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Old 06-14-2009, 01:38 PM   #18
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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, 09:11 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, 12:03 PM   #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, 01:59 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, 04:45 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, 08:03 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, 10:12 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, 09:53 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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Old 07-21-2009, 06:37 PM   #26
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Kutch is it coming off at the seam between the parking light and the spoiler or the seem that runs front to back above the parking ? Hope you all get them touched up an to your liking

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Old 07-22-2009, 10:44 AM   #27
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In discussion with the dealer they reported the problem to GM. While on they wer on the phone with GM they were told that GM would pay for repainting. I took a couple hours to think about painting completely or touching up and getting the right fix later. I decided to just have it touched up and see what "fix" would be found.

In the meantime, GM called the dealer back and asked them to contact me. When i got to the dealership they had done nothing to to bumper. GM wants the faulty bumper for investigatin but wanted me to be happy. They are providing a completely new bumper and taking the bumper back with the flaking. All other dealers have "fixed" the problem by painting or touching up the area before GM could get the bad bumper. They (GM QC) are taking the bad bumper back to evaluate it and make a decision as to the correct final solution. I will post information as I get it. GM really appears to want this, and anything else found, to be fixed to OUR satistaction. Maybe it really is the "new" GM!!! I have purchased nothing but GM for 30 years and have purchased other vehicles that were "new" and was never treated this good!
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:07 PM   #28
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I want to get a Camaro so bad a month ago. Now I am glad I found this site and found out there are so many problems with this. Not good for GM at all.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:41 PM   #29
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Guppies, if you are familiar with ANY manufacturer and releasing a new model you would know that these "problems" are not limited to GM or the Camaro. My sister got a little BMW when they first came out. Same thing, little problems that were really nothing overall. My wifes brother has had trouble with a Toyota that is in multi year production. I was personally involved in the start up of both Beretta/Corsica plants in 1985. Even bought one of the first Beretta GT's. Same thing, little issues. It was really a great car too. If you are scared, wait a year. I have also owned many new vehicles that were many years in production that had problems. Vendors change, colors change, options change, materials change. The only way to know success is get a lot of product out in the field. This isn't any different than Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, or any other manufacturer.
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Ya'll don't feed the troll, look at all his post he just looks for problems to point out and smart off.
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In discussion with the dealer they reported the problem to GM. While on they wer on the phone with GM they were told that GM would pay for repainting. I took a couple hours to think about painting completely or touching up and getting the right fix later. I decided to just have it touched up and see what "fix" would be found.

In the meantime, GM called the dealer back and asked them to contact me. When i got to the dealership they had done nothing to to bumper. GM wants the faulty bumper for investigatin but wanted me to be happy. They are providing a completely new bumper and taking the bumper back with the flaking. All other dealers have "fixed" the problem by painting or touching up the area before GM could get the bad bumper. They (GM QC) are taking the bad bumper back to evaluate it and make a decision as to the correct final solution. I will post information as I get it. GM really appears to want this, and anything else found, to be fixed to OUR satistaction. Maybe it really is the "new" GM!!! I have purchased nothing but GM for 30 years and have purchased other vehicles that were "new" and was never treated this good!
Sounds like GM wants to check it out to see if it's their problem or the Suppliers.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:06 PM   #33
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I know on other vehicles with the automated paint systems certain colors, combinations, and base materials have been a challenge. H-D had serious issues with their anniversary black and silver combination. I was told by a H-D engineer we were working with that they were using the same process that BMW used and BMW had, or was considering aborting.

It could be any number or things ranging from contamination to incompatibility of materials to vibration of the parts. One of our customers is a supplier of trim components who we have worked closely wihth over the last 5 years. They get calls from their customers occasionally because the product is better quality than the vehicle!! They considered putting in automation to help fix orange peel but were told by their customers not to. They serve both domestic and transplants so it isn't just one or the other.

At least this flaking is not as bad as the 83 conversion van we had. Got a call that there was a possible paint problem on horizontal surfaces. The entire roof of the van had the paint litterally come off in a single sheet! We were lucky that it happened when they fixed it as the dealer told us others had it come off on the road. I was told they found a problem with the primer and use with automation.
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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.
I've had my car for just over two weeks and I've noticed the paint peeling off on my drives rear quarter as well. I need to take it into the dealer to have it looked at.

Is there a bulletin on this at all, or did your dealers know off hand what to do? I don't want a simple re-paint, I would like the issue resolved.
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