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    IS it me or Subaru paint sucks?

    hey guys ,

    I used to own an acura and my car barely chipped from rocks that is. Now stepping into my new 06 subaru seems to em liek i get rock chips everyday. Im actually worried about detailign the car too much because it seems to me that the paint is so thin. Anyone care to explain or give me their opinions.

    Reason for is i have some swirls and i want to remove them but if the paint is thin i dont want to do it if i dont have to.

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    Subaru paint is indeed notorious for being thin and easily damaged. Should be fine when detailing, I would think...
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    You'll be fine detailing it. I wouldn't polish it everyday but with in the normal realm you'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavallino333 View Post
    You'll be fine detailing it. I wouldn't polish it everyday but with in the normal realm you'll be fine.
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    you are correct sir, subaru paint SUCKS horribly.
    I think we'd all vomit if i took a close up of my front end...

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    its just such a shame such great cars and ****ty paint. OH well i love my aspen white color just wished it didnt chip so easily. Anyways i guess that clear 3m stuff is another alternative solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by cul8erbud View Post
    its just such a shame such great cars and ****ty paint. OH well i love my aspen white color just wished it didnt chip so easily. Anyways i guess that clear 3m stuff is another alternative solution
    Yea Im getting my front bumper repainted and putting on rockblocker or 3m clear bra this summer. Right now Ive got hundreds of tiny chips from going back and forth to college...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreamnRex View Post
    Yea Im getting my front bumper repainted and putting on rockblocker or 3m clear bra this summer. Right now Ive got hundreds of tiny chips from going back and forth to college...
    +1 I'm getting several things painted at once because its cheaper that way...front bumper, hood, CF hood scoop...lots and lots of clear stuff

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    yes subaru paint is notoriously know for being very thin. Get yourself a 3m clear bra. it will be the best investment you every made on your car.
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    clear bra all the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by efmd3 View Post
    you are correct sir, subaru paint SUCKS horribly.
    I think we'd all vomit if i took a close up of my front end...
    I will bet you my hood is worse than yours. I drive about 400 miles a week and its all Highway. I don't even like to look at my hood anymore.
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    paint chips FTW
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    I have noticed Subie put all their money into the engine of the WRX and less into the paint :P wanted to save money/
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    Yes all into the engine and forgot about the paint and tranny
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