Originally Posted by PieceOfChum
I have a 2011 Legacy Premium 2.5i with Crystal Black Silica paint, the car has 25k miles on it. I have started noticing a lot of new scratches and chips. The hood has a lot of chips and scratches. I had a 2009 Honda Accord and the paint was very similar. The paint does chip and scratch easily almost with no effort. I am afraid of how bad the paint will be in 5 years ha ha but I figure I will probably have to have it repainted by then.
Chalk it up to "going green". Water based paints are used now instead of lead. This makes the paint very soft and susceptible to scratches,nicks, and chips.
Funny thing though, you're paying the same price for low quality paint