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Old 07-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Just when I thought I was immune to the "bad Camaro paint....."

So I was washing my car yesterday when I saw out of the corner of my eye what I thought were water spots on the roof of car. Upon closer inspection, I realized that it wasn't water spots, but 4 or 5 bubbles in the paint. They are right above the windshield on the passenger side and range from about the size of a sesame seed to a little bigger. I tried taking pics, but you have to look from just the right angle to see them You can even push your fingernail into one and see the indentation "rebound" back out.
I took it to the dealer on my way home from work today and made an appointment for the first of August to get it fixed under warranty. Now I get to worry about all the horror stories I have heard on here about dealer body shops. Ughh....had the car 2 months and already this. Makes me sad....
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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im scared now...
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sorry to hear your problem. I had an RS (45th) as well, same problem all over the tops of the car. Never got it fixed, totaled the car, or should I say.... the wife did!
Good Luck, you are not the only one.....
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:20 PM   #5
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Going to the dealer over a couple of sesame seed size blemishes? I'm anal, but sheesh...you're going to drive yourself nuts.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:29 AM   #6
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Going to the dealer over a couple of sesame seed size blemishes? I'm anal, but sheesh...you're going to drive yourself nuts.
Dude, the paint is bubbling up. These weren't there when I took delivery. It looks like the car has a rash on top. I'm not being anal, I just don't want it to get worse. Not to mention, I am super anal and looking at blemishes popping up on my very meticulously maintained paint is not something I can accept with a 2 month old car. Maybe I'm crazy, but after spending $30K on a new car, the damn paint had better not start developing non-wear related problems in the first 100K miles, as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:57 AM   #7
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I'm headed to the dealer also to get my deck repainted where the low mounted spoiler rubbed the paint off. I just hope they dont give me crap about having to replace my deck stripes and rear blacked out panel.

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:24 AM   #8
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Dude, the paint is bubbling up. These weren't there when I took delivery. It looks like the car has a rash on top. I'm not being anal, I just don't want it to get worse. Not to mention, I am super anal and looking at blemishes popping up on my very meticulously maintained paint is not something I can accept with a 2 month old car. Maybe I'm crazy, but after spending $30K on a new car, the damn paint had better not start developing non-wear related problems in the first 100K miles, as far as I'm concerned.


You mean the Camaro has paint problems? No way!

Of course you're going to be bombarded with people who will say, "Oh that's just being anal." These same people would say the same if your A/C stopped working, power steering went out, and your car didn't start half the time. Some just can't admit it when there are issues with this car..never seen anything like it.

As a side note and back on topic, I hope you get it fixed. I can understand your frustration as I am one of the millions who have had to deal with paint issues. Never saw bubbling though, although I will now be checking it this weekend.

What starts as a small problem can quickly become a big one, so I think you are doing the right thing in taking it to the dealer. Good luck!
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:54 AM   #9
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When I washed my car this past weekend I noticed some spots in the exact same location (passenger side above windshield) that seem to match the description that you have provided. I thought they were water spots as well. Even tried using clay bar and some Revive polish to remove and neither product had any affect. I wasn't able to diagnose it as paint "bubbling" but maybe I need to take a closer look, particularly before I take my Porter Cable and some Fine Machine Polish to it, which was going to be my next step.

The spots appeared between my previous wash two weeks prior and the most recent one this past weekend. Wonder if the heat wave had anything to do with it?

Very strange that the issue is appearing at the same location on the same color paint....
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So I was washing my car yesterday when I saw out of the corner of my eye what I thought were water spots on the roof of car. Upon closer inspection, I realized that it wasn't water spots, but 4 or 5 bubbles in the paint. They are right above the windshield on the passenger side and range from about the size of a sesame seed to a little bigger. I tried taking pics, but you have to look from just the right angle to see them You can even push your fingernail into one and see the indentation "rebound" back out.
I took it to the dealer on my way home from work today and made an appointment for the first of August to get it fixed under warranty. Now I get to worry about all the horror stories I have heard on here about dealer body shops. Ughh....had the car 2 months and already this. Makes me sad....

Please don't be so sad! :( It is best to be positive and hopeful! Your dealership is definitely stepping up and getting your vehicle's paint issue addressed and that is great news!

Please let us know how everything goes when everything is said and done.

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Old 07-13-2012, 09:56 AM   #11
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Dude, the paint is bubbling up. These weren't there when I took delivery. It looks like the car has a rash on top. I'm not being anal, I just don't want it to get worse. Not to mention, I am super anal and looking at blemishes popping up on my very meticulously maintained paint is not something I can accept with a 2 month old car. Maybe I'm crazy, but after spending $30K on a new car, the damn paint had better not start developing non-wear related problems in the first 100K miles, as far as I'm concerned.
You're correct in getting this addressed. Bubbling will turn to chipping, then other problems with rust, etc.

My dealer had to repaint my front fascia, and it looks better than it did from the factory (cracking paint where it met the fender, and paint a shade off from the rest of the car).
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I agree with many of the above post, the price GM gets for these cars, you
should have a very good coat of paint and clearcoat. these cars are all computer painted, I believe, so it's just a matter of setting it up correctly.
an extra color coat and an extra coat or two of clearcoat and these things would shine.
GM a little more quality control is needed.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:38 PM   #13
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I agree with many of the above post, the price GM gets for these cars, you
should have a very good coat of paint and clearcoat. these cars are all computer painted, I believe, so it's just a matter of setting it up correctly.
an extra color coat and an extra coat or two of clearcoat and these things would shine.
GM a little more quality control is needed.


