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Old 07-09-2010, 05:51 PM   #188
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My Precious...why!?

My baby has about 2000 miles and I have a few lil paint chips here and there (in my mind they are HUGE)... I picked Synergy Green for a reason and now all the chips???? WHYYY? I know stone chips will eventually happen... but it seems as tho the paint just comes right off without any real pressure or force. The masking tape thing makes me extremely nervous... I won't be trying that.
Then some idiot door dinged me... BAD! Guess I was the idiot, should have parked way the hell away from any other cars... trust me I learned my lesson.
I remember reading on another thread that "Itd582010" said they were approved by GM for a repair of all the paint... but I cant find if an ending result has been posted.
I spoke with the manager at the dealer he said they couldn't do anything about the paint chips... He suggested I call 1-800-CHEV-USA and make a complaint he told me to keep record of the complaint number... he told me to keep complaining and GM would keep record of all the complaints... I said will how long and how many complaints will it take to see some action??? He didnt know of course I told him I had heard of some being approved for a new paint job, he said well if that's true they may approve the repair on your fist complaint... I plan on calling ASAP
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:00 PM   #189
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Ok, I see your response now! "Itd582010"
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:46 PM   #190
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I'm wondering if manufacture date has anything to do with the paint issues -- mine has over 2,000 miles and so far no chips or flakes whatsoever.

It was built in May of this year, so is it possible they addressed the paint issues after complaints?
To answer your question- yes- I think it does have to do with the manufacture date- as cited in previous posts GM changed the paint mil # (I believe) from the earlier 2010 models..... it is interesting that many "newer" produced cars have very little paint chips. Although, watch closely because our car was very minimal at first too- now it is getting worse by the day- and I am seeing bubbling up of paint too....
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:51 PM   #191
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From what I understand after raising this question to my salesman the first portion of the 2010's were sprayed to 2mil thickness, the same as the vetts. GM switched to a 5mil thickness after they figured they had a problem with the Camaro and most of the 2010's and 2011-on have thicker paint to avoid the chipping.
What is your source for this info? Been working on MIL thickness data with another member and we could use this source in our analysis.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:44 AM   #192
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I posted these pics a few weeks back but after a recent trip to my dealership I am starting to think that I am not the only one with this problem. I went and looked at multiple 2011's and all of the ones I saw with a spoiler had this problem. I am still waiting for the dealership to call me back and schedule an appt to have it fixed (they don't know whats causing this problem). Does anyone have these chips around their spoiler? Mine are located at each end of the spoiler on the deck lid, clearly not in a place that could have been hit by a rock or something else.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:40 PM   #193
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I posted these pics a few weeks back but after a recent trip to my dealership I am starting to think that I am not the only one with this problem. I went and looked at multiple 2011's and all of the ones I saw with a spoiler had this problem. I am still waiting for the dealership to call me back and schedule an appt to have it fixed (they don't know whats causing this problem). Does anyone have these chips around their spoiler? Mine are located at each end of the spoiler on the deck lid, clearly not in a place that could have been hit by a rock or something else.
Looks like the spoiler is in contact with the body and it is causing the paint to chip or peel. I believe you also have an adhesion issue with the paint. It needs to be seen by a GM rep but if you really want to know if the paint has a problem take a pressure washer from the car wash and blast it at those points. If more blows off.... well you have a problem GM should know about.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:49 PM   #194
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I had a problem with the paint chipping and peeling not only on my hood but on top of the trunk too. I posted some pics on another board on this forum and was told I should take it to a dealership, so I did. At first the body shop manager told me they were stone chips on the hood and that something probably landed on my trunk and caused the paint to peel back there. My dad and I told her I'm super careful with the car, it has less than 9,000 miles and it's ridiculous that a $30,000 car already has this many paint problems. She went and got the man over her and he said she was probably right, it probably is stone chips but he would have the entire hood repainted and would try to buff out the spots on the trunk and fix them. I know when they buff the spots on the back that the paint is just going to come off though. So I assume they will have to repaint the trunk as well. He also added "this won't be a factory paint job but we will do the best we can." That scares me a little.. I'm worried the paint won't match or something.

