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Old 12-25-2012, 08:15 AM   #11
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Some girl on her phone bumped into the Accord at a red light and the shop painted it and now it matches the car. I complained and Allstate painted the front too. Now it all matches.
Good deal!
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:33 PM   #12
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Re: horrible paint on 2012 RTL

This is quite normal.
Unfortunately.

The metalics for what ever reason lay different on the metal surface than they do on the plastic surfaces.

I have seen it a thousand times. I have seen painters use the exact same paint from the exact same gun, applying the paint seconds apart and still having some differences.

Pretty annoying really.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:22 AM   #13
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Re: horrible paint on 2012 RTL

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This is quite normal.
Unfortunately.

The metalics for what ever reason lay different on the metal surface than they do on the plastic surfaces.

I have seen it a thousand times. I have seen painters use the exact same paint from the exact same gun, applying the paint seconds apart and still having some differences.

Pretty annoying really.
Surface tension..and at factory the way the electostatic charge has paint lay down...if neg charged
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #14
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Re: horrible paint on 2012 RTL

im 80% sure that this is just the way it is

there is a reason why ridgeline offered 3 black in different years

we first had the formal black (06-07) then we had the nighthawk black 08-09

and now we have the crystal black

im pretty sure that the crystal is the worst black because of the budget cuts


im not sure if the formal black is the best black but its what I have

I saw the 2012 black and i parked it next to mine and noticed alotta orange peel in the newer black

but again im not sure if in fact the quality of the black on newer ridgelines is better or worst than the quality of the formal black
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #15
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Re: horrible paint on 2012 RTL

As someone who bought the same vehicle with the same color I am not surprised this is an issue. When I detailed my car in a sunny day I noticed the significant issue of the paint difference shade between the metal paint job and the bumpers paint job. I also uncovered, when waxing the roof, a significant "cloud smear" like imperfection under the clearcoat. It bother me enough to bring it to the Honda dealer service mgr and after an inspection by the direct Honda District Rep they agreed to fix the smear roof imprefection. I told him that there is a similar, but not as bad, smear in my driver door, but since it is winter here I could not show it to the dealer. I had to leave the car for the Honda rep to inspect and approve. It was approved. I just have to bring it before 10000 miles for the paint fix. He suggested to bring it in spring since paint cures better. I will. I will insist that they also fix the similar door smear and to look at the paint mismatch. This are defects that should have been caught by the final factory inspector and not me. It is starting to sound like qc in Honda is going the way of crap. Or they just do not have their heart on the RL anymore.


Also, so far the mpg sucks big. 12.7 average...most I got 18.2 in all highway. This is my third RL and
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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Re: horrible paint on 2012 RTL

truejab, Yes black is a hard color to deal with.. body paint color to bumper color is way off...I will mention it to honda when I speak with them, did your other year ridgeline's get the same terrible mpg?
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:31 AM   #17
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Re: horrible paint on 2012 RTL

I also notice with the 2012 we just bought that the pearl doesn't really look 'pearl' like. I am hoping a good wax ay restore this?
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #18
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Re: horrible paint on 2012 RTL

You cant restore pearl..its under the clear..
Metallics have been hit as well including xyrics..sp?.. And many others. Honda black used to always have very small amounts of metallic... Yes it adds cost,,
Any pigments can be used but suprisingly some are only made by few suppliers for some pigments regardless of oem..

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #19
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Why did you take delivery, if the vehicle had short comings?
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:30 PM   #20
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Re: horrible paint on 2012 RTL

I also noticed this on my black 2013 sport. I have been trying to wash and wax weekly since i bought the truck, one of these times I caught myself waxing the truck at night with a headlamp and the difference was very easily noticed. I thought the dealership had switched out parts on me. Comforting to hear it is common.
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