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2 choices mate, no point being

1) Dealer, see if they will sort it out for free or on a contribution basis.
2) Pay for a re-spray and dont bother with the wheel spacers, Abarth lights etc... use the money towards the paint correction instead.
Ill see what the dealer says today, its in for service and MOT today so ill ask when i pick it up. Cant help myself with the spacers been wanting to do it for ages and now the warranty is up all the horses and all the kings men cant hold me back
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Isnt their a 6yr or 12yr Paint warranty?? I cant remember. Mine is exotica red, and touch wood its still looks the same, even when it was in the accident I had, the bumper, bonnet and wing colour all matches the rest of the car.
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Re: Caribean Orange faded quite badly?? anyone else?

Not being funny but you cant blame Fiat for the car fading. All cars that are similar colours to yours will fade its not down to the manufacturer.
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Isnt their a 6yr or 12yr Paint warranty?? I cant remember. Mine is exotica red, and touch wood its still looks the same, even when it was in the accident I had, the bumper, bonnet and wing colour all matches the rest of the car.
Only applies if every Service has been done by a dealer. They check the bodywork over (allegedly) and keep it pristine.

If you dont dealer service you lose that, I lost mine...
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Not being funny but you cant blame Fiat for the car fading. All cars that are similar colours to yours will fade its not down to the manufacturer.
I can see your point but I wouldn't expect a three year old car (that has been treated well, polished and waxed) would fade that badly after only 3 years. I think thats down to cheap/cheapest paint and then it would lie with Fiat. Ill ask the dealer.

Im just glad its orange and not red, its turning into that Focus ST colour which isnt too bad. I hate to have a red car go pink

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Only applies if every Service has been done by a dealer. They check the bodywork over (allegedly) and keep it pristine.

If you dont dealer service you lose that, I lost mine...
Strange that, my mate had a 9 year old BMW 5 series and he always serviced it himself, found a spot of rust on the boot lid after 9 years and the Authorised BMW dealer took it in a resprayed the whole back of the car F.O.C!

Mine has always been serviced Full Fiat Service history.
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Strange that, my mate had a 9 year old BMW 5 series and he always serviced it himself, found a spot of rust on the boot lid after 9 years and the Authorised BMW dealer took it in a resprayed the whole back of the car F.O.C!

Mine has always been serviced Full Fiat Service history.
If he bought the Beemer new he paid for the repair & no quibble warranty work when he bought the car Beany... he didnt know it at the time though.

Cant compare BMW warranty with Fiat TBH.

If you have had all the body checks you might have a chance, but I'm pretty sure the warranty is specifically rust / anti perforation only.
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, but I'm pretty sure the warranty is specifically rust / anti perforation only.
Yeah probably is it anti stone chip too?
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Yeah probably is it anti stone chip too?
Doubt it, depends so much on raods you drive on and how close to vehicles in front. I spend half a day / month touching up stone chips. And the Fiat touch up paint isnt the best match ever....
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And the Fiat touch up paint isnt the best match ever....
Thats because your paint has faded!
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Thats because your paint has faded!
Beany... you should know me better.

I bought the Touch-up paint when I got the car... new, paint is the same now as it was...
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Beany... you should know me better.

I bought the Touch-up paint when I got the car... new, paint is the same now as it was...
yeah, im just joshing.

Belive it or not i actually prefer the colour my paint has turned just wish it was even. (next summer ill reverse in the drive).
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Lucky You Beany - my handles are pink on a red car - I may be a girl but I'm not sad enough to drive around in a pink car! I love the car too and intended to keep it for years! Fiat say the warranty is for paint work is 3 years and 8 years for corrosion. I'm praying all my stone chips start to rust!
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Lucky You Beany - my handles are pink on a red car - I may be a girl but I'm not sad enough to drive around in a pink car! I love the car too and intended to keep it for years! Fiat say the warranty is for paint work is 3 years and 8 years for corrosion. I'm praying all my stone chips start to rust!
Forced electrolisis on the paintwork.....
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Yea they do fade bad. Look at your door sills or in the boot or under the bonnet. Mines a 56 plate and i took some white stripes of and now it looks like its got dark orange stripes on lol ill have to post some pics of it. I got a quote for a bumper scuff and dent and they didnt seem keen on matching the paint at all!
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