Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Emblempros
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 05-16-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
oktc971
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2ss
Join Date: May 2010
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 3
2010 Paint Issues

I have a 2010 Camaro. It should be a beautiful Black. It's too bad the paint is crap. Soft and is flaking off in places. Other spots it is so soft if I wipe it with a bath towel after I wash it, the paint scratches the black off to the white primer. My Dealership has painted about a quarter of it and put something like scotch tape on it to hold the paint on. They want the factory rep to veiw it but he or she cannot do anything until July; maybe. The funny thing is they will not give me the phone number or email address of the Rep. or the reps boss. I love the car but absolutely cannot stand the crappy paint job. When I talk to the Dennis at the customer service line I get the feeling they think if they stall me long enough I will just give up!!!!!!

If anyone has a Vice Presidents or CEO email address could you send it to me..

Thanks
oktc971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
MTMTE
 
MTMTE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS Transformer Edition
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 49
I feel your pain, this paint things got alot of people upset. You gotta watch out there are a few idiots on here that think we are cry babies and should take it in the ass on these issues!!
If they are fixing it for you, I think you will be alright, sad you gotta deal with it though!

There is another thread on the paint chips also in this part of the forum. You should check it out, from what it sounds like though you are further along than most.
MTMTE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 04:26 AM   #3
Kreature
 
Kreature's Avatar
 
Drives: Summit White 1LT/RS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Honolulu,Hawaii
Posts: 390
man, Summit white has it bad when it comes to paint matching. its soooo noticeable compared to other colors.
Kreature is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 05:21 AM   #4
AlSuwaidi


 
AlSuwaidi's Avatar
 
Drives: BLACK LS3 GCC-Spec
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UAE - SHARJAH
Posts: 2,878
i love my black and hate it at the same time
AlSuwaidi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 05:28 AM   #5
AWS-GTAW
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2ss M6
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Island
Posts: 75
There is a GM rep for every district and some are assigned to certain dealers only.
You could call GM and make claim and see if you can get quicker service.

I myself am in the same boat as you. I have tons of paint defects on my car, allot pimples on the paint threw out the whole car. Its if they painted over 50 tiny small rocks shogun scattered threw the whole car. The pimples chip off as soon as I polish over them too hard. Also allot of overspray in the door jams. And one of my reverse sensors was not painted, but the dealer has taken care of that already.

I am waiting for the GM district rep as well to come check on my situation. I will keep everyone updated.
AWS-GTAW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 05:30 AM   #6
AlSuwaidi


 
AlSuwaidi's Avatar
 
Drives: BLACK LS3 GCC-Spec
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UAE - SHARJAH
Posts: 2,878
good luck!
AlSuwaidi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2010, 11:38 AM   #7
BICHN CAMARO
 
BICHN CAMARO's Avatar
 
Drives: without a license: ss 6m
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Idaho Penitentiary
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by AWS-GTAW View Post
There is a GM rep for every district and some are assigned to certain dealers only.
You could call GM and make claim and see if you can get quicker service.

I myself am in the same boat as you. I have tons of paint defects on my car, allot pimples on the paint threw out the whole car. Its if they painted over 50 tiny small rocks shogun scattered threw the whole car. The pimples chip off as soon as I polish over them too hard. Also allot of overspray in the door jams. And one of my reverse sensors was not painted, but the dealer has taken care of that already.

I am waiting for the GM district rep as well to come check on my situation. I will keep everyone updated.
Please get the paint thickness measured and send me that result in a PM. If your car has less the 4 mils of paint it is thin. I have measured 4 camaros manufactured since late last fall and they all had over 8.5 mils and that indicates they have been through the paint line more than once.(mine included) Why are they going through more that once? Good question. I suspect they are having QC issues but I need that mil data and prod date on cars that are really chipping/peeling/blistering
__________________
when I drive past the kids,
they all spit and cuss.
cause I've got a bitchin' camaro
and they all ride the bus!

