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    Re: ATS Paint Job

    i got a raven black ats and it only took them one wash to put in the maximum number of swirl marks possible. the hood looks like spotting machined finish. like this
    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...vOZA_iqjAWox3L

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    Re: ATS Paint Job

    just noticed scratches on my month old ATS with black raven ext. on the trunk of all places

    No clue these scratches showed up on my trunk lid.

    besides day to day driving, I've taken it to a touchless carwash once. Starting to think the dealer did a crappy job 'prepping' the car

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    Yeah, I have the same issues with the hood and trunk lid. I usually just apply a black polish after most washes. They are hard to see when the car is cleaned unless you get close and look for any imperfections.

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    Re: ATS Paint Job

    I read somewhere around 2003 that Cadillacs get 1 extra coat of clear compared to other GM vehicles. Don't know if that is true still.
    If you have swirls have a good detailer polish, glaze and wax it by machine. You will never get swirls out by hand.
    I don't think a dealership "detail" shop is going to be able to make most of us satisied.

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    Re: ATS Paint Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Rifle and rucksack View Post
    Yeah, I have the same issues with the hood and trunk lid. .
    How does the trunk lid of a new car end up with scratches??

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    When I test drove my car for a day, I pointed out before I got it that it had scratches all over the hood and trunk, I was told it was a "lot" car and not yet prepped for delivery. I was assured it would be wet sanded before I got it, which it was. No complaints when I got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ4 View Post

    How does the trunk lid of a new car end up with scratches??
    You got me! I asked the same question with more filler words to myself. I have a 2011 genesis with a tri -coat paint and it has little to no scratches except were some wood trim fell on the hood. One noticeable scratch.

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    Re: ATS Paint Job

    1 Month old car here With Black Raven

    cleaned it twice myself, was good,

    cleaned it at the corner's hand carwash and saw some crazy swirls on the trunk ! , not sure if im impressed with this paint

    My Acura Paint seemed less fragile i went numerous times to this carwash . All i know is that in Canada for the Black diamond paint on a 2.0T AWD it is a 1400+ $ option, i opted for the performance package for 1450$ instead...

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    So I am not the only one to notice that this paint is a little Prone to scratches. The paint on my genesis seems hard compared to the caddy paint... If that makes any sense.

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