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    A Facebook Abarth buddie recently posted a photo of his pride and joy - a new red Abarth 124, freshly detailed by Dan

    As usual, the results were just stunning !!!!

    My question is - how was the paint to work with ??

    I am curious as this car is actually painted in the Mazda factory, using Mazda colours and there have been some OS reports of less than happy owners

  • #2
    Hey mate, thanks for the kind words. I'll be doing a write up on it in the next few days

    I actually found the paint to be quite reasonable. Typical Japanese paint in that it didn't need to be too aggressively corrected. The car was delivered with holograms and usual nastiness. Clearly the Fiat dealership are more used to working with harder Euro paints

    What are the reports you're hearing about them?

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    • #3
      Thanks Dan

      The issues are essentially soft paint - especially the Red

      Read this http://www.124spider.org/forum/129-f...nt-issues.html

      One forum member had an epic battle with his car

      And Yes - I have a 124 on my radar (but a bit undecided)......probably in blue

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      • #4
        Wow I don't know what some of those guys would do if they encountered a Honda or Nissan self-healing clear

        I think their brains might explode.

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        • #5
          I would of thought the infamous Mazda orange peel would be the bigger problem.
          "Perfection is lots of little things done well." Fernand Point

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wolfgang View Post
            I would of thought the infamous Mazda orange peel would be the bigger problem.
            The new MX-5 is quite flat, some of the best factory paint I have seen.
            The one Abarth I have seen was also very flat. (No peel)


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Trewarin View Post
              The new MX-5 is quite flat, some of the best factory paint I have seen.
              The one Abarth I have seen was also very flat. (No peel)


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              I have noticed that. The 3's are still pretty bad though.
              "Perfection is lots of little things done well." Fernand Point

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Wolfgang View Post
                I would of thought the infamous Mazda orange peel would be the bigger problem.
                just a bit bigger.
                The thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, early in the morning or late at night. The thing you read about, write about, think about, fantasize about. that thing you do alone and theres no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. Thats it, thats your thing, thats your heart , your guide, Thats the thing you must, must do.

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                • #9
                  Another FB 124 buddie had his 124 recently detailed & protected by CCP and reported back that the paint (red) was very soft and the thickness was averaging 50-60 microns !!!!

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