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Good morning everyone. I have a 2020 Limited. I do not drive under harsh conditions, mainly interstate and local town driving. I have noticed, what I think, are an unusual amount of chips to the paint. Is anyone else having this issue and are there any preventive measures available? Have a Great Day!
 

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Have a clear wrap done on the front.
Used to call it an invisible bra.
3M makes a self healing version
google in your area, many places do it
You can even buy do it yourself kits.
Real pain to apply
 

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Good morning everyone. I have a 2020 Limited. I do not drive under harsh conditions, mainly interstate and local town driving. I have noticed, what I think, are an unusual amount of chips to the paint. Is anyone else having this issue and are there any preventive measures available? Have a Great Day!
Same here..2020 limited white..paint chips easily..glass is thin ..chips and cracks easily.Door windows are thin..shake when half way down when driving.
Hyundai had to cut corners to keep price down...those corners are not hard to see.
 

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I have a 2021 Palisade calligraphy, live in Wisconsin and have had it through 1 winter. I do not live or drive on any gravel roads but in Wisconsin they do put tailings out for icy conditions. The paint has worn off between the drivers door and passenger door and base of all doors. Hyundai is not planning to help with this as they state its something I caused. I am wondering if anyone else has this issue.
 

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I have a 2021 Palisade calligraphy, live in Wisconsin and have had it through 1 winter. I do not live or drive on any gravel roads but in Wisconsin they do put tailings out for icy conditions. The paint has worn off between the drivers door and passenger door and base of all doors. Hyundai is not planning to help with this as they state its something I caused. I am wondering if anyone else has this issue.
Do you have picture of this? It would help explain your case.

Rock chips are literally inevitable on any vehicle. I have owned over 10 of different makes and model, car, SUV and truck. They all get chips. Not matter where I drive, or how I drive they still happen.
They are worse in spring time and late fall / early winter in states that have a freeze / thaw environment. Meaning, the roadway deteriorates and caused the vehicle in front of you to "kick up / throw" this rock (small or large) into your vehicle.
To make matters worse, due to the lack of attention roads have seen due to the "epidemic" only makes this worse.

The only mitigation is to get a clear bra / whatever they are calling, installed on your vehicle as soon as you receive the vehicle. Yes, that is an additional cost, but think of it as an upfront / investment on your vehicle because repainting your vehicle after the fact is also expensive.

As a matter of fact any vehicle I purchase gets wrapped in these protective coverings when I purchase them as I have learned that without them the vehicle will get rock chips.
 

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I did that once, and then the clearbra got all messed up, so it looked like crap, so had to change it. A new bumper paint job would cost about the same, so not sure it was a wise expense (it's not an investment. Ha ha). Oh, and if I didn't wash the car immediately after a trip, the bug crap would get embedded into the clearbra material, and it looks horrible. So I'm not doing that anymore. Not worth it, at least to me. I just touch-up the chips, and so far I haven't had to re-paint a bumper.
 

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That's why I have a professional do mine. When they screw up, they fix it. Nothing come out of my pocket. Never had issues with bug on clear bra, they wash off, usually with just water. Easier to get them off than on paint directly.
 

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Mine was done by a professional too, and it was reportedly the best material for my area (Suntek). But it's more delicate than paint with bug crap. And it's not indestructible, so it also gets chipped. Yeah, it's better to 'chip' (damage) the film than the paint, but it gets damaged too. So there's no real solution for chips: something is going to get messed up, and need fixing eventually. I did it on the new Porsche and new Corvette, but not on even more expensive cars after those. Not worth the hassle and cost IMO, but to each his own.
 

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I have had warranties on all my vehicles for these installations, and the dealer honored them when I had a problem. So the question is, if the product "messed up and looked like crap" wouldn't it go back to the dealer to correct?

I also take issue with you saying " A new bumper paint job would cost about the same, so not sure it was a wise expense?" Sorry, that is not even close to being accurate.
I say that as you like to point out you have owned Corvette and Porsche. so I am thinking you didn't take them to Maaco to get a quickie re-shoot on a bumper.
 

