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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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Old 02-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #19
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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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Old 02-25-2013, 06:50 PM   #21
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What do you mean their QC?

That paint job sucks for sure.
Quality control.
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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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Old 02-26-2013, 04:55 AM   #26
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Wow, at least there are no rub marks... ummmm wrong sub forum.


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.
Tram: I'm not trying to dog Chevy entirely here. I guess this paint issue threw me over the edge. It just reeks of bad quality. Look. I'm totally ok with cost savings done right like no door to the trunk fuse box and only a passenger side back seat pocket. But the wheels and My Link are crown jewel type features to this car and the 2SS package. They are things for which I was willing to pay. extra. But a non sealed paint job and a my link that keeps resetting itself and jumbling my layout creates grave concern for me personally.

And sure. I get on my car like you, perhaps. And maybe the half shaft issue and the strut snap are user caused incidents; I've considered this similarly. But then I start to wonder "what if"....

Quality is both real and perceived. A seemingly simple paint decision (or lack thereof) behind the wheels seems innocuous .... Or is it?
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:01 AM   #27
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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!
But these wheels are only on this car and the ZL1, right? I clean all the way in there myself without removing the wheels using Adam's Turbo Stick Wheel Cleaning Tool.


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Old 02-26-2013, 09:54 AM   #28
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Tram: I'm not trying to dog Chevy entirely here. I guess this paint issue threw me over the edge. It just reeks of bad quality. Look. I'm totally ok with cost savings done right like no door to the trunk fuse box and only a passenger side back seat pocket. But the wheels and My Link are crown jewel type features to this car and the 2SS package. They are things for which I was willing to pay. extra. But a non sealed paint job and a my link that keeps resetting itself and jumbling my layout creates grave concern for me personally.

And sure. I get on my car like you, perhaps. And maybe the half shaft issue and the strut snap are user caused incidents; I've considered this similarly. But then I start to wonder "what if"....

Quality is both real and perceived. A seemingly simple paint decision (or lack thereof) behind the wheels seems innocuous .... Or is it?
I don't believe the wheels are an quality issue for me... paint or no paint. The orange peel and thin paint is, but I don't think it is an indicator of a poor quality vehicle. Sad but most paint jobs today on cars suck!!

The radio is flaky and I would suggest getting it flashed. FWIW chevy needs a little dogging every now and then.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:19 AM   #29
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It's not just the Camaro wheels that suffer. When I bought my Grand Sport, it came with the $2000 chrome wheel option (didn't really want chrome wheels but the other options and overall price were right). I was shocked to find that the barrels had rough primer as the factory finish. This is on a very open and large wheel where the barrel is highly visible. Looked horrible and was tough to keep clean. I ended up sanding the barrels smooth and painting them.

I guess I should plan to do the same to my 1LE when I get it.

Kinda disappointing but I guess wheel barrels aren't a priority for GM or their wheel manufacturers.

On a related note, the rotor hats on my Grand Sport were just primered as well and looked like turd. What is the finish on the Camaro rotor hats?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #30
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GM saves $ if they don't have to paint the back of the rims
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The radio is flaky and I would suggest getting it flashed. FWIW chevy needs a little dogging every now and then.
K. I guess I could search but how do you flash it? I saw an option to update it via USB.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:31 PM   #32
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GM saves $ if they don't have to paint the back of the rims
It's not really the back but the inside barrel, no? At least the photos here show a great time in the inside barrel instead of a black.
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K. I guess I could search but how do you flash it? I saw an option to update it via USB.
A trip to dealership... explain the symptoms... ask for a reprogram.

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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 !
I don't care what the Hell brand it is. If I spent $40k on a car, it better be done right! I understand accidents happen, but this is unacceptable and should be brought to the dealer's attention. If you don't care about your hard-earned money, then ignore it I suppose.
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