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Old 04-18-2010, 11:57 PM   #1
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Small chips in the paint

I only have 3000 miles on my camaro and i've notices little chips on both sides of the car near where the fender flares out in front of the rear wheel. I will take some pics and post them.

Anyone else having this problem?
I took it to the dealer but of course they wanted to give me the run around instead of figuring out a way to fix it or possibly repaint it, they would rather try to find excuses as to why they should be responsible for fixing it.

Sad thing is the dealer even acknowledged that the paint is covered under warranty for one year or 12,000 miles.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:58 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:00 AM   #3
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do you know if anyone is having an success with getting the dealers to repaint the car?
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:04 AM   #4
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:11 AM   #5
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I haven't heard of anybody getting their vehicle repainted by the dealer. Everyones using the 3m clear bra stuff. Me personally, I say get over it..you cant keep an every day driver in perfect condition. I have lots of chips everywhere and I have 1400 miles on mine and I noticed them at 500 lol, although it still bothers me to see the damage, Ive learned to accept that IT WILL HAPPEN.

P.S. same thing with the headlights..
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:20 AM   #6
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I normally wouldnt care but when you pay $35,000 for a car and they put a $500 paint job on it....
No way thats BS

I have a 97 Camaro that i've had for over 10 years and it dont have a chip anywhere on it. Nothing like this, they need to paint the cars better. thats crap
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:23 AM   #7
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:27 AM   #8
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they said they would touch it up but i know how those touch ups work ha, my mom is more pissed than I am about it, only reason i'm persuing it.
I'm just worried if they repaint that area, it wont match....
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:32 AM   #9
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either way, they will use the same crap paint... Im going to wait until it gets real bad in a year or two..lol..and then I'll get a real good paint job.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:34 AM   #10
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I honestly dont think the paint is as big of a deal as the the clear coat. If they would have used a really good thick clear coat, it would have been 10 times better.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:38 AM   #11
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I might consider getting this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-2...Q5fAccessories

Maybe I can get the dealer to pay for it somehow instead of repainting everything.
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:20 AM   #12
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At 4k myself my gills are perfect. I only have 1 chip so far. This seems to be a hit or miss problem. I have seen a lot of posts on this issue. Gm really needs to take a serious look at this problem. The car got off to a great start last thing they need is for the car to get a rep of a bad paint job.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:42 AM   #13
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I have the same exact problem. I have rock chips all over the fascia, got one on the hood the 3rd day I had it, and even now one on the passenger side gills. Every week when i wash it, i swear i find a new one. It frustrates me to no end, but considering I cant afford to re-paint the whole car, I just have to touch it up whenever I see em.

I blame GM for going cheap/thin on the paint and clear coat. GM loyalists on here will blame the EPA.... Take you pick who to blame, but the paint is poor quality and cheap, period.

If its not too late, get a 3M clear bra, or cough up the cash to get the entire car re-sprayed and re-cleared. Either way, it sucks when you love your car and have to watch it get damaged, no matter how small it may be.

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Old 04-19-2010, 11:28 AM   #14
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I have the same exact problem. I have rock chips all over the fascia, got one on the hood the 3rd day I had it, and even now one on the passenger side gills. Every week when i wash it, i swear i find a new one. It frustrates me to no end, but considering I cant afford to re-paint the whole car, I just have to touch it up whenever I see em.

I blame GM for going cheap/thin on the paint and clear coat. GM loyalists on here will blame the EPA.... Take you pick who to blame, but the paint is poor quality and cheap, period.

If its not too late, get a 3M clear bra, or cough up the cash to get the entire car re-sprayed and re-cleared. Either way, it sucks when you love your car and have to watch it get damaged, no matter how small it may be.

Best of luck!!

Yea i've washed mine about 4 times now and everytime it looks like my car got sand blasted in new spots. They tried to blame it on the wheels i put on there that they are wider. But how would that cause chips in front of the rear wheel? Do they really think its going to throw rocks foward and then hit the gills?? I'm gonna follow up on this issue best I can and if I have to park the car around 11,000 miles until they do fix it, I know they are just praying that I go over the warranty then its not their problem anymore.
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