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#20 of 49 Re: Paint issue with 2004 Accord [fastfreddy]
Jun 19, 2006 (2:22 pm)
To Fastfreddy (Bird Poop Paint Problem),
Bird crap, if it has the right acidity in it (depends on what the bird has eaten...berries are particularly bad for paint), will eat right through the paint of any car, including our old Hondas and Chryslers.
Always, ALWAYS wash off the bird poop the day it happens (the sooner the better), or you run the risk of paint damage.
It's not just Honda that will be ruined by bird poop...My girlfriend's 2004 Corolla has a round spot on her roof where clearcoat is missing...she went a week without washing bird poop off. Paint's still there, though it wasn't left in the heat for 10 days.
If you are lucky, the dealer might help you out, but I wouldn't think they'd be inclined to do much.
#21 of 49 Bird Poop Paint Problem
Jun 19, 2006 (7:13 pm)
Thank you for your comments. I guess we must just have been extremely lucky in all our years of car ownership. I've never seen paint damage that looks anything like this before. I can imagine there is plenty of wiggle room for a dealer not to be held liable, even with the car under warranty. I'll pursue nonetheless. I know you say all paint jobs are at risk, but I wonder: are some cars/years known to be more fragile? Is the 2004 Accord in midnight black particularly vulnerable?
#22 of 49 Re: Bird Poop Paint Problem [fastfreddy]
Jun 19, 2006 (7:28 pm)
Not that I'm aware of, but we've never owned a black Honda. Our current cars are Alabaster Silver, Graphite Pearl, and my maroon 1996 LX.
#23 of 49 Re: Bird Poop Paint Problem [fastfreddy]
Jun 19, 2006 (10:07 pm)
Black paint notoriously shows defects of any sort quite glaringly. This is true across the board. That may be what's going on, but I'd still address it with the dealer. I might, um, forget to mention the ten days ...
(And I might not get away with it at all!! )
Good luck and keep us posted.
#24 of 49 Re: 2006 Alabaster Silver Metallic Paint Defects [rob3201]
Jun 20, 2006 (7:14 pm)
I have yet to see factory paint that is as bad as yours sounds.
I have a friend who is the owner of a body shop with 25yrs experience. He receives numerous referrals from local high end car dealers including Jaguar, Mercedes and Volvo. Mind you these referrals are for the dealer's customers.
He has also repaired new cars, with window sticker and all, for the dealers. Keep in mind that new vehicles, foreign and domestic, generally travel great distances before they arrive at your local dealer. The potential exists for chains, hooks, hail and other debris to cause damage during transport. Have you ever watched cars being loaded/unloaded on a hauler? Tight spaces with many opportunities for damage. Dealers do not pull off the window sticker and sell the car as used because of said damages.
I don't buy new for two reasons... depreciation and that gut wrenching feeling when your new ride gets scratched, dented, or worse yet... wrecked. It's quite hard to replicate the paint work of Mr. Roboto at the factory. It also has the advantage of painting the vehicle's disassembled shell.
#25 of 49 Re: Paint chipping on 2006 Accord [lisas3]
Jul 21, 2006 (4:09 pm)
I have two 06 accords...one Saphire Blue, the other Redonda Red. BOTH cars show paint chipping around the nose and both side view mirrors. I can't figure out the mirror chips, but their evident on both 06 Accords.
#26 of 49 Re: Paint chipping on 2006 Accord [06accordx2]
Jul 26, 2006 (12:01 pm)
I have 2006 Redondo Red V6 EX. 3800 miles. I can see a dozen chips on the hood, most barely visible, but three or four quarter to half millimeter in size. (I am sure the darker colors are at a disadvantage.) Nothing on side mirrors. Went to autobody shop & he said it is fairly common with this body style in all colors. He had a silver one on the lot with same issues. Expressway driving (which I do little of) worst he said. No solutions. I will talk to the dealer when I do the oil change, but I am not very hopeful. Otherwise, car has been perfect.
#27 of 49 Re: Paint issue with 2004 Accord [fastfreddy]
Jul 30, 2006 (11:41 am)
Which engine did you purchase?