Weak paint...

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Icy
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Astra Model: Astra K Innovation
Astra Options: Intellilux LED
Astra Colour: Cosmic grey

Re: Weak paint...

Post by Icy » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:27 am

I am from Europe so driving on right hand side... But most of damage is on driver side. Bonnet, doors, left arch.... On passenger side is ok. Arch like new.





Icy
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Astra Colour: Cosmic grey

Re: Weak paint...

Post by Icy » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:35 pm

I think i will sell this car and exchange it for something better.
i will loose money and i will miss some features (matrix led, good infotainment...)... But i think Hyundai i30 is better car quality wise...

Today i noticed also damage on ROOF. Many tiny marks... Most on driver side. Paint is literally falling off this car.

If i complain i will not get anything...

Very disappointed in quality of car... Paint is horrible. Now whole interior rattles. Now rattles even in front doors at low speeds...


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Steel_Blade
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Astra Model: Not yet.
Location: South Yorkshire

Re: Weak paint...

Post by Steel_Blade » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:37 pm

Had mine for best part of two years now. Don't really look after it much, gets the odd wash perhaps once a month on average. Drive all over the place, and recently had to drive behind, and past both ways, the dreaded gritters (if only it was just grit!). Not a mark on the car I would describe as any sort of stone chip. Plenty of marks where I've tried to demolish the neighbour's wall or my own garage, but nothing I could class as unexplained damage. Is the paint quality really so variable? To be fair to the dealers / Vauxhall, how the hell do they know what you've been driving through to get the damage?
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Ivanzu
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Astra Colour: Power Red

Re: Weak paint...

Post by Ivanzu » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:39 pm

Mine is pretty good, had a car for about a year and zero stone chips and nothing rattles.


Icy
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Re: Weak paint...

Post by Icy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:07 pm

That is strange!

As i said my is year all and driver side is covered in stone chips! From rear doors to front bumper!
Previously owned Astra J for 7 years and it was in better condition after all those years than one year old Astra K.

I would exchange it for Sports Tourer (petrol) but i am afraid that color would be the same. Very soft, weak...

Strange is that some of you dont have any problems with color.
But i care after my car. Wash it almost every weekend or at least once every two weeks. And now this. Paint is almost falling of by itself.


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Crosseyxpower
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Astra Model: Sri nav
Astra Colour: Red
Location: South Wales

Re: Weak paint...

Post by Crosseyxpower » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:20 pm

I've had to go over the front end of mine constantly with a touch up pen and with only being 18 months old has more chips and scuffs on the front than my 15 year old mg zr that i never wash or polish! After 5 years of ownership I can see us all having to have the complete front end of our cars resprayed! How can this be so?


Icy
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Re: Weak paint...

Post by Icy » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:17 am

Here is video about doors... Rattle in doors...
1 year old car. Are you kidding me Opel???
I will sell this junk...
Read description.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZkcMPGwoPU


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ScotsDude
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Astra Model: SRI 1.6 CDTI 175bhp
Astra Options: Nav
Astra Colour: Flipchip Silver
Location: Falkirk

Re: Weak paint...

Post by ScotsDude » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:45 am

The paint is poor on mine,i look after it,washed and waxed etc but still got stone chips all over the front worse than any other car i have had so paint is pretty crap.


Boroboy
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Astra Model: Astra K 1.6d (136) SRI NAV AUTO
Astra Colour: Flip Chip Silver

Re: Weak paint...

Post by Boroboy » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:05 pm

I own a 2016 (July) K 1.6d Sri. Has now covered 18k. Only had it a week. It's in flip chip silver. Silver with a slight blue to it. Dose not seem to be doing too bad on the stone chip front, although if you look very closely there's quite a few minor scratches around it. I've owned J's and H's in the past that seemed very bad for stone chips. Especially in black. Light silver being a boring colour, although seems very practical.
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BRUCE225
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Astra Colour: DEEP SKY BLUE

Re: Weak paint...

Post by BRUCE225 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:21 pm

Finston Pickle wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:35 am
Scuffed the bumper of mine with the wheelbarrow - it left a white make.

The next time I washed the car the scuff disappeared - wierd, but good!
The wife keeps getting the white marks on the paint work, we have a massive argument because they look like a big scratch but yet just wash off to my surprise, never apologize though :lol: :lol: ..the argument always the same how comes it's me that noticed the marks yet she never notices anything.


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