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    1. Member r32vw04's Avatar
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      09-10-2010 10:33 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazey83 View Post
      WAX DUDES, everyone whos cars are peeling are they left out in the sun baking all day, and do you only wash the car but not wax it, the only reason i wax my car is to keep the paint from chipping and peeling, it keeps it moist. maybe im wrong and its whatever but im really curious to know, because it seems sketchy man

      it wouldnt surprise me if these cars never saw a coat of wax, the paint is probably so dried out

      Once the paint has cured it's 100% dry, wax just shines and helps paint not fade I though. Then again I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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      09-10-2010 07:59 PM #52
      I'm not putting my information in the thread, but here's my pics.


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    3. 09-12-2010 07:16 PM #53
      Reflex silver
      60,000k but stated within the second year.
      Roof mainly along windshield also on hood
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      My brother who owns a body shop thinks it occurred during shipping and painted here in the states.

    4. 09-22-2010 01:32 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Projekt R32 View Post
      1. my car is hand washed/waxed, garaged, and rarely in snow/rain.
      2. my car is peeling like crazy from a fault on the Manufacturer's end. Learn the history and problems the TR R32 community is having.

      sooo GTFO with your uneducated rant I do not feel like having this thread locked for no reason. We are all trying very hard to VWOA to recognize the fault on their end. A manufacturer's defect is causing our clear coat to de-laminate. Out of 500 TR's about 100 have this issue.

      So its cool to be a forum noob, and want to ask questions, I have no problem with that, but this thread is for people who are directly affected by VW's poor painting job in the TR's. Please post your rants elsewhere, unless you have legitimate things to offer. So until then:
      chill out man, not looking to fight about the subject or get your thread locked at all, like i said in my post i may be wrong. Its just a thought and my personal opinion man, because honestly if it were a defect VW should have had it recalled or at least acknowledge it, it just seems odd that they do not recognize it as a problem. I mean common man the car is 6 years old don't you think they would have done something about it by now? I am not a professional on this matter but just because i have 10 posts doesn't mean im a "noob" to cars. Im not trying to rain on your parade but that's the way i look at it, and obviously everyone who is affected by it is going to think i'm an a**hole but im not and in no way did i say anything disrespectful in my post. So after you say GTFO and call me uneducated you decide to add you dont want this to get locked, and you also add a cute little picture at the end. Call me crazy but you seem to be a bit immature. Its people like you who need to calm down, take a xanax and re-think your next post, buddy.

      Good-luck trying to get this "defect" solved

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      09-22-2010 09:24 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazey83 View Post
      chill out man, not looking to fight about the subject or get your thread locked at all, like i said in my post i may be wrong. Its just a thought and my personal opinion man, because honestly if it were a defect VW should have had it recalled or at least acknowledge it, it just seems odd that they do not recognize it as a problem. I mean common man the car is 6 years old don't you think they would have done something about it by now? I am not a professional on this matter but just because i have 10 posts doesn't mean im a "noob" to cars. Im not trying to rain on your parade but that's the way i look at it, and obviously everyone who is affected by it is going to think i'm an a**hole but im not and in no way did i say anything disrespectful in my post. So after you say GTFO and call me uneducated you decide to add you dont want this to get locked, and you also add a cute little picture at the end. Call me crazy but you seem to be a bit immature. Its people like you who need to calm down, take a xanax and re-think your next post, buddy.

      Good-luck trying to get this "defect" solved
      #1. I called YOUR RANT uneducated
      #2. VW did acknowledge this issue and agreed to pay out on each individual spot for 1 person, Powedubs. They will not acknowledge anyone else's claims. Which is rediculous, and why we must all band together and fight on this.
      #3. I will say GTFO to you, and whomever else wants to act like a child, tell us its our fault for the clear peeling when you clearly do not know what you are talking about.

      Wax doesn't keep your paint "wet". How would that make sense? Paint is cured before it leaves the factory. Also dude, I hand wax, hand wash, and garage my car, it doesn't see snow ever, and the paint started peeling at 40k miles. Explain that to me.

      Simple fact is people piss me off, you happen to as well with your other post. Sorry if I offended you, again I was calling your rant uneducated, not you. Don't take it so personally, and again, If I offended you, sorry. It wasn't my intention. I do not respond well to people ranting on my post with no facts, (again not calling you ignorant, just know your facts man) but when you rant bomb someone's post who truly does care for his R32, and truly is trying to help EVERYONE with this issue, you should expect some fire back bro. Either way, no hard feelings, and have a good week
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      09-26-2010 03:08 PM #56
      Today is a sad day for me


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      09-26-2010 03:56 PM #57
      2004 TR peeling since the day I bought it at 76,000 miles. Starting to get worse.

    8. 09-26-2010 07:21 PM #58
      Peeling at hood, roof and sides since about 45K miles. I do live in sunny CA, but take very good care of my R - as do the rest of you.

      VW would do nothing. Went to local shop for repaint. Now my Reds don't quite match up. Very noticeable depending on the time of day. I've recently discovered more peeling in areas that weren't repainted.

      I love my car, and have no intention of selling. I'm driving this girl into the ground. I'm seriously considering painting the whole car midnight blue and getting black rims.

      Whatcha think? Most tell me I shouldn't. But from what I hear, red is worst in CA sun.

