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Hi I have a 2001 elantra GLS with the gold/brown paint job. (factory) I'm having to take it in because the clear coat on it is already starting to come off and I have only had it 6 months and 20K miles on it. It hasn't even had to go thu a chicago winter yet. I also noticed that if you look really closly that you can see cracks on the clear coat just like a really old paint job would do if it over cured. looks like feather cracking. The dealer denied the fact of the rest of the cars bad clear coat but is going to fix the spots on the hood. (sand the hood to metal and redo) but i know that ill have to take it back in to get the rest of the car done. Esp after the winter with all the salt they use around here. Just wondering if anyone else has had troubles with paint on there 01 elantras
 

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did u buy it new.. so you know there was no accident before you got it and may have had some repairs done??

dealer better fix it for you, paint's warrantied for a few years. May not be all lantras, there could be lots of reasons the factory job went bad. I have some cracking in my paint on my hood near where I cut it, I got it heated up from the underside, and then right after it cooled, my friend stuck a friggen screw driver under it and pushed it up a little bit to make the molding fit, the dumbass.. so there is cracks there.

I am sure that didn't help at all, damnit, I am shutting up now. But seriously, dealer has to warranty it, make sure you get it all done in the spring, and make sure it is a quality job. Inspect it from top to bottom, back again, look for drips, look for small specs that they need to get out, everything, and bitch until it's done right. You got a new car, you want it to look new for a long time.
 

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Yeah, one thing you will notice here BUDDER, is that everyone bitches about the paint job. Paint is kind of thin and scratches easily. Just be careful when you wash it. One thing I recommend is Turtle Wax Scratch and swirl remover. Helps to lighten up the scratches.

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My paint is comming of my spoiler. And truthfully I do dont no why. It wasent like that when I bout the car from someone.

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