Dead Milkmen
BICHN CAMARO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2010, 12:33 PM   #8
Hephaestus1
 
Hephaestus1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2LT/RS A6
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Between a Rock and a Weird place, TX
Posts: 31
Best of luck to you, my black is not flaking, but ain't as good as my '01 WS6 TA either. Any auto paint job that can be scratched by fingers/soft towels alone is not good. Water-based finger paints belong in elementary school classrooms, not on automobiles...
Hephaestus1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 09:31 PM   #9
L99
 
L99's Avatar
 
Drives: B On B L99/SS2 Ground effects
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Gainesville, Ga
Posts: 121
Every gm car I have ever owned had oh so paint jobs
L99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 05:25 PM   #10
Patfan1987
CGM is the Best! Thx GM
 
Patfan1987's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2LT RS Camaro, Auto + Sunroof
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 513
Seems that even after I had the mud flaps installed i am still getting chips and scrathes in the paint on the gills. Doesnt look good up close. The ONLY problem i have with the car is the paint chips, they shouldnt be happening.
__________________

Proud Owner of a CGM 2 LT/RS Auto Transmission w/Sunroof and Spare Tire
Patfan1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 09:11 PM   #11
jrkilburn
 
jrkilburn's Avatar
 
Drives: 2LT RS
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 76
I have alot of "dirt" under the paint along the bottom of the doors and rocker panels. Chips galore all over the front end. I haven't taken it in to get looked at because it will most likely be a waste of time. My 06 Colorado had maybe 3 chips on it when I traded it in and it had 60K highway miles on it. Camaro has less than 3K and looks like hell. The wheels look like ass too. My opinion is their clear is bad.
jrkilburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 09:28 PM   #12
The Stig
knows 2 facts about ducks
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Drives: ...and they're both wrong
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The HMS Invincible
Posts: 26,700
Really? Another thread were we complain

Really sorry to interrupt the whole bitching festival but oktc, have you tried . There are a ton of threads in the Problems section about thin paint and paint chips. While you're there you could take the time to look at the very first sticky "those with camaro problems . . . . . and escalation procedures" I guarentee that CamaroPete can help you out. Mostly because they have the Chevrolet 1866 number right on the first post and if that doesn't help you there are a TON of GM employees on C5 who are more than happy to help out. Just stop complaining and ask.
We are all aware that the paint chips are a problem, and I get that you want to vent but IMO you're just bitching to bitch. Also, if the dealer put a 3M clear bra (the scotch tape as you called it) there is no way that you would see any more chips. Second point, and this is coming from my inner detailer, why on Earth would you use a bath towel to dry your car? Microfiber cloth, I will go out buy you some and then ship them to you if you want me to. The reason your scratching your paint is because you're using a bath towel.
__________________
Click to view my build thread
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 09:35 PM   #13
el ess A
formerly "el ess X"
 
el ess A's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 & 2013 Camaros
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Aiken, SC
Posts: 3,123
Quote:
Originally Posted by stieger View Post
The reason your scratching your paint is because you're using a bath towel.
Riddle me this: I've used a 100% cotton, USA made bath towel before the "microfiber" craze, and the paint's still on my 2002 Camaro. Still looks great. You aren't convincing anyone (at least not me) the reason's anything other than crap-ass paint on these new cars.
__________________
2010/2013 Camaro

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=26108&dateline=139490  3951
el ess A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 05:51 AM   #14
htp autoworks
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2007 Jeep SRT-8
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: DFW
Posts: 507
Wow this is like the 30th thread complaining about the same thing. Why dont you add to the numerous other threads as opposed to start a new one every time???? The search function can be very useful...
htp autoworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 06:19 AM   #15
MasterZ
 
MasterZ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS/RS
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Denham Springs, LA
Posts: 718
I keep having issues too, on the hood in the center the paint is peeling off and on the rear pass bumper cover... we tried holding it together with some ring clips but it is still tearing....




__________________
2014 C7 Z51~ M7 custom paint,
Mods soon to come, researching at the moment.
MasterZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 07:00 AM   #16
ObseSSed
 
ObseSSed's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS/RS M6 RJT
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 195
Quote:
Originally Posted by htp autoworks View Post
Wow this is like the 30th thread complaining about the same thing. Why dont you add to the numerous other threads as opposed to start a new one every time???? The search function can be very useful...
What's wrong with starting a new one? The search function is crap. I must be an idiot. If I wanted to search for 'paint chip' it returns every posting with 'paint' and every posting with 'chip'. Useless. I even tried to find a search help - nothing. So lighten up. Not everyone wants to add their thought to a post from 2009 on page 22.
__________________
[SIZE=1]2SS/RS/MN6/RJT/Beige/Sun Roof
ObseSSed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 04:12 PM   #17
htp autoworks
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2007 Jeep SRT-8
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: DFW
Posts: 507
Its just redundent. I highly doubt there is anyone from GM Corporate in here reading threads... they are still trying to figure a way to get out of debt so are not worried about paint quality threads. Doing a search for paint brings up a lot of threds with paint problems in the title. So look in one of those and you will find that everyone is complaining... but not much is being done in return to fix the issue.
htp autoworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 08:11 AM   #18
2010 Bumblebee

 
2010 Bumblebee's Avatar
 
Drives: Transformers Edition Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by AWS-GTAW View Post
There is a GM rep for every district and some are assigned to certain dealers only.
You could call GM and make claim and see if you can get quicker service.

