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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi everyone. I am wondering if there has been any update on the issue with with the paint peeling. Last I heard, there were a lot of folks working to file a class action lawsuit. Who is in the know?
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I bought this car used a few years ago, the spots of missing paint just started showing up lately. Has anyone else had this happen?
  3. The Detailing Corner
    Anyone else put a coating on their Optima? I continually run CQuartz UK, but strongly considering correcting and having Modesta put on it. I receive continuous compliments for how brand new my Optima looks. Even when it is dirty, it still shines beautifully. People are very shocked when I tell...
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a 2018 SXL with snow white pearl paint. Under the paint, there is some type of a black undercoat. Any scratch of the paint shows this black undercoat. I have a number of scratches that I have tried to repair with OEM and aftermarket touchup paints. However, none of them will...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi all. I am somewhat new to this site. I joined a while back but don’t remember ever posting before. I purchased a 2015 Optima SXL just over a year ago. I LOVE my car. Named her Pearl and later realized that the paint color is Snow White Pearl. Snow White was my other name I contemplated...
  6. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Can anyone recommend a good touch up paint (not a spray can) to touch up some small scratches on my 2018 Optima EX with the stock silver 17" wheels? Is there more than one shade of silver?
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Has anyone out there added letters to/colored the letters on their tires? Is there a way to make this mod look good, or is it just too tacky for our specific class of vehicle? Here is an example of what I'm talking about:
  8. New Member Introductions
    Which year optima had the best satin metal paint? Or are all years with satin metal the same paint color each each?
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Has anyone done anything to their Optima to protect the paint from rock chips? Like 3M film or anything else? I just noticed chips in my paint. Thanks in advance.
  10. Pictures and Videos
    After a couple of days to detail and work on paint swirls and stuff, I picked up my Optima from Siramic Detail in Katy Texas and was wowed!!! This car sits outside in Texas heat and sun and has endured just about 6 years of Texas UV, heat, cold and dust. Where I work is a giant dust bowl and...
  11. DIY Projects
    Hi, I am unable to post images or links due to my low post count. I had scratched up the paint on my car in a few spots while cleaning snow off of my black 2016 Optima. In order to paint over it, I tried priming it with "Rust-Oleum 249418 Automotive 12-Ounce Sandable Primer Spray Paint, Black,"...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I just removed the optima letters from my 2016 optima and I used goo gone to get rid of all of the glue but that part of the paint is much whiter than the rest of the car (it's a white car) obviously because it was under the letter. I tried to wash the are with soapy water and a microfiber cloth...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey all, I own a 2016 JF Optima GT SWP. The first time I washed my car I noticed a strange issue - the corner of the tail lighted seemed to have cut into the paint in the rear quarter panel. After inspecting a few other cars at dealerships, I realised this wasn't an isolated incident - Some...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a 2011 Kia Optima SX in black. It has a lot of paint chips from driving on the highway. What is the best paint chip cover up. I understand it wont be 100% perfect but just something to help make the car's appearance a little better.
  15. The Service Center
    So, I have a 2016 Optima. Sadly, my spouse backed it into a post at the gas station and it dented the trunk and bumper causing 4k work of damages. What I found strange is how thin the pain is. from the small dent on the back of the trunk the paint crack and shows the silver metal of the car. I...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Help with paint flaking on the front bumper and clear coat on rims I recently purchased a 2012 SX and I was pretty disappointed on the paint quality on the front bumper, I sent the car to get an aspection just to make sure the car was not wrecked and painted cheaply but after some research I...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I'm from Sacramento, California Long time lurker, finally decided to join I recently got a 2012 SX metal bronze I got the windows blacked out today im goint to black out the tail lights with vinyl wrap, and the rims rims with some AutoDip I will like to do other mods, and...
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