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Paint defect? Rocker panel


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#1 OFFLINE   FernMTL

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 01:23 PM

While I was washing my car last week, I've notive those weird curves on my right rocker panel. I took a picture of one of those spider-man looking curves. Got 2 like that, along with straight lines. It's smooth to the touch. Anyone knows how to fix these since they're not usual paint swirls?

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#2 OFFLINE   SteveB_TX

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 01:56 PM

Did you run over a curb and hit your rockers?  Those look like paint stress cracks to me. 


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#3 OFFLINE   jeffo65

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 05:51 PM

Those are stress cracks in the paint.  The only way to fix them is repaint.

 

Most likely something put stress on those panels. 


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#4 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:07 PM

Almost looks something / someone rammed into the side of the panel without leaving a mark or paint chip in the center of the "spider web".
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#5 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:23 PM

Do you drive on unpaved roads very often?

That looks like the area behind the left rear wheel, it's part of the Rear Bumper Cover and it's not metal.  The Bumper Cover is made out of TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) so the repair would have to be with the correct repair material and procedures.


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#6 OFFLINE   FernMTL

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:46 AM

Thanks for the comments! Don't remember hit or being hit by something. Being stress marks, I'm glad It won't get worst than that.



#7 OFFLINE   machoman1337

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 07:56 PM

You live in Montreal where the quality of the road surfacing can be horrendous, worse than Toronto or Boston at times. It's likely that regular driving kicked up enough loose debris to cause paint damage (happened to my old 2008 Fusion which already had a lot of these marks on the bumpers when I bought it!). 


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