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Old 07-20-2015, 05:41 PM
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3 week old 2015. Paint flaking of drivers fender edge adjacent to headlight assembly. When I called the dealer the body guy said they had another Corvette with the same issue. Anyone else?Name:  IMG_0421.jpg
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:46 PM
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I had a small spot like that (smaller) and bought a paint stick from the dealer and touched it up. You can't even see it now.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:48 PM
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3 week old 2015. Paint flaking of drivers fender edge adjacent to headlight assembly. When I called the dealer the body guy said they had another Corvette with the same issue. Anyone else?Attachment 47901852
Mine too. The first time I saw this happen was on the Malibu when it debuted in 2008 with the new "tight fit" panels.



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Mine too. The first time I saw this happen was on the Malibu when it debuted in 2008 with the new "tight fit" panels.



The panels do shake a bit and if they are touching in any way its bound to happen.
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The panels do shake a bit and if they are touching in any way its bound to happen.
Thatís true but if the headlight and panel are aligned properly there is supposed to be a small gap so it doesnít happen.

To the OP:
The good news is that while it is frustrating on a brand new car the dealer should have no issue taking car of it under warranty. You also should be able to have your own bodyshop do the work but this has to be worked out with the service department ahead of time.
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The panels do shake a bit and if they are touching in any way its bound to happen.
I had the exact same issue at around 2,500 miles. Was covered under warranty and repainted by dealer. They did a GREAT job reprinting the front bumper. However it's starting to flake off again at 10,500 miles. Not very happy right now. Total BS!!!!
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Hummmmmmmmmm! Me thinks me better check that out.
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Hummmmmmmmmm! Me thinks me better check that out.
ditto. i noticed the gaps were awful close on the front fender in place but I never looked to see if paint was flaking.
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Sucks that you're having paint issues on a brand new car.
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