Quoted from hawk370:
seems like cpr has quality issues as of recently has this always been the issue?
nah, not really.
CPR is a hand made product, just like the originals and there is going to be some variance when you are actually pulling multiple layers of silk screen by hand.
Pretty sure those claiming lack of dimples all had dimples, but 13 plus layers of ink and then clear coat can fill in dimples so you have to look for them. The dimples are still there and lets be honest, topside dimples are few to begin with and expected that some are going to fill with ink during screening.
Lately there have been some ultra picky people complaining about things like some clear coat on the back of the pf (really, wtf?) and small ink misses that nobody is going to see behind a ramp once install.
Both CPR and Mirco are comparable but each have their issues also and could fine tune some stuff. Notable for me is that Mirco uses a softer wood than the originals and softer than what CPR uses (guessing they cant get the good stuff as easily overseas?).
They both provide a great product. For me personally, I will take a CPR everytime if there is an option. Mainly for the harder wood, better hand sprayed and buffed clearcoat, and the fact that they are still a hand made product in a way that is very similar to the originals.
If you are a person looking for perfection, then in bot cases the reproductions are your starting point. You should let them cure off for 6 months and then send them to a pro for touchups to make them perfect and reclear after inserts sink slightly. This is just a reality of how quick these are made and the products available for use now a days.