I've been saying this from day 1.

So now, after being told by my dealer that they can't remove whatever it is rolling around inside my decklid that sounds like a bolt, my car is heading back to the shop AGAIN for a horrible rattle coming from under the car every time I hit a bump.

And yes, my paint is paper thin and sucks as well.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:49 PM   #14
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Oh Crap! was gonna get suspension and a super charger..guess the newest mod will be repaint by a professional, then mods...How Sad:(. Have 1900 miles on mine, and every pleasure drive i do..i come back with a new chip. Guess a need a Camaro Condom
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #15
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Please don't be so sad! :( It is best to be positive and hopeful! Your dealership is definitely stepping up and getting your vehicle's paint issue addressed and that is great news!

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I think quite a few people are scared. I have only had one problem with the paint in 5 months. The inside of the door, The first day i had the car i open the door and bumped a chain link fense (very slightly) paint came off. factory touch up paint helped and it helped me learn a lesson HOWEVER my wife opened the other door (passenger) and as she got out she brushed up against the edge of the door and paint came off (the paint could be seen on her clothes. I could go with touch up against because most the edge is hiddden but it makes me wonder what the door will look like 2 years from now, especially if paint is coming off when you brush it with your leg

Dont get me wrong this is the best car I have ever had, its just that one issue that scares me
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Please don't be so sad! :( It is best to be positive and hopeful! Your dealership is definitely stepping up and getting your vehicle's paint issue addressed and that is great news!

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Since they are working on it, will they honor cars like my 2010 that is kept in a climate-controlled garage even after the factory warranty is up if my paint starts to bubble, chip, peel, flake, etc.?
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I've been saying this from day 1.

So now, after being told by my dealer that they can't remove whatever it is rolling around inside my decklid that sounds like a bolt, my car is heading back to the shop AGAIN for a horrible rattle coming from under the car every time I hit a bump.

And yes, my paint is paper thin and sucks as well.
I dropped a bolt for the spoiler I put on my 2010 Camaro. What I did was go to harbor freight and bought 4 disk magnets a little larger than the plastic plugs under the trunk lid that hide the spoiler bolts. I took the plastic plugs out and put a magnet over each hole. I drove it a couple days and then looked at each magnet and presto the bolt was caught by one of the magnets. Try it.
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I've been saying this from day 1.

So now, after being told by my dealer that they can't remove whatever it is rolling around inside my decklid that sounds like a bolt, my car is heading back to the shop AGAIN for a horrible rattle coming from under the car every time I hit a bump.

And yes, my paint is paper thin and sucks as well.
the bolt (actually a nut) rolling around inside the trunk lid if an old issue. A nut came off of one of the bolts that hold down the spoiler to the trunk. It is an easy fix. You can get a rod thingy with a small magnet on the end of it and fish it out. Wrap tape around the exposed sides of the magnet so it doesn't get stick to the trunk while u work it in and out, side to side. You could get lucky and get it in a few minutes. Or you can take teh trunk lid off the car and turn it upside down to get the loose nut out. This is what I did.
The rattle from under the car could be like what I had, a rusted out muffler. There is a weep hole under each muffler and one was clogged up and condensation build up and rusted the whole inside of the muffler. When the dealer replaced it, a pint of water came out.
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Dude read my stories. you are not alone but I hope they take better care of you than they did of me
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Please don't be so sad! :( It is best to be positive and hopeful! Your dealership is definitely stepping up and getting your vehicle's paint issue addressed and that is great news!

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Hopefully they take better care of you than they did of me Dude and sorry to hear. God it hurts when you see it at first doesn't it. I first noticed it in my garage and only had the car for a month.
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I think quite a few people are scared. I have only had one problem with the paint in 5 months. The inside of the door, The first day i had the car i open the door and bumped a chain link fense (very slightly) paint came off. factory touch up paint helped and it helped me learn a lesson HOWEVER my wife opened the other door (passenger) and as she got out she brushed up against the edge of the door and paint came off (the paint could be seen on her clothes. I could go with touch up against because most the edge is hiddden but it makes me wonder what the door will look like 2 years from now, especially if paint is coming off when you brush it with your leg

Dont get me wrong this is the best car I have ever had, its just that one issue that scares me
Have you been able to get this issue addressed by your dealership? Please let me know if this is an option!

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Since they are working on it, will they honor cars like my 2010 that is kept in a climate-controlled garage even after the factory warranty is up if my paint starts to bubble, chip, peel, flake, etc.?

Each vehicle is handled on a case by case basis and any paint issues fall under the bumper to bumper warranty if found to be a defect in workmanship or materials. It would be best to check with your dealership on this. Please let me know!

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I am fixing to go check my paint now. Paranoia has set in...lol.
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I am fixing to go check my paint now. Paranoia has set in...lol.
Gotta watch that paranoia, it will ruin even the best paint jobs....
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