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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Jarp, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Jarp

    Jarp Surely You Jest

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    Just wondering if anyone else has noticed that their car duco seems to chip very easily? I've never owned a car in 30 years that seems to be a stone and carpark dingnome magnet like this one is. Just the most delicate of touches seems to cause chips. Is it something I can take back to Holden under warranty?
     
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    To me the paint on the VFs seems a lot thinner than on the VEs. Just another cost cutting measure I guess.
     
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    I wouldn't think.
    I have a few on mine and for the next car plan to do a wrap or similar to try and protect the obvious bits.
     
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    The paint is f**king pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have just under 8000kms on the car, stone chips everywhere! Front bumper, front guards, bonnet and the front doors!
    I put over 60,000kms on my VE and the paint was in better condition when I sold that, compared to my 8000km old VF2. Same type of driving for both vehicles.
    Ive got glass coatings on the car as well, yet you just have to look at the car funny and it'll chip. I am incredibly disappointed with the lack of quality Holden put into painting these cars. Mums VF2 redline isn't much better either.
     
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    Are Holden now using the newer style eco friendly water based paints? If so welcome to the new world - this paint is terrible for paint chips as the outer coats just do not seem to bond to the undercoat very well. My last car was a Mazda RX-8 and that had one of the first water based paints - terrible car for paint chips.
     
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    The black paint on my Calais v is very thin, easily scratched. I bumped it with my work compendium, and the zipper lightly touched the paint, big scratch.
     
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    Guys does this make Opticoat even more of a must have?
     
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    Does Opticoat stop chips?
     
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    That's what I'd like to know. I assume another layer of stuff on top of the paint would help a bit.

    I have paint protection (not Opticoat) on my VE and I've only got about 3 chips in 4+ years.
     
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    My VF II Redline is the same, chips way too easy unfortunately, and that is with Ceramic Body Amour applied as well.

    I have to say though, my previous VE II was just as bad, I think Holden have been going cheap on the paint for a while...
     
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    No, it doesn't. Mine still chips, it's like a good sealant or wax that wears very slow. Not a protective layer for physical impacts.
     
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    Would a clear wrap help?
     
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    That's probably the only way to help
     
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    Nope.... Mine has Opticoat on it, still very prone to scratches
     
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    yes to that....
    (we supplied a lot of the parts for the upgraded water supply to the Elizabeth paint shop)
     
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    I don't think it's that new ... I'm about 99% sure that Holden introduced water-based paint with a new paint shop for the introduction of the VS, in 1995.

    And yes, I've just washed our nearly-10k-km old VF, which lives in the burbs & has only done 3 country-road trips, and it's got heaps of little stone-chips ... and you can see how thin the paint is, there's barely a perception of depth to the stone-chips it's almost like they're white marks ON the paint they're so shallow.
     
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    All sounds fairly consistently ordinary then. I'm going to write to Holden, for all the good it will do me, to voice my concerns. Do people mind if i lift their comments off this thread to reinforce dissatisfaction??
     
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    My Ve series 1 has Kapow coloured paint and its starting to peel the clear off the wing and above the drivers door. disappointing as im sure it expensive to repair.As well as being covered in chips. The bits that are chipped you can see how thin the paint is.
     
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    My VF Calais V is fine. Been up and down the Calder many times. 3 years old this year and only probably 7 stones chips. Although has a Kangaroo hit on the front bonnet :-(
     
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    fine... that'll just polish out ;)
     

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