Dark Blue Paint Clear Coat Problem

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  1. Priusordie

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    My 2nd Prius out of 3 is showing severe clear coat peeling on roof; my 2004 is still clean. From what I seen driving around and from searching the chat, this seems a common problem that is affecting specifically the dark blue Prius. Toyota has no extended service for this defect. I’m curious how many people out there have this issue, and should this be raised as a group to Toyota?

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  2. Mendel Leisk

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    Just for data points:

    1. Mostly parked outside, or garage?
    2. Waxed? How often?
    3. Wash yourself, or carwash? If the latter, what kind?
     
  3. Priusordie

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    Outside, no wax, wash myself sparingly. I know the sun can be tough on paint, but this is just like all my other cars that never showed this problem. Thanks,
     
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    Yeah regardless, that shouldn't be happening.
     
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    Find a cheap Painter in Craigslist Services Section,Or Facebook Marketplace. Should be fine.
     
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    Only fix is repaint. Try maaco paint, probably not the best shop to go to, but if you "just want it to look better" , it should be fine
     
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    Why won't you put black vinyl on top ?
     
  8. Priusordie

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    Thanks for the suggestions folks. Toyota has been less than helpful. National tells me to go see the dealer, Dealer tells me nothing they can do if National doesn't do anything, though they are the ones who sent me to the dealer. I understand I'm out of warranty, and I wouldn't be pushing them if the car was 15+ years old. I just expected more from Toyota when this is clearly abnormal. I play with my 3 choices: Live with it and give Toyota free advertising, fix my myself, or go to a cheaper place like Maaco. Appreciate the inputs
     
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    2010 with 156k and blue paint. No issues whatsoever with paint degradation. I’ve only owned it for a year and a half or so but I park it outside.
     
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    My 2011 Blue Prius 4 had no such problems. I guess that's the advantage of living in Rainy, Cloudy, Snowy Pennsylvania instead of Beautiful Sunny California. I didn't take many photos when selling it, used old photos I had from 2017 instead.
    These are the only recent photos I have. Those aren't scratches BTW, just glue from the dent puller I was using.
     

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