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Old 30 Jan 2005, 05:11 pm   #1 (permalink)
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What can I do if the paint on my 2003 White Camry LE isn't any good? I have
never had a car that has chipped like this one has and the knicks are not
small. I'm tired of touching it up on my own and making it obvious that it
was touched up. I also have found paint "peeling" in a couple of spots. I
have asked the Dealership about it a couple of times, and the guy in the
garage says he will ask the manager about it and get back to me. He never
gets back to me. The car will soon be two years old. It's very
frustrating. The paint has been chipping since day one.


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Old 30 Jan 2005, 05:22 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Sparki" <sparki@winco.net> wrote in message
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> What can I do if the paint on my 2003 White Camry LE isn't any good? I

have
> never had a car that has chipped like this one has and the knicks are not
> small. I'm tired of touching it up on my own and making it obvious that

it
> was touched up. I also have found paint "peeling" in a couple of spots.

I
> have asked the Dealership about it a couple of times, and the guy in the
> garage says he will ask the manager about it and get back to me. He never
> gets back to me. The car will soon be two years old. It's very
> frustrating. The paint has been chipping since day one.
>

Don't ask them about it. Go to the dealer and TELL them you want to file a
warranty claim for the peeling paint. Don't ask them about it. You may not
get relief from the chipping paint, since that is common these days with the
new environmentally friendly paint process meets a flying rock. But they
should fix the peeling paint.

IF they don't comply, read the google group archives for pursuing remedies
from Toyota Motor or your dealer.


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Old 30 Jan 2005, 08:01 pm   #3 (permalink)
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You should have complained to Toyota from day one. Do so

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Old 31 Jan 2005, 07:23 am   #4 (permalink)
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*The paint has been chipping since day one.
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Dealership . . . never gets back to me.
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You can go to any Toyota dealership for warranty service.
Perhaps if you find one that includes a body shop, they'll be more
cooperative. Sounds like your car - or at least sections, need to be re
painted. Could be the only way to get it all to match would be to re
paint all. There is a wide variability in the quality of paint jobs,
primarily related to how thoruoghly the prep work is done - removal of
trim vs. masking.

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Old 31 Jan 2005, 12:29 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"Daniel" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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The paint has been chipping since day one.
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Dealership . . . never gets back to me.
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You can go to any Toyota dealership for warranty service.
Perhaps if you find one that includes a body shop, they'll be more
cooperative. Sounds like your car - or at least sections, need to be re
painted. Could be the only way to get it all to match would be to re
paint all. There is a wide variability in the quality of paint jobs,
primarily related to how thoruoghly the prep work is done - removal of
trim vs. masking.

White is *real* easy! Almost any white formulation will match right in.
But, the OP should go back to the dealer. When was the first time She (he?)
made a complaint? Also, ring up Customer Care and bitch to them a little!


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Old 01 Feb 2005, 08:26 pm   #6 (permalink)
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And when you go to get it painted, tell them to throw in a little lead with
it! EPA approved paint sucks. My 76 Grand Marquis has the original (egg
yolk yellow) coat, and doesn't show one hint of peeling or chipping. You
could set the hood on fire and it would still buff out!

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