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Old 09-04-2010, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default A Testament to Subaru Paint (sort of)

So some of you might remember a thread i started a little over a week ago about paint protective film for a roadtrip. Well I found a roll of film at Pep Boys made by Trimbrite and installed it. I covered the flat spots on the lower part of my bumper and also about the first 6 inches of hood.
Well today i was washing my car and wanted to remove the piece on the hood. I got under a corner and started to pull and what do you know, a large patch of paint decides to come off with it.



Needless to say, i was furious. At first i was in shock, this is the first major blemish on my car and i have tried to take meticulous care of it.
Here are pictures of the piece i removed:



I looked at the company's website and found instalattion instructions for vinyl graphics, there was a disclaimer at the end saying:
"Since a wide variety of surfaces exist, no guarantee is expressed or implied as to removability or damage to the application surface."

Now since this is for graphics, does it still apply for this product?
Pretty much, is there anyway this is their fault? I followed the directions on application perfectly.
Also, is there any way i could claim this with insurance? I have full coverage but i was told it could be classified as a bogus claim and my rates could go up.
Im a poor college student and really don't have the funds to fix this.

Now before the STi fanbois come in and say i should of bought an STi, I really don't want to hear it. I bought this car with my own money from my grandpa, he bought it for my grandma right before she died of cancer so it has a significant sentimental value.

I pay my own insurance and do my best to take care of this car, i know its just an old Legacy but it's my old Legacy.

Thanks for any help you guys have to offer.

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Old 09-04-2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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Wow that really sucks.

You might call the company rep to see what they say, but I would assume that it's a blanket disclaimer for their products.

As far as insurance goes, you might just want to call them and talk about it instead of just filing a claim. Some insurance companies are pretty good about stuff like this, and others not so much. The fact that it wasn't cause by an accident, or act of god would put this at owner fault in which case you would have to pay your deductible if you have one. My guess is a repair like that would cost at least a couple hundred dollars to prep and paint. you might want to get an estimate from a local paint shop just to see what you'd be getting into.

I feel you on the poor college student area, but it's looking like one of those things that you might end up having to either bite the bullet or just live with it.

Good Luck!
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
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^^ same. I'm a poor college student too, I slid into a tree last winter, paid a $500 deductible on a job that ended up being $2,000. Later (after becoming much much more familiar with this forum) I see doors for sale at around $150....I realized I could of bought a door, swapped locks, and painted it for around my deductible. If I did that it wouldn't of been on my insurance at all. Live and learn though. Try getting estimates at a shop like mtbiker278 said. If your deductible is like mine, I'd bite the bullet and just pay all out of pocket to save you on insurance. Until then, I'd try to do something to protect the exposed spot. Not sure what you could do, by syran wrap is the first thing that comes to my mind
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:21 PM   #4
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Looks like a reverse negative inkblot test.

I see a barracuda with its mouth wide open and maybe a baby one underneath it.

Does this mean I am insane?



Sorry to see that man... I hope you get it resolved w/out to much $$$.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:34 PM   #5
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Actually i told one of my firneds when he first saw it that it was the Nürburgring and he was like no way!

Anywho, i think im going to take it to a few body shoos and see what the damage is. I might call my insurance but im still undecided about whether that's a good move or not.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:18 PM   #6
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You could try the local junkyards and see what you come up with. Never know, definitely cheaper then insurance going up and a deductible.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:27 PM   #7
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does anyone have any ideas on what year hoods fit my car? is it 97-99 or a different range? i might go junkyard shopping next week
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:47 PM   #8
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does anyone have any ideas on what year hoods fit my car? is it 97-99 or a different range? i might go junkyard shopping next week

I think 96-99 will fit OK. Also Legacy GT wagons and I think Legacy GT sedans have the same hood.

You could just get a band-aid sticker and put on it. It doesnt look like it pulled the primer off so it shouldnt rust. Or you could wet sand it, get some paint from Sherwin Williams (they will color match) and try to paint it. SHouldn't cost much.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:26 PM   #9
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You could try the local junkyards and see what you come up with. Never know, definitely cheaper then insurance going up and a deductible.
This is your best bet, I'd think.

