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Picked up a brand new car today (not an Alfa), noticed at handover that there were a handful of tiny blobs of what looked liked white paint down one side. Dealer suggested he get his guys to clean it up (in hindsight should have probably taken it as it was and sorted it myself, but too late now...)

Anyway, they've removed the paint blobs but now there are faint hazy patches in the paint where the blobs were. It's very subtle, actually, but once you know they're there you can see them! Any ideas whether I (or specialist detailer) might be able to "buff them out"?? And what would you recommend?? I want to try and deal with it before getting the car properly clean and giving it first decent wax and polish.

Wondered about trying something like AG Super Resin Polish? Bad idea?
 

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Picked up a brand new car today (not an Alfa), noticed at handover that there were a handful of tiny blobs of what looked liked white paint down one side. Dealer suggested he get his guys to clean it up (in hindsight should have probably taken it as it was and sorted it myself, but too late now...)

Anyway, they've removed the paint blobs but now there are faint hazy patches in the paint where the blobs were. It's very subtle, actually, but once you know they're there you can see them! Any ideas whether I (or specialist detailer) might be able to "buff them out"?? And what would you recommend?? I want to try and deal with it before getting the car properly clean and giving it first decent wax and polish.

Wondered about trying something like AG Super Resin Polish? Bad idea?
Basically you touch it & it becomes your problem - For a brand new car they need to sort it out, that’s a disgrace!
I would not accept the car until it was 100% - How on earth did they get white paint on it to start with?
Most probably the apprentice was given the job to remove it and fecked up the lacquer - Take it back & make a scene!!
 

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Basically you touch it & it becomes your problem - For a brand new car they need to sort it out, that’s a disgrace!
I would not accept the car until it was 100% - How on earth did they get white paint on it to start with?
Most probably the apprentice was given the job to remove it and fecked up the lacquer - Take it back & make a scene!!
Well, yes. I should say that I did tell them (and put it in writing) that we'd take the car but would be looking to them to sort it if we couldn't get it fixed. I didn't want to reject the car (for what is actually a relatively minor paint issue) and then have to sort out loan cars, waiting for another build slot and so on.

And given that it's their attempts to remove the paint that caused the damage, I certainly didn't want them to try and "fix" it again!! Incidentally, I was able to remove all the other paint spots myself with gentle use of a little AG Tar Remover - with no visible damage to the paint at all!! Wish I'd just brought it home with all the paint spots and fixed it myself.

The hazed/scuffed lacquer patches have improved quite a bit after buffing with some AG resin polish - but my concern is that's probably only temporary - i.e. they'll look bad again when the polish wears off.

The dealership is currently waiting for me to decide how I want this resolved. I think where I'm at right now is maybe having a professional detailer take a look at it and bill the dealership for the fix (assuming it can be fixed through polishing out). Does that sound like a fair solution?
 
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