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Old 04-19-2019, 07:37 PM
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Hey TLX crew...Im about 2 months into my 2019 TLX and have 2 small areas where the paint has chipped or pealed off... not a big deal but it is annoying and of course its all I see when I look at those sections of the car (front bumper, head on and passenger rear tire well).

I have never had this problem on my previous A4 or 328i.

I inspected each area and man, the pain is wafer-thin, like really thin.

Any other TLXers have this issue?
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:54 PM
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The paint does chip easily. I have 4 or 5 chips in the hood already with less than 20k on it (a few in the front bumper as well). Not nearly as durable as the 3rd gen paint IMO. You're not the first to notice this issue. Wish the A-Spec came in silver as the chips would be much less obvious. Never understood why Acura didn't offer the A-Spec trim in that color given it's a top 3 car color annually.
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Hey TLX crew...Im about 2 months into my 2019 TLX and have 2 small areas where the paint has chipped or pealed off... not a big deal but it is annoying and of course its all I see when I look at those sections of the car (front bumper, head on and passenger rear tire well).

I have never had this problem on my previous A4 or 328i.

I inspected each area and man, the pain is wafer-thin, like really thin.

Any other TLXers have this issue?
Every Acura and Honda at least since the 2000s started has had thin paint. Every one of my Hondas/Acuras since 2002 have had their fair share of chips. These are also not all from tail gating. They use a water based type from my understanding which is supposedly less toxic. Always have a touch up pen available with your Honda or Acura. The good news is that I never had rust from any. I just use the touch up straight up, no primer. You get used to it after the new car fever dies down a bit. That's why I like leasing. Not to say I worry less but I know I don't have to worry what the car will be like in over 3 years. I'm surprised I don't see a chip yet after a month in my 19 TLX. There is road construction on my commute too. Just a matter of a little more time.

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Old 04-20-2019, 01:06 PM
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Thanks dude. I lease too, not worried about turn in as much as looking st it every day 😎

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Every Acura and Honda at least since the 2000s started has had thin paint. Every one of my Hondas/Acuras since 2002 have had their fair share of chips. These are also not all from tail gating. They use a water based type from my understanding which is supposedly less toxic. Always have a touch up pen available with your Honda or Acura. The good news is that I never had rust from any. I just use the touch up straight up, no primer. You get used to it after the new car fever dies down a bit. That's why I like leasing. Not to say I worry less but I know I don't have to worry what the car will be like in over 3 years. I'm surprised I don't see a chip yet after a month in my 19 TLX. There is road construction on my commute too. Just a matter of a little more time.
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I have so many paint chips on hood, front bumper, side door, trunk, roof on my A-Spec red TLX. It's been 1 year now and it should not have paint chips at all.

I have told my service adviser at the dealership and I was told to come back when district manager is here so I will be there in 2 weeks. Hopefully, there is some resolution to this ongoing problem.
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It was one of my few complaints about my 4G TL...how thin the paint was and how easily was to chip it...same problem with my Infiniti Q50...conversely, I'm impressed about the thickness of the paint on my wife's Grand Cherokee...even basic rental grade Dodge Chargers have excellent thick paint...surprising for an American brand....
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acura/honda has had lots of issues with white paint peeling and darker colors failing in the first few years.....
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My TSX tended to chip. But in 10 years it did not rust.
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