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      09-26-2010 09:23 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazey83 View Post
      chill out man, not looking to fight about the subject or get your thread locked at all, like i said in my post i may be wrong. Its just a thought and my personal opinion man, because honestly if it were a defect VW should have had it recalled or at least acknowledge it, it just seems odd that they do not recognize it as a problem. I mean common man the car is 6 years old don't you think they would have done something about it by now? I am not a professional on this matter but just because i have 10 posts doesn't mean im a "noob" to cars. Im not trying to rain on your parade but that's the way i look at it, and obviously everyone who is affected by it is going to think i'm an a**hole but im not and in no way did i say anything disrespectful in my post. So after you say GTFO and call me uneducated you decide to add you dont want this to get locked, and you also add a cute little picture at the end. Call me crazy but you seem to be a bit immature. Its people like you who need to calm down, take a xanax and re-think your next post, buddy.

      Good-luck trying to get this "defect" solved

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      09-26-2010 09:37 PM #60
      I'm at 104,000 in AZ sun all day and no peeling... yet. I probably shouldn't even post that. Tomorrow I'll find some! Hopefully VWOA will address this. But then I wish they would also address the fading MFIs, door switches and growing problem of whining rear diffs.

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      09-27-2010 01:42 PM #61
      yea i have a post earlier in this thread where i said i didnt have any... just sayin

    12. 10-04-2010 02:38 PM #62
      Drove to Petit Le Mans this weekend in the rain. Had a couple spots that had started to form, but after 6 hours of rain, it looked like this by the time we got there. Some more spots on the roof as well.

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    13. 10-05-2010 01:11 PM #63
      We'll I called VWOA and basically said I am SOL because it's out or warranty.

      My case # is 100-323-343

      101,xxx mi

    14. 10-05-2010 08:08 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by mfc143 View Post
      Drove to Petit Le Mans this weekend in the rain. Had a couple spots that had started to form, but after 6 hours of rain, it looked like this by the time we got there. Some more spots on the roof as well.

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      Ouch

    15. 10-06-2010 02:11 AM #65
      Mine started at on the hood and roof with just a little hole on the roof. Guys check your hood and roofs for bubbles, they are tiny and hard to see sometimes but they are there the paint may look clean after you wash it but like there are bubbles there big time and all over the place, thats how it starts out.

    16. 10-06-2010 02:53 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Patryk@DouglasVW View Post
      Im scared to ask...but what does it cost you guys to repaint the car?
      Pat as you have read prolly in my thread about my car it was $5800 and mine was one of the first cars fully done in the new water based systems that arent required till 2013 but my body guy decided to switch before doing my car. My car was also taken down to completely bare metal. Then all the little dents were taken out, the few that there were but my body guy and I are really anal and have attention to detail like no other. From there it was sprayed with epoxy primer and sanded starting with 600 and going all the way to 1500 to 2000 just for the primer, and from there it was sprayed with 4-5 coats of Tornado red, after that I wanted 7 coats of clear after some debate i ended up getting 5 coats of clear. Now take in mind while getting a full spay remind the shop they will have to buy a BRAND NEW R32 spoiler bc it must be broken into pieces to be able to get off. Also keep in mind for that price i also had the bumper filled, hood notched filled, emblem shaved, and a brand new hood, brand new R32 spoiler as well. All my jams were sanded and resprayed as well along with the inside of my fenders since i had them shaved and rolled. Keep in mind also that my car was done by the same person who did the car that has won H20i two times in a row now, the MK2 Red Jetta.

      Full color change would have been around 9 to 12 grand. The red MK2 Jetta that won H20i last year and this year was in the shop around the same time my car was and i got to check it out first hand and he had more hours in the engine bay than my whole car and my car took about 3 months to get done.

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      10-06-2010 11:43 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by 97audia4 View Post
      $5800
      Damn son. That's $2300 moar than the quote i got....
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      10-06-2010 11:58 AM #68
      There should be a T-Red gtg @ VWOA maybe then they will pay attention. Maybe call some media folks too.

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      10-06-2010 12:32 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by 97audia4 View Post
      Pat as you have read prolly in my thread about my car it was $5800 .
      Well i guess if you are going to get it done, you might as well do it RIGHT

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      10-06-2010 12:50 PM #70
      I no longer own the car but here are some shots of mine to support the defect. I was the original owner (8/04-4/10), car had 98k miles, always stored in a garage except for 1 year. Waxed 6 times per year including claybar + heavy wax before every winter. Pictures are just before I sold it.









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      I miss my R.

      Good luck,

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      10-06-2010 01:27 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by nkgneto View Post
      There should be a T-Red gtg @ VWOA maybe then they will pay attention. Maybe call some media folks too.
      I've been considering getting a class action law suit going... but I kinda feel like it might be a waste of time. I am up to try anything though...
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      10-06-2010 01:30 PM #72
      third owner bmp 80k it just started on the hood.





      and two weeks ago it was clean as hell!


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      10-06-2010 01:39 PM #73
      by the way my friends brand new Passat CC had delamination issues on the front bumper, it has 10k miles...
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      11-09-2010 12:41 PM #74
      Has anything come of this? What if I don't have an R32?

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      Clearcoat has peeled off on the hood, side mirrors and other places. It started a while back, just never got around to looking into it.

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      11-09-2010 03:25 PM #75
      Class action suit would be nice. VWOA has really avoided dealing with this and it is clearly a defect on their end. Other companies have dealt with similar issues like this in the past with great success. I recall Ford trucks in the 1980's had an issue with the clear coat or paint peeling and they re-painted customer's vehicles. I love my car but don't feel like spending $2K on a full re-spray to fix negligence on the manufacturers behalf.

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