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Hi All,

I've joined this forum for some advice...

I have a 11month old 108, brought from a dealer who used it as a demo car (for about 3 months).

In the last 2 months the paintwork on the from bumper has literally started to peel away, in many areas of the bumper. the rest of the car is fine. no sign of damage, just paint peeling. a local car dent repair guy had a quick look and stated the bumper has not been prepared correctly, no key or under coat. I see what appears to be a brownish bumper and flakes of blue paint in my hands.

I took it to a local dealer who, after 5 weeks, stated it was not covered by the paint warranty and dismissed me.. I then took it to the dealer I brought it from (as I've moved from the area). After two weeks they've stated that Peugeot has stated its stone chips and with water spray getting into the chips, its getting behind the paint, forcing it to peel away.

I find this a hard story to accept for a car so new, with no sign of any chips, damage etc, just paint blistering.

any advice welcomed! thank you
 

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Contact your local trading standards and get their advice. They are in a much better position to give up to date accurate advice than the armchair lawyers (I include myself in that description) that may frequent any forums.

I don't think we have many experts though we do have some members who are pretty clued up on some legal aspects but considering laws and regulations can change on a whim, a recognised body who specialise in this kind of thing may well be the best place for the correct advice.
 

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Is it possible the bumper has been repainted prior to your purchase? If not done in a Peugeot approved bodyshop it is unlikely their paint guarantee can be relied on.
 

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Demo car with paint peeling off.... yep, someone bumped it, the bumper was replaced but not sprayed correctly.

No amount of stone chips would make the paint flake away, no matter what pressure the water unless using an industrial cutting jet LOL They are just trying to get out of it, so you need to chase them, get yourself to an accredited bodyshop, have them assess the work that needs to be done and get an engineers report stating the bumper was not keyed or primer applied.

They will charge you for this and give you a quote for the bumper, adding in the evidence above. Add the two together and send a very strongly worded "Letter before court action" (legally you have to do this).

Keep some of the paint chips for evidence, there will be laboratories that can confirm what the composition of the paint is.

In most cases, it isn't worth the £300 max it would cost for a decent respray so they will pay up. 11 month old cars shouldn't have any of these problems.

If they don't pay, off to the small claims court you go!
 
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