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Who's experienced more than normal paint chips? Share your pictures

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#61
When I mention the chipping problems to the dealer they say the yellow stinger has that problem, that's all they know or want to say about the issue. I tell them that I help run a stinger forum site an paint chipping or flaking is a big problem with ALL the stinger colors, the paint on the front bumper is only 3 mills thick. Chris71 had his front bumper repainted an the guy that did it was shock on how thin the paint was, so a clear bra will save your front end.
at 3mils thickness that's a cost saving measure. When you're getting a car at this price point in comparison to its European competition, and at far less production numbers, that's the immediate answer to that. At that thickness they are taking their chances at claiming most of it occurring on the forward facing areas and tally it up to normal wear and tear.
 
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#62
That is good to know but from what are you basing that statement from? Has Kia corporate published something to address that?
Kia hasn't addressed the issue other than with the Yellow paint. Personally I feel Kia's paint is awful. That's said I'm only getting paint chips in the impact areas like the front bumper, mirrors and so forth, same as any other car.
 
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Seems like a good spot to post this. I started my debadge today and immediately stopped when this happened.
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I let my car sit in the sun to bake then started to use a plastic blade. Soon as I hit the top of the emblem my paint went with it!! I've debadged 4 previous cars without issues.

What should I do???
 
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#64
Seems like a good spot to post this. I started my debadge today and immediately stopped when this happened.
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I let my car sit in the sun to bake then started to use a plastic blade. Soon as I hit the top of the emblem my paint went with it!! I've debadged 4 previous cars without issues.

What should I do???
Take it to the dealer and tell them your paint is chipping, might be able to get it fixed under warranty
 
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#65
Ouch man that sucks

Seems like a good spot to post this. I started my debadge today and immediately stopped when this happened.
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I let my car sit in the sun to bake then started to use a plastic blade. Soon as I hit the top of the emblem my paint went with it!! I've debadged 4 previous cars without issues.

What should I do???
 

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#66
On these cars is better to start with a fishing line to lift the emblem and cut through the adhesive, then you can put the plastic blade under and start lifting carefully. I've done two Stinger's using that method and no problem. Very lightly used a heat gun to warm up the surface a bit.
 

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#67
That happen to another guy on the forums, he used a heat gun an heated it up to much and the paint peeled off. You still need to use a heat gun but there is a fine line on how hot you want to get it. Instead of using a plastic blade use fishing line it takes a little longer to remove but it won't pull up on your paint. I hope the dealership warranty's it.
 
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#68
Wow man, no bueno.
 

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#69
That happen to another guy on the forums, he used a heat gun an heated it up to much and the paint peeled off. You still need to use a heat gun but there is a fine line on how hot you want to get it. Instead of using a plastic blade use fishing line it takes a little longer to remove but it won't pull up on your paint. I hope the dealership warranty's it.
I didn’t us a heat gun. Just goo-b-gone, floss, and an old plastic card
 
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I have a 2018 KIA Stinger GT2 black with red interior with 6000 miles and have found multiple paint chips I am pretty certain these are not normal rock chips. Oh well I am most likely trading it for a Toyota which is going to be miserable but in New England you need paint. There are more showing up every day here are just 3 of the 4 I have so far. Just started happening about 1000 miles ago roughly when I started washing the car, of course I hand wash my cars just fyi these are not from an automated car wash or anything like that.

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#71
which parts of the car are those on?
 
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#72
Hood and passenger door and I have one more on the driver front quarter. I am sure more will come soon they seem to be happening basically every time I drive and I mostly do around town driving.
 

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Yikes
 
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The silly thing is that the paint was fine until around 5500 miles and 1 year after purchase so this is very concerning as the problem seems to take time to occur.
 
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#75
The silly thing is that the paint was fine until around 5500 miles and 1 year after purchase so this is very concerning as the problem seems to take time to occur.
I had 9 chips on my hood... Just dropped it off this morning for paint correction, 4 layer pro ceramic treatment and PPF. It's a 7 day job for what I'm getting. You could keep the car, would just need to correct and protect.



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Ceramic will do nothing at all sorry to give you the bad news and I know for sure about that. So save your money the PPF might help a little but would have to cover the entire car. Paint correction would be ongoing for as long as you owned the car.
 

Billy B

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#77
I have a 2018 white Stinger and I notice the clear coat of paint around the front badge and below the headlight is beginning to flake off. I’m planning to bring it to the dealer.


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#78
Who's having issues with paint chipping on their front end because the paint just sucks? Right below the KIA emblem.
I have the same problem with my white Stinger. The clear coat is flaking off around the emblem and below the headlight.


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#79
Ugh I feel bad for everyone having paint issues this shouldn't be happening and is unacceptable to me. KIA made an awesome car but it really doesn't make up for bad paint which shouldn't be happening in this day and age.
 
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#80
I'm having the same problem as the micro blue a few posts back. --paint literally coming completely off those two trim pieces from the sunroof to the back glass. The spiderweb one is passenger side. The one that is basically completely gone is driver's.
I should note, I have never let this car go through a car wash, use the 2 bucket method for have washing, built a deionizing filter to rinse the car for no water spots, I blow it dry with a blower I bought specifically for this task, and I have only ever touched it--gently--with microfiber that I hand wash separate from any other clothes for spot detailing. In other words, I absolutely baby this car's paint. This is after 16k miles/1.5 years.
Dealer taking a look Friday.
 

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