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None here yet. I keep a close eye on mine. When I detail it, I have noticed little bubbles, pin sized, that I can push down to make it less noticeable. I can only see these in halogen sun lights though. It was garaged or covered for 4 years. Now it is an outside car. Car has lived in TX and FL.
Knowing how passionate owners of R32s are, I doubt waxing was skipped. The pictures clearly indicate clear coat failure.
Its said that this is becoming more prevalent. I'd say its affecting at least 15% of the TR R's
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2. my car is peeling like crazy from a fault on the Manufacturer's end. Learn the history and problems the TR R32 community is having.
sooo GTFO with your uneducated rant I do not feel like having this thread locked for no reason. We are all trying very hard to VWOA to recognize the fault on their end. A manufacturer's defect is causing our clear coat to de-laminate. Out of 500 TR's about 100 have this issue.
So its cool to be a forum noob, and want to ask questions, I have no problem with that, but this thread is for people who are directly affected by VW's poor painting job in the TR's. Please post your rants elsewhere, unless you have legitimate things to offer. So until then:
What about adding build date for reference as well? My '04 paint is still intact, although she's been a garage queen most of her life. I sure hope VW has corrected this colossal f&%$up, seeing as I own a Tornado Red '08 R32 as well!
And the build date on my '04 is May, 2004. I wonder if it's across the whole 500 car batch, or limited to earlier build dates.
Current VWs: 'MKV TR R32 (#3687), MKIV TR R32
Past VWs: '88 Fox, '93 Fox, '95 Jetta, '96 Jetta Trek, '99.5 Jetta VR6, '01 Jetta GLX VR6
Good Luck on this it's been a hot topic for some time now.
2008 TR .:R owner here.. VW Canada seems more willing to explore the issue for me even though they denied it on the first inquiry. But it's interesting to find out this is not even just a 2008 problem.
Here's my thread in MkV forum:
Even if you wash and wax it a lot plus a garage..
Who parks out in the sun during the day?
I have no issues yet, but my car lives in garages.
It sees sun when it's moving but most of it's life it has
lived in garages out of the sun. I can basically count
the days that it sat all day outside in direct sunlight for a full day.
So if you have a Dracula TR, are you free of clear coat issues?
Manufacturers defects exist but there should be a catalyst like the sun,
acid rain, too much OCD detailing with spinning the polishing compound..etc.
I'm sorry to see this happen to so many people.
If/when it happens to me I am going to vinyl wrap the car.
This same thing happened to my 91 Mr2 turbo. That red sucked too.
Good-luck trying to get this "defect" solved
#2. VW did acknowledge this issue and agreed to pay out on each individual spot for 1 person, Powedubs. They will not acknowledge anyone else's claims. Which is rediculous, and why we must all band together and fight on this.
#3. I will say GTFO to you, and whomever else wants to act like a child, tell us its our fault for the clear peeling when you clearly do not know what you are talking about.
Wax doesn't keep your paint "wet". How would that make sense? Paint is cured before it leaves the factory. Also dude, I hand wax, hand wash, and garage my car, it doesn't see snow ever, and the paint started peeling at 40k miles. Explain that to me.
Simple fact is people piss me off, you happen to as well with your other post. Sorry if I offended you, again I was calling your rant uneducated, not you. Don't take it so personally, and again, If I offended you, sorry. It wasn't my intention. I do not respond well to people ranting on my post with no facts, (again not calling you ignorant, just know your facts man) but when you rant bomb someone's post who truly does care for his R32, and truly is trying to help EVERYONE with this issue, you should expect some fire back bro. Either way, no hard feelings, and have a good week
Peeling at hood, roof and sides since about 45K miles. I do live in sunny CA, but take very good care of my R - as do the rest of you.
VW would do nothing. Went to local shop for repaint. Now my Reds don't quite match up. Very noticeable depending on the time of day. I've recently discovered more peeling in areas that weren't repainted.
I love my car, and have no intention of selling. I'm driving this girl into the ground. I'm seriously considering painting the whole car midnight blue and getting black rims.
Whatcha think? Most tell me I shouldn't. But from what I hear, red is worst in CA sun.
I'm at 104,000 in AZ sun all day and no peeling... yet. I probably shouldn't even post that. Tomorrow I'll find some! Hopefully VWOA will address this. But then I wish they would also address the fading MFIs, door switches and growing problem of whining rear diffs.
Mine started at on the hood and roof with just a little hole on the roof. Guys check your hood and roofs for bubbles, they are tiny and hard to see sometimes but they are there the paint may look clean after you wash it but like there are bubbles there big time and all over the place, thats how it starts out.
Full color change would have been around 9 to 12 grand. The red MK2 Jetta that won H20i last year and this year was in the shop around the same time my car was and i got to check it out first hand and he had more hours in the engine bay than my whole car and my car took about 3 months to get done.
I no longer own the car but here are some shots of mine to support the defect. I was the original owner (8/04-4/10), car had 98k miles, always stored in a garage except for 1 year. Waxed 6 times per year including claybar + heavy wax before every winter. Pictures are just before I sold it.
I miss my R.