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OEM orange peal quiz

#1
Whenever walking through a parking lot I find myself looking at paint finishes and comparing orange peel, especially on dark colored cars. Some finishes are very impressive usually from the likes of Lexus and Audi. I parked next to a black car today waiting for my son to get out of work. I couldn't help but notice the paint job and the excessive peel on the car next to me. This from a ~$50K SUV. Anyone car to guess who the OEM was?
Just curious, but how do the OEMs get virtually no peel on some brands? Do they bake?
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#2
Thats practically flat... look at the bottom of an f150 tailgate. I saw a new chevy traverse today that I would swear the paint was rolled on.
 

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
#3
Lexus in past at the plant years back were wet-sanding clear and sending back through to re-clear, don't know if they still do or not.
A lot of the problem is cheapness on applying paint, think about it! If you can save a quart per car over say 3 million cars a year, that makes bean counters very happy!
 
#5
Lexus in past at the plant years back were wet-sanding clear and sending back through to re-clear, don't know if they still do or not.
A lot of the problem is cheapness on applying paint, think about it! If you can save a quart per car over say 3 million cars a year, that makes bean counters very happy!

Been told many times I was FOS thinking that the manuf. looked at only doing 2 coats instead of 3 to save money and when I would say think about it every 3rd car was a free paint job (to them) because they didn't lessen the price of the car, the really smart people that I told that too said I was full of crap I just looked at them like "you paid to go to collage to get that stupid?"....

The orange peel seems to come and go year by year.
 
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