Last post on Jul 07, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Paint
#122 of 127 Re: also had issues with paint chips [mbcowboy]
May 06, 2012 (12:58 pm)
Any chance to get in touch with you? I'm needing any evidence to prove that your dealership agreed to touch paint and put 3M. I'm beging you for respond.
#123 of 127 Re: also had issues with paint chips [monikak1979]
May 12, 2012 (9:36 pm)
A lot has been written in this forum about the paint chips on cars manufactured by Mitsubishi. My 2010 GT got a lot of paint chips and even a windshield crack (2-inches) in my adventure to Patagonia (Argentina).
If you drive your car round your home town and on tarmac the odds will be that you do not have any paint chips. If you drive on gravel or off road tracks most probably you will get paint chips if your car has not been protected for paint chips beforehand. I think any car, regardless of the manufacturer, will have paint chips if you take the car outside your nice home environment and out of proper tarmac roads. Perhaps the Mitsubishi cars are easy to chip, however, when I protected my Outlander 2008 XLS in my adventure to Alaska I got hardly any paint chips.
My Outlander 2012 has got the full protection package and I have also replaced the front mudguard with mud flaps which are 2-inches longer and have I have also bought the hood protector kit that I expect to install when I adventure off road.
My experience of this situation is that no Mitsubishi dealership will re-paint your car when they infer you did not take any care in protecting your car before hand. If you puncture a brand new tire no Mitsubishi dealer will buy you a new tire or repair it. The nail that punctures your tire is a random event as well as the stone flying to your car. The impact energy of the stones vary, but when the stone reaches and is above the defensive impact of your car paint then paint chip will be the result. Somebody told me that some cars receive 2, 3, or 4, films of paint, indicating that more films of paint is better and therefore it can sustain better impact energy. I do not know how much it costs for each film of paint (I think it is expensive and requires a proper painting environment). If painting bothers you and you are prepared to pay more than $2000 then ask your dealer to order your car from Japan with extra paint films
#124 of 127 Re: also had issues with paint chips [batman47]
May 13, 2012 (8:23 am)
My husband drives 15 years old Honda Prelude and this car has few stonechips. His car is not protected at all. How is that? The answer is simple and obvious.
#125 of 127 Re: also had issues with paint chips [monikak1979]
May 13, 2012 (2:47 pm)
Ground clerance could be a factor. The Prelude has a small ground clearance than the Outlander. Equally if your husband has drove his prelude on gravel or off road and still it has few paint chips then this car is execeptional. In my adventure to the Patagonia I saw many Honda CRV many with paint chips and also corroded. Other forum (e.g. Nissan, Honda (Pilot), Susuki, Toyota, etc) also have complaints about paint chips issues.
Jul 07, 2012 (12:20 pm)
I have a 2008 Lancer GTS. I bought it new. I have under 30,000 miles on it and the paint looks like it is just sandblasted! I had to have the hood replaced about 3 or 4 months after buying the car, (my boss ran over it with a Harley!) The paint on the hood is great! I can not say this about the rest of the car. I have keep it clean and clear coat polish protecter and wax, you name it I have done it and it did not help. I have never had this problem with any of my other cars I have owned. I do not have a dealer anywhere close, the one I bought if from closed down about a yr after buying it. I took it to my paint and body guy and he is est 3 thousand to repaint it. I highly recommend to never spend any money on these cars, they are not worth it. I have never been so dissapointed in a car.