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Old 06-28-2013, 07:14 PM
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I have to disagree, yes it may be normal for a Dodge pickup. I also own a 2007 VW Beetle and a 2008 Toyota Yaris. There is no orange peel in the paintwork. They cost 1/2 what my truck did. The truck is covered in it, as well as dirt nibs in the paint.
Really? My business partner just purchased a 2013 BMW M6 Convertible in Black Sapphire Metalic for a hair under 120K. Orange peel city! Some areas more evident than others [fenders almost always seem to be the wrost], but it's covered nonetheless.

If you're certain that your 2007 VW Beetle and your 2008 Toyota Yaris' paint both have zero orange peel, grab yourself a 3M PPS SUN GUN Color Matching Light and you'll see [orange peel] for yourself; as well as all the paint defects car paint can hide. Almost all high-end spray/body shops will have at least one of these tools and some of the professional detailing shops; or at least they should.

My point? Orange peel in a car's paint is more evident on some vehicles/colors than others. The evident ones, you can clearly see in the right illumination; even in poor lighting, the obvious ones will pop right out at you. The subtle ones are much harder to visualize, but they're still there. They're just not [as] obvious to the naked eye.

To truly eliminate all orange peel from a car's paint finish involves a sheet load of preperation/sanding prior to each layer's application during the entire paint process. This is an extremely time consuming and just downright tedious work. Read: expensive. To finsh, you have to have superior/flawless spraying techniques as well as equipments used. Simply put: it's an accumulation of things that must come together just right, at just the right time.

I highly doubt the good folkes at Toyota and Volkswagen went to these [extreme] measures on both your rides.

I may be wrong....

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I highly doubt the good folkes at Toyota and Volkswagen went to these [extreme] measures on both your rides.

I may be wrong....

Cheers.[/QUOTE]

I have no idea how the folks at Toyota and VW are doing it, but obviously some how they are. I don't need any Star Wars goggles to see orange peel on the Dodge truck. I have had numerous vehicles over the years with a wide variety of colours both light and dark, and I am extremely particular over my vehicles. I have never had a vehicle covered in so many paint blemishes/defects as the Dodge truck bar none.
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Paint job on my Black Ram is NICE!!! I like it!
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I have the same rubbing issue.
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I bought my Ram and my Dodge Magnum back in the bad old days just before Chrysler went teats up. Paint is excellent on both, no panel fit issues or other boo boo's either. Still, not surprised that the government would f-up the paint. When I bought my Ram, you could buy non ethanol gas. About 2 more mpg. Keep helping us out and we can just stay in bed.
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