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Old 04-08-2010, 08:26 PM   #18
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I don't understand, I have had my car for 3 months and have over 5,000 miles on it, just got back from a 500 mile round trip, mostly interstate driving at 65-75 MPH and the last time I washed it, on Tuesday I didn't see any paint chips at all... I don't know where and how you guys drive but seems like I may just be lucky...
PS before I went on out trip I did install a set of the quarter flares... but that wouldn't help the nose or hood now would it?
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:38 PM   #19
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I don't understand, I have had my car for 3 months and have over 5,000 miles on it, just got back from a 500 mile round trip, mostly interstate driving at 65-75 MPH and the last time I washed it, on Tuesday I didn't see any paint chips at all... I don't know where and how you guys drive but seems like I may just be lucky...
PS before I went on out trip I did install a set of the quarter flares... but that wouldn't help the nose or hood now would it?
I do have a clear bra on mine, but I have a total of 4 paint chips.

1 on my hood, 1 on my passenger door, one on each side by the gills.
I also have 5900 miles, was driven to and from Florida, and also driven around a bit this winter in the snow.

The paint issue I have is the peeling in the seam of the rear bumper. Which is covered by a TSB and by warranty. That is the only failure I see in my paint unless I nitpick a few other things.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:20 PM   #20
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The paint is chipping on the very tips of the front fascia on mine. The Dealers body shop blew me off and said it wasn't a paint failure.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:26 PM   #21
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The paint is chipping on the very tips of the front fascia on mine. The Dealers body shop blew me off and said it wasn't a paint failure.
I friggin backed into a concrete wall in the parking ramp with mine. Couldn't believe I did that. It merely dented some spots in the paint on the rear bumper.

I'd say that is some good paint on mine. Maybe the RJT due to the tri-coat gets an extra layer?
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:28 PM   #22
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I friggin backed into a concrete wall in the parking ramp with mine. Couldn't believe I did that. It merely dented some spots in the paint on the rear bumper.

I'd say that is some good paint on mine. Maybe the RJT due to the tri-coat gets an extra layer?
Well is only my front fascia that's chipping. When I looked at it i was surprised to see that there's no primer applied under the paint, I'm not done with the dealer yet.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:39 PM   #23
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I have had my car a year and the side grills are bad DD.Mine is red and it shows bad makes me sick.The dealer said gm not going to do anything.I am going to have the 3m put on it but need to have it repaired first.I have been on them I think. they should do something.They sent me to the paint shop they use and they told me just for me it would cost 1,200 as a favor to the dealer.BULLSHIT!
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:41 PM   #24
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Well is only my front fascia that's chipping. When I looked at it i was surprised to see that there's no primer applied under the paint, I'm not done with the dealer yet.
Sounds like you figured out the problem with your issue. I would think no primer would be a problem. Here is the thread with the number posted on here to talk to GM if your dealer doesn't want to deal with this.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71421

I just have to take my Camaro in to get my rear bumper re-sprayed. I have until 36,000 miles to do it, and if I keep doing stupid stuff I'll get the scratches fixed because of how they have to fix the warranty issue
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:48 PM   #25
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Sounds like you figured out the problem with your issue. I would think no primer would be a problem. Here is the thread with the number posted on here to talk to GM if your dealer doesn't want to deal with this.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71421

I just have to take my Camaro in to get my rear bumper re-sprayed. I have until 36,000 miles to do it, and if I keep doing stupid stuff I'll get the scratches fixed because of how they have to fix the warranty issue
I just might have to call that number, thanks.
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:02 PM   #26
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:44 AM   #27
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Well, wife went from Richmond Va. to Loudon Cty. along I-95. I told her to take the o6 Silverado but no I'll take the Camaro. Now has six nice stone chips, one on the passanger side mirror, two on the right side of the hood, and a couple more on the left side of the bumper fascia. Car only has 1850 mile on it since purchased last July. Ready to sell it and move on !! Nice loking paint but very poor durability.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:03 AM   #28
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Well, wife went from Richmond Va. to Loudon Cty. along I-95. I told her to take the o6 Silverado but no I'll take the Camaro. Now has six nice stone chips, one on the passanger side mirror, two on the right side of the hood, and a couple more on the left side of the bumper fascia. Car only has 1850 mile on it since purchased last July. Ready to sell it and move on !! Nice loking paint but very poor durability.
Sell? Really? Just get it re-painted the same color at a shop.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:16 AM   #29
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Well is only my front fascia that's chipping. When I looked at it i was surprised to see that there's no primer applied under the paint, I'm not done with the dealer yet.
No primer.... that's interesting. I would like to see where that leads.
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My car has 5800 miles on it and my dealer told me that GM is going to repaint my gills and front bumper as a one time deal under warranty. They also told me that the splash gaurds are the only fix to keep the front tires from slinging rocks. I have heard that the EPA is making GM use water based paint on there cars and trucks it is very soft and thin paint. I dont know how good a muscle car would look with mud flaps. I guess ill 3m like everyone else.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:47 PM   #31
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Paint Issues

Mine has more paint defects than chips like dust under the yellow paint and debris in the clear coat, but I do have 3 chips on my roof that I noticed when the car had around 300-400 miles.

I have no idea how they got there and they may have been on the car when I bought it. Maybe they got there from the ride on the delivery truck. It's so overwhelming when you buy the car to see everything. Only after you start washing and waxing do you start to notice this stuff.

The clear coat scratches easy and the color coat is very thin. Actually the clear & color coats are very thin.

It looks like my car has 4 layers, a white coat, a black, the yellow color of the car, and the clear coat. If it get a tiny chip the chip will be black, a bigger chip will be white.

Does anyone know what the 1st white coat of paint is and the next thin black coat before the yellow color of the car??? Is one a powder coat primer & the other like a in between sealer???
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:31 PM   #32
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Mine has the same small chips as everyone else on the front. Im lucky that I dont have any on the hood or the gill area. My chips are mostly with the black underneath :(
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:16 PM   #33
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yeah i have at least 25-30 chips and no im not kidding. oh and my front fascia/bumper are getting 'beat up' way too fast. i just decided i will have to get it repainted like 5-8 years from now and then clear some clear bra 3m put on. i think its too late for me now.
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GM is repainting these areas as a one time deal take your car to the dealer and have them take pics of the chipped areas to show GM. Im getting my car painted on tuesday and then clear bra installed dont wait 5-8 years
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