Last post on Apr 25, 2010 at 3:48 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
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Honda Accord, Sedan
#40 of 49 Re: not just the paint... [elroy5]
Jan 03, 2008 (6:25 pm)
I've also heard this about the paint. I wonder if this is true for all cars? This is definitely something to research. If I find anything really interesting I'll post it here. Or if anyone already knows the answer to this question feel free to post!
I'll probably invest in a nose mask of some sort before the next long road trip to visit family (about 600 miles round trip). It breaks my heart to see all the chips in hood.
#41 of 49 Re: not just the paint... [nativetxn]
Jan 03, 2008 (6:35 pm)
I wonder if this is true for all cars?
Yes, I think it affects all the automotive paints, and some if not all other types of paint too.
#43 of 49 Re: 2006 Alabaster Silver Metallic Paint Defects [paul60]
Apr 13, 2010 (11:26 am)
I have a month-old 2010 accord Alabaster Silver and I have similar problem. I can see some pattern all over the hood, especially at night under the parking lot light. The pattern looks like tiger's back or zebra. The quality of 2010 accord is horrible.
#44 of 49 Re: 2006 Alabaster Silver Metallic Paint Defects [dlite]
Apr 19, 2010 (10:38 am)
I have a 2009 accord in white diamond. I'll have it 2 yrs this coming August and my paint looks as good as the day I purchased it. I love it!
#45 of 49 Re: 2006 Alabaster Silver Metallic Paint Defects [dlflyboy]
Apr 23, 2010 (1:28 am)
The White Diamond has a Pearl finish that is more durable than the Metallic paint colors. I have a friend who has an '02 Acura 3.2TL in the same exact color- White Diamond Pearl and it still looks new! And it has been exposed to the heat and humidity (Atlanta) every day for the last eight years (never garaged).
#47 of 49 Re: 2006 Alabaster Silver Metallic Paint Defects [dlite]
Apr 25, 2010 (12:21 pm)
Metallic paints have gotten VERY expensive and all car manufacturers are trying to get by using the absolute minimum amount of paint to save money. If you open your hood, or the fuel cap flap, you will notice that there is no silver paint inside these areas, but you will see a light grey, which is the non-metallic base coat sprayed on the entire car before the final color coat is applied. The base coat is almost the same color (light grey) as the metallic coat (silver). Then when the silver is applied, a much smaller amount of the metallic paint is required to cover the base coat. After the metallic coat is applied , a final clear coat is sprayed on to protect the color coat.
Your hood looks like the painting robot was programmed to the point where almost enough color coat was applied. Almost, but not enough.
Or, your hood was buffed prior to delivery for some reason, and what I'm seeing are buffer swirl marks. I just can't tell for sure from the photo.
Either way, I concur that it's sure ugly.
#48 of 49 Re: 2006 Alabaster Silver Metallic Paint Defects [rcummelin]
Apr 25, 2010 (1:30 pm)
I went to a local body shop, and asked if this was repainted. He said that he has been doing painting for 15 yrs and he is sure that it was not repainted because the surface was so smooth. So, I guess it was not buffed either. When I got this car, it was just washed dripping water and parked under shade. I couldn't see this until a couple of weeks later at night. I though it was glaring under the sun. Now, I know that it is not glaring. So, make sure to carefully inspect the vehicle under various lighting and different angle before you sign the contract. BTW, its not just the hood. Its on fenders, roof and trunk too.
#49 of 49 Re: 2006 Alabaster Silver Metallic Paint Defects [dlite]
Apr 25, 2010 (3:48 pm)
Our Accord is Mystic Green and thank goodness it doesn't have that paint defect at all. No lines whatsoever. I feel your pain.
BTW- In an effort to save even more money, some manufacturers do not bother painting the roofs of bigger trucks & vans. If it can't be seen from the ground, it may not be painted with the color coat. Base coat & clear coat is all they have. Weird, huh?