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I've only had my 2021 Seltos 3 weeks and have small paint chips in 4 different spots (good, passenger doors and drivers side rear door). I am a careful driver, no off road or dirt road driving and keep distance from cars in front of me and in parking lots. I feel like the clear coat in thin or non existent and the paint quality/strength is not great. Anyone having similar issue?
 

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1 week after I took delivery on the Seltos, I opted for Cquartz Ceramic Paint coating on the entire vehicle, now when washing the vehicle, dirt simple just falls off. great investment.
I did same on my previous Audi Q5, after 7 years, the paint was amazing, as though it was still brand new.
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My best friend does the ceramic coating as well. We are going to have that done this weekend. Definitely worth it!
 

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2021 Kia Seltos SX Turbo Lunar Orange
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No issues with mine. I have all primary exposed surfaces protected with XPel as I‘ve done with all my cars ever since manufacturers went to environmentally friendly paint.
 

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I've only had my 2021 Seltos 3 weeks and have small paint chips in 4 different spots (good, passenger doors and drivers side rear door). I am a careful driver, no off road or dirt road driving and keep distance from cars in front of me and in parking lots. I feel like the clear coat in thin or non existent and the paint quality/strength is not great. Anyone having similar issue?
I do im at 3,000 milles right now and have def noticed at least 4 or 5 paint chips and i baby the hell out of her! Doing the same thing as you, being real careful...idk what color do u have? Mines starbright maybe its that color...idk but it shouldnt have this many chips in the paint already and one on head light:( very disappointing....and the kicker is i had it auto amor ceramic coated! And still...ugh! Cant have anything nice now a days..lol
 

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Hyundai and Kia aren't known for paint quality and durability. That was one of the things I knew going into this. I ordered a Dr. Chip as one of my first purchases for the vehicle. Fix them as you go but I haven't had a chance to us it yet.
 

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I picked up my Seltos SX Turbo about a month ago. Few days later went to get a PPF installed by 3M. While doing it the paint under both fog lights peeled up :(
 

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Mine had cracking of the paint near the rear window trim. I got some Dupont clear and touched it up myself.
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I have driven my car for 3 months and have counted 4-5 paint chips in my paint. This has made me feel so bad about my driving because I thought I was an isolated case.
 
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