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Old February 27th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Paint scratches / chips / lift / oxidation

A common and age-old issue with Mitsus. Need not say too much, but MITSU PAINT is UBER-SOFT. As opposed to what you might find in a Ford or GM, Mitsu (Chrysler) paint scratches so easily, and is prone to chipping with road debris. Oxidation (hazy look on clearcoat layer that eventually starts looking like translucent mold) is also a related problem associated with the sub-par paint quality.

FYI, Mitsu uses 3 coats of base and 2 light coats of clear from the factory(someone care to refute, please do so as I could be wrong on this one).

Solution: Get a PPG paint job ... or House of Kolor or DuPont. Or Crayola - whichever suits your fancy.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 04:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the problem that on my black 3G the (I assume) clear coats wore off and the paint eventually faded to white. Anyone who has a 3G or knows of someone who has this problem should probably check out www.mymitsubishipaintproblem.com
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Or when you buy the car have extra coat of clear. I know a car that did that still looks like new and its a 99.
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My black Galant has the "cancer" something fierce. It is a 99 and looks like it was built in 79.
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This may be true, but being OCD about your paint surely extends its life. Take time to wash it; don't let water spots bake on, don't use any harsh chemicals on your paint, keep a detailer spray and a microfiber towel in your trunk, and wax regularly. Use quality tools to wash and dry:

The Absorber - To eliminate towel clutter; safe to use on paint
California Water Blade - Cuts drying your car with a towel by half or more
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Just to name a few.
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I have heard that any sort of water blade is actually worse than towel-drying your car. Something along the lines that it scratches the paint more? Is this true? Because I have certainly considered buying one

And you should see my trunk. I keep all my cleaning stuff there. Wax, Rain-X, polish, wheel cleaner, car wash, like 2 shammys and 4 towels, etc etc.
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I have heard that any sort of water blade is actually worse than towel-drying your car. Something along the lines that it scratches the paint more? Is this true? Because I have certainly considered buying one
That can be true depending on the condition of your blade; if you have any foreign objects between the blade and the paint, sure, there are going to be scratches. Just swipe the blade with a clean towel each time after swipe. It's medical grade silicone which doesn't scratch. You'll love it and it'll cut down the drying time greatly.
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Well, see, the one thing that logically could keep a finish healthy enough to not oxidize would be regular waxing.

Waxing does more than just make a car shinney - it actually keeps the paint healthy by natural (or artificial) agents that seep into the paint, reviving it just like you would the leather in your seats. Then there's also that bit about the layers of wax "protecting" your finish, though the hours of waxing really won't save you from rock chips.

I'd say if you're really concerned about the condition of your paint, keep a regular waxing schedule, and wax THICK and evenly. For headlights and certain prone portions of your front (as well as other body panels that may be subject to scratches and rock chips), use some kind of protectant film (like 3M's Scotchcal polyurethane film or similar products) to prevent easy scratches and chips. I'd suggest doing so for your plastic pieces as well (fogs, taillights, spoiler), since those are easy prey for scratches. At least for painted surfaces, waxing can take away light scratches.

Also, as an FYI, deep-surface cleaning such as using a claybar, will not fix oxidation-related problems.
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Well if you have a black eclipse you can also go with one of those magnum sharpies, I've heard they actually work pretty well.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 10:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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They didn't on my 3G :/
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Hmm well you should maybe go to a body shop and see if they can mix you some paint to match your car, and you can touch it up yourself.
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I ended up getting a little bottle of touch-up from the dealer when I bought my car
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Just to add to the collection:

After coming back from the 5/5/07 AFM meet, I noticed there were white specks on all panels. I knew it was paint, and I was determined to clay them off, but didn't work because it had already hardened and bonded to my paint. Don't try paint cleaners, polish, and/or use rubbing compound as these will mar the finish.

Instead, go to a paint dealer and pick up a quart of reducer to activate the paint again so it can be easily removed. You will see hazing, but that is just evaporized residue.This will not mar your paint, so don't worry. You must wax afterward.
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I don't do much driving but my 4 month old Eclipse's front end looks like I have had it for a couple of years. The front end is pitted everywhere: bumper, lower valance, and hood, its ridiculous. I wash my car every week and have waxed it 2x already. I know that doesn't really prevent the paint chips and pittings, but with that, it really fucks up the appearance of the car, especially if you have a Kalapana black like me. I don't do much freeway driving, I keep a great distance from cars infront of me so that I don't get road dirt and debri that has been kicked up especially by trucks and semis.

