles have orange peel? shouldnt they come off the lot perfect condition?

From what I hear it is from the paint robots, since it is not color sanded between that coat and the clearcoat. Just a sacrifice that has to be made when not doing by hand.

Jim Hef 08-22-2010 10:55 AM

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It's a case of that final polishing that is not available to a mass production vehicle. If you saw a paint shop job, you would know what it really looks like prior to polishing. I find the paint jobs as they are delivered to be quite nice, and wonder how they are able to deliver the shine that they do considering they are applied by a robot.

smcginnis87 08-22-2010 02:00 PM

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May nice cars have orange peel, the only car i have seen with out it is my friends that he hand painted and wet sand the dang thing many times, but because it is being done by a robot its almost impossible to not get some orange peel

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