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I have recently purchased an 02 C2 in polar silver.

Tonight I was detailing the car, and noticed 3 really odd patches on the drivers door.

Each is an oval, about 1cm max size, and looks like a very thin splodge under the lacquer.

You can just feel them if you run a finger over them, they have undulated edges, but only distort the light slightly from certain angles - hence why I never noticed them before now.

I have 2 theories:

1) They are very poor PDR repairs, where the repairer has made an oval set of microhighs (unlikely as I cannot see any marks to the back face of the door panel).

2) They are sone sort of paint flaw - I guess they could be splodges of primer, colour coat or lacquer - it's hard to say.

I'm really not sure what to do with them.

Anyone else ever seen anything like this or know what to do? I will check with my paint meter tomorrow for thickness, but am loathed to wet sand or flat them back as the splodge may not be in the clear coat!

Thanks

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I have recently purchased an 02 C2 in polar silver.

Tonight I was detailing the car, and noticed 3 really odd patches on the drivers door.

Each is an oval, about 1cm max size, and looks like a very thin splodge under the lacquer.

You can just feel them if you run a finger over them, they have undulated edges, but only distort the light slightly from certain angles - hence why I never noticed them before now.

I have 2 theories:

1) They are very poor PDR repairs, where the repairer has made an oval set of microhighs (unlikely as I cannot see any marks to the back face of the door panel).

2) They are sone sort of paint flaw - I guess they could be splodges of primer, colour coat or lacquer - it's hard to say.

I'm really not sure what to do with them.

Anyone else ever seen anything like this or know what to do? I will check with my paint meter tomorrow for thickness, but am loathed to wet sand or flat them back as the splodge may not be in the clear coat!

Thanks

I've never seen that from a PDR and a good PDR guy would never create the microhighs. The smudge in the paint is a mystery. But does the pattern of the 3 marks give you a clue? Are they near the door lock? The only thing I can think of is that the smudge was caused by intense concentrated light, like from a magnifying glass.

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