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netpro

Paint peeling from door tops

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netpro    0

Recently the paint has peeled severely from the top edges of my driver's side doors. It peels off of the primer or anti-rust coating and is becoming more and more extensive. At this moment I will probably have to repaint the entire side to match the pearl white factory paint. Clean CarFax report and hasn't been painted here, other than sun there is no apparent environmental factors on this 2008 ex350 Florida car. 

Has this happened to anyone else. I was in the auto body business for 40 years and in my experience this is a factory defect but wonder if I could expect any compensation on a nearly 10 year old car.20170804_100035.thumb.jpg.24c101b92434085d46dbf0ea8612af8b.jpg

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gbhrps    30

Netpro,

I agree. Its poor factory prep of the primer coat before the base coat, pearl coat and clear coats were added.

With three stage paints, getting the flow rate/spread of the pearl is the killer when it comes to matching what ten years has done to the colour, etc.

I doubt that Lexus will help out, but you've nothing to lose by asking. They may just be only too happy to keep a customer. I've had a positive response from Toyota years ago on a faulty sunroof computer years out of warranty. So you never know! Good Luck!

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