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Old Yesterday, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default ***Paint fading after 5 months of owenership***

I've asked this question before, but I want to get a second opinion. I've had my 2016 WRX for 5 months. Recently, I've noticed that my front bumper's paint faded into a yellowish color. I commute daily with my car, mostly highway. In addition, I've only used Meguiars/ Chemical guys product on my car. My car color is Crystal White Pearl, but that **** looks yellow to me! http://i66.tinypic.com/5ceybd.jpg
http://tinypic.com/r/5ceybd/9 Do you guys have any idea what it is? I prob going to go to dealer soon for this, but just wanted to get you guys opinion on this.
Any help greatly appreciated!
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Old Yesterday, 02:03 PM   #2
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Suggestion #1...take it to the dealer. The car is a 2016 and only 5-months old since purchased. It is still covered under warranty. Use it! Yellowing on a white car (especially a pearl paint job) can be bleed through from the base coat/early oxidation from inadequate curing

Suggestion #2...spray iron x (or similar) followed by compound/polish as it could be overspray or environmental contaminants.
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Old Yesterday, 02:09 PM   #3
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Suggestion #1...take it to the dealer. The car is a 2016 and only 5-months old since purchased. It is still covered under warranty. Use it! Yellowing on a white car (especially a pearl paint job) can be bleed through from the base coat/early oxidation from inadequate curing

Suggestion #2...spray iron x (or similar) followed by compound/polish as it could be overspray or environmental contaminants.
Thank you! just ordered iron x and will update the results.
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Old Yesterday, 02:15 PM   #4
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You should of done option 1 first.
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Clay flowed by Megs paint cleaner would have worked too.
I dont think IronX will work for this problem though.

How is OP washing that car? I see a lot of scratches on that paint
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Old Yesterday, 03:13 PM   #7
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Clay flowed by Megs paint cleaner would have worked too.
I dont think IronX will work for this problem though.

How is OP washing that car? I see a lot of scratches on that paint
My guess is steel wool
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Clay flowed by Megs paint cleaner would have worked too.
I dont think IronX will work for this problem though.

How is OP washing that car? I see a lot of scratches on that paint
Will give clay bar a try. I use Meg's sponge and micro fiber towel. Funny thing is its only on my front bumper, other places is ok.
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Old Yesterday, 04:39 PM   #9
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Clay flowed by Megs paint cleaner would have worked too.
I dont think IronX will work for this problem though.

How is OP washing that car? I see a lot of scratches on that paint
Probably with a plastic bristle boat brush. Look at those sweep patterns.
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Suggestion #1...take it to the dealer. The car is a 2016 and only 5-months old since purchased. It is still covered under warranty. Use it! Yellowing on a white car (especially a pearl paint job) can be bleed through from the base coat/early oxidation from inadequate curing
Stop screwing around and take it back to the Dealer. THAT is why you have a warranty.

You may only make it worse, and then they will not cover it
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Old Today, 12:14 PM   #11
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Let me just re-emphasize the "take it to the dealer" part - you might still be able to get some us out of the IronX at some point but right now you should be letting that warranty do the work. Like someone up above said, if you do to much crap to your car before you bring it to them, they can wiggle out of the warranty by claiming you yellowed the car. I'd just bring it in and say nothing at all about the IronX.
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