I give up! My next car won't definitely be black.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yep. It's not that it's a bad color, it's just the fact that Mitsubishi doesn't put a lot of paint on their black cars. Check out the site I posted up earlier. I just hope nothing like that happens to the 4g.

Definately stay vigilant with the waxing/claybar, it'll keep your paint alive and kicking for as long as possible - There's really nothing you can do to keep the front bumper from chipping from rocks etc.
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Unless you lay 3M Scotchgard protection film immediately after you take delivery of the car.
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yah i noticed when i lowered the car i got more and more chips being lower o the road ...lol once i get enought stupid chiops everywhere and after i am dont modding the car it is off to paint lol
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Well, same as with the 3G, I see the crappy Mitsu/Chrysler paint as being a throw-away. I knew I was eventually going to have to have the car repainted, and this is, in many respects, a trial period for what I want to do with the exterior.

Just as with the brakes, the paint is pretty much something that has to be redone/replaced. I'll recommend PPG. DuPont, I heard, is tough as well. Either way, rock chips are, unfortunately, a fact of life next to death and taxes. An unpainted CF hood limits the amount of rock chips you get, if that's your thing. Else RockGuard or Scotchcal might solve your issues, but they can look tacky to a discriminating onlooker.

How bout you just keep distance and stay clear of pebble roads, dump trucks, and construction sites?
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ya i just had my front end redone in october and there are now 10-15 small pits and rock chips on my front. pretty annoying. but thats what happens when they have to sand the highways to melt all the ice in the winter months.

next car is not going to black and not drove in the winter!!!!
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what exactly is the Scotchgard Protection film? Is this what they offer you when you purchase your car? I havent lowered my car but I am extremely OCD with my car being clean and washed. I hate the fact that I've already got several deep chips in the hood and its driving me crazy! I heard about this bra that you could buy for the front that is clear and you cant tell that its there until you get up close to it, does anyone know where to get these?
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Ugh I completely agree about the paint. I deliberately isolate my parking spots very far because I've seen one of my classmates walk by my eclipse and accidentally brush their backpack against my car and next thing I know it went from sunset pearlescent to sunset pearlescent with white scratches all over the side. It's also ridiculously hard to match the sunset pearlescent, my dealer painted my new bumper when i got rear ended and it doesn't match at all. They claim my old paint has faded.... my car is a 2006 so i'm not so sure about the whole fading thing.
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ive already got 2 chips on the front as well, may be because were out in the sticks, but ive only had the car for 3 months I also was thinking of getting the car bra for it. almost had hail damage from last months hailstorm too...that woulda sucked!
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life span on the paint is estimated 3-4 years, but I don't believe that - as long as you garage your car, claybar/ wax her, it should extend your paint life for a longer period of time

I know that porsches get 7 layers of paint, and much treatment after. That explains my parents cayenne being black color and 1 year older then my car and still no paint chips. I only wish mitsu would do that to their cars
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Yeah, that would be nice to have more layers of paint added to our cars!!! My friends all laugh at me whenever we go out just because I park SOOOOO far away from where we are actually going at the time. So they feel like they are walking a marathon just to have fun when they ride with me. I cant help it, I had a 1991 eclipse, TURQOUISE paint I might add, and I parked closer than normal in a wal-mart parking lot and was in there for 15 minutes and when I came out, I had a Huge effing gash in the bottom of my drivers door!! I was sooo pissed, no note or anything, no car parked anywhere near it or anything!!

So I'd rather park way out in Bum F***ed egypt and not get a scratch, than coming out to look at my car with dents or something in it!! LOL...I've only had my ride since January and the two scratches on my hood have just freaked me out!! LOL....oh well....you cant do anything about the rocks flying up and hitting your car! I am thinking about that clear bra for my car for sure to help out some!
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NuFinish Scratch Doctor works well on random light scratches and swirls, but I went over most of my car with it today and most of the scratches still remain and there's even some dents and so many more chips than I expected, I see a custom paint job in the near future of my car.
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i suck at washing my car
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what is the best products and way to wash/wax ur car?
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I have a spot under my door handle and it's coming loose. I dont know what's going on. My galant got painted like 8 times do i never had any problems with it except i couldn't stick with a color.
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I use Mothers Car Wash or Turtle Wax Car wash, they work great for no streak or water spots, the best way to not have water spots it to do it later in the day, around 5pm or so when its cooler outside and hopefully a bit shady in the place you do it, that way the sun doesnt bake the water on as you wash it. Wax....I would you Meguilars Wax or Turtle Wax. Either one is great. If you want to try and get some of the dirt thats in your paint out if you have any, get some Clay Bars and use those on your car. It takes dirt right out of the paint and looks great and you can always re-use them! I sound like I'm advertising this crap!! LOL.



