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    1. Member adrew's Avatar
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      09-09-2019 07:46 PM #1
      I haven't noticed any issues with our (Super White) Corolla, but got this letter in the mail today about peeling paint. I can't say I've noticed this on vehicles around here but after Googling it, it looks to be a pretty massive potential issue with 1.7+ million cars affected, going as far back as January 2007. Underneath the letter I received is the information going out to dealers which has a breakdown of all the vehicles affected (including a small number of Lexus GXs).

      Now, if I could only get the failing (neglected) clearcoat on my Yaris roof fixed...







      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      09-09-2019 07:48 PM #2
      Lexus paint > Toyota paint (+ many other brands including German brands)
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    3. Member adrew's Avatar
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      09-09-2019 07:54 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      Lexus paint > Toyota paint (+ many other brands including German brands)
      I was surprised to see the 4Runner, Lexus GX and Scions on the list as they are made in Japan.

      I will say that the paint on the Corolla is just okay. It's kind of flat and scratches if you just brush up on it.
      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      09-09-2019 08:01 PM #4
      Interesting. I was looking at very clean Super White 2014 4Runner, when my wife noticed paint chipping around the fender flares (they're separate pieces). It looked like built up polish/wax/sealant, but upon closer inspection with a flashlight, it was indeed paint chipping. The we noticed the same around the rear bumper, where it mates to the black plastic guard that sits on top of it.

      The rest of the paint was great however. Very little orange peel, and a nice depth and richness to it.

      While pain peeling is worse, the thought of having mismatched white panels on the vehicle would drive me nuts.

      Bummer, because it was otherwise a very clean truck, but we lucked out and ended up with a nicer silver one instead.

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      09-09-2019 08:23 PM #5
      They must have borrowed some of Honda’s white paint.


      It seems to be happening on 2016+ Tacomas too.

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      09-09-2019 08:28 PM #6
      Toyota paint sucks. Even though I kept up on the waxing it failed on my Tacoma, and almost every other one I see out here is having the clear fail on it.

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      09-09-2019 10:02 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by AC1DD View Post

      Just points more to the fact that car companies are following the appliance makers lead, cars are becoming short lived disposable
      items. Planned obsolescence.

    8. 09-09-2019 10:10 PM #8
      Midnight blue Hondas from 10-15 years back seem to love peeling like a banana

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      09-10-2019 12:54 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by ImpeccableNEW View Post
      blue, red, white, black Hondas from 10-15 years back seem to love peeling like a banana
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      09-10-2019 12:12 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by AC1DD View Post
      While modern cars might be more "reliable" over the short term, the durability has decreased over the past few decades.
      I might add, just like your typical refrigerator, clothes washer, dryer, dishwasher, oven, microwave, ect.
      Appliances that could be easily repaired but slightly less reliable from 40 years ago or so have become slightly more reliable over the short term
      but harder and more expensive to repair today.
      Joe Schmoe can turn a screwdriver or a socket on a ratchet. Joe Schmoe cannot repair liquid crystal displays or electronic control modules or microprocessors.
      how come a transvestite donkey witch is next to you and why is it wearing a dress?

      Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you mother****er, say what one more goddamn time!

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      09-10-2019 12:46 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by AC1DD View Post
      Exactly, most of us are "Joe Schmoe", and I make no apologies for this.
      I too am Joe Schmoe.
      how come a transvestite donkey witch is next to you and why is it wearing a dress?

      Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you mother****er, say what one more goddamn time!

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      09-09-2019 10:12 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by AC1DD View Post
      Toyota must be buying their paint from the same supplier that Electrolux and Kenmore use

      Just points more to the fact that car companies are following the appliance makers lead, cars are becoming short lived disposable
      items. Planned obsolescence.
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