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Old 05-09-2012, 11:40 PM   #29
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I own a 2006 Legacy GT, it has 74k miles on it, at least half of those are highway miles, I can count on one hand the number of chips in my hood, the front bumper is not quite as good, but it's not horrendous either. You guys must be following a monster truck on a rally circuit, I dunno where all these horrendous chip stories are coming from. I've taken a power washer on full blast within 2 inches of my paint and it's been fine.
2 guys at my work have Subis and I noticed they both have chipped up paint.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:30 AM   #30
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good read :P ummm for those of you who havnt seen or touched a real brz heres some insight

when you go to the dealership run your finger across the paint on a BRZ then run your finger across a WRX/STI you will notice the BRZ has smoother and thicker/harder paint
quality is better, in fact when i was at subaru plano and saw the pre production 2013 wrx and brz next to each other (ready for shipment to the dallas autoshow sitting in the back) the paint quality was about the same, which means all future subaru's should have better paint...

ill ask to see if we can get a subforum for maintenance up :P
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I have 99 RS and to me it never really looks dirty. I dont really wash it much in the winter either.
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It likes to swirl IIRC, and it does show scratches but it's still a relatively light blue so it's more forgiving. If you've got an eye for spotting scratches though, you'd probably still wanna buff it occasionally, but it's not gonna be as much of a pain as black.

I'm planning on buying a new buffer and some light buffing compounds once I move into a place where the car won't be parked outside all day.

P.S. We need a Maintenance sub-forum.
your welcome, subforum created
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i owned a NHBP rsx it looks awesome when it was clean but it got dirty so easily and the rock chips overwhelmed the front bumper
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