Reading the above comments, I feel almost guilty that mine has gone through the system so quickly and smoothly, with no arguments from either the dealer or ARUK,
. Of course, the car being brand-new probably went a long way towards giving me a cast-iron case, but I really feel for you guys having problems with this,
Here are some shots of mine a few minutes before she was uplifted by the bodyshop people - apologies for the slightly 'fuzzy' quality but it was absolutely throwing it down at the time. I did wipe-off with a microfibre cloth immediately before each shot so what you will see is a damp surface but with no water droplets. The panels had so many tiny pit-marks (thousands wouldn't be an exaggeration) they felt like they had been sand-blasted, which I suppose in a way they had,
Offside Rear Arch (and bear in mind that I have front mudflaps fitted otherwise I dread to think what state these would have been in).
Nearside Rear Arch.
And for those with a strong stomach, the Bonnet and Nearside Front Wing (or at least part of it but it was like this all the way across,
). I've probably missed a few and this time I haven't even bothered to mark the ones that I've previously touched-in as I was getting quite upset just looking at it,
At least though, 3 weeks or so from now, I can look forward to welcoming home a pristine bella - just in time for the Scottish Italian Car Day, I hope. Good luck to the rest of you with your respective fights,