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Old 05-19-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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WTH! Build Quality Issues!!!

Ok I'm really ticked off about the paint on this car.

I've had the car about 3 months. I wash it religiously and KNOW there were no blemishes in the paint when I got it.

Now, I've got small "white paint lines" appearing all over the place and scuff marks as well. Did I mention it has been washed with a TOUCH FREE SYSTEM since new? I thought it was wax at first, but no...it doesn't rub off! I've got these issues appearing on the edges of both doors, the bottom edge of the trunk, the edge of the hood...at this rate, I will need a repaint in a year. WTF! Is the paint not water-proof or something? Also, I'm seeing scratches and scuff marks on this car with no clue where they came from. I am the only driver of it and it never gets parked around anyone.

My 07 Mustang GT has none of these problems at 20k miles and it bakes in the sun all day. Plus my fiance drives it so I know it doesn't get the love it should all the time.

Is anyone else experiencing paint issues? I'm VERY unhappy with the build quality of this car. I was removing the remnants of a bug from the top of the hood yesterday and just barely applying pressure the freaking metal buckled. Really? This car weighs a ton! How thin can the metal be???? Fortunately it didn't dent.

I swear, I think I got one that was built on a Friday. $30k for Home Depot paint quality, a slipping tranny that I'm told "needs to get worse before we fix it", an occasional rattle under the hood at 40 mph that sounds like a tea cup on a saucer that "can't be duplicated", and a strange sound at first startup that sounds like a kid with playing cards in his bike spokes that lasts 30 seconds and goes away on its own.

Sorry to vent, but this is the most expensive car I've ever owned...only the second new one...and so far it has been the least impressive with build quality.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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I think the hood is aluminum?...could be wrong...
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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any pics?
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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i have little specks on my hood...:/
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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any pics?
It's kinda hard to get them on camera. I will try to post some later today when the sun isn't so dang bright.

Sorry to rant but I really like this car. If I didn't I wouldn't really care. Lol.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:31 AM   #6
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I've always said I wish they'd give an option to order better paint or at least a thick clear coat.
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The 30 second start-up bike spoke/cards might be the fuel pump....normal...
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:35 AM   #8
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hey, join the club with the paint issues buddy...
heres my 45th vert that has thin spots on the left side, and the dealer is telling me they will have to paint the entire left side of my car to make it right. i noticed the quarter panel, when their body shop looked at it they found similar spots on the door and fender. mine is 3wks old (i noticed the problem 2nd day i had it), and am currently attempting to get a replacement vehicle thru gm because of it...

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Old 05-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #9
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Maybe you guys have done it, but I clayed mine right after I got it (before any wax)...I couldn't believe how much stuff came off...so far I'm overall ok...(mine's white)...just sayin', clay might help???...dunno..
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:43 AM   #10
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Maybe you guys have done it, but I clayed mine right after I got it (before any wax)...I couldn't believe how much stuff came off...so far I'm overall ok...(mine's white)...just sayin', clay might help???...dunno..
i dont think clay is gonna add paint to the car where there is obviously not enough paint under the clear coat... and you can see the primer thru it
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:46 AM   #11
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Yeah, I know...maybe I'm "lucky"...if the primer's white, and the paint color is white...its just not that noticeable...
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i dont think clay is gonna add paint to the car where there is obviously not enough paint under the clear coat... and you can see the primer thru it
No offense but from the pictures i can't see what you are talking about
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I dropped an 8mm socket (not the ratchet too, just the little socket) on the top of my fender during my supercharger install and it chipped the paint. All the way to the primer. 8mm socket is pretty smooth and light. Didn't drop it from far over the fender. I was just loosening the intake tube clamps.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #14
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A touchless wash really and you think those are safe?

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