Paint Flaking Off

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    Tundra Dweller
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    Location: Minneapolis, MN.
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    Paint Flaking Off

    Post by Tundra Dweller on 12/20/2010, 4:34 pm

    With in 1200 miles I noticed a small paint "chip" in the center of the hood. Two days later there were two more and one on the windshield strut. I called the Dealer and brought it in. The service manager said they were caused by rocks hitting the car.
    They washed it to have a better look and I pointed out there were no indentations indicating impact. I told them no rocks had hit the car and that the paint came off right to the metal. He claims Hyundai has zero issues with paint. I told him I have two other vehicles with over 150,000 miles and neither of them had paint flake off and they are driven year round. It took two weeks but the regional manager approved having the hood repainted. I will be keeping a close eye on the rest of the car. It is the Red color.
    As for the paint being too fresh for the cold weather it sat at the Dealership for several days after delivery to have the oil tube replaced.
    I am NOT pleased with this! Mad

    Giants4Ever
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    Location: Woodland, CA
    Current Car: 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T

    Re: Paint Flaking Off

    Post by Giants4Ever on 12/21/2010, 9:28 am

    Tundra: Really sorry to hear that. My Acura did the same thing. Built in America, they had to use inferior (water based, I was told) paint. If a rock even thought about hitting the front of the car, it took paint off. I was shocked because I'd never had the problem with any other new car, and I found little support from the dealer. This started immediately after I took delivery. My Sonata is the same color and will be watching for any signs.

    Hotwheels
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    Location: Ingleside, Ontario Canada
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    Re: Paint Flaking Off

    Post by Hotwheels on 1/26/2011, 1:26 am

    I had clear 3 M paint protection strip installed on the hood approx 12 inches wide full width of hood, wrapped under hood lip so should take care of most of the potential stone chips ( I hope)

    RenoF250
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    Location: Sierra Foothills, CA

    Re: Paint Flaking Off

    Post by RenoF250 on 1/26/2011, 7:35 pm

    I had a Jetta and the whole front of the hood got all pitted after one trip to Reno. I need to get some of the 3M material.

    Giants4Ever
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    Current Car: 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T

    Re: Paint Flaking Off

    Post by Giants4Ever on 1/27/2011, 11:57 am

    Hotwheels: Does that plastic strip come off easily? Does it discolor? What potential problems do they present, if any? And our hood drops down so fast, it would seem like the whole surface would really need protection.

    RenoF250
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    Re: Paint Flaking Off

    Post by RenoF250 on 1/27/2011, 12:20 pm

    Giants4Ever wrote:Hotwheels: Does that plastic strip come off easily? Does it discolor? What potential problems do they present, if any? And our hood drops down so fast, it would seem like the whole surface would really need protection.

    It is not intended to come off plan for it to be permanent. It does not discolor the paint or turn brown itself that I have seen. The only problems I have seen with it are - the unprotected pain above it will get pits so there will be a line or protected/unprotected if you do not go high enough and wax can collect at the edge of the film.

    RenoF250
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    Re: Paint Flaking Off

    Post by RenoF250 on 1/27/2011, 1:04 pm

    Just talked to All About Tint and they will do the film for $450. That includes the bumper ~13" up the hood and the mirrors. He said it has a 5 year warranty. They have a tint special for $199 as well. Not sure if that is a good deal, never tinted a car before.

    Hotwheels
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    Location: Ingleside, Ontario Canada
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    Re: Paint Flaking Off

    Post by Hotwheels on 1/28/2011, 12:53 am

    I actually had the same 3 m strip installed on my F150 2 years ago, no peeling no discoloration, I paid $130 Canadian for the 12 inch strip on my 2.0T hood, installer removed chrome hood lip rolled the film under the hood lip, my experience has been that the leading edge of the hood tends to take the most hits, playing the odds that the 12 inch strip will be adequate, regarding the bumper , grill etc. they are all plastic so I am not so concerned , I actually spoke to my installer about doing the mirror backs and the windshield upright pillars, he did not think that it was money well spent ??

    RenoF250
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    Re: Paint Flaking Off

    Post by RenoF250 on 1/28/2011, 8:22 am

    I think he is probably correct. Driving over the pass to Reno is really bad with the road sand but most of the damage has been in the first ~4" of hood. I don't remember seeing much on the mirror pillars or bumpers of other cars. The give of the plastic bumper probably helps it quite a bit. I wasn't looking forward to $50 anyway, I think I will try just the hood first as well.

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    Post by Guest on 2/3/2011, 6:52 pm

    The paint on my trunk is coming off.. dealer tells me they need to take pics and then send them to HQ and see what they say on a new paint job..ill take pics and post

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