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t5nel

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Thin paint / clear coat - anyone else notice this?
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:39:36 AM »
Hi All,

This is my first Honda.  I have noticed that in the door shuts, under the bonnet etc. The paint seems to be thinner and has no clear coat on it - lacks the gloss/lustre of the main panels.  Presumably a cost saving measure.  I have not ever noticed this on other cars and was wondering if it is the way Honda paints them (always / now).

It is not a problem as such but does detract a little from the feeling of quality.

For the record my jazz is sport blue metallic

trebor1652

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Re: Thin paint / clear coat - anyone else notice this?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 12:14:29 PM »
On the very first imports the underside of the bonnet and inside the petrol flap had no top coat, only grey primer.
One of the reasons why I went for the tinted grey.
Difficult to tell the difference.

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Skyrider

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Re: Thin paint / clear coat - anyone else notice this?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 12:15:10 PM »
My orange SE and Skyride Sport are like that, the visible parts of the door shuts have a full paint finish and all parts have / had a colour coat. Paint a few million cars like that and you save more than a few quid on paint!
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 12:20:07 PM by Skyrider »

Jocko

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Re: Thin paint / clear coat - anyone else notice this?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 01:49:46 PM »
My 2006 is not particularly shiny under the bonnet, or even the door shuts, But they all polish up the same as the rest of the body, when I take the trouble to do so.

ColinS

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Re: Thin paint / clear coat - anyone else notice this?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 03:54:20 PM »
On the very first imports the underside of the bonnet and inside the petrol flap had no top coat, only grey primer.
One of the reasons why I went for the tinted grey.
Difficult to tell the difference.

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