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#194 of 287 PAINT
May 25, 2011 (10:38 am)
I bought my new 2010 Toyota Corolla S in October of 2010..In January 2011 we had 4 days of really bad ice and snow storms. The ice that accumulated on my car caused scratches on the paint. My car is black and the scratches show a white primer. At the time my car had less than 5000 miles on it and has since received scratches near the door handles, just from fingernails barely touching the paint. I've never had any other that did this. I contacted the manufacture and the only response that I got was that they were sorry that I wasn't happy with the paint. I also have the manufactures paint protection shield on my vehicles hood and it is starting to peel up. It is a good running car but I wish I hadn't spent the money on a vehicle that the paint wouldn't even hold up for 3 months. After the expierence with Toyota, even though it's only a paint issue, I will never buy another Toyota again. I will never be able to get a decent trade in on it when I am able to trade it in. I feel that the manufacture needs to make things right...
#195 of 287 Re: PAINT
Jun 21, 2011 (10:28 am)
So, after over a year of garaged ownership and only 7K miles (I bike commute when I can) I am also noticing the paint quality is sub-standard.
I understand the need to reduce VOC's, but if the paint is going to chip so easily then why even paint it?
Also, I would recommend that when you wash & wax your corolla that you consider using an acrylic coat such as Klasse instead wax for durability. YOu can always apply a coat of wax over the acrylic if you want the 'wet' look. You can NOT apply acrylic on top of wax so be aware!
After 25 yrs of driving toyota's I am so turned off by this current generation that when it's time to replace it Toyota will not even be on my list of considerations.
Jul 07, 2011 (9:30 pm)
Has anyone encountered a paint job that is totally pealing off its clear coat. My 2003 is almost 50% void of clear coat, and soon will get to the base coat. Started on roof, which is almost void of clear coat, now gong onto trunk and hood and doors. Really looks bad, and I have been quoted $1000-$1800 for a good replacement paint job. Was wondwering if anyone would know if Toyota would help on this mess? THANKS
#197 of 287 Re: 2003 owner [deslot27]
Jul 08, 2011 (6:00 am)
What are you using to care for your cars finish? There are some products out there that are very harsh on the clearcoat and could actually eat it away after time. Most of these are the polishes that are polyurethanes like Nufinish and 2000.
#198 of 287 Re: 2003 owner [terceltom]
Jul 08, 2011 (12:05 pm)
Thanks for the quick response. I just use regular self serv spray washes, and never had an rubbing style wax put on. It looks like a I was bombed with an acid rain balloon. Just on the roof and now moving to hood and trunk.
#199 of 287 Re: Give us a break. [imidazol97]
Jul 13, 2011 (1:00 pm)
I think is crap that Toyota hasn't offered to repaint these cars, I know there has to more folks with this paint issue that haven't come forward.
I also have a 2001 Corolla that the clearcoat is peeling off the roof and rear left door. I am the second owner of his car, purchase in So Cal. and have waxed it tried to keep out of the sun....
Now that I live in Vegas, the heat is doing a number on the anything glued down, trim inside the door frames have peeled off.
I love this car even it looks like I dont...This car has less than 89000 miles on it
#200 of 287 Re: Give us a break. [kimj1969]
Jul 13, 2011 (2:31 pm)
It's eleven years old, you can't even expect a Toyota to last forever? Mileage really doesn't factor into the equasion as it's still exposed to the elements, even if it's not being driven.
#201 of 287 Re: Give us a break. [kimj1969]
Sep 20, 2011 (2:28 pm)
I have an 07 Corolla with paint that is chipping. When I asked the dealer, I was told that paint had a 3 year warrantee... end of conversation. It is crap. I just saw a news report on thin paint and that the car makers aren't standing behind their work. I sure can't afford to paint my car!
Sep 27, 2011 (4:38 am)
I have 2 GM cars. 13 years old, 10 years old. I have a toyota 7 years old. Ever since I bought the corolla the paint on the back bumper has been atrocious. Any slight scratch causes the paint to begin peeling off. I have been patch painting the car for years. The last straw came last night when I removed painters tape around an area i was touching up and the paint all came off on the the tape. This is the first and only car that has done this. Quality of Toyota has gone done hill and I can't understand why they would use such poor quality manufacturing. Just be aware that Toyota does not have quality control like other auto manufacturers. And to think I paid more for a toyota thinking I was paying for quality. I was taken!!!! No more toyotas!
#203 of 287 Re: Why Buy Toyota? [quality_check]
Sep 27, 2011 (5:19 am)
You do realize 10 and 13 years ago GM was allowed to use better paint then they would be allowed to use today right? Toyota, Ford, G.M.,etc., etc. are now required to use less volatile and only environmental safe paints these days. Along with this requirement came a much less durable paint on ALL newer cars.