What would you do if you purchased a vehicle and noticed several spots where the paint was peeling within the first couple of months? What if you knew you were not the only one and this is a widespread issue? Now, how would you feel if you knew it was specific to just your car manufacturer and your car color?
These are all the problems that Mazda owners are facing who own vehicles painted Soul Red Crystal. The manufacturer likes to glamorize the color by saying it’s full of, “vibrancy and energy with an increased depth and gloss…exemplifying the beauty and sophistication…” However, a simple Google search for “Mazda soul red paint” will give you plenty of results of customers sharing the same complaint: chipping paint.
Here at Autotech Collision Service, we constantly research any updates and problems from car manufacturers, so we know how to best serve New Jersey drivers. We feel it’s our job to let car owners like you know about the problems of specific car manufacturers, such as the chipping soul red crystal paint on Mazda vehicles. That way, you have a better understanding of the importance of taking your car to be repaired somewhere that is aware of these manufacturer problems.
Car repair has become extremely complicated over the past few years. Technicians need to be up-to-date on how to properly repair a vehicle, which requires extensive training. They also need to be continually checking repair procedures released by a car’s manufacturer before they even begin a repair. It’s incredibly complex and can cause long-term damage to a vehicle if done incorrectly. Not to mention, you’ll be at a much higher risk of getting into another accident with a bad repair.
The same rules apply for paint repair on vehicles, which is not as simple as spraying some paint on the car in the paint booth. It requires color matching and a process that technicians need to follow. It takes specialized expertise to perform any paint job, whether it’s an allover spray job or just some spot paintwork.
Chipping Soul Red Crystal Paint on Mazda Vehicles
Across the country, Mazda owners with soul red crystal vehicles are facing the same problem: the paint is chipping at an excessive rate. This is primarily because the paint is so thin and doesn’t have a thick enough layer to absorb the harsh sun, creating several chips across the car. Several online forums and petitions are filled with owners all facing the same problems. What makes matters worse is car owners are having to pay to repair this problem out of pocket to the dealer rather than the dealer seeing this is a global issue and issuing a recall. It’s simply not right.
Check out these images of some of the affected cars:
What surprises us is the soul red crystal paint color won the Auto Color Designers’ Selection award at the Auto Color Awards back in 2013. However, Mazda even admitted two years ago that paint repair on soul red crystal painted cars is not as simple as sanding and applying a new coat. Take a look at what Mazda production communication specialist Jacob Brown said:
“There’s no way to get around this…[Soul Red Crystal is] more complicated than what you’d find on any other car at their price points…” (Repairer Driven News)
This is why it’s critical you take your Mazda to a Southern New Jersey auto body repair shop that is capable of performing any paint repair.
Who In New Jersey Can Fix It?
Here at Autotech Collision Service, our team of technicians has been highly trained to follow OEM repair procedures for every car that comes into our shop. We never take any short cuts in the repair process, because we know you deserve the best.
Our team of expert painters are the best in their field in color matching with the latest technology and performing each paint repair in a state-of-the-art paint booth All of our paintwork is fully warranted so you never have to worry about the quality of work you’ll receive when taking your car to be repaired at our shop.
Here at Autotech Collision Center, we’ve been serving Southern New Jersey for nearly 30 years. All of our technicians have received extensive training and are up-to-date on the latest OEM Repair procedures. We will work with you and your insurance company to ensure a stress-free repair.