I work at a body shop specifically in the paint side of the shop... this is awful, and I'm truly sorry you're dealing with this. To answer your question about paint curing, it really depends on the brand of paint. I wouldn't recommend getting your car waxed or using any type of wax at all in the freshly painted areas for at least 6 months, as it can cause issues with curing.I've had my fair experience with body shops over the years and when my wife accidentally scratched up the side of our 2020 Inscription XC90 I figured that the paint repair/body work deserved to be done at the local dealer which is also, rather proudly, listed as a "Volvo Authorized Collision Repair" Center.
Went to pickup today and couldn't believe my eyes. Paint Drips, Air Bubbles, Paint Not Blended, Poorly Leveled, Deep Gauge in Paint Work... I was so shocked this wasn't a gypsy run fly by night body shop but an actual Volvo Dealership performing work like this! What in the world. I spoke to the assistant service manager who told me he would "make it right" and have "it ready by tomorrow morning". Is that even possible to give time paint to properly cure? What do you guys advise doing here? View attachment 139465
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