hey i was just wondering if you guys are experiencing chipping as well
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I found that I have some paint chipping near my headlights. I'm going to pull the headlights out and use some touch up paint.but my question is how are they going to prevent it from happening in the future after they respray it
inspect the heck out of the car before delivery, every inch of it from every angle, on a sunny day. the paint on these cars is not only thin and weak, but several users have found factory defects. the chip between my rear bumper and tail light was there from the start but i didn't see it until a month after delivery cause i didn't scrutinize the car in agonizing detail (didn't think Honda's needed that level of scrutiny, but obviously their QA folks aren't doing their job).So what is the fix??????? From the Google search it sounds like this has been an ONGOING ISSUE for Accords even in gen 7 and gen 8.......I guess in their quest to make everything "tight" and tolerances small, they are ending up with rubbing rear lenses.
Question - when it does rub does it just flake the top paint off to expose the galvanized and primed metal below? Or can it rub thru that too? If the former, maybe I care less, but if the latter and it can rust, then yes I care LOTS!
If it were me, I'd just take it to the dealership and let them handle it. Just make sure they use a reputable body shop. This way, if some reason the paint ever fails there, they have a record of it. This would also let Honda know that this is starting to appear on these new models also.I found that I have some paint chipping near my headlights. I'm going to pull the headlights out and use some touch up paint.
I'm probably going to try to clearbra that space so it doesn't happen again. I have everything I need already, so its worth a shot.
Great....make me feel queasy as I am soliciting quotes on a 2014 V6 Crystal Black Pearl right now.....Just noticed today I have a chip about 1/2 long along my driver side headlight. F'g PISSED about the quality (or lack there of) of the paint on this car. Just had it to the dealer for debris under the paint on the back corner of the roof...They just flicked it off, touched it up and handed me the touch up container. Noticed a debris spot on the trunk deck as well today when I popped it open. I can't even get a fingernail between any of the head/tail lights and the fenders or rear quarters. This is going to be a fight, I can see it already!
yes and no....I mean they shouldnt let the paint get rubbed off because of a defect. I DONT CARE if its not noticeable as long as it doesn't disturb the galvanized part of the metal and develop rust. If it rusts, then heck yeah of course we carelol...I keep telling myself at least it's not an Altima! Cosmetics can be easily remedied...
Don't worry so much. Take a look at other accords on the lot to get a good idea of what kind of clearance the headlights/tailights should have from the paint. From there, you can make a good decision on which Black car has the best chance of not having this problem after you purchase. In the event that it does occur, the service department director will most likely take pictures, send them to Honda to get approval for the repair work, and you will be out of a car(and into a rental) for a couple days max.Great....make me feel queasy as I am soliciting quotes on a 2014 V6 Crystal Black Pearl right now.....