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Old 01-23-2018, 08:28 PM   #1
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Volkswagen paint: Terrible?

Has anyone noticed that vw paint just doesn't hold up as well as other car company's? Maybe it's just me, but their paint just doesn't seem to be good. What do you think?
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:37 PM   #2
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I have few spots at the top of my windshield on my 2012. It looks as though the paint has chipped there. The rest of the car is mint though.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:39 PM   #3
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I have tried to take impeccable care of my paint since I've owned the car. Only hand wash. Wax twice a year. I have many issues with my paint that to me are unexplainable. The rear hatch has what look to be drip marks originating from underneath the rear window and other places have weird marks that I can't get rid of. Really irritates me. Have thought about taking it to a paint specialist to get their opinion.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:24 PM   #4
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Not that bad IMO. About the same amount of orange peel as other factory painted care, all nice and glossy. No imperfections that can't be polished out.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:08 PM   #5
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I detailed, polished and coated mine immediately, so no real trouble.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:23 PM   #6
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I bought my 2012 used, only 1 owner before me. Had small 2 chips on the hood, and one right above the windshield. I hand wash, and was my car and try to keep it perfect. But still more chips have happened on the hood, and above the windshield. I also have the small rust spots starting to form in the corner of both doors because that's where all the water gets drained and ends up sitting there and freezing in cold weather on these cars for some odd reason.thats ones of my biggest pet peeves.
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:09 PM   #7
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Im getting alot of chip marks on my hood and front fender has bulging paint(rust??)
Car is 7 years old so sure if this is factory pain though
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:50 AM   #8
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I would say my GTI has satisfactory paint. I owned a Chevy Colorado back in the day and that thing had terrible paint. If you looked at it wrong the paint would chip.

The best vehicle paint I have ever experienced was a Harley. It was left outside in the rain, in the beating sun and in all sorts of crazy Colorado weather......and when I washed it looked brand new. No fading or any issues with the clearcoat and no chips on the tank or fenders. I would use a quick detailer and wipe it down and polish it before a ride and it always looked immaculate.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:40 AM   #9
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Volkswagen has a 12 year paint warranty against manufacturer defects. You guys might want to go to the dealer and start the very long process of getting it approved and fixed.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:31 PM   #10
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Volkswagen has a 12 year paint warranty against manufacturer defects. You guys might want to go to the dealer and start the very long process of getting it approved and fixed.
I recently just found out about this, have you done It? How long does it take to get approved, and where will they replace?
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:36 PM   #11
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I'm sure they'll use any and every excuse not to do it. Everything you point out will be blamed on rock chips and typical wear and they won't cover a thing.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:45 PM   #12
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Better quality paint on my GTI than on all of my previous cars.
Most recently Nissan Maxima, Mazdaspeed 6 and Camaro.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:55 PM   #13
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I recently just found out about this, have you done It? How long does it take to get approved, and where will they replace?
I'm waiting to see what Volkswagen says in regards to 2 rust spots on my trunk lid. Both in the same spots on opposite ends of the lid. No other rust is on my car. It's been a couple months... Like I said it's a long process.

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I'm sure they'll use any and every excuse not to do it. Everything you point out will be blamed on rock chips and typical wear and they won't cover a thing.
This is basically what I'm waiting to hear... If it isn't covered I'll just do it myself... Just don't want the hassle of having to mess around with the trunk lid and painting it.

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