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Old 05-19-2010, 05:39 PM   #18
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In my opinion if the exterior paints fade is the dealer going to tell you it is cosmetic and make you live with a faded car? No, they will fix the problem. To me ALL paint should be covered the same. The only exception would be if they can prove you caused the problem or if it just really needs to be cleaned and not repainted, maybe thats what they meant by cosmetic?
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:28 AM   #19
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Mine are looking grey as well. would love the contact info as well and get us info you can on this issue. Thanks again.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:41 AM   #20
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Have they changed the material or paint on the new calipers that are being installed now? If not, they are just going to discolor again.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:32 AM   #21
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So I got the call today from my service rep at the dealer and he told me that his GM rep approved the caliper replacement. He told them rep that I own multiple GM vehicles and I am a very good customer so he approved it. Unfortunately I have to "agree" or sign something saying that it was caused by a corrosive material or cleaner when washing the vehicle and that they will only do this one time only. I don't agree, but that was the only way for the rep to be able to get the replacements approved in a quick amount of time. Otherwise i guess it opens a whole new can of worms involving Brembo. I'm sure it will be documented for other cases, but I'm just glad it's getting taken care of. The calipers are already on order so I'm really happy.

So if others experience this and the dealers say NO then don't accept that and call GM customer service. I think you'll be taken care of someway, somehow as I was.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:50 AM   #22
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By you signing this form it gives them ammo to say this problem is due to something the owner did and doesn't help. Like I said, unless they've changed the calipers they are just going to do it again.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:22 AM   #23
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Well both reps agree that it wasn't something I did, but according to what I was told with how many weird and odd things they see each day (owner inflicted and not) this was the quickest way to make the customer (me) happy. I honestly think that some of the calipers didn't get a clear coat or some finishing process when they were made. I have seen others with 5x as many miles and they look perfect. No cleaners were ever used on my calipers or wheels that would harm or tarnish them so I will just hope that the new ones will have the right finish and this won't happen again. That is about all I can do at this point and I got the end result I wanted, just not in the way I wanted. With a new baby and two businesses to run, I don't have time to fight it in any other way. If it happens again then I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Bottom line is I asked them to replace them and they are so I'm happy (for now).
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:14 AM   #24
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I just looked at mine, and they are discolorinng as well. 11k miles on them. I am the only one who has ever washed my car, and have never used any degreaser on them or anything. One is worse than the others. guess I will need to ask my dealer about it.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:27 AM   #25
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:30 AM   #26
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Someone is showing off! My stuff is factory fresh and everything looks like new and the umpa lumpas are comming now . . run!!!
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:24 PM   #27
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Bump!.....any new information on this issue?....My calipers look like crap as well. They started discoloring after 1500 miles...and now guess what..."It's custom faded"
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:30 PM   #28
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The dealer swapped mine out with new ones, but they are beginning to discolor again. only water being used on them so it's nothing I or the detailer are doing.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #29
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Brakes get hot, heat affects finishes. I would almost expect this to happen more than I wouldnt.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:29 PM   #30
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Well that is true, however Brembo isn't new at making brakes and I haven't ever seen the same diminishing finishes on other Brembo calipers on different cars. Only some of the people on this forum are experiencing this so I think it's a manufacturing defect on the finish with only certain batches. Enough complaints haven't been filed in order to get Brembo or GM to do a blast out to all of the dealerships since that will cost a ton of money.

With that being said, anyone else experiencing this should take their car to the dealer and start there. That will build the number of cases with GM and make it easier for others to get this problem remedied in the future. Go from the service rep, to the service manager, and then to the GM regional rep from there if they don't do anything.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:51 PM   #31
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After getting my new wheels I have noticed that the Brembo calipers on my SS are starting to discolor or fade a bit in color. I tried wiping them off, but it didn't do anything. Has anyone experienced this with theirs? I haven't put too much effort into cleaning them, but just seems odd they would discolor, especially with such low miles on my car (3700).

thanks you in advance for any feedback.
I had the same problem. My car had about 300 miles on it when I noticed. I went to the dealer and we looked at about 5 new ones sitting on the lot and they were all doing the same thing and worse. I came to the conclusion to just get them powder coated. I did a post on this same thing last year and a few other people said they had the same thing going on.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:21 AM   #32
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got 9k on my IOM 2SS and they are looking like poo to going to have to get them powder coated and ride the bike while the car is down.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:26 AM   #33
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My headers looked nice and new when I installed them. (they were). Anyways after starting the car and driving it, they dont look new any more.

Seriously. You are expecting too much if you think the calipers are going to look new forever.
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