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Old 05-23-2013, 10:13 PM   #18
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Am I the only one that doesn't have a problem with my paint?
Nope. Mine paint is holding pretty good. It's my DD, I park in the dirt at work and I never garage my car. Every time I wash it it looks just like when I brought her home.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #19
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There are more threads then you can read on here in regards to GM's crappy paint and that's why I traded my 2011 2SS for a new 5.0 Mustang. I know some are going to say Fords paint is crap also but it's not, I have had my car a year now and all I can say is it looks the same as the day I bought it. I wish I could have said that about my SS.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:33 PM   #20
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Opti coat is a strong coating. It's a stronger clear than our CC which is great.
We should consider out selves lucky with our clear coat hardness.
Porsches are notorious for super soft CC.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:49 PM   #21
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Water based, two-stage, acrylic urethane is used industry wide now. All the car forums are complaining about the fragile, crappy paint.
You can blame our government and the EPA for our "green save the planet" paint systems.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #22
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Don't forget the orange peel.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:37 PM   #23
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I must be lucky because to be honest, my paint looks pretty damn good. I have NO orange peal and I have one small, barely noticeable chip on the front.

Now, I only have just under 3k miles on my car, it's garaged with a car cover but I have owned 8 new cars in 15 years and the Camaro has one of the nicest paint jobs of all 8.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:38 PM   #24
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I have a DD, with 15k miles on it, all highway (where the rock chips come from), and I have 1 VERY SMALL rock chip. Thats it.

The paint has held up great!
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:42 PM   #25
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Am I the only one that doesn't have a problem with my paint?
Yes?


I'm actually about to give up on my paint, almost 11 months old, almost 11,000 miles, yeah it's black, yeah's a ZL1 with wider tires, but the literally 100's of chips down the sides just look horrible.

I showed them to the service guy at the dealership, he came back with I should buy some rock guards off of Ebay, thanks, I bought some off of here already.

But it was the front of the car where I was detailing this week where I began to lose faith. It looks terrible. So oh well
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:03 AM   #26
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I traded my BLack Camaro SS/RS after 3months keeping it clean was just TOOOOOOO much work :( That and it was just to fast a BIG TICKET waiting to HAPPEN.
i feel your pain ive had 2 reckless driving tickets in 2 months ( ct reckless driving is anything 85 and above on the interstate kinda ridiculous but thats the law one i was doing 86 the other he didnt radar me just somehow knew i was going way over 85 my lawyer fought this one and won so that was good
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:35 AM   #27
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I have a DD, with 15k miles on it, all highway (where the rock chips come from), and I have 1 VERY SMALL rock chip. Thats it.

The paint has held up great!
Lucky, mine is also a daily driver and only 2 months old - there are already 4 freaking rock chips. I bought a package of Dr. Colorchip to hopefully make them look acceptable.

I didn't really want a Clear Bra on black, plus the good quality clear bra is very $$ and adds nothing to the value of the car when you resell it - that said, I regret not getting one this time..

Also, the black paint swirls like crazy - only clean microfiber towels touch my car and I use an Adam's polish mit to wash the car with lots of suds from Adam's car wash, yet my car is already full of very light swirl marks (only visible in direct sunlight at certain angles). I wonder how many of the swirls were the result of dealer car washes.....
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:39 AM   #28
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I've got a ton of rock chips on the front fascia and on the rear gills. Everywhere else is perfect and holds up fine.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:51 AM   #29
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Am I the only one that doesn't have a problem with my paint?
Nope- My '10 SW Camaro is still chip free after 28,000 miles. I've taken many trips including
So Florida, Canada, Indy, etc and no paint chips.
My windshield looks like its been sandblasted, but overall the car still looks new when detailed.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:09 AM   #30
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My 03 Mustang which i owned for 6 years and used 06 Charger which I owned for 2 years held up a lot better than this camaro which I've owned for just over 2.I was wondering what people were talking about when I first got it and checked the threads on here.Now I know.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:02 AM   #31
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:06 AM   #32
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:09 AM   #33
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paint sucks. gills take most of the chips and I have a nasty one on the hood. Terrible. The heck is opti coat and how do I get it done? and how much?
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #34
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I've had a positive experience with Chevrolet black paint. Traded a black 2011 Equinox for the Camaro. Equinox had 49k miles on it after 14 months with no paint chips and no orange peel.
My SS has 24k miles and 15 months on the road, no orange peel, but one tiny chip on the hood caused by a chrome, metal object (18 wheeler lug bolt?) which left a small dent at impact point and a cracked windshield; no other chips on the car. I do stay back from other vehicles or pass them, and avoid gravel patches on the road. Use Zaino Z5 Pro on both cars, don't think it helps mitigate chips but who knows?
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