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[PSA] Watch out for the new wipers, as paint quality still very cheap

andyg

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Very odd…in your first picture, it looks like the door has moved from its original position based on the (lack of) paint on the top side of the bolt.
 

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Very odd…in your first picture, it looks like the door has moved from its original position based on the (lack of) paint on the top side of the bolt.
Might have been the dealership is my guess.
 

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Might have been the dealership is my guess.
There’s clearly some sort of rubbing going on between your panels, I’d definitely investigate that bit but I wouldn’t say that particular issue is necessarily related to paint quality.
 

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The two 2022 Civic Hatchbacks I saw in person at the dealer have the worst panel gaps I've ever seen on a modern car
 


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Just found a paint defect on my right front fender. :(
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That is from the fender being adjusted in the plant, looks like they scratched the fender with a wrench. Definitely get this repaired under warranty.
 

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The two 2022 Civic Hatchbacks I saw in person at the dealer have the worst panel gaps I've ever seen on a modern car
Then you haven't looked at the current Mustangs very closely. ??

In all seriousness, I've checked the gaps on my car and they all seem to be within reason. Nothing I would complain about.
 

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All in all Civic paint isn't thinner or thicker than any other manufacturer, it seems there are other issues at play (e.g. contact with foreign objects) that seem to be the issue.
 

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For what it’s worth, I have the wiper problem on my BMW 330i. Need to be extra careful when lifting the wipers.
The BMW has a special procedure for it.

 

 
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