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Old 10-23-2001, 12:09 AM   #1
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Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Winnipeg,MB CANADA
2002 WRX rally blue

Default debadged rearand now clearcoat chips

I received my car on Friday. Went to my friend's work. He is a professional detailer and works for a mazda dealership. Anyhow we decided to debadge the rear of my WRX after undercoating it.

We removed the plastic S U B A R U using a heat gun and fishing line. We had bits of the 2 sided tape remaining and with that we used a solvent that would eat at the glue gently. With some rubbing and solvent we got the 2 sided tape off. Low and behold we found chips of clear coat gone from the paint. So many chips that you can actually see them forming S U B A R U.

Now before we go blaming my buddy, I know he did everything correct as 2 months ago he debadged another brand new WRX.

I have gone and seen one body shop and they have said that I will need to re clear coat the entire trunk. Which means wet sanding the current clear coat and then re applying.

My question is this: 1. Do I go w/ the local body shop and get the trunk re clearcoated?

2. Should I take this up w/ Subaru of Canada/my dealership (fat chance as I debadged the rear myself) I feel it's crappy paint, but in the end the debadging was done.

On a side note when the car was delivered to me, I had washed it the same day and noticed smudges in the trunk and rear bumper. I'm not trying to be anal, but it's just a brand new car!
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