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Paint quirk

C_Dogg

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OK folks, I've got a strange situation. When I wash the car or get it wet from rain I get a discoloration on the sill and on the door jam on the drivers side. The car is Torch Red, and on these spots it turns almost white when water sits there. I tried wiping it dry and applying a wax sealer but that didn't do anything. This is not a critical thing, but it will scare you the first time it happens. I didn't mention it but, it returns back to red after it dries out completely, and it is never the same pattern. Am I the only one with this symptom? Does anyone have an answer to this? :confused
 
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paint discoloration

I get the same thing on my black '97. I always wash it myself, so I dry the doorsills, but I do get that with rain on occasion.
 

Tomrw

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Columbia, MD
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2000 Black Conv. Bassani Exhaust.
I see the samething on mine also. I guess this makes it, us all normal.
LOL
tom
 
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rph b/b 01

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I get the same thing on my black coupe. I bought the door edge seals you see in the magazines. It helped very little in keeping water out. Waste of $$$$$ :(
 

JonM

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East Haven, CT- USA
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84 Coupe
Time for an exorcism
 

C_Dogg

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'07 Vert Triple Black
In reply to RPH, I bought the sill protectors also, but not to keep out the water but to save the sills. I'm 6'2", and have rheumetoid arthritis, and I 'm here to tell you, its difficult to get out of the car without rubbing or scraping a heel on the sill. The protectors have kept my sills in "like new" condition. It's just a pain in the butt when you wash the car, you should remove them to prevent creating a pocket for the water. :s
 
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rph b/b 01

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What I was talking about was the strips that attach to the bottom of the door itself. I know what you are taling about also.
 

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