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Old 04-02-2012, 11:41 PM   #43
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my nose is a lil different

on the 2011 summit white -- but my strut towers are changing colors bigtime and it does not seem to be a deposit of anything. Is anyone else have a mocha colored strut tower now?
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:33 PM   #44
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CGM 2SS/RS doesn't match either. Hood, Fenders, Bumper cover, fuel door are all real noticeable, if you're looking for it. I washed mine yesterday and before it didn't seem to bother me, but now it's kinda aggravating me.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:25 PM   #45
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My SS is summit white built in January of 2012, matches perfectly all over...
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:33 PM   #46
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Thanks nc sg ss i was curious what it looked like with the mirrors removed
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #47
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Even Ray Charles could see it doesn't match.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:32 PM   #48
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i don't understand why gm is letting the cars go at quality control with this..they see that the paint shade don't match and still they send them away..why they did not try other materials to make it match with the rest of the car???

why on the 4th gen paint is matching? you had steel,fiberglass, plastic..

i know the 5th gen they are kinda square with different angle it give contrast to the paint ..but i don't buy it. they should try to get a better quality paint on their product.look at the money you spend on them..
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #49
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The term that describes the apperant mismatched panels is called Metamorism. Color is merely the reflection of light. So different light sources provide a different shade of color just as mentioned on this thread. Its not a ' mismatch' or a 'flop' difference, merely the reflection of light off of two different angles of panels! Its perfectly illustrated in the GM service bulleton with the painted panel with the seam which changes colors when the adjacent panel angle is changed.

As for the bumper facias and fuel door being different colors is a mismatch which is better on some makes and models than others. Being a production painter for 25 years trust me when i tell you acura bumpers are by far the worst. Check them out next time you see one and youll be glad that GMs quality standards are better than Acura! The mismatch happens for several reasons. One is that the plastic parts follow a different refinishing procedure because they have extra steps to insure adhesion to the raw plastic. So they are painted in a different part of the factory or a different facility entirely. Both pose color match challenges. The biggest one is the fact that paint is pumped sometimes miles to different parts of the factory to the spraying robots. The longer the distance the more likely the heavier toners/metallics/pearls in the color settle to the bottom of the lines, effectively changing the original color that matched when it started at the pump! Another reason there is a slight color and flop mismatch especially on metallic colors is the fact that the metallics and micas lay different on plastic panels because plastic by nature collects more static electricity.

Its very diffecult to achieve a very good color match throughout entire car even when the car is sprayed my the same painter with the same gun/mix/pressure and technique! Ferrari is by far the best color match but there completly built/painted by hand by skilled technicians. $$$

Just my 2c to help clarify. BTW i have a summit white 2011 SLP585 and the front bumper matchs because they respray the front clip to ensure the hood matchs. Rear bumper and fuel door color is off but with what i know about the challenges the factory has with color match, im perfectly happy with the slight mismatch!
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #50
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depending on the angle I can count four different shades of "Summit white" on my 2012 it is a rainbow of whites ......
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:35 AM   #51
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what about the perceived trash in my paint from the factory?
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #52
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we all can see that with several different colors ours is cyber gray met. the body panels are not flush and light will give different look on each panel, at the factory the entire car was painted at same time. i don't see how we can correct our eye sight. to make it look the same.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:01 AM   #53
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So would most dealers warranty this color mismatch??
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:16 PM   #54
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on the 2011 summit white -- but my strut towers are changing colors bigtime and it does not seem to be a deposit of anything. Is anyone else have a mocha colored strut tower now?
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