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    Junior Member sofaspud's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete harrison View Post
    and just like last time the bodyshop I am using is Jaguar approved - both by recommendation and certification.
    Don't let the approval stamp fool you, my car is currently the subject of independent inspection due to the poor standard of work from an 'approved' repairer. This place has all the approvals, Bentley, Jaguar, Aston, Porsche etc yet the condition they have twice tried to return my car to me is very poor. If you've used them before & know their work then great, I normally use a back street (old school) repairer (the kind you wipe your feet on the way out...) but he couldn't take this repair on due to workload

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    As far as I understand and I have a leaflet somewhere explaining this , the Coating bonds with the pores in
    the paint to form a sort of lacquered finish which is very durable . I think the main benefit is time saving
    and labour . I don't think its for me Pete , I enjoy the ritual of the cleaning process .
    You still have to wash them though.
    I had my XF done with a buffing & ceramic coating, worked a treat & made washing much easier.
    Just waiting to resolve the current repair before getting the XKr done
    2014 XKR in Italian racing red with speed & black packs, 20" Vortex wheels & charcoal interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofaspud View Post
    Don't let the approval stamp fool you, .........
    That is why the recommendation is as important as the certification.

    I hope you resolve the issue with your car soon.
    2014/14 X150 5.0 XK Dynamic R Coupe in Italian Racing Red with Ivory leather and aluminium veneer - 15 June 2017
    previous Jaguars =
    2005/05 X100 4.2 XKR Coupe in Pacific Blue with Cashmere leather - 14 November 2016 to 15 June 2017
    2006/56 X150 4.2 Coupe in Frost Blue, Black leather - 10 June 2011 to 27 July 2013
    2004/54 S Type Sport 2.7 diesel in Radiance Red, Black leather - September 2007 to December 2007

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    Senior Member Reggie-Rock's Avatar
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    I had some paint issues with mine so went back to the place I had my Porsche done previously which I was very happy with and had most of the car repainted but please make sure the car is stripped of windows and body fittings prior to the respray. Get yourself lots of quotes which will vary a lot and choose carefully but the end result will be worth it. The only areas I didn't have painted was the bonnet, front bumper and tailgate. My car now looks amazing and worth every penny I spent on it.
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    I have owned 35 cars in my time which range from a Mini, 2CV,l Land Rover etc. to a Jaguar XJ a Porsche and many Mercedes. My current car is a 2007 Jaguar XK which is my third Jag and also have a 2009 Mitsubishi Colt as a little run around.

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    Can I ask a genuine question and its for my own benefit as I have had no paintwork done ever on the XK , I have a few paint
    chips on the plastic skirts at the bottom of the rear wings , was this part of your own job Reggie and how was it done , on the
    car or removed ? thanks .

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    When I had my 2006 XK repainted this included removal of all glass excluding the tailgate glass, all trim, bumpers, rear silencer and associated heat shields etc (yes, I had it painted underneath the back end as well) and the result more than offset the final cost.

    When I had my 2014 XK tidied up a little last week it required the rear bumper to be removed in order to gain satisfactory access to the diffuser. They were going to remove the side skirts to deal with the leading edges that form part of the front wheel arch but this was deemed unnecessary and they were painted in-situ.

    The works for my last XK (X100) had been planned and agreed with a local restorer of classic cars (specialises in Lea Francis) to include full repaint including removal of glass, trim, bumpers, side skirts, rear spoiler. They did not really want to do this work as they considered the car to be in excellent condition and told me I was too fussy, especially for a car that lives outside. I reflected on this and realised I was trying to turn a 12 year old car into a new car again, and with it being outside I would end up going through this refurbishment every couple of years. As I could not live with it as it was, and in my heart I know it was a good car, I decided to let it go - hence the XK I have now.
    2014/14 X150 5.0 XK Dynamic R Coupe in Italian Racing Red with Ivory leather and aluminium veneer - 15 June 2017
    previous Jaguars =
    2005/05 X100 4.2 XKR Coupe in Pacific Blue with Cashmere leather - 14 November 2016 to 15 June 2017
    2006/56 X150 4.2 Coupe in Frost Blue, Black leather - 10 June 2011 to 27 July 2013
    2004/54 S Type Sport 2.7 diesel in Radiance Red, Black leather - September 2007 to December 2007

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    The rear bumper was removed, I know this as I just happened to call in on a progress report and it was being prepped. I have got quite friendly with the guy who manages the body shop and know he did a first class job for me at a very reasonable price.
    After a month following the work I fitted clear film protection to the front end of the door sills and the leading edge of the rear bumper which will hopefully help against stone chips flung up from the tyres.
    I have owned 35 cars in my time which range from a Mini, 2CV,l Land Rover etc. to a Jaguar XJ a Porsche and many Mercedes. My current car is a 2007 Jaguar XK which is my third Jag and also have a 2009 Mitsubishi Colt as a little run around.

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