Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
autoguy
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls

Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls Report, discuss and diagnose any issues and problems with your Camaro, including warranty discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
efpardo
Deep6
 
efpardo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro# 8212 | 2LT | RS | CGM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 1,082
Send a message via Skype™ to efpardo
Wavy Rear Fender Defect?

Iíve had my car for almost two weeks and I just noticed an odd defect on both rear wheel wells. On the body at the point where the body meets the bumper I noticed waviness in the metal. It is very subtle but definitely there.

During my first oil change today, I pointed this out to the dealer, but they said there was not much they could do unless they re-worked the panel.

Iím not so bothered at this point because itís just not that noticeable but I do wonder how common this may be.

I'll try to post pics later.
efpardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
RPO_Z28

 
RPO_Z28's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 C6Z
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: RVC, New York
Posts: 1,754
LEAVE IT ALONE! Unless you want to open a can of worms of epic proportions.

JMHO
RPO_Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #3
The_Blur
Jayhawk USN
 
The_Blur's Avatar
 
Drives: 6.2L of AWESOME! 2011 L99 2SS
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NAS Whiting Field
Posts: 14,306
Send a message via AIM to The_Blur
Post us some pics from from and back. We need a few angles to evaluate the problem.

The_Blur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 04:39 PM   #4
PQ
Booooosted.
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Blown beast.
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,916
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPO_Z28 View Post
LEAVE IT ALONE! Unless you want to open a can of worms of epic proportions.

JMHO
On this forum or with Chevy?

Not a very good peice of advice with the dealer if the problem has merit. If it's the forum you're talking about I would have to agree.

Pictures would be a good thing though.


Walking out to look at mine now.
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 04:59 PM   #5
efpardo
Deep6
 
efpardo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro# 8212 | 2LT | RS | CGM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 1,082
Send a message via Skype™ to efpardo
Here ya go - I tried to use house siding to show the wave - It's subtle

efpardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 05:16 PM   #6
Number 3
Hail to the King baby!
 
Number 3's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 ATS 2.0T & '14 Chevrolet SS
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,280
I'm sorry, but I'm not seeing what you are describing. There is a subtle horizontal feature line just above the joint between the rear FASCIA (not bumper) and the rear quarter panel.

Everything I'm seeing in your photo looks about what I'd expect to see.
__________________
"Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure." - Aldous Huxley Link to Every Camaro photo I've taken in Hi-Resolution
Number 3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 05:22 PM   #7
hb-rocks
 
hb-rocks's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: HB CA
Posts: 679
CHEESE AND RICE...
talk about optical illusions.....
I would suggest...
If you really wanna try and show this....get rid of all the reflections....do this inside with lighting and a different colored background...

Then once you get the picture....use an editing software....to draw an arrow or..... circle the highlighted area that you notice this wave at...
hb-rocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 05:27 PM   #8
vdevine
 
vdevine's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black SS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 606
I can see it.

When mine comes in I'm going to look as mine is black and should be really distinct.

Yours does have subtle changes. It's more noticable in the 2nd pic. Really doesn't look bad though.
__________________
Vince
SS2 Black with CGM Stripes
3800 Born: 25 May VIN#12136
6000 Mine 26 June 2009
SLP Loudmouth II, NOWEEDS, BMR 1.4/1.0 Lowering Springs, Cold Air Inductions Intake, Tune, Eagle Eyes w HID, SLP "SS" Grille Insert, Pistol Grip Shifter, Hawk PC Pads, RGB Scanner, Tint, Headlight Armor, Clear Bra, 22's.
vdevine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 05:28 PM   #9
efpardo
Deep6
 
efpardo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro# 8212 | 2LT | RS | CGM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 1,082
Send a message via Skype™ to efpardo
CHEESY PIZZA Dudes Take it easy - I said it was SUBTLE - If you have a Camaro just check it. Like I said, I'm not bothered. I'm just curious.
efpardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 05:38 PM   #10
PQ
Booooosted.
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Blown beast.
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,916
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Only thing I see possibly is on the bumper. appears to not have a continuous even flow. But probably just an illusion. Looks like you're ok.


Name:  Untitled.jpg
Views: 1260
Size:  32.1 KB
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 05:46 PM   #11
Vash


 
Drives: 00 Blazer
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,128
That's the brick in the house.

There is nothing wrong there looks perfect.
Vash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 05:54 PM   #12
hb-rocks
 
hb-rocks's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: HB CA
Posts: 679
Quote:
Originally Posted by irpq11 View Post
Only thing I see possibly is on the bumper. appears to not have a continuous even flow. But probably just an illusion. Looks like you're ok.


