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Hyundai Elantra, Exterior, Paint, Hatchback, Sedan
#1 of 15 Scratches on Elantra
Apr 08, 2007 (11:26 am)
Hi, I have a couple of scratches on my Elantra (pewter color) that I want to try to fix. I went to Autozone and checked out the Duplicolor products...apparently, there is nothing for Hyundai. Are there any colors from other makes/models that would be similar to Hyundai's pewter?
#2 of 15 Re: Scratches on Elantra [yankyosh]
Apr 08, 2007 (12:24 pm)
If they are small scratches, you might be better off just getting the factory touch-up kit from a Hyundai dealer, and maybe get a very narrow brush i.e. artist's brush, as the brush that comes with factory touch up paint is too wide for scratches I've found. For large scratches, one option is automotivetouchup.com. I ordered custom-mixed paint for three cars there, including a '01 Elantra and '04 Elantra. It comes in spray cans. It's a little pricey, as you need to order both the base (color) coat and clear coat, but the color match was good (I got champagne and red for the Elantras, white for a Mazda).
Apr 10, 2007 (12:07 pm)
my 05 elantra came with touch up paint. my wife's 07 didn't...
#4 of 15 Re: 2005 & 2007 [wonderwall]
Apr 10, 2007 (3:01 pm)
Cool! I had to pay extra for touch-up paint for both my '01 and '04 Elantras.
#5 of 15 2007 Elantra Paint Problems
Apr 22, 2007 (5:16 pm)
I own a 2007 Silver Elantra SE and just waxed it. I ran my hand over the car in several places and it was rough. I thought the dealer 'forgot' to wax it so I decided I'd just do it myself. Upon looking at the paint a little closer there are actually black specs embedded in the paint or clear coat. It really looks like there is a tiny spot with no paint, just clear coat. Is this a problem with the paint or clear coat or is this just how the paint on a new car is supposed to be?
#6 of 15 Re: 2007 Elantra Paint Problems [gblackwe]
Apr 22, 2007 (6:22 pm)
You need to take it to the dealer. The black specs could be from airborne contaminants, e.g. "rail dust", or signs of a problem with the paint job. Either way, you want the dealer to see it ASAP so they know it was that way from the start.
#7 of 15 Re: 2007 Elantra Paint Problems [backy]
Apr 28, 2007 (6:25 am)
Took it to the dealer and was told it must to be 'rail dust' or sap. They told me to get a 'clay-bar' and rub the affected areas and that should take the contaminants off. I did this and it worked. Just re-waxed the area where the spots were and all is smooth!!
#8 of 15 Door guard repladement
Aug 05, 2007 (6:03 pm)
The bumper strip that protects the door panel on my 2004 Elantra was torn off recently.
Is this a DIY job or should I have it done at the dealers.
The door is not dented. I don't think I can use the old piece.
Some of the clips are still in their holes while others are broken or missing. Would someone give me step by step instructions on how to replace it?
#9 of 15 2006 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback - paint
Nov 13, 2007 (7:43 am)
I just bought a 2006 Hyundai Elantra hatchback and it has the black side molding (bumpers) that runs from front to back midway on the doors. This creates an ugly black line down the side of my white car. I suprised they continued to style the car this way through 2006...it makes the car look dated...more like a 1999 model. Most cars now have fiberglass side molding that is painted the same color as the car.
Anyway, is it possible to paint these black moldings on the side? Can I make them the same color as my car to make them less noticable?
#10 of 15 Re: 2006 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback - paint [melindaki]
Nov 13, 2007 (7:59 am)
Yeah, you can. I think you also might be able to buy the side moldings for an Elantra Limited and put those on, although your hatchback color may not have been available on the Limited so they might need to be painted as well. I think the Limited trim pieces have a chrome strip in there.
Not sure why you think that looks dated; lots of cars still have black belt trim. And.... I'm just wondering- if you don't like it that much, why did you buy the car?