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GTaintsobad
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GTaintsobad Oct 9, 4:03am - #295222 

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my paint sucks

my car only has 80000km (45000 miles I think) and it needs to be repainted because the entire car is covered in chips and scratches. I've had numerous "experts" look at the car, and they all agree that it shouldn't be chipping as easily as it does - to give you an idea, I probably find about 5 new chips every time I wash it..
Has anyone had this problem, and if so, have you been able to get Toyota to do anything about it?
Can anyone tell me what would cause this?

cheers
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silver
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silver Oct 9, 6:02am - #295223 
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wtf

My car has 78k and the paint still looks marvelous. The only chips are from rocks on the road hitting the Hood. frown

Where do you live? Maybe it has something to do with your climate.
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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 9, 6:04am - #295224 
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Originally Posted by GTaintsobad
my car only has 80000km (45000 miles I think) and it needs to be repainted because the entire car is covered in chips and scratches. I've had numerous "experts" look at the car, and they all agree that it shouldn't be chipping as easily as it does - to give you an idea, I probably find about 5 new chips every time I wash it..
Has anyone had this problem, and if so, have you been able to get Toyota to do anything about it?
Can anyone tell me what would cause this?

cheers


You probably didn't get a proper clear coat from the factory. Some vehicles get short changed on clear coat.
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e_degala
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e_degala Oct 9, 8:48am - #295225 

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the celica seems to have a thinner coat than i have seen on my previous cars. other cars i've had seemed to have a thick paint, but the celica seems to have a thin enamel like coat.

got a few tiny dots on the Hood, carbon fiber should fix this though.

hey, remember tailgating isn't always drafting!

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Stephen Oct 9, 8:51am - #295226 
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Originally Posted by GTaintsobad
my car only has 80000km (45000 miles I think) and it needs to be repainted because the entire car is covered in chips and scratches.


I'm doubtful that Toyota will chip (<--get it! rofl it's a play on words...mmmk) in to repaint your car. are there even paved roads in Saskatchewan? j/k, I know there are. Sorry about your luck though. Did you buy the car new or used? If it's out of warranty then you might be SOL.
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v3n0m Oct 9, 9:27am - #295227 

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45k miles is SOL 'cuz the factory warranty is only good for 36k miles.
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GOLDCELICA Oct 9, 9:59am - #295228 

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It has happened to a couple Celica members. Paint just peeled off thumbsdown

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GTaintsobad
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GTaintsobad Oct 10, 4:14am - #295229 

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o yeah - and to top it all off, we baught extended warranty, so we spent an extra $600 for nothing (well, nothing so far, I'm covered till november) .. Im just pissed that Toyota gives absoulutly no admition that it would be in any way possible for them to have used defective paint, or that it wasnt applied properly.
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Sultan Oct 10, 4:16am - #295230 

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I've got the normal paint chips from highway driving as well but nothing as drastic as you are experiencing...
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rem Oct 29, 3:07pm - #295231 
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my shit was flaking off on the spoiler.. and now its on my rear bumper.. aint that some SHIET
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Maka Oct 29, 3:14pm - #295232 

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how much do you wax your car? not everyday or week, I hope...

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VSGTS14 Oct 29, 6:14pm - #295233 

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toyota's paint is very nice...isn't thin
subaru on the other hand...thin paint and sucks.
Toyota's holds up well.

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Steven Oct 29, 6:16pm - #295234 
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My spectra blue paint chips chips and is very thin.

We need a hard clear coat finish. My friend's nissan has an indestructible paint job.
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ghostingcelica Oct 29, 9:16pm - #295235 
2000 Black Toyota Celica GT
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wheres saskatoon wtf

lol my car has 40k miles and it still looks good. so toyota not gonna cover it?
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importcarbabe Oct 29, 9:44pm - #295236 

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Originally Posted by GTaintsobad

my car only has 80000km (45000 miles I think) and it needs to be repainted because the entire car is covered in chips and scratches. I've had numerous "experts" look at the car, and they all agree that it shouldn't be chipping as easily as it does - to give you an idea, I probably find about 5 new chips every time I wash it..
Has anyone had this problem, and if so, have you been able to get Toyota to do anything about it?
Can anyone tell me what would cause this?


cheers

I have the same problem as you, if i touch the paint it will flake off my car looks so ugly up close. And toyota wont do anything for me since my 00' GTS has 107000 miles so yeah.
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