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Toyota! (and Lexus and Scion) / Re: 2009 Corolla Paint Problem
« on: November 01, 2008, 03:50:05 AM »
I take my white corolla in Monday to get the bottom panels and the rear bumper repainted...all on Toyota\'s dime. Didn\'t even have to bitch..just asked them.

MJFPILOT

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Toyota! (and Lexus and Scion) / Re: 2009 Corolla Paint Problem
« on: September 30, 2008, 09:11:44 PM »
Thank-you for all your concern. I will let you know what happens. I already talked to the service manager who directed me to the body parts manager. He wiped off a little of the tar with the same result ...i.e..brown spots. Of course he told me,\"that must not be ordinary tar.\" He also said that my warranty wouldn\'t cover it. I tried to talk to the service manager again to voice my displeasure, but he was in a meeting. I left a message  for him on Friday. No word as of Tuesday...will try again tomorrow.

Mike

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Toyota! (and Lexus and Scion) / Re: 2009 Corolla Paint Problem
« on: September 30, 2008, 05:33:40 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions. The tar comes off easily, but it has stained the white paint underneath no matter what I use to remove it. After removing the tar it leaves little brown stains that are smooth to the touch. I tried compound on an area for 5 minutes with no luck(hand rubbing). Paint on brand new cars should not stain from tar deposits...after all, they are expected to be driven on asphalt roads, not dirt roads. I have never not been able to remove small splatterings of tar and leave permanent stains in the paint. This is unacceptable and so far, the dealer has accepted no blame for inferior paint on their product.

Mike

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Toyota! (and Lexus and Scion) / 2009 Corolla Paint Problem
« on: September 26, 2008, 10:48:23 PM »
My white corolla is 3 months old and my daughter drove it on a recently paved road. Of course a little tar stuck to the bottom panels. I started to take it off with \"goof off\" but stopped after brown spots appeared under the removed tar spots. I then tried a few other tar removers all with the same result. I also used my fingernail and rubbing compound. Tried to buff the spots out with compound...no luck. The paint does not seem to be etched. Took it to my dealer and he tried to remove the tar spots with similar results. Their \"body man\" said all the lower panels would have to be removed, stripped, and repainted. Oh yea, this would all be on my own dime. They said the tar must not be \"normal\" tar because it wouldn\'t have stained the paint. I say B.S. !!!  Has anybody else had any problems with staining of paint? The car actually looks better with the tar on it. I\'ve owned white cars in the past and never had these problems before.

Thanks,
MJFPILOT

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