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Old 04-10-2011, 11:04 PM
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From RI as well, was that carwash on eastbay or west bay? Dont want to repeat what happened to you. Sorry for your misfortune...
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http://www.freewaycarwashes.com/ they have 3 different locations in ri so I would stay clear from all of them
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I have a couple of suggestions--I'd look for a better detailer. If you find a good professional detailer, they might be able to correct and save what you got and it will be a lot cheaper than a complete paint job. Go to autopia.org--this is a worldwide professional detailers site. You may be able to locate a professional detailer in your area. If your dead set on getting your truck completely repainted you can count on spending at least 5k for prep and paint. That should include door jams, inside the bed, taking the bed off to do the rear of the cab etc etc. Get a professional high end shop or you will never be happy. A good paint job is something you don't want to skimp on price--IMHO.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:22 PM
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Thanks for all the responses I think I'm going to try to go to a good professional detailer.
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Redram10 do you happen to know how much that cost on that car. I know it's two types of vechicals but I'm trying to get a ball park idea of the cost
They would do the clear coat job for around $1200. The other car ran around $8000 since it was a Concourse Show car.
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First of all, you should've gone after the car wash place, your truck is supposed to look better when it comes out, not worse.

Second, do not get your truck repainted. Bring it to a reputable detail shop, let them do the best they can and learn to live with whatever is left as long as it not too nasty looking. At worst, maybe respray the most offending area, but even that I would avoid unless absolutely necessary. And remember, black shows everything, some of the scratches you are seeing may have shown up on their own within a short period of time anyway just from normal use and washing. Black normally needs a gentle hand and super clean materials when washing, and more frequent waxing. A plain terry cloth towel can wreak havoc on a black(or any real dark)finish.

I used to be in the detail/body business. I am a master detailer, I think the right set of hands on your truck should be able to remove 90-95% of the scratches providing they are not too deep, catching a nail on the scratch does not necessarily mean it cannot be removed with a wetsand.

And this folks, is exactly why I did not buy a black truck.
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Hey guys I live in New England and decided to use a brush-less car wash and my brand new truck came out with a ton of scratches I know not the smartest move but anyway I can't stand them and they are driving me crazy. I brought it to a detailer and they supposedly tried to wet sand it and it looked great until it rained. Basically I'm wondering what would be the ball park cost of getting my truck repainted. There were scratches on every panel but the tail gate, and I don't know if it makes any difference but I have the Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl paint. Thanks for any help.
A repaint would likely be $3000+ for just a sand and paint. (I do this for a living)

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Not to burst your bubble or anything, but the issue in Japan has affected many of the paints for Chrysler. This includes the Brilliant Black. I know this because mine is on order and was almost not able to get the Brilliant Black. Also looking on the Chrysler site when building a Ram, the Black along with other colours are no longer available. Sorry for your luck and hopefully you can get something figured out.
Shops mix their own so no issue with this at least at this point. Ours comes from Germany. I'm not sure if there are some brands that get pigments from Japan.

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Man that really sucks. But I always thought that the body shop matches the paint and doesn't order it from Chrysler. Also does anyone know if this paint is similar to the white pearl that requires 3 coats?
Its similar but its not a Tri Coat like the white pearls. This one just has pearl in it. The white has a base coat white colour followed by a very transparent white pearl then the clear coat.

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I have tried the wet sanding route but from what I hear if I can catch the scratch with my nail that its to deep and a lot of the scratches are that way
Not true. Many scratches that you can feel can be wet sanded out by a good detail shop or body shop. If its not all the way through the clear it should wet sand / polish out. I would go to a body shop. They all should have skilled polishers. Most detail shops do not have someone highly skilled at this type of work. (of course some do)
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Listen to RedRam10. He's correct. I've had this done with a previous truck. Stop talking about mixing paint colors, multiple coats, and so on because you won't be using any color, you are only spraying clear over top. Around here you'd be looking at roughly $1000, however it may be more costly where you live.
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Let's see a picture of one of the worst scratches.
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I think you mean Aston Martin, Austin was the original maker of the Mini.
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