What ever you do don't take it to ELCO With the experiances that I have had in the last month with body shops I would recomend they pull the panel and do a total repaint. I would not be to concerned with the adhesives. They will just put new on. With the panel off of the car you will not have to wory about overspray. The panel comes off fairly easily. Make sure the guy knows what he is doing. If it is a decent painter the match should be perfect, and since your car is not that old this should help too. However you decide to go make them paint the whole panel. Don't let them do the blend job. Good luck and remember DO NOT TAKE YOUR CAR TO ELCO CHEVORLET IN BALWIN MO FOR BODY SHOP WORK!!!!
Kevin is a good friend of mine, but I have to diagree on removing the panel. You could wind up with a bigger mess. Fastdog is leading you down the right path!! You don't want to break the adhesives. Find a good painter!! Ask questions!! Even though it looks like crap now, that is an easy repair.
A good shop will paint as much as needed to blend properly. Black is very hard to match, but not impossible. I would prefer a shop not affiliated with a dealer. These guys do this as primary business, dealers usually do this as a convenience and the work shows.
Good luck, I get crazy if my cars have to be painted for any reason.
There is (nearly nothing), that gets me jacked quicker.....than a new vehicle.......ESP a 50K vehicle, that needs work......and esp cosmetics.........
This isONE more reason I would like to see Vette's at a SEPARATE dealership from the rest of the pack........
The quality of service & paint, etc......would/could be greatly enhanced........
Best to you..........
I have never had Roy Robinson Chev do any bodywork for me but I know they do a lot of work on vettes in general, have their own vette showroom, have a fulltime vette mechanic on staff and have done all of my service and repair work to my satisfaction for the last fourteen years. The only other shop in my area that does a fair number of vettes is Sunset Body shop in Everett, but again I have been lucky in that I've never needed any body work.
I've used (I think the name is 405 Collision), they are located in Kirkland off of 405 and I think 124th.... I had them wetsand, my ex-car. This shop was recommened, by some friends on the F-Body list. I was real happy with their work.
My EBZ06 has a 6"X3" spot on the deck lid that does not have enough color on it.I went to my local dealers body shop and he says they would paint the spot and blend it into the top of the driver side quarter panel.
I can't see spraying a perfectly good quarter to get a paint match.This defect got by both Cave City Chevy and the Museum in Bowling Green,probably because its almost invisible under flourecent lighting but noticable in the sunlight
I am going to a non dealer Corvette specialist today and get his opinion
I would rather pay an expert than have a dealer body shop ruin the car,I will post results when I have this done
What do you guy's think about this,comments welcome
Brian, when was your car built? I'm curious because my black Z was built Nov 1st and I have to
say it is probably the worst paint job on a new car that I have ever seen. I am ok with it because
overall, at a glance, it looks good. However, under good light the orange peel is terrible !
There have been several comments about the "repaint" when you sell the car. If this job is done right, you will probably have forgotten about it when it comes time to sell. Secondly, I would not offer the information when you do sell the car. Meaning, usually potential buyers ask if the car has ever been wrecked. Well, it hasn't, so why offer information that is not asked for. If the question comes up about repainting...you can say NO.....primarily because the question is based on the whole car having been repainted.
Have the dealer diagnose the paint. If it's declared a defect and warrantable, see if the dealer will sublet @ warranty rate to the shop of your choice. If the shop you like agrees, no money out of your pocket... If not, pay the difference out of your pocket. Get the sublet shop to warrant their work and any comebacks are the independant's problem. Agree with the dealer that it's the last he'll hear about this particular issue... the dealer should like that part.:roll:
Paint work on production vehicles should be expected to be repaired to commercially acceptible standards. Some Corvette folks want "show" paint work... Some buy mods without a question.... and one might swallow the out of pocket with that in mind.
There's always the possibility the dealer can square the paint away. I can almost guarantee they won't entertain a "repaint", it doesn't work that way.