The paint thickness was checked for originality. The IQ passed that test. Next in 4-6 weeks the car should go in for adhesion/peel testing. The body will be wrapped in damp plastic and the workshop will try removing the paint with suction or something like that.
It is. They will provide a loan car too. The warranty on paint is 10 years. When I mentioned wanting a new bumper that I’d like painted the manager doing the check said if I was going to keep the IQ it’d be worth respraying the rear bumper too. That’d be at my expense but having the paint for the roof might be useful.
I’m not sure of the cost of the bumper painting though as he said an entire repaint is four to five thousand pounds!
He said they take the taillights off and clean the crap off the back of the lense at the edge, “not detailing but cleaning it”.