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grcelica
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Apr 20, 6:22pm - #160337 
Anyone having this trouble with their factory paint?

I have an "01. In the last year I have noticed a gradual peeling of the clear coat in ares of the car where-ever there is a sharp edge. (near the moldings, around the rearview Mirror housing, etc.) It seems like the clearcoat is too hard or somethng. By the way, I am absolutely ANAL about keeping my car clean, and waxed, and detailed. This drives me crazy. I don't think Toyota will cover it since I have 68k on it, but I haven't tried. Anyone else experiencing this?

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Apr 20, 7:25pm - #160338 
i have the same problem on a portion of my rear bumper...on the edge like you said. i havent gone to toyota to ask...i have 51k on my car...


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Apr 20, 7:40pm - #160339 
i havent noticed a clear coat peeling but i do get chips and scratches SUPER EASY, and im just like you cant stand to see stuff liek that


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Apr 20, 8:36pm - #160340 
Yeah, I have a super white 00 gts, and I've noticed chipping of the clear coat on the edge of the door. Not too bad, but it does suck.


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Apr 20, 8:40pm - #160341 
Originally Posted by eric_h
i havent noticed a clear coat peeling but i do get chips and scratches SUPER EASY, and im just like you cant stand to see stuff liek that

Same here and with a friend of mines Celica who has 40,000 miles less than me. I hate it too. I don't know about the clear coat peeling, but the chips seem to be more of a common problem.

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Apr 20, 9:56pm - #160342 
The celicas factory paint isnt the best...A lot of people here complain about it.

Only place I actually noticed on yours greg was the front bumper down low.

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Apr 21, 6:42am - #160343 
Originally Posted by LostAngel
The celicas factory paint isnt the best...A lot of people here complain about it.

Only place I actually noticed on yours greg was the front bumper down low.


yeah, but that the factory bumper. I f I get a kit, problem solved. I hat e it where its peeling up by the hatch and window molding. May have to paint the whole car,

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Apr 21, 8:38am - #160344 
Originally Posted by grcelica
Originally Posted by LostAngel
The celicas factory paint isnt the best...A lot of people here complain about it.

Only place I actually noticed on yours greg was the front bumper down low.


yeah, but that the factory bumper. I f I get a kit, problem solved. I hat e it where its peeling up by the hatch and window molding. May have to paint the whole car,

*cough* Paint it gunmetal or that new color for the celica. *cough* happywink

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Apr 21, 9:13am - #160345 
Im thinking about painting mine too, I have a ton of rock chips on the Hood and front bumper

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