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I joined to see if any fellow WRX owners have had problems with their paint work. I bought my 2014 WRX and after 3 years I am getting extreme paint fade in two areas (so far). The hood scoop and the spoiler are the affected areas (see attached photos).:unhappy:

Does anyone else have the same problem? I took it to the dealer and of course its not covered under warranty and will cost me $500. I have a 2010 Honda that is rarely washed and yet its paint work is stunning compared to my WRX. Water Sky Glass Vehicle door Reflection Vehicle Automotive exterior Car Hood Auto part
 

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My 2011 isn't taken the best care of and is not doing that. Something isn't right.

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I joined to see if any fellow WRX owners have had problems with their paint work. I bought my 2014 WRX and after 3 years I am getting extreme paint fade in two areas (so far). The hood scoop and the spoiler are the affected areas (see attached photos).:unhappy:

Does anyone else have the same problem? I took it to the dealer and of course its not covered under warranty and will cost me $500. I have a 2010 Honda that is rarely washed and yet its paint work is stunning compared to my WRX. View attachment 299969 View attachment 299977
I have a 2012, same color, and don't have that. It's interesting on the hood scoop that it really is confined to that part. What do you wash your car with?

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My 2011 isn't taken the best care of and is not doing that. Something isn't right.

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My thoughts exactly.

I have a 2012, same color, and don't have that. It's interesting on the hood scoop that it really is confined to that part. What do you wash your car with?

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It varies. Sometimes I do it myself and use your standard auto-shop car soap; other times I take it to the local touch-free carwash. Nothing out of the ordinary.
 

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Have you used a buffer on it?

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Aren't the hood scoop and spoiler both plastic??
It is almost as if someone painted (or re-painted) the car and did not use the correct paint formula for plastic on those parts.......
 

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Aren't the hood scoop and spoiler both plastic??
It is almost as if someone painted (or re-painted) the car and did not use the correct paint formula for plastic on those parts.......
This is what I'm thinking.

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