Paintwork peeling on Front Offside door and panel

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Paintwork peeling on Front Offside door and panel

Post by T44PPN » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:30 pm

Unsure if this is a common complaint on Mercedes but I have noticed the front o/s door and adjacent panel have got two significant chips with one now peeling away the top coat and paint (thus exposing the metal underneath)... never had this on any of my previous cars so I am looking for advice.

Is this something mercedes will cover under warranty (flakey thin paint)? Alternatively is this a home repair job or professional rub down and localised repair? And if the latter, can anyone recommend a good repair shop in the Essex area?

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Re: Paintwork peeling on Front Offside door and panel

Post by T44PPN » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:31 pm

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Re: Paintwork peeling on Front Offside door and panel

Post by T44PPN » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:32 pm

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Re: Paintwork peeling on Front Offside door and panel

Post by T44PPN » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:32 pm

Ps the last image isnt “bubbling” paintwork. Id just washed the car :D
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Re: Paintwork peeling on Front Offside door and panel

Post by T44PPN » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:45 pm

Okay, so a clean down, clay, polish, touch up, clear coat and wax has left it looking reasonable and protected in the interim... will look to possibly wet sand down the panel or polish again to get a much smoother seamless finish... fingers crossed!
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Re: Paintwork peeling on Front Offside door and panel

Post by MAFFA » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:55 am

I would think looking at that you might have a job claiming on paint through Mercedes. Any signs of a dink & they’ll sack it off. My lacquer is peeling on my callipers & they told me to do one as it could have been a stone or something that started it

Mercedes are a pain with warranty claims unfortunately, but the only way to find out is to ask & then keep pushing
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Re: Paintwork peeling on Front Offside door and panel

Post by LeeH » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:15 pm

That can be done as a local repair. Looks like it’s seen something very aggressive such as thinners or brake fluid.
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