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#72 of 88 Clear Coat Peeling
Jun 17, 2013 (7:11 pm)
I see that I am one of many. I own a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. My clear coat has peeled off down to bare metal in areas like roof, top of doors and top of door panels, anywhere that the sun always beats down. I just thought it was because I didn't take good enough care of the care. However, as I look at the posts it seems that it doesn't matter all that much, that this rash of paint failures happens even to Hyundai's that were garaged. I never thought about it being a fault on the Hyundai Corps part. Well at least I'm in good company. Maybe if enough of us post on this site, it will help someone ambitious enough to start a class action suit.
#73 of 88 Re: Clear Coat Peeling [canarybbb]
Jun 17, 2013 (7:23 pm)
9 years old when did it start? sun will do this, i have a camry had no issues with paint, it started peeling around nine years, Had it in the very hot fl sun for two years at 9 and 10 years and it started.
Just depends on when it started? Also its too old for lawsuit. You can thank the greens, for forcing car companies to change paint to the current junk they use.
#74 of 88 bad paint look into plast dip
Jul 13, 2013 (11:04 am)
I was looking through some youtube videos, and there is this guy that shows how to plasti dip your car.
It very interesting and can be done on the cheap. I was thinking this would be a good way to
fix the issues some Santa Fes are having with paint.
#75 of 88 2009 Santa Fe Paint issue
Jul 26, 2013 (7:15 pm)
My Santa Fe has paint bubbling on the hood, above the windshield, and along the driver side door. I spoke to consumer affairs today and they advised me to take it to the dealership and have them look at it and they said whatever the dealership says they will honor. Well I took it this afternoon and three different managers said the same thing....looks like a bad paint job!!. So they put a claim in with Hyundai and we play the waiting game. However, after reading all these posts I think I have some leverage. I too would like to be apart of the class action lawsuit.
#76 of 88 Re: my sante fa [pebbles10]
Jul 29, 2013 (12:15 pm)
My white 2008 Santa Fe just started to peel on top like overnight!!! I am so upset, as it started peeling just a few weeks after purchasing a 2013 Tuscon.......this is not fading-I had a Jeep Cherokee for 12 years and it did fade from sun-this is not the same issue....so frustrated!!!
#77 of 88 Re: my sante fa [chproverbs356]
Aug 02, 2013 (4:05 pm)
I have a 2010 red Santa Fe. The clear coat peeling started with one door handle at about 30K miles. I did not realize the white-ish spot on the handle was a bubble in the clear coat. At 42K that bubble started to peel and then a 8" by 2" strip on the driver side quarter panel started to peel. I called the dealership and they said bring it in. I got there only to be told that the warranty expires at 36K miles. I told the tech on the phone my mileage reading while making my appointment for their viewing. I was very angry for making an unnecessary trip. Today I noticed at 48K miles that all the door handles are bubbling/peeling. I called the dealership again and was told they would talk to the district manager and get back to me in one week. If I get blown off this time, I will be taking this to the local Dallas new channels. This is unacceptable. I have purchased at least 6 brand new American made cars in my life time and this has NEVER BEEN AN ISSUE. Normal wear and tear on a paint job should not result in peeling clear coat. This Santa Fe is my first foreign car purchase - it won't happen again!!!
#78 of 88 to avoid clear coat peel
Aug 04, 2013 (9:19 am)
I watch scotty kilmer on you tube. He says if you want to avoid peeling clear coat, you need to wax your car once every three months. The cheap clearcoat and paint hey use cant handle the suns rays.
Make sure you wax those cars.
#79 of 88 Re: to avoid clear coat peel [gunga64]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 04, 2013 (9:52 am)
Clearcoat is just paint. I wash my cars maybe twice a year and rarely wax them. Don't see what good waxing would do if the paint was bad from the factory.
Aug 04, 2013 (11:14 am)
The wax blocks the ultraviolet light from deteriorating clearcoat and paint. I am just letting you guys know of a way to perhaps stop this inferior paint from getting worse.
#81 of 88 Re: clearcoat [gunga64]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 04, 2013 (12:34 pm)
Too much work for me. The Michigan rust is going to get my cars in a few more years anyway but they are both over 14 now. Kind of surprised that the paint has done so well actually.