2006 Lexus GS300 Clear coat is peeling

Asked by Nov 01, 2017 at 08:34 PM about the 2006 Lexus GS 300

Question type: General

This is more of a cautionary tale than a question.
The clear coat on my husband’s Lexus GS300 is peeling off. This is the
second Lexus we have owned that this happened to. The first was  2001 RX.
Lexus will not fix the problem - they 'respectfully declined to repair'. When I
traded my RX in on another, brand new 2012 RX, the dealership took $3400
off the trade in value of my old RX because THE CLEAR COAT WAS
PEELING!!!! I was ready to leave and gt a different vehicle but mu husband
knew I really wanted that matador red RX.
Once, the dealership had the nerve to say it was because we left it outside.
Seriously, that is what the service advisor said.  We also had the head paint
guy at 'a' Lexus body shop accuse my husband of having the car painted
(which he didn't).  Then, he said we had to have purchased the car used,
when we bought it brand new.  It has been a very frustrating experience.  I
have checked with friends who have Lexus vehicles that are older than ours
- their clear coat is not peeling.
Here is a picture of the peeling

4 Answers

another picture

and another

There is no clear coat left on the roof.

I had 2 Lexus with the same problem (1 gold, 1 red. I wax them regularly at least twice a year, which is why I think my clear coat lasted as long as it did). Mine were older, 15+ years, but you are describing my problem exactly. The clear coat just starts flaking off. This is not from sun burn, where it just burns through the clear coat to the paint, the clear coat just flakes off like pulling off dead skin. This happens in a perfectly good area where the paint and clear coat look fine, but the next day it just starts flaking/peeling off in spots. This is my scenario; it is hot/humid with heavy rain for a couple days, then in the morning a day or two after the rain stops, 'bam' there are bubbles or sections of peeling clearcoat on the car. The paint underneath looks fine and undamaged.

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