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    Yeah I feel your pain. I understand that this car is meant to be driven and enjoyed. Which is exactly what I do, but I just can't seem to justify crappy ass paint on a $30,000 car. I've had new civic si and mustangs and that has never happened. I'm hoping the new paint and clear coat will hold up better than the OEM paint. I'm going out of town tomorrow but I'll be taking the car in for an estimate on Monday. They said the paint job could take 6-7 days. You already know I'm loading that valet mode when I drop it off.

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    There's a lot of construction on my commute and I now add a good 20 minutes to it by doing everything I can to skip driving through a work area. I can just hear my car getting dinged up. The fury builds with every sound of loose gravel lacerating my car. The chips resembles my 10 year old Jetta after only 1 year - same silver color too, so the comparison in quality is just too easy to see.

    Let me know what they quote you, I'm curious.
    Not so much anymore.

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    Funny...my old 2003 Jetta GLI was rock-chipped to all hell. And it was Silver.
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    Silver 2003 GLS here, 1.8T - looked like someone tried to put it through a giant cheese grater.
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    Why do bits of road debris ALWAYS damage the windshield right in front of the drivers side? As for the paint issue, Subaru needs to remedy this problem, pronto.

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    I must say that my WRX's paint is chipping a lot less than my 08 SI's did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USNGMG2 View Post
    Why do bits of road debris ALWAYS damage the windshield right in front of the drivers side? As for the paint issue, Subaru needs to remedy this problem, pronto.
    Go ahead...send them a letter or give em a call...I'm sure they will listen to you and adjust the paint immediately
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    Hey Mikie13-

    IDGAF
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    Well then...
    Not so much anymore.

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    Ya yours isn't even bad mines worse. I finally protected the hood with matte 3m nothing for my bumper though. Lol you could always put a cleat 3 m like most people you instead of spending the paint money

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    Quote Originally Posted by USNGMG2 View Post
    Hey Mikie13- Nice avatar, a home movie of your first day of school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USNGMG2 View Post
    Hey Mikie13-

    Blah Blah Blah
    You need to recalibrate your sense of humor. Your post sounded like straight up trolling to me, and the image of a poop-like substance with wheels was gross (even if likely fake).

    Consider this a formal warning - if you're trying to be funny you are not good at it. If you are trolling you will not last long.
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    6 posts and he decides to try and make fun of teh mikie!? U mad bro?
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    I too have an 08 with SSM. I've taken to wrapping it with bubble wrap. It beats paint chips, but I get looks.

    But hey, it's better than rock chips, amirite?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by USNGMG2 View Post
    Hey Mikie13-

    IDGAF
    Cool story bro. Someone loses at the interwebz.

    It is a pretty cool avatar though, isn't it? I'm actually less hairy now than I was in my first day of school.
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