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Or you could wet sand it, get some paint from Sherwin Williams (they will color match) and try to paint it. SHouldn't cost much.
Another option but much harder to do right DIY. You may want to get a few quotes from paint shops on what they'd charge to shoot the front of the hood and see how that stacks up to your insurance deductible.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:40 PM   #10
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To paint that hood shouldnt be that much really. How do you know that the paint on that hood is original?
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:34 PM   #11
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HOLY CRAP, IVE GOT AN IDEA! Eat a mentos and do this to the whole car so it looks artsy. Kinda like that Sharpie Lambo....

I do feel for ya man. but it couldve been worse. if you had a Ford, there would be no paint left at all.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:57 PM   #12
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HOLY CRAP, IVE GOT AN IDEA! Eat a mentos and do this to the whole car so it looks artsy. Kinda like that Sharpie Lambo....

I do feel for ya man. but it couldve been worse. if you had a Ford, there would be no paint left at all.
This is so true!!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:40 AM   #13
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I pay my own insurance and do my best to take care of this car, i know its just an old Legacy but it's my old Legacy.
Thats what it's all about buddy. lml word
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:55 PM   #14
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For sure...and i know its the original paint because my grandpa bought the car new and it has never been in an accident or the like.

I think this week im going to go to a few body shops to have some estimates, then if its too much ill prob go to a junkyard. I know it could be worse but damn, i really wish it wouldnt of happened at all.
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:11 AM   #15
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[quote=97OBLimited;31793982]So some of you mi
Now before the STi fanbois come in and say i should of bought an STi, I really don't want to hear it.

Dude,every year after 04 has been water based finger paint on the STi.
I think 07 is the worst....Because that is what I own,and the one I see that is loosing her skin.
So ...If anyone uses that suggestion as a reply,well....they don't know jack ****,and certainly do not own one of the crayola covered beasts.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:43 AM   #16
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Looks like a scary monster
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so you put a clear bra on a 13 yr old car with original paint for a road trip
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:42 AM   #18
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Sorry to hear that, but your best bet like other people have said is to either look at getting it repainted or going to the junkyards and looking for another hood.

Also post up in your local section and see if anyone is parting out their car and has that hood in that color.

Hope it all works out for you!
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:03 AM   #19
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get it painted right and you'll have a great looking hood, better than when you put the film on.
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:05 AM   #20
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i bought a $200 99 impreza L. the interior was in great shape and the outside was ok also except for the two rear doors where paint was just pealing/chipping off in the center. looks just like your pictures.

it chipped off with my finger nail poking at it. so i take a heat gun and heat it up. not even that hot, and the paint turned soft. slowly i was able to peel the paint right off! good thing the primer is in great shape though! the problem is the paint doesnt stick to it. the whole ordeal was like you peeling your sunburned skin off ; trying to peel the biggest piece.

i figure if you wanted to paint your hood you can probably try that and see if all the paint of the hood will peel off leaving the primer behind. that way it would be easy for the body shop to just scuff it and paint.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:41 AM   #21
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Has the vehicle been in a previous accident, in which the hood needed to be painted? If so, this could've been caused by poor preparation prior to the part being painted. Check for runs on the paint, tiny nipples, orange peel and also check your bolts attaching the hood to the hinges, if they have paint chipped off more than likely your hood has been removed, possibly to be replaced.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:20 PM   #22
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The hood has not been repainted, i just assumed the film was safe for removal. my fault. I should have been careful and used a heat gun to soften up the adhesive...hopefully i can get out today and get a few estimates. I can do all the prep work i just need to have it sprayed...Thanls
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:45 PM   #23
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Try contacting local mobile paint and dent repair person- i've had similar sized scrapes repainted in my parking lot while I was at work for $150-200 - with good results. Make sure to get a recommendation from someone you trust - but its the cheapest option.

http://mobilepaintdentrepair.com/

The problem with spraying the entire thing is that in a few years it could look like crap - just have someone paint the damaged spot and blend into the good paint - that wait if it fails in a few years, its only the little damaged spot.
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Great, thanks i emailed them and hopefully i will get a response soon.
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