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Old 12-28-2016, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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I have a black 2008 Honda Civic. I love this car, but I have noticed that I am starting to get "bald" spots on my roof. Has anyone experienced Honda paint wearing thin? When I went out shopping over the last week, I saw several Hondas with the same balding. I have never had this problem with any other car I have owned before (Volvo, Chevy, VW). I have treated all prior vehicles the same (ie. no garage/cover, same frequency and type of car washes, etc).


I have never had a paint job before and have no idea where to start-- any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:55 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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I have owned new Honda's exclusively since 1990. Accords and Pilots in at least five different colors. Every single one of them had paint issues. Their paint chips very easily. Not sure how they stack up with other manufacturers.
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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You may want to google your problem. I think someone had a class action lawsuit over this issue
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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I've always wanted to ask this of people with peeling paint- did you wax your car with any frequency? I.e. once or twice per year/more/less?
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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I've always wanted to ask this of people with peeling paint- did you wax your car with any frequency? I.e. once or twice per year/more/less?
At least twice a year- more if there has been rougher weather.


I have taken care of all of the cars I have owned the same way (Volvo, Chevy, VW). None of them have had paint wear down like this.
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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I've always wanted to ask this of people with peeling paint- did you wax your car with any frequency? I.e. once or twice per year/more/less?
Not Sure!
when ive talked to people with fading Paint it's always "I take really good care of the car"
Yea, But did you take of the exterior
Seems to have really hit the 8th Generation Civics
https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-...ction-lawsuit/
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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I had a 2003 Civic Si up until 2013 when I sold it to my cousin. He kept it until last year when he sold it on and the paint looked the same. When I sold it, the paint on it looked brand new minus a few rock chips here and there on the hood. Generally, I washed it twice a month, sometimes more due to living in Florida with bad Love-bug seasons (google love bug season in Florida). Along with washing, I usually waxed it once every few months.


I really do think it comes down to location and care towards the paint. For me, it was garaged in the evenings for about half the time I owned it and when given the chance, I always parked in the shade.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:29 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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I had a 2003 Civic Si up until 2013 when I sold it to my cousin. He kept it until last year when he sold it on and the paint looked the same. When I sold it, the paint on it looked brand new minus a few rock chips here and there on the hood. Generally, I washed it twice a month, sometimes more due to living in Florida with bad Love-bug seasons (google love bug season in Florida). Along with washing, I usually waxed it once every few months.


I really do think it comes down to location and care towards the paint. For me, it was garaged in the evenings for about half the time I owned it and when given the chance, I always parked in the shade.
Loved 03-05 Si's
If Honda would have put in the K20A2 (rsx type s) in the Civic Si
But i agree, taking care of the car goes a long way.
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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My best friend had a 08 civic ex that had "bald" spots on roof as well the last year or so he had it. I always assumed it was a defect or he did not wax it enough.
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