Is it just me or was a plague in the early to mid 1990s when cars and trucks came from the factory with terrible quality paint. I remember when it was basically guaranteed in the early 2000s that any Mopar that hadn't been garage kept would have peeling clearcoat, especially on the hood and roof. Saw it all the time on Rams, Dakotas and DSMs. 1990s BMWs were notorious for peeling and cracking clearcoats, too.
Were there new EPA regulations that paint manufacturers couldn't adjust to that caused this? Or was it cost cutting at OEMs or something?
I read that about 25% production costs for a new vehicle are for paint. Is that true?
Damn, I guess move this to The Paint Booth.