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Old 02-22-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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Paint warranty?

A recent thread about bare primer areas on a new JK got me to wondering what the factory warranty is on the paint job. My '02 has a real problem with the clear coat checking and will require a re-paint of the hood soon to arrest the problem. Seems rather soon for clear coat to be checking since the jeep's not abused.

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Old 02-22-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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Pretty sure the warranty on paint is going to be very short lived. There's no way for mfg to control how the paint is maintained once you leave with it. I have no basis for this other than the way my brain works... But really, I can't imagine them warranting paint for much more than a year. And 8-9 years is pretty good service from yours. I understand that there have been issues with the clear checking on our hoods, and it's worth a shot to look into it. But if you aren't the original owner, then you are probably pretty much out of luck.

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That intense blue is a cool color. Maybe you could do some research and see if that particular color had problems. If so, maybe you have some recourse. My friend has a 2000 black Dakota and everyone I see has a problem with the paint, especially on the hood. Good Luck.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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I am the original owner, and I can agree that a paint warranty for cosmetics wouldn't be that long. However the clear coat checking and peeling is a manufacturers defect rather than a cosmetic issue. The clear coat is not bonded to the color layer properly. I'm not really interested in trying to force a warranty repair or anything, I'm just more curious than anything else. I'll probably re-shoot the hood myself when it starts to gets real bad. A local body shop quoted $1200 just to shoot the hood and fenders, hell, I can shoot the whole rig inside and out for less than that.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:51 AM   #5
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2010 Wrangler paint issues

Looks like I need to gather more info from others that have noticed primer showing through on there '07-'10 Wranglers. I have looked at many new Jeeps, those with clear coat have primer showing around the hinges, among many other areas. Two body shop told me over $9,000.00 to repair, one was the dealership shop.
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