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my paint sucks #295222 Oct 8, 8:03pm Oct 8, 8:03pm
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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

Re: my paint sucks [Re: GTaintsobad] #295223 Oct 8, 10:02pm Oct 8, 10:02pm
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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.

Re: my paint sucks [Re: GTaintsobad] #295224 Oct 8, 10:04pm Oct 8, 10:04pm
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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.

Re: my paint sucks [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #295225 Oct 9, 12:48am Oct 9, 12:48am
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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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Re: my paint sucks [Re: GTaintsobad] #295226 Oct 9, 12:51am Oct 9, 12:51am
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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.

Re: my paint sucks [Re: Stephen] #295227 Oct 9, 1:27am Oct 9, 1:27am
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45k miles is SOL 'cuz the factory warranty is only good for 36k miles.

Re: my paint sucks [Re: v3n0m] #295228 Oct 9, 1:59am Oct 9, 1:59am
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It has happened to a couple Celica members. Paint just peeled off thumbsdown


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Re: my paint sucks [Re: GOLDCELICA] #295229 Oct 9, 8:14pm Oct 9, 8:14pm
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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.

Re: my paint sucks [Re: GTaintsobad] #295230 Oct 9, 8:16pm Oct 9, 8:16pm
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I've got the normal paint chips from highway driving as well but nothing as drastic as you are experiencing...

Re: my paint sucks [Re: Sultan] #295231 Oct 29, 7:07am Oct 29, 7:07am
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my shit was flaking off on the spoiler.. and now its on my rear bumper.. aint that some SHIET

Re: my paint sucks [Re: rem] #295232 Oct 29, 7:14am Oct 29, 7:14am
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how much do you wax your car? not everyday or week, I hope...


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Re: my paint sucks [Re: Maka] #295233 Oct 29, 10:14am Oct 29, 10:14am
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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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Re: my paint sucks [Re: VSGTS14] #295234 Oct 29, 10:16am Oct 29, 10:16am
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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.

Re: my paint sucks [Re: Steven] #295235 Oct 29, 1:16pm Oct 29, 1:16pm
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wheres saskatoon wtf

lol my car has 40k miles and it still looks good. so toyota not gonna cover it?

Re: my paint sucks [Re: GTaintsobad] #295236 Oct 29, 1:44pm Oct 29, 1:44pm
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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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