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#123 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [laurenfowlkes]
Oct 30, 2008 (9:32 pm)
Uh well id like to state that i work at a car wash and many of the new corollas i clean have scratches, which surprises me also...see im the proud owner of a 1990 toyota corolla dx myself and its paint is a LITTLE faded on the hood and on its top (and keep in mind this is its original paint), but no scratches and i drive it everywhere even in dirt paths and i dont get stone chipping my car paint...i guess toyota now uses worse paint nowadays than my baby's paint which im considering giving it a new coat....oh and my sis has an 07 corolla S and lemme tell you it has no scratches whatsover and she drives it around alot in the freeway where rocks are prone to fly around everywhere so i dont know why yours is coming off...but answer me this: do yo regularly (like once a week, like you shoud) wash your car? that allows for the paint to be more resistant because the more often you clean it the less teh dust on it will possibly scratch or damage your car in time, so yea think about washing your car once a week (its worth it considering your car's paint will last longer) and also wax it every 3-4 months if possible (this will ensure that your paint looks and lasts the longest)...Last question: where do you drive your car through that there will ge gravel on the floor?
#124 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [jesush91]
Oct 31, 2008 (4:07 am)
I am afraid to wash my new 09 corolla because every time I have paint chips come off - but I need to wash it this weekend - I will see what happens! Had the car 2 and 1/2 months and have 6 paint chips.
#125 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [jesush91]
Oct 31, 2008 (5:03 am)
Wouldn't you say scratches are the fault of the owner or his/her driving environment and not the fault of the paint on the car?
#126 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [white3]
Oct 31, 2008 (5:08 am)
Are you going through a car wash or are you washing it by hand. Those brush car washers are terrible for your car and the brush less are just as bad with the chemicals they use to get the dirt off. I have owned by 09 Corolla since May and washed it 20+ times with with only the chips (2) that i received from a road trip.
#127 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [mnf]
Oct 31, 2008 (7:43 pm)
Monday I take my daughter's white corolla in to the Toyota dealership to have the bottom panels and the rear bumper repainted. Toyota is picking up the tab.
#128 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [jesush91]
Nov 03, 2008 (9:42 am)
Don't drive through gravel. Normal highway and roadway driving. As far as your comment about getting the car washed at a car wash, everytime I take it through the car wash it comes out with more paint chips. I am taking the 09 corolla in to dealership this week hopeful to look at it -- it definitely is a paint problem, my 06 corolla was washed all the time and still looks good! There is apparently a weak paint or a bad paint job. I pray it will be resolved with a repainting by the dealership or they can give me a new car.
#129 of 287 Re: Toyota Corolla Paint Problems [mjfpilot]
Nov 03, 2008 (9:45 am)
My car is white also (09), what is the year? Why not the entire car repainted?
#130 of 287 Re: Don't want to post this [slowlearner1]
Nov 07, 2008 (10:34 am)
Is there a class action lawsuit about the paint chips going on?? What happened to the petition we all signed?? Thanks and God Bless!!
Nov 08, 2008 (6:31 am)
My 2009 Toyota Corolla XLE's Barcelona Red paint is still "cherry" with out a one paint chip and it's now 3 1/2 months old already. I guess I'm not one of the unlucky few to have paint problems. I understand your frustrations and hope some kind of settlement to the satisfaction of all of you is forthcoming. I'm really afraid that the burden of proof will most likely rest on the few owners who are having this problem to prove that it's Toyota's fault and not the owners that this is happening to.