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Old 04-10-2003, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Flaw in the paint...

I've got an '03 silver WRX... had it since last october. Just a week or two ago I happened to look at my roof as I was getting in and saw a big orange/brown colored spot in the paint. It's about a 2x5" rectangle on the roof right above the rear-left passenger seat. Looks like someone put something really hot down there and burned it, but especially if you look at an angle, it's obviously under the clear coat. Never seen something like that before. I know that flaws in the paint can take a while to "come up"... but this is a pretty big spot. I'll try and remember to get pictures when it's not night time.

Has anyone had anything like this happen to their car?

I'm taking it into Subaru Friday... my day off. We'll see what they say.
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Old 04-10-2003, 01:59 AM   #2
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Will depend on the dealer but that should be covered under warranty. I know that if you look at all the parts on your Subaru, none of them match just right. The hood scoop, versus the hood for example, are not a 100% match on the WRB cars, you just have to look closely

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Old 04-10-2003, 05:53 AM   #3
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I've seen some of what you're talking about. Subaru seems to outsource to Maaco for their paint jobs... I certainly wouldn't mind having it resprayed by a shop of my choosing.
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Old 04-10-2003, 08:18 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by UncleMeat
Subaru seems to outsource to Maaco for their paint jobs...
Maaco-"Will that be roller or brush today sir?"
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Old 04-10-2003, 09:10 AM   #5
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Yeah - don't bother washing your car - just have Maaco paint right over it!
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Old 04-10-2003, 09:31 AM   #6
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i had a maaco paint job on my old car and i have to say the maaco paint job was a lot better than my facatory paint on my WRX i am saving now to get my WRX repainted by a good shop hopefully that paint well last longer.

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Old 04-10-2003, 09:39 AM   #7
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If it's Maaco, be wary. Not all Maaco's are the same. Some provide better service than others. In my past experience, I would stay away from all Maaco stores. I had them do some body work and the didn't line everything up correctly when they welded in my new rear quarter panel. It jutted out about 1/8" which is enough to cause a lot of wind noise on the highway. The paint job was full of orange peels. When I had the car brought to a real body shop, the owner of the body shop called me when they got my car on the lift and asked if I had a young child paint my quarter panel!! Never again!!

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Old 04-10-2003, 09:45 AM   #8
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get used to noticing factory paint flaws on the Subarus...I am anal when it comes to my car looking good and after waxing my car for the first time, I was very excited to pull the car out into the sun and take a look-sy.....only to find out that my bumper was a different shade of yellow than the hood, and the hood scoop was a different shade than the bumper and hood...I was pissed. Subaru should take more pride with the paint in my opinion. Other than poor paint and a lot of interior rattles and squeeks, I love the car.
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Old 04-10-2003, 12:06 PM   #9
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You may want to do a search on this. There was a member some time ago that had the exact same issue with his white WRX. However, the discoloration was on the hood, near the scoop. I remember him using the word "brown" or brownish" in his post. Maybe you can use that to narrow the search. Good Luck.

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Old 04-10-2003, 12:15 PM   #10
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......actually, the member described the paint turning "yellowish". Here's the thread I mentioned earlier:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...+paint+problem

Hope this helps in some way.

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Old 04-10-2003, 10:26 PM   #11
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That thread helped somewhat, but at the same time didn't. I have off work tomorrow so I'll be able to get a good picture of it in the sun. Just washed/waxed my car today... found sooo many paint chips.

I'm just crossing my fingers that if I am upset enough Subaru will repaint my whole car... and maybe I can slip them a few extra bucks for 2 more layers of clear coat. hahahaha... I should do standup.

Anyways, one thing I did notice, the roof of the car seems pretty solid all over, like if you push on it, it doesn't dip down at all. However, in the spot where the brown is, it seems real flimsy like there is nothing supporting it underneath. Weird.

I'm just hoping Subaru will work with me to fix it. Then I can at least not be too unhappy with my paintjob until I have money to have a different place paint it. It's really sad when you have a NEW car for 6 months and are strongly considering repainting it, in the same color.
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Old 04-10-2003, 10:31 PM   #12
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Man this is nuts. You gotta take a pic for us.
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Old 04-10-2003, 10:40 PM   #13
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My camera has a good flash, but it's pretty dark out. Like I said, I'll get a pic tomorrow. You get the idea from this though. Just keep in mind it's far more noticable in sunlight. Don't know how well it will show up for you guys. My laptop is super bright and I can't see it too well, but upstairs on the CRT which is darker, it shows up pretty good.

http://www.jayratkowski.com/pics/wrxroof1.jpg
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I see it loud and clear. That is definitely noticable. I wonder why it's so rectangularish, with ninety degree angles? I'd definitely try to take it to the dealer and have them fix it if at all possible. Good luck with the process and update on what happens.

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Old 04-11-2003, 12:54 PM   #16
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That is weird. Dave brings up a good point. It's odd that the outline is so distinct.
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Old 04-11-2003, 09:18 PM   #17
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Went to Subaru. The guy at the body shop was perplexed. Best guess he could come up with is if someone set something on the car inbetween coats. He sent me to the service manager who was clueless as well. They are having me come back in 1.5weeks when the main paint guy (who they say is a genius) and the area service rep are in. I guess the service rep has to approve the warranty work and the paint guy is going to try and figure out what caused the spot. The body shop guy said they'd just try to sand the clear coat and see if that got it out or else respray the roof. The service manager didn't say what he'd recomend, but he made it seem like a much bigger deal than that. :-/

I'm pretty much set on repainting my car this summer anyways, but I don't want to have to go another couple months with a brown patch on my roof, since I'm pretty anal about my cars appearance when Wisconsin weather allows me to be. Thinking about a metallic graphite or some darker shade of gray that will show more of a deep shine when waxed. Definately not having it done by Subaru...
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