Does anyone know if the dealership will touch up your paint if its still under warranty? I did everything in my power to keep from scapping my front end on a damn driveway into Burger King this morning and I still freakin scrapped. Will the dealership fix that paint if its not deep scratches? It wasnt hard on my car, just some paint underneath is missing now!! Damn driveways!! They shouldnt make them so high to pull in to!!! REDIC!!!
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same problem here, I used to stop at arbys every ones in a while and my clearance was just perfect, i felt like I was going to scratch but it was like .5cm clearance. Then the place got rebuilt and the entrance repaved so now u need a 4x4 just to go through drive through,
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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:33 AM   #31 (permalink)
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All I know is that the clear coat isnt very thick cuz I was backing out today and barely bumped into a bball goal and now there is a scratch from my front left fender about 3 inces long! WTF!!!!

Anyone know the best way to maybe get that out.
Its a small thin scratch that you can see white cuz it went into the paint and I have a black car. Damn!! haha.
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touchup pen? thats what i used on the bumper
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Old July 9th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Mitsubishi/Chrysler paints are really soft. They need extra TLC just to keep from oxidizing, and as you all know, are really easily scratched/chipped.

Best way to remove hairline scratches and swirl marks you can't feel is just to wax. Waxing is good anyway to keep the paint healthy, but in the case of deep scratches, you may have to use abrasives like polishing or rubbing compound (the former less abrasive than the latter).

ALWAYS finish off with wax. And especially after a session of compounds, always use a DA or orbital.
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when u wash, make sure to use car wash, not dish detergents...esecially dawn. they strip all the wax off the car, so ur doing more harm than good. if you get bad oxidation or scratches (as long as they dont go through the clearcoat), 9.9 times out of ten they can be buffed out. for really bad spots wetsandingthen buffing will work, just make sure you know what ur doing. im not talking about using one of the 20$ da buffers from autozone either, they will leave swirl marks. using good chemicals(3m) and a good buffer with a CLEAN pad then waxing and removing with a CLEAN microfiber will make u look better than new.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 01:31 AM   #35 (permalink)
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i hate water spots!!!

last week it rained every day and i never washed it because it would have been pointless...now i have nice water spots all over the car...she needs a good wash/wax but i dont have time til the weekend...and its supposed to rain again...maybe ill buy a car cover for the parking lots! hahaha

but seriously...if you dont have a garage...def. invest in a good car cover to keep some of the weather/sun off...well worth the money
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DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!

I went back to my OEM hood, i know have this shit right in the center of my hood!!! Can I bring it to Mitsu and have it fixed or replaced?
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Old June 14th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I have an 06 GS and the paint is in great shape. I didnt drive it much this winter, But who knows how much the previous owner drove it, well he did put 19K on the odometer.
Anyways, I cant belive that I have no chips in my bumper/hood. I have a few bug splater spots lol, but I could proble work harder and get them out. I have 1 small gouge under my driver side mirror that is like 1/4" round. Then I have paint chiped off on the edges of my rear plate. the cut out area where the plate sits in.
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my front bumper is pretty chipped up, but thats because im on the interstate every week, mitsu paint is really thin
+ my aero fangs are so scrapped underneath it's not even funny
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Old June 14th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Easy How to:
Always start with the rims. Mother California Gold soap miz with water nad a little bit of P21S Rims cleaner work like a dream.
Mother Califonia Gold Car mixed with Dawn Soap. Use 2 buckets one rinse and one with soap.
Wash the car with front and back motion (NO Circles)
Wash the car in sections and rinse car off after every section.
Go over the whole car twice.

If you know how to you a Porter Cabler wipe it out and use medium compound with orange pad (4500-5500 RPM). Polish with white pad I like Wolfgang polishes. (3000-4000 RPM) Liquid Wax with Bluw pad. (3000 RPM NO PRESSURE)

If you dont want to risk messing up your paint. Pinnacle sell a swirl remover kit that works great. If you want want to spend that much money Mother sells a 3 step swirl remover kit that you can do by hand. I would use the first 2 steps they make the Cleaner and Polish. But for the wax I would recommend P21S or Pinnacle Signature Series II There both about $40 for a container but will last you a long time and will give your car an unbelievable shine.

Notes:
When taking compounds, polish or wax off use microfiber only and do not apply to much pressure because this will cuz swirls.
When washing the car go front to back no cirls and use an mibrofiber bone, boars hair brush, or Woal Mitt.
You only MIx Dawn and Car wash soap when waxing the car to make sure all wax, dirt, and grim is off your car. This eliminates having the clay the car.
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