Problems With Mazda Soul Red Crystal Chipping Paint

When you purchase your new Mazda, the last thing you’d expect would happen is that the paint would chip with the first couple of months of owning the car. Let alone, isn’t peeling paint more so an issue of yesteryear and not for the advanced vehicles on today’s roads? If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re an owner of a soul red crystal Mazda with chipping paint.

A simple Google search for “Mazda soul red paint” will give you plenty of results of customers sharing the same complaint: chipping paint. Why is this happening?  

Here at Total Auto Services in Houston, we are always researching the latest updates and problems from car manufacturers, so we know how to best serve you. We feel it’s our job to let car owners like you know about the problems of specific car manufacturers, such as the current peeling paint problem for Mazda owners. 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. 

Over the past few years, car repair has become extremely complicated. It requires extensive training from the technicians to be up-to-date on how to properly repair a vehicle. 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. 

Here in Texas (and pretty much every state), auto repair technicians are not required to have a license to repair your car. So, how do you know that your car is being properly repaired? It’s anyone’s guess, but it comes down to where you get your car repaired. The best body shops have a team of highly trained auto repair technicians who are aware of the importance of following OEM repair procedures.

This also applies 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 in Mazda’s 

As we mentioned above, 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. There are countless online forums and petitions 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. 

These are just a couple of images of affected cars: 

What’s interesting is soul red crystal won the Auto Color Designers’ Selection award at the Auto Color Awards back in 2013. 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

Seems like they have even realized that repairing vehicles with this paint color is not as simple as it seems. Mazda glamorizes the color to be full of “vibrancy and energy with an increased depth and gloss…exemplifying the beauty and sophistication…” But the numerous complaints of peeling paint seem to say otherwise…

This is why it’s critical you take your Mazda to a Houston auto body repair shop that is capable of performing any paint repair and follows the instructions laid out by PPG, the leading auto paint company.  

Who In Houston Can Fix It? 

We at Total Auto Services are committed to giving Texas drivers the highest quality auto collision repair and to make the process as stress-free as possible. Any customer of ours quickly sees how we stand apart from other body shops because we genuinely care about you and your car. We will work with you and any insurance company to ensure you get your car back to you as soon as possible!

Our team of repair and paint technicians are highly skilled and know the importance of following OEM repair procedures. We never cut corners in the repair process because we never want to put your safety at risk. In addition, we use state-of-the-art paint mixing systems and the best paint booths in the industry to ensure you get the quality repair that you deserve.

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