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Old 07-16-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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Thumbs down This is a problem!!!

Has this happened to anyone else? What did you end up doing? I have 1100 miles on my car. I never have drove on a dirt road and wash my car 3-5 times a week. This made me sick.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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Take it to the dealer- that my friend is a warranty issue!
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:36 PM   #3
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Spoiler rubbing causing that?
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:37 PM   #4
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sorry to see this happen but also ummmmm you wash your car way to much. the more you wash it the more you ruin your paint. i am saying that not as a first hand experience. i have been told that by many people who also are car people, but hey could be how they washed it so please dont flame me.

so maybe relax on the washing so often, try washing twice a month and detail maybe 4 times a month and use a duster to keep clean.

but good luck and sorry that must hurt.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:55 PM   #5
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sorry to see this happen but also ummmmm you wash your car way to much. the more you wash it the more you ruin your paint. i am saying that not as a first hand experience. i have been told that by many people who also are car people, but hey could be how they washed it so please dont flame me.

so maybe relax on the washing so often, try washing twice a month and detail maybe 4 times a month and use a duster to keep clean.

but good luck and sorry that must hurt.
what would washing a car have to do with having the paint fall off? dirt was getting caught between the body and spoiler. So washing would prevent this even more you'd think.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:00 AM   #6
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sorry to see this happen but also ummmmm you wash your car way to much. the more you wash it the more you ruin your paint. i am saying that not as a first hand experience. i have been told that by many people who also are car people, but hey could be how they washed it so please dont flame me.

so maybe relax on the washing so often, try washing twice a month and detail maybe 4 times a month and use a duster to keep clean.

but good luck and sorry that must hurt.
Not flaming you, but common sense by anyone who doesn't even know a thing about cars would say you're a bit off base here. The paint forumula and process used on even the CHEAPEST modern cars is designed to go through THOUSANDS of abraisive car washes and home washes. Whoever told you this are NOT car people. They are fools.

The problems the OP is having are genuine warranty issues that GM should fix at no charge. It is unacceptable for paint to peel like that, especially on a brand new car.

Ask anyone whoever owned a 1987-91 Chevy Beretta or Corsica about peeling paint
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:05 AM   #7
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my dad has been a body man for 35 years and says not to have it repainted as you can see NONE of the chips with the spoiler on except for 2 the size of a dull pencil tip. He says the stripes will get in the way and the factory orange peel wont be the same. I agree. If the chipping gets worse he will be painting it as I know he can do a better job then the dealership. NO offense.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:32 AM   #8
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Not flaming you, but common sense by anyone who doesn't even know a thing about cars would say you're a bit off base here. The paint forumula and process used on even the CHEAPEST modern cars is designed to go through THOUSANDS of abraisive car washes and home washes. Whoever told you this are NOT car people. They are fools.

The problems the OP is having are genuine warranty issues that GM should fix at no charge. It is unacceptable for paint to peel like that, especially on a brand new car.

Ask anyone whoever owned a 1987-91 Chevy Beretta or Corsica about peeling paint
JORDAN & FASTBALL i ran out of the house after i posted that, but then realized it was his spoiler. sooo yeah i know washing the car to much wont peal the paint but from the pics the paint started to look dull. so nah its cool i am not to educated with all this new paint and regulations that they have for them. but i have heard the paint for are cars is not what it use to be. sooooo i also figured to many washes on this cheap paint could cause some damage but not the striping of paint.

MY MISTAKE!
i did not clarify what i was talking about. the washing was not for the chipping of the paint i kind of forgot what i said. i hit post and ran was in a hurry so no harm taken for flaming me. and i know i was some what off subject do to his question i started my post wrong.

as for the chipping of the paint, do you think it had anything to do with adding the spoiler while the paint was not yet cured completly and those parts were still wet?
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:36 AM   #9
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Same thing happened to me, I had maybe 500 km's on it, noticed it was chipping underneath the spoiler a bit. When I took my car in to get it striped, I saw just how bad it actually was and had it repainted within a couple hours, no questions asked by the dealer.

