Bonnet alignment

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Jon A wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:00 pm
PorscheMack wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:58 pm
Jon A wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:52 pm
Agree bonnet is just fine but the door trim on drivers side doesn’t appear to be in line with the edge of the door! 😳
You're right but this is what happens when you concentrate on one particular area. Seems like the top section of Black plastic could have been a touch wider across the door which would align more but frankly I'll live with it as can't imagine the tin of worms waiting for me if OPC gets involved :lol:
Wouldn’t bother me Mack the rest of the gaps are all good and that is hardly noticeable without looking at close up photos 👍
Too late!! My paranoia has gone up a gear :lol:
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Skyway wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:36 pm P.S. If there’s no flare out I’d be completely happy with what you have and wouldn’t let a body shop anywhere near it. Forget about it and enjoy. The pictures I’ve seen of those with a real issue are 10 times worse.
+1

If mine had been that good without any flaring, I doubt I would have even noticed tbh.
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Well my bonnet has now been successfully realigned without any painting by Road & Race restorations under warranty. So it can be sorted, you just need a sympathetic dealer to put your case forward.

Note the guy from R&R who delivered the Macan said they’ve done quite a few in the North West already.
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Conwy GTS wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 5:07 pm Well my bonnet has now been successfully realigned without any painting by Road & Race restorations under warranty. So it can be sorted, you just need a sympathetic dealer to put your case forward.

Note the guy from R&R who delivered the Macan said they’ve done quite a few in the North West already.
Hi,

Do you have any before and after photos? Who was your OPC? What was done exactly? Was it the bonnet hinge or altering the door / side panels?
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My original OPC was Perth, but as I live in north Wales it was done through Chester. I believe the wings , bonnet and front bumper were adjusted. I don’t believe the doors were touched.

I will try and take some pics over the weekend and show before/after images.
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Conwy GTS wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 6:15 pm My original OPC was Perth, but as I live in north Wales it was done through Chester. I believe the wings , bonnet and front bumper were adjusted. I don’t believe the doors were touched.

I will try and take some pics over the weekend and show before/after images.

Hi, any chance of those photos? 🙏🏻
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Before

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After

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Wow, looks perfect now.
1. Were your ‘before’ photos when the bonnet was hot? Looks identical to mine.
2. Did Chester OPC fix it based on looks or did they measure the panel gaps and confirmed it was not within tolerance.
3. All done under warranty?
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I literally would have left the car at the dealer if they tried to handover with that alignment. That’s some of the worst I’ve seen. But what a cracking job. Just proves that some cars simply are not getting the QA they deserve at the factory.
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