Attachment 31119
That's what I saw too....but my guess is....you would have to be there in person to actually tell for real.
hb-rocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 05:55 PM   #13
catmaster1
 
catmaster1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 370
looks good to me! let er' buck
catmaster1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 06:46 PM   #14
Lauryn200
I Pity The Fool
 
Lauryn200's Avatar
 
Drives: Jeep Wrangler '06 & VW GTI 09
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 875
Looks alright...but if it's something that will be bugging you every time "you" wash and wax,detail it...talk to your dealer about it....
__________________
........"Is custom faded?"
Jeep Wrangler 06 & VW GTI 09
"My Fast"-
Lauryn200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 07:59 PM   #15
HEMI DAVE
 
HEMI DAVE's Avatar
 
Drives: GWE 392/Super Bee SRT8/Turbo 350Z
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: LONG ISLAND,NEW YORK
Posts: 588
I had a car that looked like that after it was hit from behind .....

Was barely noticeable but was thousands of dollars to repair.....

Make sure it wasnt hit
__________________
HEMI DAVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:04 PM   #16
PQ
Booooosted.
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Blown beast.
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,916
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vash View Post
That's the brick in the house.
What brick?
























__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:10 PM   #17
Number 3
Hail to the King baby!
 
Number 3's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 ATS 2.0T & '14 Chevrolet SS
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,280
All I can say is:

1 - if you don't like it, take it to the dealer.

2 - I'm the pickiest guy you would ever meet and there is nothing in the photo that concerns me. Maybe it just isn't showing up in the pictures, but you must have a pretty perfect car if you are looking that hard to be able to post, "does any one else have this problem"?

But you are the customer and you should be satisfied. I'm just not sure it would be worth having them put a new fascia on or try to fill and paint the area. If you trust their body shop, it might be worth it. Should be covered by warranty anyway so you shouldn't be out of pocket.
__________________
"Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure." - Aldous Huxley Link to Every Camaro photo I've taken in Hi-Resolution
Number 3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:14 PM   #18
cam2fst4u


 
cam2fst4u's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 SS trailblazer,08 Silverado
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: stanley va
Posts: 6,299
Send a message via Yahoo to cam2fst4u
I would have to agree with number 3 on this one.. I dont see anything
__________________
cam2fst4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:32 PM   #19
AGM76
 
Drives: 1995 z28 - 2000 SS - 08' vette
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Posts: 113
Actually I think I noticed something similar on a friends car. A little waviness around the wheel well. I'm golfing with him on Friday, ill try to get some pics. he has several small paint blemishes, nothing major, its best not to touch them if they aren't bad.
AGM76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:36 PM   #20
edog


 
edog's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS IOM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: F'BURG VA
Posts: 3,576
Send a message via MSN to edog
I am looking, but cannot see it.
__________________
LS3 Conversion 113/225/238 COMP CAM, 3200 Stall, Doug Thorley Tri-Y LT/HF cat, Xpipe, Ported TB, 160 therm, Tranny cooler, Halltech CAI, Pedders sways, endlinks, 1" Eibach Drop Springs, 3.45 rear gears. Tuned by Doug @ ECS. 435HP/420TQ
edog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:36 PM   #21
Number 3
Hail to the King baby!
 
Number 3's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 ATS 2.0T & '14 Chevrolet SS
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by edog View Post
I am looking, but cannot see it.
edog, nice pic in your sig.
__________________
"Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure." - Aldous Huxley Link to Every Camaro photo I've taken in Hi-Resolution
Number 3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:40 PM   #22
PQ
Booooosted.
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Blown beast.
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,916
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Number 3 View Post
"does any one else have this problem"?
I have a similar issue with a bumper wave. It's there but I have personaly showed it to 3 people. 2 said I was nuts there was nothing there. The other one said it was there and I was nuts for noticing it. It's ever so slight. Would be acceptable on any car including Luxury models. I'm so happy with the fit and finish it's unbelievable.
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:40 PM   #23
FirstLSK
Dude, I love my car !!!!
 
FirstLSK's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black 2SS/RS white rally
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 811
Looks perfect to me.
__________________
-------------------------------------------------
FirstLSK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:54 PM   #24
Rodrunner
Senior Member
 
Rodrunner's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS/RS, '06 350Z
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: So. Maryland
Posts: 2,333
I know it was a challenge for GM to form that large rear quarter in one piece, efpardo, so I'll be checking mine, which I hope to still receive this week, very closely, but I can't say I see any problem in any of your photos. I am however borderline OCD, so if anyone's going to be on your side about this, it's me. I'll definitely keep you all posted....bookmarking now.
__________________
2SS/RS - Black/Black - CGM Rally Stripes - Auto - VIN 10171
Rodrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 09:54 PM   #25
ITZHIZZ
 
Drives: 2010 2ss abm
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5
No Car is perfect.
Make sure the Cure is not worse than the illness.



Have a Independent Collision person that you trust take a look at it.

Karl
ITZHIZZ is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
V8 Camaro Performance Upgrades List Milk 1027 Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 88 12-21-2014 10:28 PM
V6 Camaro Performance Upgrades rtcat600man Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 348 12-09-2014 07:11 AM
CAMARO WIKI Tran Wiki 49 09-09-2014 06:46 AM
Zeta (Camaro/Commodore/G8) suspension details Gatecrasher Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 66 04-16-2009 02:11 PM
Rear fender vents patriotpa 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 18 10-05-2008 03:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.