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Old 06-21-2009, 02:36 PM   #18
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GM or any manufacturer will not authorize a "outside shop" to do repairs. I have been in the biz for 30 years. Got out bcause of BS like this and insurance companies.
Good luck !!! They do have to fix it right.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:47 PM   #19
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Keep the car and have it repainted. I can always replace the paint, but never the low vin number. Besides, if you get it repainted, it will be in your hands alot faster then waiting for another order. Alos think that your order will be a vin in the range of #15000 +. Stick with the low vin.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:51 PM   #20
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Not worth the low VIN, get the new car.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:59 PM   #21
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Man, some of you guys think it is the end of the world with the paint. It's just paint! Have them have it repainted and enjoy it. Hell, I'd have them do a custom color and graphics for your hassle.

If you were to have had this car 10 years, you'd probably have it painted anyway, no reduction in value and like others have mentioned already, this car has a low VIN that can't be replaced.

To be perfectly honest, I'd be all over this like pepperoni on pizza getting a custom paint job on their dime
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:20 PM   #22
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Back in '06 I bought a new Savana van. The day it was delivered to the dealer someone bounced a rock off the hood. So not only chipped it they also dented it. When I picked it up they told me they fixed it up right away. If they didn't tell me I would never have known. If it's done right it's just as good as factory.

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Old 06-21-2009, 03:25 PM   #23
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My local GM Dealer is also having a hard time with the Black paints on their Camaro.
They see scratches, bumps etc...
One customer bought a Black SS a week ago and it is not leaving the shop for another week or so...
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:40 PM   #24
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I would keep the low vin it that is important to you. If you get involved in a frnder bender accident what are you going to do? Get a whole new car? You get it repaired and repainted, I don't see the difference. I would not hold my breath on getting any custom paint job or anything additional. Good luck!
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:47 PM   #25
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Here is a good one... not a Camaro but...

I bought a brand new 2007 black Corvette in March 2007. Took delivery on a rainy night b/c was too excited to wait till the next day and have them detail it. I took it home, put it in the garage and washed it myself only to find the ENTIRE car covered in overspray. Not a little bit, a ton of it. All body panels, windows, lights, everywhere. I called the dealer the next day. No one could figure out how it got there. They looked at it and offered me a paint protector... WHAT? I said no thanks, I want what is on there off, not more crap piled on top of it. When you rubbed your hand on it, it felt like sand paper. They offered me to take it to a professional of my choice to have it removed so i took it to a shop I heard was "preofessional" and expressed my concerns about scratches, swirls and burnt corners from the buffer. They said they would clay bar it then buff and wax it. I got the "We just clayed and buffed a new Z06 in black so you have nothing to worry about"... blah blah blah.

I am still fighting with the swirls and they didn't scratch it too bad and they only burnt off a little bit of paint. All in all it looks really good when cleaned up, I spent 8 hours on it this weekend but it is not as it should be IMO. If I knew then what I knew now, I would have returned it and got a new one. It is not a low VIN.

I am done with black... for good.

As for the OP and my change, return it. Will a low VIN really mean anything? Youre 1500 cars in, not 3.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:04 PM   #26
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I would keep the Low Vin# car and have the body shop repaint it and throw in some painted rally stripes...


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I bought a 08 saturn vue and I sh** you not I had it back within the first year 15x. Sometimes for the same issue,sometimes to correct the problem they caused by trying to repair it. :
Wouldn't that have fallen under the lemon law that states if you need the same repair 3 times they need to replace the product at no cost to you?

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I would tell them that if the car is going to be repainted at their expense that you want to pick a custom paint shop to do it right. :
If the repaint has to be done by GM shop, maybe get some metal flake thrown in as well as painted stripes.

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There is no way it's rusting unless someone scraped up the metal. It's galvanized.

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And isn't the hood aluminum?

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Keep the car and have it repainted. I can always replace the paint, but never the low vin number. Besides, if you get it repainted, it will be in your hands alot faster then waiting for another order. Alos think that your order will be a vin in the range of #15000 +. Stick with the low vin.
Much closer to 24,000 than 15K
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I would keep the low vin it that is important to you. If you get involved in a frnder bender accident what are you going to do? Get a whole new car? You get it repaired and repainted, I don't see the difference. I would not hold my breath on getting any custom paint job or anything additional. Good luck!
Get it painted by a GM shop. Get them to warranty the work.

30 years from now if low VIN 5th gens are worth money, it won't make any difference. Have you ever watched Meacum auto auctions? Many restored and repainted cars still go for insane $$$. I would keep the low VIN.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:16 PM   #27
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Those drips can be caused by brake fluid leaking from the car above it on the carrier. I would pass on it since paint damage like that can take a year or more to show. I don't think the VIN is that big of a deal, though. But you have to decide what is more important to you.

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Old 06-21-2009, 04:30 PM   #28
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MY CAR IS BLACK AND HAS RAIL DUST DAMAGE ON IT AS WELL LET YOUR DEALER KNOW AND THEY WILL FIX IT!
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:39 PM   #29
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:44 PM   #30
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A friend of mine who is possibly the most anal paint person on the planet (has multiple collectors cars, hes crazy with this stuff) saw a low vin black car and told me the paint on mine (13899) was 1000x better than the lower vin car he saw, so this seems to be an issue. Ive heard it a couple times here. IMHO, get another car, the issue seems to have been resolved.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:33 PM   #31
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Another point to consider since I am in a similar situation:

You get the car repainted and your dealer gives you a lifetime warranty on the paint, which is typical in the industry (GM will not give you a warranty on a dealer repair)

You move 6 months from now across country and have a fade issue with the paint. You would have to drive the car all the way back to the dealer for a repair or pay yourself.

Just giving some insight, as this is something I did not consider until recently. If you can get GM to honor a dealer repair let me know, because I am being told "NO".

GM will give you a 7 year on the paint, but if another dealer gauges the paint on a warranty issue, which they will, and know its been repainted = no warranty from GM

My 2 cents, again.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:59 PM   #32
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Without a doubt, 100% - make them get you another car.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:59 PM   #33
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I just noticed a couple of these spots on my Black 2SS Camaro. I've got one on the hood and one on the drivers door. You can't feel them, it actually looks like it's under the clear coat. On mine it looks like small spots that are lighter than the rest of the car. The one on the hood is about 1/8" in diameter, the one on the door is smaller.

I can't make up my mind whether or not I'm going to get them fixed. In one sense I feel like I'm being overly picky, but on the other hand the purchase of this car was a huge financial undertaking.

What would you guys do?

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Old 06-21-2009, 10:17 PM   #34
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it's so sad this is a reocurring theme. GM had a prime opportunity to get this right and they failed again. You can't say it's because it's a new car. I've owned 5 Toyotas and none of them had ANY issues, zero!!!! Make them get you a new car ASAP!!!! And bitch the whole time.
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Reocurring? Only because you want it to be.

I've received many PMs from actual owners that are tired of this BS. They got their cars, love them and have had no problems.
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