Go Back > Technical > Cosmetic
Register Diddy Kart ArticlesAll AlbumsBlogs FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Welcome to Perth-WRX, click here to register!

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2015, 03:07 PM
Scoobie Noobie
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Perth
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Posibile at standard level
Default 2015 WRX Paint :(

Hey guys,

What have your experiences been with the paint on 2015s?

I know Subaru are notorious for bad paint, but how easily this scratches really boggles my mind.

I am considering a hard sealant from a detailer after getting the current marks polished out (22ple VX Pro). Which _may_ help with small stuff..

(Also just PSA in case anyone reads this.. if the dealership offers you X pack... stay far away from that junk).
Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2015, 12:39 AM
TROLLEY's Avatar
Flat Four Father
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Perth
Posts: 2,837
Thanks: 166
Thanked 158 Times in 127 Posts
TROLLEY is a guruTROLLEY is a guru

You chose red. Warm colours (orange, yellow, red) are inherently soft and also fade quickest if not looked after and/or spend much of its life outside in the elements. I have a red '08 so I know your pain. Chips very, very easily and swirls marks if you so much as fart in the car's general direction.

Just was it regularly and polish and seal it at least two times a year
Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2015, 07:49 AM
s20525xxx's Avatar
STI Master
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Perth
Posts: 752
Thanks: 23
Thanked 41 Times in 41 Posts
s20525xxx knows their stuff

I have dealt with white, grey, black, blue, silver and red on subarus. Stay away from blue, red and black if u r concerned with swirl mark and so on. The clear is very soft and paint imperfections shown up easily.

However, u can have a layer of ceramic/nano/diamond coating (silicon diozide), its a add on sacrificial clear coat. Carpro and ctech have been making them for a long time.

If u know u r gonna be careful with ur paint, ie stay away from bore water and avoid driving under bright sunlight with water on the paint (quenching effect). Use minimal amount of car wash. It will make paint protection last much longer.

using the Perth-WRX mobile app
MY08 STI 422whp at 1.5bar on E85, built by Diversion Garage, assembled and tuned by EvoR

Update from new owner: 375whp at 1.4bar on 98, at Tokyo Motorsport

Last edited by s20525xxx; 13-12-2015 at 07:52 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2016, 03:27 PM
Red Wrex's Avatar
Scoobie Noobie
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Yalgoo WA
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Red Wrex at standard level

I've noticed a few small paint chips on the front of mine, highway driving is so hard to avoid.

What I find is worse though are the body mouldings every time you get out of the car you scuff the mouldings.

Cleans off easy enough but looks disgusting

Anyone else have this issue, fixes etc.
MY16 Red Premium WRX
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2016, 01:23 PM
shaunus's Avatar
WRX Hi Five Club
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kalgoorlie
Posts: 207
Thanks: 4
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
shaunus at standard level

Blue's not that bad

It does get some over time but they are easily removed if caught early. I'd be more concerned about small stones vs alloy bonnets
Attached Thumbnails
FullSizeRender.jpg   FullSizeRender (2).jpg  
Reply With Quote

2015, paint, wrx

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The new 2016 Subaru WRX is here motorculture Subaru Australia Forum by MotorCulture 4 09-09-2015 12:32 PM
Watch Mark Higgins whomp the Isle of Man TT course in a 2015 WRX STI rss.feed General Subaru Discussion 6 25-06-2014 02:42 PM
First Drive: 2015 Subaru WRX STI rss.feed General Subaru Discussion 0 18-02-2014 01:21 AM
Subaru Impreza WRX STI - MS Paint WinXP GREXS Photography and Media 9 21-03-2007 06:38 AM

Welcome to Perth-WRX, click here to register!

All times are GMT +8. The time now is 03:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO