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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-01-2016, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Be careful when buying a new Jeep! PSA to inspect paint!!

So I just bought a trailhawk. Love the rig. Has about 350 miles on it and I've owned it for 3 days. I took it home for an overnight test drive before I decided to pull the trigger. It was a tad dirty but I did a walk around on a sunny day to check for dents or misaligned panels. I decided to buy and got to the dealer at 5pm. By the time we finished everything it was 6:30 pm. Their shop had already closed and I was hungry. They promised me a full detail next week. No big deal.

I took it home and knew I would clean it up this weekend. No big deal. Today I did a full detail, wash, clay, correct, and wax. Holy ****!!!! Scratches running the ENTIRE length of the rig. All the way down both sides. Only visible in certain light but **** it sucks. Looks like someone took it down a road that had bushes/branches on each side that scratched all they way down. It appears to be in the clear coat only. I hit it with some M205 on a DA polisher. Didn't have much time but they look a tad better. (No where near a full correction)

Next time I go for delivery I will make sure it's a sunny day and they are able to clean it up before I sign. also 2 scratches on the tail gate. M205 and waxed helped hide but I can still see it in the correct lighting. Only 72 hrs old boooooooo
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Welcome,

Understandable that a new off the truck Jeep shouldn't have scratches but, if you plan to off road, it's not a matter of if but, when you'll get battle scars, that's luxury of owning a Jeep

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how many miles did it have when you purchased

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I wouldn't blame the TH so much as the dealership. But welcome and I hope you have as much fun in your jeep as I have in mine!


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Congrats on the new TH and welcome to JCC. I found scratches inside and out on mine, which was a factory order, but figured they saved me the hassle of worrying when I was going to do it.....I know we should expect new vehicles to be perfect, but such is life, sadly.
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how many miles did it have when you purchased
Like 210 I think?
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reason why i'm asking, mine had 3 miles on it.. so yours was test driven to death. most likely some kid took it off road for a test drive and most likely romped on it..

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reason why i'm asking, mine had 3 miles on it.. so yours was test driven to death. most likely some kid took it off road for a test drive and most likely romped on it..
Or the dealership took it out for some offroad "fun". I've seen YouTube videos of dealers doing that and filming it for promotional videos.
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Congrats on the TH. We love ours!!

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new TH. Sorry to hear about the paint defects as I know how it bugs me to death when I see them. I hope you enjoy that new TH anyhow and try to ignore the paint defects--(yeah--like don't think of a pink elephant for 10 minutes--that shows you how old I am--thing we kids said in the "olden" days)

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