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Plastic film falling off body panel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Angeloro - smart USA Apr 14. 6 Replies

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Eric Angeloro - smart USA replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"I would ask you to call 1-800-smartUSA and speak to customer service. Sadly as jwights points out we see 2008-2010 Rally Red smart with the similar issue and many of the panels are being replaced with assistance from our field teams and Customer…"
Apr 14
SRWills replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"I had the same problem.  I took mine to the dealer, they took pictures. I keep in touch with the dealer and after about 2 months, they said the panels would be replaced.  They covered all the panels except for the drivers door. …"
Apr 10
Robert Stout replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"Thanks for the extensive information, Mr Wright....It appears that with 2009 red I have a bitch of a batch problem which will only get worse...So it is a film of clearcoat and not plastic film...My alternatives are: 1. What  cheap cosmetic…"
Feb 22
jwight replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"Have to disagree.  Any car wash liquid sold in auto parts stores, or dishwashing liquid for that matter, will not harm the clearcoat on your smart (although the dishwashing liquid will strip off any wax on the car.)  I'd recommend…"
Feb 22
Donna Garlitz replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"i have a cover for my smart so she does not bake in the heat and i take it to the smart dealership to have them wash it. The saleperson who sold me my smart told me not to take it to a carwash but to bring it here or to any dealership and get it…"
Feb 22
jwight replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"Sounds like you have the dreaded "peeling clearcoat" [all smarts are clear coated] syndrome; several threads on SCoA about this.  Seems to predominately affect early model red cars for some…"
Feb 22
Robert Stout posted a discussion

Plastic film falling off body panel

I never waxed my 2009 red passion, but I have gone to infrequent car waxes...I found a clear plastic film falling off my right rear body panel above the wheel...It exposed a very dull red surface underneath...I never knew that the body was covered with a clear plastic film, but I should have suspected that when it didn't need a wax job for 5 years....Was this plastic film applied by the manufacturer or the dealer???1. Can I apply a wax or sealant by hand to brighten the exposed dull red paint,…See More
Feb 22
Robert Stout replied to jwight's discussion smart takes last place in 2013 JD Powers APEAL survey
"JD Powers rated the 2013 Smart AMONG THE BEST in initial quality, scoring the highest level for powertrain,body, interior, features, accessories, design, and fuel economy.....It lacked public appeal, because most folks are blind and…"
Dec 18, 2013
Robert Stout replied to Jonathan Gourd's discussion 2013 Electric Drive "Brake Failure" display
"If you have good insurance, crash it into a big tree...You will get a new one, and the crash won't hurt you......"
Dec 18, 2013
Robert Stout replied to jwight's discussion 2014/2015 453 smart info
"After 2015, will the Smart be built alongside the Renault Twingo in Slovenia by those famous Yugo auto workers ?????"
Dec 18, 2013
Robert Stout replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion 8 States team up to support Electric Vehicles
"Thanks for your advise to minimize  the home charger costs and charging the battery on a home off peak electric utility rate....  "
Dec 8, 2013
Robert Stout replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart Safety Stories
"The last time I checked, the fatality rate of occupants of Smarts in the USA was half that of the average American car on American roads...It is a SAFE car....If the worst happens, you can skip the cost of a casket and be buried in your Smart... "
Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stout replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion Icon parking in New York City offers half price parking for smart cars
"New Yorkers can save even more than this reasonable $99 a month parking fee by taking their Smart up in the elevator and parking it in their office...."
Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stout replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion Future Info Series
"I don't think we could expect MB free roundtrip airfare for a European delivery of a cheap Smart...We may get an extra bag of peanuts on the self paid flight.... "
Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stout replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart electric drive could be first EV with battery lease in the US
"This is a fair price for the original leasee of the battery...My question is how many buyers of a five year old EV Smart would want to absorb a $75 a month battery lease ??? This could harm the resale value of EV Smarts.... "
Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stout replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion Future Info Series
"YOU CAN HEAR THE CRICKETS WITH THE DEAD SILENCE FROM sUSAi ADMIN RESPONSE TO YOU SUGGESTING PUBLISHING SERVICE BULLETINS....OF COURSE, THAT IS THE SMART WAY OF DOING BUSINESS.... "
Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stout replied to Joshua Rape's discussion Smart Engine Trouble
"Joshua may try to stop raping his engines by no longer driving constantly at redline RPM....IF HE WANTED MORE SPEED, HE SHOULD HAVE WAITED FOR THE 2014 OPTION OF A TURBO ENGINE...."
Oct 19, 2013
Dariusz replied to Robert Stout's discussion 316 HP ?????
"I would also like to see SmartED range doubled. That would be higher on the list of my priorities :) My current Smart Fortwo is perfect for my needs as is :)"
Oct 7, 2013
Robert Stout replied to Robert Stout's discussion 316 HP ?????
" !02 HP is not sufficient   to inspire me to buy a new Smart...Smart marketing comes out with an E-Smart rather than a fast Smart option, and they call that a bright move...Who hires these guys ???"
Oct 4, 2013
Robert Stout replied to jwight's discussion smart takes last place in 2013 JD Powers APEAL survey
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Oct 4, 2013

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cheapest 2 seat "sports car"
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At 11:26pm on March 29, 2009, Sally Law said…
That's what my mother in law said when she first saw the car. Looked like it belonged in a circus. So hence the clown outfit when I first took her for a ride. I showed up and took her to church dressed like a circus clown. Loved every minute of it too.
Thanks
At 12:46am on February 5, 2009, NOTATOY said…
I like driving my Smart more than my Lexus SC430 sport coupe. There is just something about a Smart..
At 12:24pm on January 23, 2009, John said…
Thanks, Robert. Your comment was hilarious.
At 8:13pm on January 22, 2009, Dave Mayall said…
Hi Robert
Im Dave Mayall of Smart Car of Mass, if you are tired of waiting for your Smart give me a call I have a dealer that has 30 available at dealer cost.
Cheers
David Mayall
978-265-6647
At 11:57am on January 3, 2009, Keith got his smart said…
I think you will love the new red, much nicer than that "orange-red" from last year.
 
 
 

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