The dealer's tech supervisor said the problem was caused by the spoiler mounting bolts being loose, how true this is I'm not sure, but the fact is it was taken care of in an extremely quick time and that's all I'm concerned about.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:27 AM   #10
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so that is what happend. wonder how many cars this has affected
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:34 AM   #11
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:43 AM   #12
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Same thing happened to me, I had maybe 500 km's on it, noticed it was chipping underneath the spoiler a bit. When I took my car in to get it striped, I saw just how bad it actually was and had it repainted within a couple hours, no questions asked by the dealer.

The dealer's tech supervisor said the problem was caused by the spoiler mounting bolts being loose, how true this is I'm not sure, but the fact is it was taken care of in an extremely quick time and that's all I'm concerned about.
This was an issue on the early builds. Some others on the site have had this same problem.

Quit trying to touch it up, if that is a paint brush in the one photo. This should be covered under warranty. Paint is covered.

May have missed it, but why did you take the spoiler off?
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:43 AM   #13
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I haven't seen anything like that on my Black Camaro????
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:48 AM   #14
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i have 2 spots on the corner of each side of the spoiler that the paint has just rubbed off, suppose to be setting up an appt to get to the dealer and get it fixed
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:11 PM   #15
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Not flaming you, but common sense by anyone who doesn't even know a thing about cars would say you're a bit off base here. The paint forumula and process used on even the CHEAPEST modern cars is designed to go through THOUSANDS of abraisive car washes and home washes. Whoever told you this are NOT car people. They are fools.

The problems the OP is having are genuine warranty issues that GM should fix at no charge. It is unacceptable for paint to peel like that, especially on a brand new car.

Ask anyone whoever owned a 1987-91 Chevy Beretta or Corsica about peeling paint
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watch Junkman's detail videos. HOW you wash is way more important that how many times you wash it.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:03 PM   #16
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This was an issue on the early builds. Some others on the site have had this same problem.

Quit trying to touch it up, if that is a paint brush in the one photo. This should be covered under warranty. Paint is covered.

May have missed it, but why did you take the spoiler off?
to remove the dirt that was caught under it. I would rather touch up the very small chip that shows then get it repainted. Factory paint is always better than getting it repainted.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:40 PM   #17
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I'd be a the dealer trying to get them to fix it under warranty.

I read the site, I fixed my loose spoiler way early.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:44 PM   #18
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to remove the dirt that was caught under it. I would rather touch up the very small chip that shows then get it repainted. Factory paint is always better than getting it repainted.
True about matching factory paint.

But I had the nose of my car redone with the not so environmentally friendly products and I love it.

There were 3 rock chips at 1000 miles when it was done, now I have 4500 and no rock chips.
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We had it happen to ours as well but we put on a new larger spoiler and no longer see it.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:48 PM   #20
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Your body seam lines are not even parallel. Are you pulling our leg?
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Yeah really, his trunk doesn't line up for shit.
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haha i wish the trunk i believe was still open a little plus the angle of the shot makes everything look crooked.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:37 PM   #23
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True about matching factory paint.

But I had the nose of my car redone with the not so environmentally friendly products and I love it.

There were 3 rock chips at 1000 miles when it was done, now I have 4500 and no rock chips.
yea this is the paint i also have. There is the normal omni and then the deltron. You think the omni is not environmentally friendly? The deltron is horrible. After one smell of that stuff you almost tip over. But that is why it is 200 dollars a quart.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:52 PM   #24
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I'd be a the dealer trying to get them to fix it under warranty.

I read the site, I fixed my loose spoiler way early.
my spoiler wasnt loose. the bolts had blue lock tight on them so it couldn't have loosened up. Also my car is new the build is in the 117,000's. I am pretty sure it came from dirt and small rocks as when i removed the spoiler that is what i found.
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I wouldnt touch it, make the dealer correct under warr.
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