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Old 11-19-2012, 11:30 PM  
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Hey guys, been busy but I'm back with a question. I've had my 11 SES in Sangria Red for about 8 months now, and noticed a trend with the paint. The paint is really soft and prone to scratching. The doorhandles are the worst; they had hardly any marks on it at all when I bought it, and now are all marked up from my fingernails and use. My car is out of bumper to bumper, so does anyone have any tips for preventing this? It's normal for handles to get marked up, but neither of our other two cars A: got the handles marked up this fast, or B: to this extent (on them it's mostly behind the handle, on this car it is the handle itself.)
I see the round indent behind the handle marked up on most women's cars but you are talking on the handle?

Get us some pictures.

Do you live around dirt roads and construction zones? Is it just the handles or the whole car? If it's everything it's probably getting sand blasted by road debris
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