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Another bad SS paint job...

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Well, its true. Don't know why it took me from June until now to find it, maybe it has something to do with the wax... At any rate, starting up by the driver's side windshield washer squirter & travelling down to the front of the hood is a big long cloud 'line'. In the fall sun here in Nashville; and I mean its S-U-N-N-Y without any hint of clouds (unlike my car) there it was.

I've washed this thing practically every week since I purchased it and never noticed this...and I looked hard but it was so obvious yesterday even my wife commented on it.

My hypothesis; I had just scrubbed the vehicle down with Dawn in preparation for some heavy Zaino action and so I probably had a good deal of the wax off. Later in the day I was unable to see it.

What to do...

A) Get really upset and start the dickering with Honda.
B) Get over it and say that its not that big of a deal, even though I forked over 30K for this thing.
C) Get over it; but let Honda know my displeasure and get on with my life.

I think C is the only way I can go and keep my sanity. Am I happy about this? NO. Am I willing to get an ulcer trying to Honda to do right by me? NO. Am I sucker who is just taking what I've been fed? NO.

I made this decision about 30 minutes after discovering the problem and I've moved on. My life is great and if this is my biggest complaint, I can suck it up and consider it a lesson learned. I'm not saying this is the decsion others should make; I'm just letting you know what I decided. If Honda happens to do a recall of all SS paintjobs or offers me a new van when I register my complain, fine. I'm just not holding my breath.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by wallstreet123456:
If I reject it should I not be next on the list to get another Ody even if in another color????</font>
No offense folks but if the problem is that hard to notice, maybe you don't have as big a problem as has been implied in all the discussions on this subject. I looked my SS LX over pretty good (I thought) before delivery and didn't see anything wrong. I still have no complaints with it. At this point, I'm almost curious to have one of you scrutinize my paint to see if you're seeing something I'm not. Then again, maybe not.

Wallstreet123456: I'd imagine that would be up to the dealer. I can tell you this, if I were the next guy on the list waiting for my Ody, I'd be some pissed if you tried to grab it because of some imperfection in the paint you didn't like in the van they tried to sell you, especially if my chosen color was different than what you originally wanted. Actually, I doubt the next guy would ever notice the difference unless they were in the dealer when all this came down.

Hopefully, this won't even be an issue for you and from what I've seen, the odds are in your favor anyway. Good luck!

Drive Safe,
Steve R.
'01 SS LX
Cargo tray, leather steering wheel, mud guards, alarm, fog lights, transmission cooler, in-dash CD player, Kelton subwoofer, under seat storage tray.
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