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Have owned my second LS for 5 years. It's a 2009 black sapphire . Need I say more. Garage door closed on rear bumper yesterday and the front bumper looks like it has been attached by a paintball gun. Estimates are $700 to paint the front bumper but haven't any estimates on rear bumper.
My question is ,"Do I paint the whole car or just the 2 bumpers?" Only have 73,000 miles so I want to keep it a while longer and wait perhaps for the '18's to arrive.
Any opinions will be helpful.
I have a 2007 Lexus IS350 purchased at the end of 2006 . A while ago I got a dent in the panel above front right the wheel. It is now pulling a way some from the front of the car near the headlights, Before that dent I had a very small dent and scratch on the driver side door.
I had some engine work done on the car three years ago to replace a bad cylinder so I had all the cylinders replaced. I have 205,000 miles on the car so far. I am hoping to get at least another 5 years out this car, so I would like to refresh the body by fixing the dents (replace panels if need be) and get a new paint job for the whole car.
Can anyone here recommend a place for Body work somewhere in San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, or even Orange county (the first two are preferable)? I would like recommendations for both Best Quality and Good Quality/reasonable price. Maybe even a ranking of local body shops. I am willing to go to a dealer body shop depending on the cost.
After washing the NX a few times I finally had a chance to look closely at the paint in my garage under bright lights. I noticed my shiny Atomic Silver paint job was not glass smooth. There is only one way to describe it..."orange peel". Top and sides, everywhere.
I called the 800 customer service number. Karen was nice but said I should take it back to the dealership and see what the service shop had to say, or perhaps the "field rep" could have a look. About 5 minutes after the call (coincidence?) my sales guy calls. We talk about a different question and then I mention the paint. He says (basically) to deal with it as all the new cars look like that....even the BMWs the dealership.
My 4runner did not have this orange peel effect, so what gives? Does the 2nd coat of clear cause this? Or is this just the way it is and I should lower my standards?
This is my 1st premium car and I'm trying to manage my expectations. Is this crummy paint job the standard with Lexus? I'm sure I am missing something here. Could someone please help?
I think I'll make the drive in a couple days to the dealership. I'll update this post as necessary.
Help!!! My wife bought a 2014 Lexus RX 350 a few
months ago from Watertown Lexus here in MA.
A couple of weeks ago, we noticed paint peeling off the very top edge of
the rear bumper cover (the black plastic part that is painted the color of the
The dealer inspected the car carefully, and said that Lexus Corp would only pay to strip
the paint off the plastic part and
re-paint it. We're furious that first of
all this could pass through quality control, but that Lexus would not replace
the bumper cover. It can't be cheaper to strip the paint off than just replace
the plastic, as far as man hours go.
And we're scared that the paint just won't hold in the long run.
Has anyone else had problem like this? We've never heard of this before on a brand new car,
much less a Lexus. We thought they had
very good quality. Any suggestions