Has anyone had any problems with the paint not matching or anything else after it has been repainted due to this problem?
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:15 PM   #195
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If the paint does not match when you get it back just keep taking it in until the get it right
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:37 AM   #196
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I posted these pics a few weeks back but after a recent trip to my dealership I am starting to think that I am not the only one with this problem. I went and looked at multiple 2011's and all of the ones I saw with a spoiler had this problem. I am still waiting for the dealership to call me back and schedule an appt to have it fixed (they don't know whats causing this problem). Does anyone have these chips around their spoiler? Mine are located at each end of the spoiler on the deck lid, clearly not in a place that could have been hit by a rock or something else.
I just noticed that I have the same exact issue as you with the paint chipping with the spoiler. I just gave my car her first wash today and noticed it a few hours later. Ive only had her for 1 week. Really annoyed right now.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:13 AM   #197
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I just wanted to know if anyone who has the ground effect kit on their car and it's been painted, is having problems with the paint chipping off. I have the ground effects kit on my camaro and the paint is chipping off on both sides at the top rear of it. We took it back to the dealership and they said that it wasn't an issue with the paint. GM knows about this problems due to it being brought to their attention numerous times, but are refusing to do anything about it.
If the dealer painted it they should fix it, sounds like they didnt apply the paint or prep the surface properly.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:43 PM   #198
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Camaro paint not good

I have had my camraro for a year now purchased 14 may 2009. I have 22,000 miles on it, I started having paint chip problems from the begining. I did complain to the dealer that I purchased it. After a year they have done me well and have repainted and clear coated the rear fenders from Rock chips. they did replace rear wheels for chipping. the problem that I had was that the paint shop did not do that great a job. I had to take it back three times to get it right. I did install the factory mud guards which seems to help with the chipping, I recommend them if you are just buying a camaro. I hope that GM does something to change there paint process in the future, The Quality just does not seem to be there. Maybe Canadians can't paint? I don't know but they need to make a change. Good luck all lets all stand together on this.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:04 AM   #199
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Not hijacking, just posting because we just released 2 paint protection kits that address 2 vulnerable areas. Both are easy to apply.

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Old 07-31-2010, 09:46 AM   #200
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I also had chips where the front wheel kicked up road debris and chipped the paint just in front of the rear tire by the louvers.
I did a color sand on the whole car to remove the factory texture and clear coated it. I have not had any chips since.

how long ago did you do the wet sand did it take away orange peel and is it holding up.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:54 AM   #201
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A lot of effort and money on your part but I don't think wet sanding is going to correct the chipping problem on these Camaros. I think it's an initial prep problem, not the top colorcoat or clearcoat. The paint is obviously not sticking to the primer/surfacer in my opinion. On another thread someone here said their paint peeled off when powerwashed- That has nothing to do with the top &/or clearcoat .Let us know how your cars doing in six months with your fix.

so there is enough clear on top of paint to wet sand. somebody told me there wasn't.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:12 PM   #202
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The paint on this car is horrible. Chips easily and clear coat is bubbling up in an area of my hood.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:55 PM   #203
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so i have had my 2011 camaro since friday(@that time 43 miles on the OD), i brought it today to get the auto armour added to it, when they were done we brought it home and upon arrival we exited mt camaro and my fiance said, what the hell is this? He showed me and it looked like freckles on my car, well we were going to a paint shop to get stripes painted on....not stickers,.....anyways the paint guy looked at my car and pointed out 5 things wrong with my brand new camaro....I was heart broken.He said the "freckles" were rail dust, and that it was "sealed" in my paint by the auto armour. In his opinion the job wasnt done right......also i had a huge paint chip off my door he noticed hile my car door was open,.......a reverse dent, one that points out on the driver rear fender, and he noticed my window didnt catch and close like it was supposed to, it didnt move at all, @ that point i tried to roll my window up and down, it did fine but still wouldnt catch, so he told me how to "reset" my window, roll it down then back up and hold for 5 seconds when its to the top. ( i also had a "notice" come up on my screen between my gauges that said "open window then close" which went off after i "reset " my window.,.......lastly a rock pock, or rock chip that had apparently been covered up before we bought the car.WTH!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:57 PM   #204
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so there is enough clear on top of paint to wet sand. somebody told me there wasn't.
If you lightly wet sand you should have enough. The clear does a number of things, it makes the color shine and protects the color from the suns UV rays and everyday junk. Take too much off and you allow the sun to turn the color to a faded out bunch of dust over time. Most shops and DIYS'ers will remove too much. You wont know it until it is too late.
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