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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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Well, this really sucks! I remember when I first discovered the problem, your ody was still on order and we all held our breath hoping it would not be like mine. Have you compared it to my pics? I am curious to see if you are looking at the same scenario. By the way, my pics don’t convey what is seen in person. It is very hard to capture the variation on camera. It is much worse when you're standing next to it. Bad enough to have complete strangers comment about it. I would have been more willing to just live with mine except for the fact that 2 independent body pros said it was worth substantially less than full market value.

It sounds like you have made a sound decision in your case. Your choice will let you keep your sanity. You know what I’ve gone through, and I still don’t have a replacement (although it has finally arrived at the dealer). I hope you speak up loud and clear to let Honda know this is unacceptable. If they get enough feedback they will either figure out how to solve the problem or drop the color. I doubt if a mass recall is likely.

Again…...sorry to hear it.

2002 RP EXL-RES Soon!
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