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Old 03-02-2001, 12:11 AM   #1
inpreza kid
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Post hows everyone's paint holding up on their car?

most of you guys probably know this but our paint jobs are very cheap and thin. well anyways when i was washing my car yesterday i took a good look at the paint around the car. just a few rock chips nothing that can't be fixed. but the bottom half of the door there is great big swirl marks . any of your guys notice this too? a friend told me that i can hide it by waxing my car. i know the stock paint isn't great but come on i've had my car for 7 months. talk about cheap paint.

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Old 03-02-2001, 12:20 AM   #2
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I love Subaru's but their windsheild's and paint blows.

Couldn't agree more.

I've had my car 5 months and swirl city
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Old 03-02-2001, 12:56 AM   #3
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I've babied my car from day 1 - a lot of wax's in the spring, summer and fall. Before I got the hood deflector the bonnet was chipped real bad. Now I got the rock deflector which just gave me windshield cracks in stead! You can barely notice my swirl marks although I try to wash in a side to side motion.

I'm very careful washing the lower half of the car because no matter how good I was it, I always track dirt when I wipe it dry at the end. Extra soap for the bottom half of the car. Overall with all this care it's looking very nice still after 2 years!
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Old 03-02-2001, 10:48 AM   #4
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I don't know if I have swirl marks on the doors, but that's because I've never looked close enough. I have a whole lot of specks on the lower 1/4 of my doors from snow mixed with gravel being kicked up by my tyres. So I don't even want to look closely.

How much do you guys thing should I expect to pay for a minor detailing in the spring?

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Old 03-02-2001, 04:30 PM   #5
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i don't know if i'm correct but doesn't polish make your clear coat more thin than it aready is? what kind of wax do you guys use on your cars?
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Old 03-02-2001, 04:54 PM   #6
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Mothers 3 step care system. The glaze step hides the swirling.
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Old 03-02-2001, 09:14 PM   #7
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when we get more posts on this topic someone should e-mail this topic to SOC. i'm not saying they are going to give us new paint jobs but will know to use bettery paint for future cars

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Old 03-03-2001, 01:51 AM   #8
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A wax will get rid of some of it, but to really get rid of ALL the swirls, you need to start with a good polish. I usually do this once a month or so, and takes about 2 hours to do the whole car. Its also a good idea to wash the car twice when its really dirty. Youll always miss spots on the first time, and before you dry it, soap it down and rinse it again.
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Old 03-03-2001, 05:17 PM   #9
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I would have to agree. Mothers is the best. My98 is still red after 2-1/2 years of parking in the sun.
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Old 03-03-2001, 05:23 PM   #10
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My my00 has all the swirl issues you guys are describing and the paint is not nearly as rugged as the paint on my previous car (Acura). I'm hoping a detailing job in spring will spruce up the appearance. This is the only real complaint I have about the car after 18 months and 27000 km.
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Old 03-04-2001, 07:37 PM   #11
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I did about 25,000 km of straight highway driving last summer and the front of my car looks like a war zone. Chips gouges and scratches everywhere. The only good side is that I no longer worry about plowing thru snow banks in the winter.

Oh ya, chipped windshield turned into cracked windshield on a cold day last week. I had a Thunderbird that had 2 stone chips that were 10 years old and they never turned into a crack.
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