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Old 04-18-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Unhappy SVT paint

I have a 2004 Infra Red SVTF3. I picked it up, new, in October 2004. It only has 2100 miles on it and is in the garage when I'm not driving it.

We just had our first perfectly gorgeous Sunday, get out and wash the car day, of the season. The car's paint job looks pretty bad. There are several spots where the paint has chipped and the top of the back bumper, which has maybe seen the occassional slide of a paper grocery bag, looks abused.

My 2002 Durango (which I would NOT reccomend to anyone) and my 1994 Jeep Wrangler (you would have to pry my cold dead hands off the wheel to get it) both look like they have newer paint jobs.

I got a chance to really look the car over good, in a well lit area, when I took posession of it: it looked new.

What gives? My old man had a 1994 F150 that sloughed paint like it was going out of style (There was a recall). Is anyone else having problems with the paint on their SVT?

Other than that, I really love this car!

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Old 04-18-2005, 05:40 PM   #2
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yea...the paint seems really thin. i have a lot of paint chips too...there's a lot of swirls on the top of my bumper too...but a good polish can fix that right up.
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:40 PM   #3
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Yeah I think that's part of it at least, both the paint and the clearcoat over the paint are just really super thin. My car cleans up nice after Einszett polish and wax, but you can still see plenty of light scratching in certain areas, especially on the top of the rear bumper. If I had my choice of color again, I would have gone with my first instinct, CD Silver, instead of Sonic Blue because the silver is much better at hiding imperfections.

The paint on the front of my car is pretty messed up now - I was just looking at some pictures I took when the car was new(ish) and you can really see a difference, now my front bumper and the leading edge of the hood are just covered in small nicks and gouges (and I don't do a lot of driving, either, so far an average of about 5,000 miles a year). The paint does seem to be pretty easy to damage.
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:52 PM   #4
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i had to drive alot this winter and now i have about a dozen various size chips in my hood and 2 in my windshield. How easy is it to find touch up paint?
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I think a lot of people got matching touch-up paint when they bought the car (I didn't but I bought the car lightly used)... otherwise the dealer will certainly be able to provide you with the right color. There's even places on the internet where as long as you know your paint code, you can order a bottle of touch-up paint.
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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That touch up paint is really hard to use!
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I think a lot of people got matching touch-up paint when they bought the car (I didn't but I bought the car lightly used)
i got mine used too and it didnt come with touch up paint.
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I see you have an Infra Red SVT too, red is a PITA to try to touch up in my experience because it never seems to look right. I used to have a car that had been repainted red using the same paint that Honda/Acura used in the 90's, so it had a bottle of matching Acura touch up paint to go with it - and I tried to touch up a few nicks and gave up because they just didn't match the shade of red on the car at all, in spite of being the same paint.
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I see you have an Infra Red SVT too, red is a PITA to try to touch up in my experience because it never seems to look right. I used to have a car that had been repainted red using the same paint that Honda/Acura used in the 90's, so it had a bottle of matching Acura touch up paint to go with it - and I tried to touch up a few nicks and gave up because they just didn't match the shade of red on the car at all, in spite of being the same paint.

that is discouraging to hear. i might try to touch it up atleast to protect the metal that is exposed.
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LOL, sorry, it's not THAT bad, it's just that in my case the red was very "red" and the touched-up areas looked much darker. But you're right, it's a good idea to fill the chips in just to prevent any chance of corrosion.
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