Dealer took pictures, and had us go to their body shop for an estimate. We'll see where it goes from here. The body shop hinted at general paint issues due to newer paints that meet EPA standards. They see similar issues across makes and models.Yes - excessive paint chipping on my '19 Sunshine Orange. Chips started showing up within the 1st month of driving. I've never had seen this on any of the other (many) cars that I have owned.
2916. Hyper blue. 25000 miles. No problems. Do you guys wash and wax your car regularly? Could be the problemNot even a single chip on the '18 we got in November 2017, and just one minor door ding above the door moldings I installed (probably from a lifted truck) that will likely polish out.
Very happy with the paint so far.
I bought Subaru Sunshine Orange touch-up paint rom the dealer's parts counter when I picked up my new 2019 Crosstrek. It is Subaru part # J361SFL020A1 .I was about to order a paint pen for the single chip on the hood, but some say Subaru doesn't make one.
This might help? Hood deflector. As stated before 2016 with 26000 miles No chips plus it blends in with the blacked out part of the headlights. Looks sharpI had my 17 ceramic coated and clear bra on all front facing painted surfaces. I did find a very tiny chip on one of the doors and the rear hatch. Touched up with a dab from a paint pen.
Ceramic and bra was the best money I've ever spent on a new car.
I may look into the hood deflector. I skipped it initially because of the clear bra but with the fragile paint I'll take any protection I can get. Thanks and the blue looks awesome with the black deflector and headlighst!!
Yeah it kind of blends in with the blacked out lights to make one continuous “look”I may look into the hood deflector. I skipped it initially because of the clear bra but with the fragile paint I'll take any protection I can get. Thanks and the blue looks awesome with the black deflector and headlighst!!
. That’s strange. On my 2016 I have no paint chipped off. I do have a spot with exposed metal in the door frame where someone tried to break into my car 2 years ago but even that’s not rusting. I do wash and spray wax my car alot hough. Maybe the hood deflector is more effective than I thought. I’m guessing too that since this car has been driven mostly in Portland Oregon and Virginia that I have had minimal road hazards re winter driving2018 pearl white...some small paint chips, but i take that as normal wear and tear. My problem with the white paint is constant rust spots everywhere. They come off if i treat with Iron-X. But then return in a month.
Note the TSB states that chipping and peeling repairs are covered under warranty on '18 & '19 Treks with Sunshine Orange paint.There is a TSB on Sunshine Orange Paint. Mostly on steps needed to repair damage to the paint. I was about to order a paint pen for the single chip on the hood, but some say Subaru doesn't make one.
Note the TSB states that chipping and peeling repairs are covered under warranty on '18 & '19 Treks with Sunshine Orange paint.
Ours isn't a common colour so ordered the OEM paint pen from the nearest Subaru dealership. It arrived overnight and was only $25. Very easy to use and has the 3 step micro-sander, paint and clear coat all built in. Touched up 2 stone chips on passenger side doors and a scratch on the door sill.Yes - excessive paint chipping on my '18 Sunshine Orange, Had it about 20 months now but noticed after only one or two months. Spoke to my dealership about numerous online discussions about this particular colour/timeframe being more susceptible. Not surprisingly, they weren't interested. Has anyone in Australia approached their dealership? They also said that Subaru didn't make the paint pen for it either. I notice when I search for a PAK paint pen, often the year listed for the Subaru XV is just 2016-2017. Does anyone know if this is still accurate for the 2018 models?