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Old 02-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Crappy 1LE Wheel Paint Job....

I took the wheels off my 1LE today to wash them. I was replacing the OEM lug nuts with Gorilla Wheel Locks anyway.

I was appalled to see what a crappy paint job GM, or whomever the OEM manufacturer was, did on them.

The outsides are painted nicely, but just several inches in and they are "splattered" with paint. The rear facing part of the wheel didn't have any paint at all - just bare aluminum!

It really surprises me that they would cut corners like that. I was planning to buy another set of wheels for the track, but for the money, I can get real quality wheels that are probably lighter and finished properly.

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Old 02-24-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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Take it to your dealer. Was any wheel close to perfect?
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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Take it to your dealer. Was any wheel close to perfect?
No - they were all done the same way. I can't believe I'm the only that got a set of wheels finished in this manner.

Just very low quality.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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That's how all oem wheels are.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
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I noticed the same thing when I was washing the the rims , parts of the rim were not painted also bothered me , however had to remind myself that it is a Chevy !
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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I noticed the same thing when I was washing the the rims , parts of the rim were not painted also bothered me , however had to remind myself that it is a Chevy !
This is my first American car in a very long time. I swear. It doesn't have to be this way.

I guess they figure no one every looks at their rims much less removes them.

Before I took them off, I thought it was dirt or brake dust, but noooooo.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:30 PM   #7
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Old news. My ZL1 = same way.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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Yeah, ZL1 guys posted about this when they got their cars :(
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:00 PM   #9
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It is to save weight!

I will take them off your hands!
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #10
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Take them back to the dealer, mine arre pretty consistent.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #11
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Same here............
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:24 PM   #12
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That's how all oem wheels are.
No they're not. Every one of my GM cars had wheels painted inside and out, although they may use a different paint for the inside.

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Old 02-25-2013, 01:13 AM   #13
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:37 AM   #14
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Makes me think the paint can and will start peeling off from the inside out.

Come on, Chevy. Even if you didn't spec this please audit your suppliers thoroughly.

I used to be a buyer professionally. Number one thing we'd do is inspect suppliers' factories. If messy we'd think they didn't have the right quality quotient and immediately look elsewhere. Same goes for shoddy design.

Start painting these wheels inside and out.

And frankly between this, some axle shafts breaking and ozzy's strut I'm damn worried.

Heck even my "My Link" keeps resetting itself. Today it said it was August 2012. My home screen doesn't stay in the sort order I specify. And my splitter still doesn't fit right.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:58 AM   #15
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Wow, at least there are no rub marks... ummmm wrong sub forum.

As someone who went down the GM buyback road before... I have been over ever square inch of this car. And there are dozens of these type of cosmetic issues (don't get me started with overall paint quality). My biggest concern is I CAN NOT get the damn driver seat to stop chattering. But my big ass 260 lb frame may be outside of spec, I kid.

The only mechanical thing I have had to correct is a plastic piece (a cover) on the front driver's side of the transmission that was not bolted down tight. Pics to follow.

I drive this car hard, sometimes real hard but I don't dog it. Remember that some of the broken items may be user error... present company excluded. I am close to 3000 miles now.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #17
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wow WTF is that ?? is that there QC ? man i see blow strut clutch chatter and know this unreal
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #18
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wow WTF is that ?? is that there QC ? man i see blow strut clutch chatter and know this unreal
What? Clutches will chatter if you put a burr on them, which is easy to do with our engage points. Paint doesn't seem to be a big deal, seems they only paint from one side, but to me as long as the shiny side is out were good to go. And I think we can count the one strut as a freak accident.

Looks like it will be easy to get the wheels polished/detailed/machined if you wanted a different paint scheme.
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True i will make judgement when i get my car
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #20
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wow WTF is that ?? is that there QC ? man i see blow strut clutch chatter and know this unreal
What do you mean their QC?

That paint job sucks for sure.
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What do you mean their QC?

That paint job sucks for sure.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:03 PM   #22
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I took the wheels off my 1LE today to wash them. I was replacing the OEM lug nuts with Gorilla Wheel Locks anyway.

I was appalled to see what a crappy paint job GM, or whomever the OEM manufacturer was, did on them.

The outsides are painted nicely, but just several inches in and they are "splattered" with paint. The rear facing part of the wheel didn't have any paint at all - just bare aluminum!

It really surprises me that they would cut corners like that. I was planning to buy another set of wheels for the track, but for the money, I can get real quality wheels that are probably lighter and finished properly.

End of rant.
I'd be at a dealership if all 4 of my rims were like that. Maybe someone can check there's to see if they have the similar issue. Can you say warranty claim?

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:26 PM   #23
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This is EXACTLY what ALL 4 of my wheels look like!!!

And to top it off, the area where the lug nuts go/meet is just as bad. It is really unbelievable.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:02 PM   #24
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I'd bet that in the minds of the GM folks, they think that that part of the wheel gets rather dirty rather quickly. They probably figure that "normal" buyers (buyers who don't clean their cars as regularly as we do) won't notice such a thing due to dirt.....because let's be real.....who in their right minds takes OFF their wheels to clean them........ no one but us!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #25
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This is EXACTLY what ALL 4 of my wheels look like!!!

And to top it off, the area where the lug nuts go/meet is just as bad. It is really unbelievable.
Yep! Normal for these rims! Mine were the same as well!!
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