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Old 06-30-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Is anyone else having problems with there paint scratching very easily? I have a black 11 tc so they show up a little more than other colors but it still seams to scratch to easily. I paint cars, i dont do it for a living but i do it on the side, and ive never had a problem like this..Anyone else?
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I had 2 little stone chips on my fenders on the 2nd week I had the car... Magnetic gray
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It could just be because it's black, like you said black does show more imperfections.
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My front bumper has chips all over it... I don't remember my GTI having this many paint chips though.
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The paint is thin. It's been like that since 2005 and I see they haven't done anything about it.
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I have the black as well and yeah... I have a few saddening areas where either I or other people have brushed up upon... They aren't too bad... but definitely a deeper scratch than I can just go and buff out.
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Probably environmentally friendly paint that's being used, my paint's chipped up all over the front, a nasty one on the hood. Oh well, it's a daily driven 09 and currently at 20K miles. Should have got the 3M clear bra for the front.
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Mine seemed to chip more in the first few months. It's like the paint is not fully cured or something. I might be imagining stuff, but the paint does seem tougher now. Mine is 8 months old.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:23 PM   #9
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yea everyone is switching to water based instead of oil based paint which takes longer to cure and isnt as durable, and other than my scratched i also had a few chips withing the first two weeks
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i thought it was just me...i would go outside and complain about all the swirls and scrathes my tc2 had! But then i noticed its on every tc2 so far that ive seen besides white. I think i might just paint mine over and great the best clear coat on there put on, cuz it bothers me that much and i have a black tc2
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Black tC2 = labor of love ;)
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Black tC2 = labor of love ;)
I couldn't have said it better myself
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I have the white and I have well over 50+ chips from stones on the car. 7 months on the road. My 04 Camry had about the same at 150,000k but it had a bug deflector.
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^ I was just curious - if paint chips on black look white, what do the chips on white look like? Mine are just "peppered" on the bumper cover... millions.
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paints way too think i think, when i feel my front bumper and hood as i wash my car, it feels like there is dead bugs on it


But no...

THEY ARE SCRATCHES D:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have silver though so maybe 2/10 of the scratches/chips are actually visible lol
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^ I was just curious - if paint chips on black look white, what do the chips on white look like? Mine are just "peppered" on the bumper cover... millions.
for me, i have a few small rock paint chips on the front...it looks like a dark dark grey specs...like metal i guess

also the latch on the hood is all scratched and looks dark grey as well
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Is there any production car with a message board that doesn't have at least one "The Paint Scratches too Easily / is too Thin" thread?
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Is there any forms ofmprotection besides the 3m solution? Only place tha does it is 500km+ away form me.
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Is there any forms ofmprotection besides the 3m solution? Only place tha does it is 500km+ away form me.
There is but I don't think you wanna slap on a leather or vinyl bra.
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I dont think so, was hoping for some sort of coating or something. All well I guess its just the nature of cars vs road
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