The solid colors are molded in color with a clear coat applied. The metallic colors are painted with a clear coat.to be honest and show my stupidity i thought these cars had color molded panels ....not painted and clearcoated. and here i thought just maybe i had a fairly carefree maintenance car (paint wise)
my red 06 civic looks like a kid with a bad sunburn and peeling like a sun of a gun. and i kept it waxed too.
any chance it could be stuff like rejex etc and not the good ol carnuba wax causing the peeling? geeeez i don't want to go thru that again....hopefully my 08 white won't do that
Any pictures?My 2009 smart pure has the molded in solid white panels and no problems there. However, the plastic carbon fiber looking material on the roof bubbled upend mostly peeled off in the last big rain we had. I took as much off as I could and brought it down to a local wrap shop and had it wrapped in a maroon color material. Looks great and took care of the problem for about $250.
ARLINGTON, Va. (ABC7) — It starts as a little bubble here. A tiny blister there. And then, it comes off like a scab.
“And that’s my baby with the crappy paint job,” complained Ruth Dumont as she peeled of another piece.
The problem is peeling plastic on some 2008-2009 smart cars, a product now distributed in the U.S. by Mercedes.
Well I wish someone would advise Fletcher Jones Mercedes imports of that important information. When I have bought either of my smarts there for service, they finished with a automatic car wash. As a matter of fact, a month and a half ago I took it in with the top down. They put the top up so it could be washed and it wasn't dirty.Never put any car thru an auto car wash - always, but always, do the wash by hand