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I don't think you installed the clearbra at a PepBoys either, so it's not cheap. I paid 2 grand for the Porsche, and about the same for the Vette. I don't know how a bumper respray would cost, and I don't care, but it shouldn't be too much difference. And you need to take care of your stuff (whether or not you know how), so if the film got stained because the bug crap got embedded with the 100+ degree heat, it's NOT a warrantable claim. I'm far from the only person who doesn't think PPF is money well spent, especially if you don't want to be washing your freaking car every leg of a trip in summer (I don't). But again, to each his own. Discussion is over, so move on.
 

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I don't think you installed the clearbra at a PepBoys either, so it's not cheap. I paid 2 grand for the Porsche, and about the same for the Vette. I don't know how a bumper respray would cost, and I don't care, but it shouldn't be too much difference. And you need to take care of your stuff (whether or not you know how), so if the film got stained because the bug crap got embedded with the 100+ degree heat, it's NOT a warrantable claim. I'm far from the only person who doesn't think PPF is money well spent, especially if you don't want to be washing your freaking car every leg of a trip in summer (I don't). But again, to each his own. Discussion is over, so move on.
To each there own so why don't you move on and stop trying to tell people you know everything and only what you say means anything
People have different opinions and that is their right
 

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I had a 16 year old clear bra removed on one of my cars rocker panels. The plastic film was all scarred up from rocks and looked like they were hit with bird shot multiple times. My installer removed it without damaging the paint and replaced it with Suntek Ultra. It looks fantastic again, like when the car was new.

I had my front end wrapped in Suntek Ultra too. These newest films purport to be self healing. I wrapped the bumper, headlights, hood, front fenders, and mirrors for 1500 dollars. He also added in door handle cups and door edge guards.

I had bird poop on the hood for a day. Cleaned it off and I could see a little etching in the film. Left it baking in the sun and the next day I couldn’t see the etching anymore, so this self healing claim is likely true to some extent.

For me I’d rather preserve the factory paint and let the PPF take the damage. Aftermarket paint jobs have never been as robust as what comes out of the factory.
 

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I had a 16 year old clear bra removed on one of my cars rocker panels. The plastic film was all scarred up from rocks and looked like they were hit with bird shot multiple times. My installer removed it without damaging the paint and replaced it with Suntek Ultra. It looks fantastic again, like when the car was new.

I had my front end wrapped in Suntek Ultra too. These newest films purport to be self healing. I wrapped the bumper, headlights, hood, front fenders, and mirrors for 1500 dollars. He also added in door handle cups and door edge guards.

I had bird poop on the hood for a day. Cleaned it off and I could see a little etching in the film. Left it baking in the sun and the next day I couldn’t see the etching anymore, so this self healing claim is likely true to some extent.

For me I’d rather preserve the factory paint and let the PPF take the damage. Aftermarket paint jobs have never been as robust as what comes out of the factory.
I think what people are saying is you could get your car painted in those area's again for the same price.
 

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Yeah, that’s one argument people use, but I’d rather preserve the factory paint. I’ve never had an aftermarket paint hold up as well as factory paint, and the risk of a mismatch is always there too. It might look fine and matched when you first take home the car with the fresh paint, but I’ve seen enough paint jobs fade differently than the factory stuff over time.

and some people don’t care about paint chips. That’s fine too, it’s not my car, it’s yours/theirs.
 
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Good morning everyone. I have a 2020 Limited. I do not drive under harsh conditions, mainly interstate and local town driving. I have noticed, what I think, are an unusual amount of chips to the paint. Is anyone else having this issue and are there any preventive measures available? Have a Great Day!
What color is yours? Mine is white and I was told there was an adhesion problem with white.
 

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Mine is a white 2020 over 2 1/2 years old and maybe 1 or 2 chips so small you will have to look to find them
 
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