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2006 Outback Paint issues


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#1 dirk109

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:06 PM

I have owned my 2006 Outback (which I bought new from a dealer) for 11 months. I was just outside washing and waxing when I noticed rust colored speckles all over the white paint. Has anybody else seen this? What should I do?

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:22 PM

I have owned my 2006 Outback (which I bought new from a dealer) for 11 months. I was just outside washing and waxing when I noticed rust colored speckles all over the white paint. Has anybody else seen this? What should I do?

It might just be some type of a road film, regardless, if I had a warranty I would go to a Nice dealer.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 10:31 AM

I agree that it may just be road film. Go to an auto parts store and pick up a claybar and some quick detailer and see if the contaminant will come off with a few swipes of the claybar. You can also try a heavy duty tar and adhesive remover to rub the film off.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 10:33 AM

i find the paint on my uncles 06 baja to be real poor quality, and that thing is black:eek:

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 06:03 PM

Def. not road film. Almost like rust pits in paint. unreal. I hope the dealer takes care of it.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 09:15 PM

Def. not road film. Almost like rust pits in paint. unreal. I hope the dealer takes care of it.



Fallout.

All you need to do is claybar your car and it will come out.

It is not a warranty issue.

#7 Andyjo

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 11:48 PM

If you can't get rid of it with a claybar, ream out a dealer...

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 01:11 PM

Tried a ClayBar. It removed the "Grit", but left the rust color in the white paint. Going to the dealer Tuesday.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:03 PM

2006, definitely give the dealer the first shot at this. you paid for a warranty, use it. hopefully they're "nice" (crossing fingers.....)

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 05:54 PM

I've read about people getting the paint covered by warrenty, if the dealer says no, go straight to SOA.


2006, definitely give the dealer the first shot at this. you paid for a warranty, use it. hopefully they're "nice" (crossing fingers.....)



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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:03 PM

Tried a ClayBar. It removed the "Grit", but left the rust color in the white paint. Going to the dealer Tuesday.



Did you follow the directions? You may need some rubbing compound followed by wax.

The dealer may be nice and fix it at no charge to you (if you bought the car there/service there etc.....)

But it is not a warranty issue.

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:19 AM

Did you follow the directions? You may need some rubbing compound followed by wax.

The dealer may be nice and fix it at no charge to you (if you bought the car there/service there etc.....)

But it is not a warranty issue.



We'll have to wait to see what the response is from the dealer/SOA as to what the "cause" of the problem is. If it is an abnormal condition that is not caused by those items outlined in the warranty:

http://www.subaru.co...x.jsp?year=2006

then I would think/hope that both the dealer and SOA would want to take care of this promptly. With such a new model year, why risk future sales with this customer and possibly many others if the word gets out...

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:49 AM

Just got back from the dealer. He said it looks like "Damage Caused by the Environment". Which is not covered by the warr. If SOA were to do something, It would be "good will". My question is, If I bought the car in VT and I live 20 mins away in VT, How could it be "Damage Caused by the Environment"? Maybe Subaru shoudn't be selling car in VT. I hope that SOA does the right thing....................

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 12:45 PM

Just got back from the dealer. He said it looks like "Damage Caused by the Environment". Which is not covered by the warr. If SOA were to do something, It would be "good will". My question is, If I bought the car in VT and I live 20 mins away in VT, How could it be "Damage Caused by the Environment"? Maybe Subaru shoudn't be selling car in VT. I hope that SOA does the right thing....................

Sounds fishy to me on that new of a car! I would keep calling and plead your case. It might be worth going to a different dealer.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 02:07 PM

The paint quality on the Outback is very poor, our 2005 Outback has a lot of scratches and the whole suspension parts are rusted. :-\

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 10:02 AM

[quote name='Lukas']The paint quality on the Outback is very poor, our 2005 Outback has a lot of scratches and the whole suspension parts are rusted. :-\

Lukas[/QUOTE

I have to agree on both points. In some regards, the bottom side of my 96 Outback with 215K looks better than my 05 with 40K, including the the exhaust (still have all original exhaust and suspension on the 96). I don't expect the 05 will look as good underneath when it reaches that mileage. The durability of the 96 was a deciding factor to buying a new Sube, I'm now concerned that Subaru hasn't carried forward the same quality in materials and workmanship...:-\

Time will tell...

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 02:26 PM

since newer rules are requireing water based paint many manufacturers are having paint problems.
The paint my BMW has is chipping worse than my Forester.
Think green and compalin to your Subaru rep if the dealer does not help.
On my BMW I have repainted the hood with PPG which beats heck out of the stock paint.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 03:03 PM

Yes due to new OSHA and EPA standards, paint is going to go through some growing pains all across the board. Some colors wil be worse then others, some mfg's worse then others.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:04 PM

Here in Ohio and Pennsylvania this is a common issue. It's from the road salts and magnesium chloride that they use. Dont panic some old fashioned elbow grease will clean it up with a clay bar or polish. Then a good quality wax til winter comes again. If you look closely you will find it on the plastic parts as well.:mad: I have found those orange specs on other autos as well. If you hand wash your subie you will notice this sooner and can stay ahead of the curve. It's the price we pay to live in the snow belts and use of deicing chemicals.




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