Last post on Sep 09, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Lexus ES 350, Paint, Sedan
#69 of 83 Re: 2008 Lexus ES 350 Paint Problems [joeldavid]
Aug 06, 2011 (10:26 am)
Good Luck trying to get any satisfaction from Lexus! I have a 2009 ES350 and the paint problems started the first time I washed and waxed the car. The clear coat is flawed, it scratches very easily but it also chips very easily. Lexus dealers and lexus themselves position is to deny deny deny. I have spoken to a dealer and they just bounced me from piller to post without ever giving me a straight answer, so I contacted Lexus directly. I have never been treated with such disrespect in my life. The paint looks so bad I am ashamed to drive this car. Probably the best complaint to make is to tell all your friends and to do exactly what Lexus wants and go away.
#70 of 83 Re: 2008 Lexus ES 350 Paint Problems [randy1000]
Aug 07, 2011 (2:02 pm)
That is why I filed the Lawsuit. Please click the link in my post then contact the attorney and add your name. It won't cost you anything and it's the only chance you''ll have at getting anything.
#71 of 83 Re: 2008 Lexus ES 350 Paint Problems [nealk1]
Aug 08, 2011 (1:28 pm)
I didn't see a link. Could you please post it again? THANKS!
#72 of 83 Re: 2008 Lexus ES 350 Paint Problems [qtgrits]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Aug 09, 2011 (7:18 am)
Sorry - we do not permit organizing legal action within the forums.
#76 of 83 A few words about paint.
Dec 10, 2011 (5:39 am)
A fact-of-life: The water-based paints used by ALL car manufacturers these days chip very easily. The paint isn't as durable as the older paints. It mattters little who made the car--they will all get chips. Don't blame Lexus, as it's not their fault. Blame our Federal Government--they mandated the use of water-based auto paint.
Washing: If you use automatic car washes--STOP, unless they are the "touchless" type. The brushes kill your finish. All the grit from previous cars going through is rubbed on your paint. Wash your car by hand at home, starting at the top & working down, with frequent rinsing.
Clay bars & waxing: If your paint has dulled, a shiny finish can be restored by using a "clay bar", followed by a good quality wax. Forget liquid waxes & carnuba wax. Use a good brand of synthetic paste wax, like "Ice" for the most durable finish. Wax at least every six months. Clay bar about once a year.
Repainting: If done with water-based paint, you've not fixed a thing--the chips will return. If you can find a body shop the will break the law & use a good solvent-based lacquer or enamel, your paint may look better longer. Maybe. Get ready to pay a fortune though--many thousands of dollars.
#78 of 83 Re: Lexus is well aware of their paint problems. Class action suit filed [nealk1]
Jan 20, 2012 (7:23 am)
I have a 2008 ES 350 Midnight blue, I purchased the car directly from dealer brand new, As others have stated I too have been noticing scratches on my car since I purchased the vehicle. I make an effort to always park my car at a distance away from other cars. At first, I too thought someone was keying my car!! I try to at least have my car fully reconditioned and waxed once a year, however they continue to pop up:( I had to replace my tires within 2 years of purchase, and also brakes and rotors. It's not like I dont take care of my car, I take the car to the dealer consistently for oil changes, in additon to random certification check ups to ensure the car is upto par. !!!