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I assume modern cars are not built that well anymore. I had parked up and gone shopping and someone In a brand new VW Polo had parked beside me.

As I began loading my shopping up I couldn't help but notice the Horrendous Orange Skin paint job. I even questioned if it had been in a shunt but it appeared the whole side of the car was the same! I am stunned that it passed quality control it was absolutely fucking shocking.

I guess most "normal" customer don't give a shit.

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Modern paint? Or poor painting techniques with modern paint :laugh:
Water based paint is a bit of a PITA when it comes to application and curing from what I've been told. If you want to see how to do it right theres a great series by Larry who owns AMMO, its on his own 964 so hes putting his money where his mouth is.

 

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I think it might be due to the fact that manufacturers are using a acrylic powder clear coat rather than a wet paint as they try to reduce paint emissions. Even the water based clears aren't really wet paints, they're more like a powder based slurry that you still need heat and UV to cure fully. You'll never get the finish with a powder that you can achieve with a proper old fashioned 2K solvent based clear.
 

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Typical of lots of modern cars. Chris Harris does a vid on day one with an E92 M3 - references orange peel.

Some brands / colours worse than others.
 

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Do it cheaper.

Has been the mantra for nearly everything for a while now. It is why China is such a massive industrial powerhouse, and India and the like are pumping so much money into engineering and CNC factories.

Just do it cheaper and save 3 cents per car, then put the price up on this years model because prices always go up. If someone complains it will be the dealers problem to sort it out.

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My brand new BMW is like this. Frankly, I couldn't give a hoot.
I can't understand why people get so worked up about something so trivial...
 
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