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Old 06-12-2009, 11:15 PM   #1
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paint problem

OK so I have had my Camaro for a few weeks and already found that the paint is coming off on the rear bumper in the seam where it is next to the quarter panel. I am positive that this is covered under warranty, but that is besides the point. I am paying alot of money for this car it should have no paint problems. Make sure you guys look everywhere for this. Hopefully I am the only one with this problem. I am guessing they are going to have to do the whole rear bumper. I am not settling for no touch up bull crap.

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Old 06-12-2009, 11:17 PM   #2
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:18 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear that. Best of luck
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:19 PM   #4
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OK so I have had my Camaro for a few weeks and already found that the paint is coming off on the rear bumper in the seam where it is next to the quarter panel. I am positive that this is covered under warranty, but that is besides the point. I am paying alot of money for this car it should have no paint problems. Make sure you guys look everywhere for this. Hopefully I am the only one with this problem. I am guessing they are going to have to do the whole rear bumper. I am not settling for no touch up bull crap.

Nothing like that but I have a meeting next week about my orange peel, If I lived in Florida it would be fine... I don't
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:25 PM   #5
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Sorry I will get some pictures of it on here tomorrow.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:13 AM   #6
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Who drives it besides you? Someone may have rubbed/bumped something.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:11 PM   #7
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Here are some pics. Nobody else drive the car but me. They all want to but it is not going to happen.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0613091555.jpg
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:14 PM   #8
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Hope these help.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #9
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Nothing like that but I have a meeting next week about my orange peel, If I lived in Florida it would be fine... I don't
Youre not gonna get away from orange peel.The paint they use on todays metal its gonna happen.Its on most corvettes even zr1s.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:22 PM   #10
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It is not orange peel. The paint is coming off. If you look in the crease you can see that it is black in there. That is where the paint is gone. Nothing there.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:34 PM   #11
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Youre not gonna get away from orange peel.The paint they use on todays metal its gonna happen.Its on most corvettes even zr1s.
i would say they are all orange peel i know mine is .i got abm all orange peel when my car was delivered with a scratch on it the body shop guy did not want to wet sand because it would have left a flat spot .thats what he told me
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:49 PM   #12
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That isnt a paint problem. Its a panel misalignment problem. A few of the new Malibus have the same problem on the front bumper.

Its completely covered under warranty. Just take it in and they will get it fixed.
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:13 PM   #13
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I think "orange peel" would look great on an IOM car. Maybe I'll get license plates that say ORNGPEEL.

Hey so anyway kutch, I can't see anything in that picture. Try getting the camera to focus on the problem instead of the houses behind you reflecting in the paint. Maybe set it to 'macro' with the little tulip flower icon on the camera.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:26 PM   #14
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OK I will try and get another picture on here. kinda hard to get a good angle on it. The paint that is missing is in the crease. I can see maybe an alignment problem but hopefully they took a liitle more time fitting the camaro a little better than the malibu. I am taking it up to the dealer on Monday and they said they are going to try and get a GM rep up there so they can look at it and fix it asap. Hopefully things go smoothly.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:28 PM   #15
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Cars are cars on the assembly line. IIRC GM uses the same supplier for both cars bumpers. They are plastic and sometimes the molds are just wrong.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:38 PM   #16
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bballr, when they did the mailbu's did they remove and paint the whole bumper or just touch it up. I do not want some cheesy touch up garbage!
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:41 PM   #17
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They removed the whole bumper and fix it up.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:38 PM   #18
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Kutch720, DITTO,
our VR has the same problem, it is an alignment problem, take a piece of paper, slide it in the gap by the side marker then slide it up, when you get to where the paint is peeling it is tight. Ours looks like the paint is "tore" I saw our the first day we saw the car, told them I wanted it fixed, but later just incase they break something when taking the bumper off, I don't want there to be an issue of not getting parts.
A friend of mine paints cars and he said he would not have the whole bumper painted, way too many issues with color matching. If you look close the color on the plastic parts is a little different shade than the red on the metal. He actually said they should fix the mis allignment problem, then have them sand with 800 grit and paint that edge (which is really all it is) with paint and clear mixed. He said this would be better than the whole bumper cover baing painted.

Kutch 720, is yours on both sides of the car in the exact same location? ours is, I first thought it was maybe how they held the cover while placing it on the car. let me know what your dealer says, PM me. Ours definately said they would fix it and it would take longer to take the bumper cover off than to fix it, but I have not spoken to the bodyshop guy to ask "how" he planned on fixing it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:11 PM   #19
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I have the same thing on my 2010 Camaro, paint coming off rear bumper in the seam where it is next to the quarter panel.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:03 AM   #20
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Ditto, I have the same problem in the same place. I also notices how soft the paint was on the front bumper. Any small rocks/sand of the road causes a chip, I'm going w/ a 3m invisible bra. GM can do better than this.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:59 PM   #21
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ours will be painted next week, whole bumper from what they said, and they will hang the bumper so there is more room for expansion
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:45 PM   #22
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K, I got mine back last wk from my dealers body shop. They repainted both sides of the bumper but again it's peeling off. I have to take it back on the 27th to be redone again. After the 3rd attempt I beleive it's considered a lemon. I hate to say it but if it's not fixed this time I'm getting my money back. I love my car but GM is dropping the ball on QC w this car, one issue after another and they keep trying a quick fix to remedy it. I paid cash for my car and waited like the rest of u so long for the car to come out. But when I could have bought whatever I wanted and opted for this I never expected so many issues. I'm trying to be patient but GM needs to fix these issues at the plant and if not have a better gameplan for QC!
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:03 PM   #23
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So you're going to take your car back to the dealer and get your money back because of a paint split in the crack where the bumper meets the body? Is that what you refer to "these issues" "one after another" that they try "quick fixes" on "so many issues"??? I think you are exaggerating to a ridiculous extent. Were you happy with your last car? Sounds like you're impossibly picky. If I had that issue I'd get a drop of touchup paint and see what I could do, not demand two repaints and a full refund. I'm aghast.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:12 PM   #24
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I have the same problem with the paint rubbing off both the frt & rear bumpers. It looks as if they were just bolted on too tightly and the flexing of the car while driving is causing it to rub the paint off. We took it back and the body shop tried to touch it up but that looked like CRAP!!! All the paint did was fill up the gap at the fender & quarters! The dealer is now gonna talk to GM rep and decide what next. I really don't want to paint the bumpers but I want this problem fixed.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:53 AM   #25
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We have the same problem. Victory red, it started on one side and has now moved to the other. Dealer is reviewing it and talking to GM. They are suspecting an alignment issue and not necessarily a paint/prep problem. All the flaking is down in the joint between the bumper and quarter and all flaking is on the bumper (plastic). The bottom line, the bumper won't rust, and they will have to fix it as long as we own the car now that it is documented. Lemon? nah..just an inconvenience.
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