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Lexus IS 300, Lexus IS, Sedan
#2969 of 3008 Re: paint on 04 IS300 [christina271]
Sep 19, 2005 (3:32 pm)
You can thank water-based (green-friendly & far inferior) paint for what you're enduring. "Back in the day" factory paint was truly exceptional -- smooth, long-lasting & beautiful.
That was then. . .
#2970 of 3008 Re: paint on 04 IS300
Sep 19, 2005 (7:47 pm)
This is a very common IS300 problem. Get a pro touchup job then cover the frontend with a clear bra like xpel. The clear bra solves the problems for the covered areas but chips still show up on the hood where it isn't covered.
#2971 of 3008 Re: paint on 04 IS300 [jmess]
Sep 21, 2005 (7:57 am)
what about the fact that the paint is wearing off the door handles??
#2972 of 3008 Re: paint on 04 IS300 [christina271]
Sep 21, 2005 (8:42 pm)
I didn't have any paint problems except chipping with my 02 which I part company with in Feb05. I also don't have long finger nails . Seriously though I would talk to your dealer about it. Call the Lexus Customer Satisfaction number if your dealer doesn't offer some resolution. I would not want anything repainted other than the door handles though if I could avoid it. Repaints are never as good as the factory paint job.
I know you can get clearbra/expel that will fit in the area under the door handles.
Oct 06, 2005 (6:29 am)
just wanted to let you know that the manager at the dealer took a look at the car and noticed that the paint was also wearing away on the windshield washer heads. It seems like all of the pieces I guess weren't painted with the car have the problem. All four door handles are worl down to a silvery gray (the car is black) and the backseat is RARELY used. SO, he said that it was definately a defect and that they would order new handles etc. They have had the car for 4 days so far and promised to detail it "inside and out so that everything looks like new". Lexus definately has the best customer service around!!
#2976 of 3008 Re: 04 IS300 [christina271]
Oct 06, 2005 (8:24 pm)
Good for you and good for Lexus for doing the right thing.
#2977 of 3008 Re: paint on 04 IS300 [christina271]
Oct 14, 2005 (3:27 pm)
man i have an 05 black IS300 and my paint looks like it has water spots permantly ive tried everything i only hand wash it and it is garage kept. i only drive it about 3 to 4 times a week. I talked to the salesman about it and he prettymuch said i would have to get a new paint job. thats some crap if you ask me
it kinda looks like mineral ionazation forming on my car ??
#2978 of 3008 03 Is300 5-spd
Nov 09, 2005 (2:31 pm)
Anyone hear a loud thumping sound when engaging through their gears on a 5-spd. manual transmission Is300. Everytime I press the clutch and put the car in gear. the tranny makes a low, bassy sound, I don't know if this is common to all 5spd is300's or if its just mine? Please help!