I myself am in the same boat as you. I have tons of paint defects on my car, allot pimples on the paint threw out the whole car. Its if they painted over 50 tiny small rocks shogun scattered threw the whole car. The pimples chip off as soon as I polish over them too hard. Also allot of overspray in the door jams. And one of my reverse sensors was not painted, but the dealer has taken care of that already.

I am waiting for the GM district rep as well to come check on my situation. I will keep everyone updated.

I have something under the yellow on one side of the car and something in the clear on the other side of the car. Both issues are on the quarter panels. I found a drip on my car too, but I've seen that on other cars before. I guess sometimes hard to reach places get those.
__________________
The Yellow Camaro Club
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/group.php?groupid=128

Northern Massachusetts & Southern New Hampshire Camaro Club
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/group.php?groupid=127

The mother of all supercharger questions thread
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77958

My 2010 Camaro Review
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2025442#post2025442

2010 Transformer Edition Camaro L99 Auto
2010 Bumblebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 08:54 AM   #19
Mblock66
 
Mblock66's Avatar
 
Drives: 2005 Subaru Legacy GT
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 313
I think this is why so many guys opt for the 3M clearshield stuff right off the showroom floor. It is really the best way to not have this happen. The stuff under the paint is there for good. It sounds like they aren't wet sanding the product well and there is a lot of orange peel and defects. But as far as the chipping and peeling the best way to go is to shrink wrap it in the bad spots.
Mblock66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 10:17 AM   #20
myold88


 
myold88's Avatar
 
Drives: SUMMIT WHITE 2SS/RS CAMARO
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ct.
Posts: 5,232
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kreature View Post
man, Summit white has it bad when it comes to paint matching. its soooo noticeable compared to other colors.
I don't agree. All the panels on my Summit White match perfectly. Color matches may depend when your Camaro was built. Mine was built 8/3 and except for a few chips I have no complaints.
I've seen some RJT and IO bar covers that are way off.
__________________
myold88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2010, 10:01 AM   #21
BICHN CAMARO
 
BICHN CAMARO's Avatar
 
Drives: without a license: ss 6m
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Idaho Penitentiary
Posts: 180
Most car manufactures have issues when paint matching any body part not sprayed with the body. I see miss matched Bumper covers all the time on most makes. (benz seems to have their act together on this) Fluctuations in temp, humidity, color formula all contribute and can change from day to day. This is why collision shop paint computers have more than one formula for most colors.
__________________
when I drive past the kids,
they all spit and cuss.
cause I've got a bitchin' camaro
and they all ride the bus!

Dead Milkmen
BICHN CAMARO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 11:18 AM   #22
2010 Bumblebee

 
2010 Bumblebee's Avatar
 
Drives: Transformers Edition Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrkilburn View Post
I have alot of "dirt" under the paint along the bottom of the doors and rocker panels. Chips galore all over the front end. I haven't taken it in to get looked at because it will most likely be a waste of time. My 06 Colorado had maybe 3 chips on it when I traded it in and it had 60K highway miles on it. Camaro has less than 3K and looks like hell. The wheels look like ass too. My opinion is their clear is bad.
I've made a thread where we can try to find something in common with these issues;

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92130
__________________
The Yellow Camaro Club
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/group.php?groupid=128

Northern Massachusetts & Southern New Hampshire Camaro Club
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/group.php?groupid=127

The mother of all supercharger questions thread
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77958

My 2010 Camaro Review
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2025442#post2025442

2010 Transformer Edition Camaro L99 Auto
2010 Bumblebee 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
Latest Camaro Products - March 2010 Sean@Phastek V8 Bolt-Ons & Tunes 26 08-04-2010 04:42 PM
Paint Issues JN-2SS-RS Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 25 03-02-2010 10:23 PM
2010 Chevrolet Camaro makes finalist list for 2010 World Car Design of the Year Tran 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 37 02-17-2010 04:22 PM
Paint issues on new SS need opinions? Fishdadddy 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 39 02-16-2010 04:40 PM
Edmunds: 2010 Ford Mustang First Look Scotsman General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 32 11-23-2008 09:55 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:06 PM.


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