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Apr 4, 12:24pm - #144456 
crappy paint job

hey guys i hit 105mph going to boston the other day and when i got home i noticed lots of little chips/depressions caused by debris and i use to go 100+ a couple times with my stock bumper and that didnt happen...so i think the guys either suck at painting and put a very clear thin coat or i just had bad luck that day and there was tons of salt...dont know wut to do now so im gunna complain 2 those bums


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Apr 4, 12:35pm - #144457 
sounds like they put only a minimal amount of clearcoat on...paint shouldnt chip that easy.

also, i'm not sure what to think about the depressions..thats not normal but i'm not sure how much that actually has to do with the paint.

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Apr 4, 12:55pm - #144458 
get it repainted.


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Apr 4, 12:57pm - #144459 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
get it repainted.

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Apr 4, 1:04pm - #144460 
Originally Posted by Mad_Game
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
get it repainted.


yeah, hopefully they will redo it for free

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Apr 4, 1:15pm - #144461 
That sucks thumbsdown

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Apr 4, 1:25pm - #144462 
yeah that sucks.

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Apr 4, 1:38pm - #144463 
could be too little or too much clear both will crack


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Apr 4, 2:17pm - #144464 
what front do you have is it Urethane or Fiberglass.

fiberglass will pit if it with a pebble or sumtin at thse high a speeds.

urethane will hold up better but cost more to fix


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Apr 4, 2:24pm - #144465 
sounds like they used a non-flexible paint (or at least the primer). When that happens on a bumper which is flexible (fiberglass or Urethane), the bumper flexes at high speeds, and the paint doesn't. That makes cracks, and then the paint can flake off just from the force of the wind. They should repaint your bumper for free, and you should make sure they use an elastomeric paint for all three layers... primer, color, and clear. They should do three clear coats also.


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Apr 4, 2:34pm - #144466 
well how much did you pay for the job?

if it was pretty cheap, there's your answer.


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Apr 4, 2:36pm - #144467 
i paid $500 for the front and rear and those bastards better do it 4 free! they did use the right paint just did a shit job with number of clear coats


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Apr 4, 7:24pm - #144468 
lol i know how ya feel seeing all those chips, my Hood is full of em now im just debating when to order my carbon fiber Hood


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Apr 4, 7:30pm - #144469 
thats from the rocks and stuff on the roadways hitting your front end and exposing the gel coat. how far away were you keeping from the person in front of you?

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Apr 4, 7:43pm - #144470 
How long ago did you get your car painted b4 the chips came? I goy my bumper painted a while ago and they said the paint will chip eaisly until its fully curred. Which was like a month or something. So if you didnt give it enough time to cure that is ur onwn ignorance. Chances r it was still curing. I got about 2 chips but i never relay went over 50mph.

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Apr 4, 7:50pm - #144471 
complain thumbsup thumbsup go 2 them and demand a repaint

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Apr 4, 9:50pm - #144472 
Originally Posted by Bakablo1
complain thumbsup thumbsup go 2 them and demand a repaint
thumbsup


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Apr 5, 4:25am - #144473 
Originally Posted by Erick
Originally Posted by Bakablo1
complain thumbsup thumbsup go 2 them and demand a repaint
thumbsup


perhaps.

however, i'm a firm beleiver in buyer responsibility.

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Apr 5, 7:34am - #144474 
i just got back from the shop and they said they would repaint for free so im happy and as for the chips on my Hood they asked $175 and with side skirts $220 is that a good deal??? anyways i dont have the TRD sides yet so im going to have to wait on the Hood and sides but other than that im gunna b carefull at higher speeds and wax that thang up!


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Apr 5, 9:15am - #144475 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
get it repainted.

I agree, that sounds like he was lazy when he painted it!

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