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    Default 2018 F3 Limited White pearl paintjob

    I have noticed that the "White Pearl" paintjob on my Spyder looks mottled. First I thought it was dirt that I was seeing, but after cleaning and polishing it it looks the same. It is mostly visible on the frunk lid.
    I don't know if I should make a case of it with the dealer/BRP, or just ignore it. It's frustrating, though.

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    You should not accept anything that is not perfect on the paint. you paid good $ for the Spyder, so I would go back to the dealer and tell them that they need to correct this. BRP can send new panels to fix this.
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    For sure. Make a stink... make sure they fix it.

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    BRP can either fix the paint or replace the lid.

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    Another card on the pile for fix or replace the offending part. Way to expensive to tolerate a bad paint job.

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    Default Me too!!

    I have a Pearl White 2017 F3T purchased new from dealer this July and the edge of the frunk has like a off color tint. I kept thinking it was just me but know I think it's the paint job. I'm going in to the dealer soon to have lights added, I am definitely going to bring it to their attention.

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    Spyders carry a premium price and the quality should be there when new.
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    Things may have changed, but the warranty on my 2013 RTL expressly excluded paint flaws.
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    Contact your dealer. You didn't get a special discount for imperfect pain. Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdware101 View Post
    I have noticed that the "White Pearl" paintjob on my Spyder looks mottled. First I thought it was dirt that I was seeing, but after cleaning and polishing it it looks the same. It is mostly visible on the frunk lid.
    I don't know if I should make a case of it with the dealer/BRP, or just ignore it. It's frustrating, though.
    I finally had a chance to bring the Spyder to the dealer yesterday, to look at the paint job.
    Luckily, they were able to see for themselves that I was not making this up, and the paint is definitely mottled (it's like slightly darker "clouds" in the white paint). They took pictures and opened a case file with BRP. First, the service manager suggested that maybe the manufacturer will have the paint "touched up". I told him that I am not going to accept that, as the bike is brand new and I don't want to settle for a crappy paint job. Ultimately, he conceded that BRP should replace the panels.
    We'll see what happens.

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