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Old 08-22-2010, 07:05 PM   #205
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2011 Camaro Paint Chip

Today, Sunday the 22nd of August completes my first week of owning my new 2011 Camaro LS. I was cleaning some bugs off of the front bumper and noticed a paint chip right on the "point" of the bumper. My car only has 243 miles on it! I shouldn't have a chip on it so soon!!!!! Is the chevy camaro paint job really giving so many other people problems like this??????
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:18 PM   #206
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Today, Sunday the 22nd of August completes my first week of owning my new 2011 Camaro LS. I was cleaning some bugs off of the front bumper and noticed a paint chip right on the "point" of the bumper. My car only has 243 miles on it! I shouldn't have a chip on it so soon!!!!! Is the chevy camaro paint job really giving so many other people problems like this??????
OMG a rock hit the car an put a chip in it! get over it.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:02 AM   #207
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I've taken the car out twice on long drives and both times have come back with a chip in the paint on the hood.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:36 PM   #208
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OMG a rock hit the car an put a chip in it! get over it.
sorry but if you've had your car for six months and the front and sides look like they have been sand blasted and have tons of rock chips and you paid over 30g i wouldn't be the happiest either.

it is what it is the paint isn't great.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:22 PM   #209
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paint on my impala and corvette is much better than this car.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:25 PM   #210
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I have 10K miles on mine and just applies GM victory red paint touch up paint to 8 different chips. Chips are rouchly 1-3mm and all went to the metal. Three on the shark fins, three on the hood and 2 on the front bumper. Gotta protect the metal..it's my daily car. However, my wife has a nissan altima with 100K miles only teo chips penetrated down to the metal. My fathers corvette has a way better paint job as well. Gotta question the amount of attention that was paid to the paint job on these camaros.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:44 AM   #211
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Dropped off my 2010 Camaro at the body shop this morning the paint is peeling off the rear bumper per the TSB, and the paint is peeling off the driver’s side of the hood on the inside (on the lip before the fender edge) approx. 3” of missing paint it I can tell you I never had pain problems with my other cars (00 Camaro, 01 Z/2, 05 Trailblazer, o6 Silverado, 07 Suburban, 09 Malibu).
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:43 PM   #212
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come on guys, how do you blame rock chips on aGM and then say it is a paint problem. Chips happen, as much as I don't like them it happens.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:29 PM   #213
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Paint chips

I bought my 2010 Victory Red Camaro used.. I have only had it 2 months. I inspected that car up and down before I bought it and it did have a few chips on it then.. But I wash it frequently and noticed that there are more and more LARGE chips everytime I wash it.. These aren't just scratches.. They are chunks of paint.. All the way down to the Gray Metal (i guess thats the metal) . Anyways,, I'm am bummed!! In one years time, am I gonna have to get the thing repainted or what? I even see little places where the paint is doing like a spider type cracking thing.. I see where everyone has had no luck with their dealers and Chevrolet.. I guess I am really outta luck cause mine was used.. Man , You pay a ton of money for something and you expect it to stay beautiful..
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #214
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Me too, chips everywhere and I baby my car! It makes me sick...
No car I've ever owned ever chipped so easily. Barely over a year old and it needs a new paint job!!
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:16 PM   #215
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I've had my Camaro for 6 months. Around the first of February I noticed that the car had a significant amount of chipping on the rockers and gill vent areas. After a brief freak-out, I got online and did some research and found that I wasn't the only one having issues. Mid February the car was scheduled for it's 9000 mile service, and while at the dealer, I took it back to the shop to have them look at it. The kid who looked at it said that it was due to rock chipping and was my problem. He gave me an estimate to repair the rockers and gill vents and apply Ventureshield to these areas. The quote was $1009.
I took the car home and washed it only to discover that the chipping had gotten worse, and had now shown up on my doors as well. I immediately took it to an award-winning shop that I had worked with before. I got a little chuckle because everyone there looked at me like I had three heads when I told them I wanted a quote to have my 2010 Camaro repainted. The owner took a look at it, and every surface with the exception of the roof, and the trunk lid need to be repaired. The guy thought that there was definitely some kind of problem with this paint job. The quote from here was $5618.
At this point, I was extremely irate. After I got home, I called Chevrolet and filed an official complaint.
On Monday, March 7th, I washed the car, and shocker, the chipping had gotten even worse. Now it looks like my rockers and gill vents have been sand blasted. I took it straight to the dealer and asked to speak with the shop manager. I showed him the car, and explained my position in a very political way. I understand that a vehicle will receive rock chips. It would be unreasonable to think otherwise. With that being said, however, what is happening to this car is entirely too excessive for one that's been on the road for 6 months. This is my fifth Camaro. I traded in my '02 for this one, and my '02's paint was in better condition than this one's.
The shop manager took my name, phone number, and the VIN, and said he would make some calls and do some checking and get back to me in a couple of days. Something he said is bothering me though. He said that because of the color (Inferno Orange), the chipping is more visible, because you can see the gray primer/metal. He said that if I had, say, a silver one, I wouldn't notice the chipping. Really? Just because the naked eye has difficulty picking up a gray on gray contrast doesn't mean that the chipping would not be present. I feel pretty certain I'd notice.
The shop manager called me the next day and said that the General Manager of the dealership chain wants to look at my car, so the appointment is set up for Monday the 14th. So, we'll see where it goes from there. I'm going to try to continue to work this up the chain. I just really don't feel like I should eat the cost of a new paint job, although if that's what happens, then that's what happens.
The car needs to be repaired because it's only going to get worse, as time has already shown. I'm already in the process of preparing to take preventative measures after it gets new paint, as in ordering mudflaps, and getting quotes on 3M clear bras and Ventureshield for the other trouble areas. I have the car entered in a show on April 9th, but I think I'll be withdrawing that entry for the time-being. I also have a Camaro club meeting on the 14th where I'll be bringing this issue to light.
I'll try to post updates as they come in.
People, please, if you're experiencing a problem with your paint, make it known to GM. They need to hear from us. 1-800-222-1020. Feel free to reference my complaint number: 71-921506834
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:14 PM   #216
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I really hope "someone, somewhere" is taking note of all the issues people are having with the paint on our cars. I realize that a chip here & there is INEVITABLE. Heck, if you drive a car, it's gonna happen BUT it seems to me that this paint just isn't durable. I've already had my back bumper repainted (under warranty) because of the paint flaking off and the car only has 1,5XX miles on it.

SuperT, keep us posted of your progress, please.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:44 PM   #217
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dealers are not going to admit there is a problem.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:04 PM   #218
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My husband said they got cheap with the paint. I have rock chips all over my hood,facia and gills really bad.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:06 PM   #219
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SuperT, have you heard anything or made any progress?
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:13 PM   #220
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guys i paint for a living.. its not the new water based paint or the prep work because alot of shops are painting with it now. its the lack of clear coat that GM is using on there cars now. they cheap out real bad with the clear coat and the fact that they arent using enough to protect the paint.. BMW and other car companys are using water based also but they dont slack on the clear like GM does..

GM ****ed up on this one, but they will never admit it.. mitsubishi also messed up with there lancers and evos because on the rear of the new evo and lancer it sticks out like the camaro rear quarter.. do a search, you will they have the same issues with there paint.. in order to protect the paint well, you must lay on a good amount of clear coat.. this is something GM and some other car companys dont do now so they can save some money.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:21 PM   #221
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My car is due to be inspected once I get it back...Been a almost a year waiting and GM is taking action now. The DM is going to look at the car again, Chips everywhere.
I know they will make the right decision and fix this.......
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