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Old 06-28-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Black Wheel Question:

I took one of my wheels off today to take it in to get the tire replaced (F-ing nail). I noticed this before and chalked it up a brake dust, but anyone else notice GM really went thin on the paint? The only part that has a good black covering are the spokes. Im a little disappointed to say the least. I have black rims on my other car that have a better finish and are 1/3 the cost of these. Is this normal??


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[IMG]http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/**********/002.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/**********/001.jpg[/IMG]

Looks like i got a free polished lip on mine. i also noticed the "CAMARO" is faded quite a bit.

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Yeah mine are the same way. So thin at the center of the rim its almost translucent.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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yup very light on the inside of rim same here
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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Almost no paint inside the lug nut holes. I was going to ask the same question.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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Looks like we are all in the same boat. when you have a dark colored car like me or a black one the discoloration sticks out like a sore thumb. wonder if warranty will cover repaint?
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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And here I thought black wheels were the way to go!
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
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Maybe powder coat them!!

I know I ordered black, and I'm pretty picky about things, so of it bugs me, I may just have them powder coated and throw in my body color as an accent!!
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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Yes very thin. I posted a thread on this forum or another asking for feedback as well. Its comforting to see others are experiencing the same thing. I think GM needs to step up and fix this issue.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #9
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Yes very thin. I posted a thread on this forum or another asking for feedback as well. Its comforting to see others are experiencing the same thing. I think GM needs to step up and fix this issue.
Agreed. Im going to contact my dealer tomorrow to see what they have to say.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #10
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Adding paint to the inboard side of the rim costs more $. More in extra processing - not the cost of the extra paint itself. Most wheels wont have it from gm. Most customers wont notice anyway. How many of u noticed before removing the wheel from the car? My bet is that if it gets to a gm regional rep they wont pay based only on that... but if your camaro logo is thin looking, they better!
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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I took one of my wheels off today to take it in to get the tire replaced (F-ing nail). I noticed this before and chalked it up a brake dust, but anyone else notice GM really went thin on the paint? The only part that has a good black covering are the spokes. Im a little disappointed to say the least. I have black rims on my other car that have a better finish and are 1/3 the cost of these. Is this normal??


Here are some pictures

[IMG]http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/**********/002.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/**********/001.jpg[/IMG]

Looks like i got a free polished lip on mine. i also noticed the "CAMARO" is faded quite a bit.
They have to start somewhere regarding on cutting the weight down , don't they
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #12
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Thats how GM kept it under 60k...
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:02 PM   #13
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Lol makes it look like spray paint.
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If you get anywhere with this, let us know my ZL1 got here at 11:30 last night and I have the black rims as well got to go check...
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #15
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Talked to the dealer and they said that is normal on painted wheels. I also pointed out to him the several scuff marks from tire install at the factory. he said they might be able to do something about that. 3 out of 4 tires had it. I also pointed out to him the wax crayon they used to write numbers on the spokes only 1 still exists and i have tried everything to clean it off. i think its #31 or something. lol
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:37 PM   #16
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I noticed the yellow markings too, drives me nuts!
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:14 AM   #17
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I noticed some other annoying things too as far as QC goes: There is a piece of lint or something inside my DIC and if the display is caught in the light at a certain angle you can see it and it bugs the hell out of me. I thought about having GM fix it under warranty, but I realized it's a freakin' Camaro and not a Porsche so the quality isn't quite there and as long as the dash is lit up I can't even notice it, so I've learned to ignore it now. The fact that you have to be careful wiping the dash down or you will remove the "ZL1" sticker (why oh why is it a freakin' Sticker ) is just plain ridiculous on a $55k car

I love my ZL1 to death but in all honesty, if I had another $20k-$25k to blow on a sports car I would've gotten a used 2011 GTR. Unfortunately, I think the build quality of Imports is just a step above Domestics still; in the same price range as the ZL1, you don't see M3's and Porsche Cayman's running into these kind of issues :(
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Talked to the dealer and they said that is normal on painted wheels. I also pointed out to him the several scuff marks from tire install at the factory. he said they might be able to do something about that. 3 out of 4 tires had it. I also pointed out to him the wax crayon they used to write numbers on the spokes only 1 still exists and i have tried everything to clean it off. i think its #31 or something. lol
Well, my dealer is waiting on me to send him pics. I suspect they won't do anything about it. To say its normal for painted wheels, I say hogwash...its poor work and poor QC. Unless of course the lower standard is what they were shooting for.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #19
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Well, my dealer is waiting on me to send him pics. I suspect they won't do anything about it. To say its normal for painted wheels, I say hogwash...its poor work and poor QC. Unless of course the lower standard is what they were shooting for.
I agree, a half ass painting on the wheels is not close to quality. If it was consistant from wheel to wheel i could see it. since it is not and each wheel is different poor QC.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:55 PM   #20
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I'm not sure what I'm looking at in those pictures....

The finish on my wheels is pretty good, so I'm a little
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #21
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I'm not sure what I'm looking at in those pictures....

The finish on my wheels is pretty good, so I'm a little
The lip on the rim, wouldnt you assume it is supposed to be black like the rest of the rim. If you havent pulled your wheels off or had it on a rack yet try it and let me know what you see. Maybe you were one of the lucky ones. Another quick check w/o wheel removal is the lug nut holes shine a light in there and you can see the difference.

Im not livid about the situation just disappointed, another 30 sec in the paint booth would have solved this issue. Especially since it is one of the cheaper things to do on the car. I know GM had issues with the chrome plated rims and i understand the fear of that happening again but this is paint not a plating.
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