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Old 27 Sep 2003, 08:26 am   #1 (permalink)
Jim
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My 1 year old silver Camry had hundreds of paint chippings all over the
body. Some of them are big (about2 mm in diameter).

Do you have any suggestion of a kit to repair the paint?

Thank you
Jim


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Old 27 Sep 2003, 09:16 am   #2 (permalink)
mark Ransley
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If you mean all over and it is failing without being hit by road debris
, you are on to something new, a defect. Silver paint fails and
metalics fail faster. But to fail after 1 year no.Id go to the dealer
and contact toyota usa. File a recorded complaint, and google paint
failure as you wont be the only one.You have something that is bad and
will only get worse, looks like a defect, and it is possible stripping
to metal and repaint will only cure it. As repainting over failing paint
is never recomended. Has it been parked in a garage, or in sun alot. UV
and sun heat is causing the failure. Where is your location. What year
is it , are you in warranty

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Old 27 Sep 2003, 10:01 am   #3 (permalink)
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You should do an exact count of chips , and look carefully for cracks,
count them to,, where it will soon fale. Your roof , trunk and hood
should have the most. It is possible your car was a repaint ? Cars get
damaged prior to sale, and sometimes will be repainted as matching
metalics is tricky. Is any area not failing, this would indicate that
area was not repainted. The more i think about it a repaint is the
cause.

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Old 27 Sep 2003, 10:55 am   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry, about lack of details. Most of the chippings are located on the
front, that makes it plausible that debris caused them. Camry is a 2002 V6.
Car kept in the garage over night.

Jim

"mark Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> You should do an exact count of chips , and look carefully for cracks,
> count them to,, where it will soon fale. Your roof , trunk and hood
> should have the most. It is possible your car was a repaint ? Cars get
> damaged prior to sale, and sometimes will be repainted as matching
> metalics is tricky. Is any area not failing, this would indicate that
> area was not repainted. The more i think about it a repaint is the
> cause.
>



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Old 27 Sep 2003, 11:15 am   #5 (permalink)
mark Ransley
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Still 200 chips, 1yr old , I have a 91 with 5 chips on the front. Paint
doest fail like that, unless you drive gravel roads behind cars. or
drive behind gravel trucks. And i will bet you dont, Right ! Front
hood to ? To bad no photos, You still have a warranty issue. Think
about how it will be in 10 years, from what you say , with acelerated
weather degradation from UV you will have 4000 chips and rust holes,
everywhere. .

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Old 27 Sep 2003, 12:33 pm   #6 (permalink)
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See if you can flake the paint off a chipped area with your finger nails
making the chip larger, it should not come off. For some reason ,
something isnt bonding, are you chipped to a different silver paint ,
primer or metal.

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Old 27 Sep 2003, 01:30 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"mark Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Still 200 chips, 1yr old , I have a 91 with 5 chips on the front. Paint
> doest fail like that, unless you drive gravel roads behind cars. or
> drive behind gravel trucks. And i will bet you dont, Right ! Front
> hood to ? To bad no photos, You still have a warranty issue. Think
> about how it will be in 10 years, from what you say , with acelerated
> weather degradation from UV you will have 4000 chips and rust holes,
> everywhere. .
>

Can't compare a 91 to a recent car. The manufacturer's now use paint that
emits less gases into the atmosphere during the painting process. This new
paint chips must more easily.


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Old 27 Sep 2003, 08:46 pm   #8 (permalink)
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No way , 200 chips in a year. or cars wouldnt Sell , we would be
buying Hondas...... no Retail. no Resale.....its a Failure of
toyota.............or the dealer............

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Old 27 Sep 2003, 08:48 pm   #9 (permalink)
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BS MARK A , Paint doesnt fail like that..........

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Old 27 Sep 2003, 10:33 pm   #10 (permalink)
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mark Ransley wrote:

> No way , 200 chips in a year. or cars wouldnt Sell , we would be
> buying Hondas...... no Retail. no Resale.....its a Failure of
> toyota.............or the dealer............
>



Mark, maybe he should of ordered the optional "force field"???

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