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Old 05-23-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Soooo unhappy with the paint on our cars

made a 500 mile trip last weekend, to visit my God-daughter and her family. Drove, of course.

The 5 Gen is a nice car to drive on a trip.

Anyway, we went to a really great butcher shop. When we left (had taken my car) we put the steaks in the trunk.

The butcher paper brushed the paint on the rear bumper.

I spent an hour buffing out the scratches

Holy crimony, what the F paint system was used? Water based paints don't have to suck this bad. I have painted car parts with a rattle can of color and clear that have had more durability. I mean, honestly, it's not a real-world paint job. Complete disgust.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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yea i feel your pain, god forbid I lean on my car -_-
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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Seriously. I am considering saving money so that my first big "mod" is an actual paint job
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #4
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Seriously. I am considering saving money so that my first big "mod" is an actual paint job
I was actually going to post a thread regarding that, because the paint on our cars are so sensitive. If we go to a bodyshop and get it repainted, would it make a difference or what? Black cars cant possibly be this terrible -_-
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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I traded my BLack Camaro SS/RS after 3months keeping it clean was just TOOOOOOO much work :( That and it was just to fast a BIG TICKET waiting to HAPPEN.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
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I traded my BLack Camaro SS/RS after 3months keeping it clean was just TOOOOOOO much work :( That and it was just to fast a BIG TICKET waiting to HAPPEN.
I think you are the only person I've seen that traded a SS for V6. Whatever makes you happy!
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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The butcher paper never touched the paint. Modern clearcoat would be the culprit. However, it also buffs out pretty well.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:24 PM   #8
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The butcher paper never touched the paint. Modern clearcoat would be the culprit. However, it also buffs out pretty well.
"Paint" is often used a generic term that is understood to mean "the paint system" when talking about a car's finish, especially when you're surrounded by car guys (like on a forum dedicated to a car).

Incidentally, I trained in a pro body shop run by my godfather and was in the car restoration hobby for 20 years

You're perfectly correct, but the correction is needless; I'm confident we all understand that cars have clearcoat
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:30 PM   #9
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Thats why I'm planning to wrap mine in a few years. I figured by then the paint will be so bad it'll need something done to it. Its absolute crap, worst complaint I have
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:34 PM   #10
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Water based, two-stage, acrylic urethane is used industry wide now. All the car forums are complaining about the fragile, crappy paint.
You can blame our government and the EPA for our "green save the planet" paint systems.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #11
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #12
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Opticoat FTW.
Hell, an overcoat is better
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:18 PM   #13
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I think you are the only person I've seen that traded a SS for V6. Whatever makes you happy!
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #14
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Opticoat FTW.
Getting mine done Sat!!

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:47 PM   #15
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Am I the only one that doesn't have a problem with my paint?
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:50 PM   #16
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I traded my BLack Camaro SS/RS after 3months keeping it clean was just TOOOOOOO much work :( That and it was just to fast a BIG TICKET waiting to HAPPEN.
That's pretty sad. I don't even know what to say.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:05 PM   #17
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Brandon's not even gonna touch this thread lol
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:13 PM   #18
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Am I the only one that doesn't have a problem with my paint?
Nope. Mine paint is holding pretty good. It's my DD, I park in the dirt at work and I never garage my car. Every time I wash it it looks just like when I brought her home.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #19
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There are more threads then you can read on here in regards to GM's crappy paint and that's why I traded my 2011 2SS for a new 5.0 Mustang. I know some are going to say Fords paint is crap also but it's not, I have had my car a year now and all I can say is it looks the same as the day I bought it. I wish I could have said that about my SS.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #20
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Opti coat is a strong coating. It's a stronger clear than our CC which is great.
We should consider out selves lucky with our clear coat hardness.
Porsches are notorious for super soft CC.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #21
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Water based, two-stage, acrylic urethane is used industry wide now. All the car forums are complaining about the fragile, crappy paint.
You can blame our government and the EPA for our "green save the planet" paint systems.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:14 PM   #22
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:37 PM   #23
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I must be lucky because to be honest, my paint looks pretty damn good. I have NO orange peal and I have one small, barely noticeable chip on the front.

Now, I only have just under 3k miles on my car, it's garaged with a car cover but I have owned 8 new cars in 15 years and the Camaro has one of the nicest paint jobs of all 8.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:38 PM   #24
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I have a DD, with 15k miles on it, all highway (where the rock chips come from), and I have 1 VERY SMALL rock chip. Thats it.

The paint has held up great!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:42 PM   #25
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Am I the only one that doesn't have a problem with my paint?
Yes?


I'm actually about to give up on my paint, almost 11 months old, almost 11,000 miles, yeah it's black, yeah's a ZL1 with wider tires, but the literally 100's of chips down the sides just look horrible.

I showed them to the service guy at the dealership, he came back with I should buy some rock guards off of Ebay, thanks, I bought some off of here already.

But it was the front of the car where I was detailing this week where I began to lose faith. It looks terrible. So oh well
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