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Old 06-10-2019, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by 2019Vette View Post
That first pic you posted of the ceramic matrix grey looks how mine was... i also had bad paint on the rear too.

so far the paint on this 2019 corvette is the worst I have had on any car.... shame.
And this is after they lied about a $400 million new paint facility. The paint quality has not changed since 2014.

If they really spent $400 million on a new paint facility, and this is the result of that, then they are just outright stupid.

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And this is after they lied about a $400 million new paint facility. The paint quality has not changed since 2014.

If they really spent $400 million on a new paint facility, and this is the result of that, then they are just outright stupid.
I AB-SO-LUTE-LY disagree.

Having bought a new '14 Z51 and now a '19 GS, the paint quality on the '19 is MUCH MUCH better than the '14.

And the '14 was Laguna Blue, a premium color while the '19 is ELBM, a standard one

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Old 06-10-2019, 11:39 AM
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If your measure of better paint quality is only orange peel? Then yes, on the new Corvettes I've inspected, the '18s & '19s are vastly improved with less orange peel, or, an absence of orange peel. Is the paint longer lasting and more durable in every way? Who knows.
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If your measure of better paint quality is only orange peel? Then yes, on the new Corvettes I've inspected, the '18s & '19s are vastly improved with less orange peel, or, an absence of orange peel. Is the paint longer lasting and more durable in every way? Who knows.
Haven't seen any peeling on either my car nor others in the area either......
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:54 AM
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Tadge will do nothing, he is a complete dick. He has known about this issue since 2014 or well before that. The guy doesn't care one **** aboout the quality of the car, paint, transmission, panel fit, wheels bending, dash leather peeling, the list is long and zero from that asshat. Go ahead give me a ding, a vacation, ban me for speaking the truth.
I was at the Corvette Bash this year and their 2019 Z06 car they were displaying had the chips around the front wheel vent that has shown up on my 2016 and 2018 Z06. I pointed them out and they had a painter from the plant talk to me and this ******* told me that this was the first time the paint shop had heard of this. The proof was staring him right in the face. What a bunch of liars. I am getting the C8 and if I have paint problems like I have had with my last two then I am done with Corvette.

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GM is unbelievable they never change. I never sern so many different problems in one car..A8 is a ticking time bomb. With the rediculous fluid changes. goes on and on.
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I was at the Corvette Bash this year and their 2019 Z06 car they were displaying had the chips around the front wheel vent that has shown up on my 2016 and 2018 Z06. I pointed them out and they had a painter from the plant talk to me and this ******* told me that this was the first time the paint shop had heard of this. The proof was staring him right in the face. What a bunch of liars. I am getting the C8 and if I have paint problems like I have had with my last two then I am done with Corvette.
That's truly disappointing to read. When defects start stacking up on your own C7, that's when the customer loses faith in the product and the people that manufactured them. That happened to me with the last new Mercedes Benz I bought. Bald faced liars about obvious defects your bought new Mercedes has, right to your face from the dealerships and the manufacturer. Disheartening.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Vetteman Jack View Post
No excuse for the paint doing that. GM needs to make some adjustments ASAP.
GM has made adjustments for this problem, production ends for the C7 in a few months. Problem solved!
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Haven't seen any peeling on either my car nor others in the area either......
Same here. The '19s I'm seeing have really sharp clear paint jobs.
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
That's truly disappointing to read. When defects start stacking up on your own C7, that's when the customer loses faith in the product and the people that manufactured them. That happened to me with the last new Mercedes Benz I bought. Bald faced liars about obvious defects your bought new Mercedes has, right to your face from the dealerships and the manufacturer. Disheartening.
GM does not give a rats *** about their customers because regardles of the problems people keep coming back. I only own a corvette I would never touch any other GM product
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
Haven't seen any peeling on either my car nor others in the area either......
I just saw one this morning. OP saw what 4 at that one lot? I am really vonsidering just travelling to the 3 or 4 dealers in town and reporting back on my findings.

Its clearly a widespread issue.
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
That's truly disappointing to read. When defects start stacking up on your own C7, that's when the customer loses faith in the product and the people that manufactured them. That happened to me with the last new Mercedes Benz I bought. Bald faced liars about obvious defects your bought new Mercedes has, right to your face from the dealerships and the manufacturer. Disheartening.
The real kicker was going out to my car Sat. morning to find a flat tire and cracked rim.
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
Same here. The '19s I'm seeing have really sharp clear paint jobs.
You guys scrutinizing the panel right next to the drivers side headlight on all these cars? Thats where it seems to happen most often. Sometimes pretty obvious it seems or like the Z I looked at this morning its less obvious because it's on the back edge of the panel.
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As I said before it is a plant manager issue. Mary and the other executives don't reach that low unless the squeaky wheels gets loud. This post might be that loud but how to get in front of Mary is a question. The PM needs to get off his butt and spend some time at the final QC inspection. I'll be glad to go there and be his representative if he is too important to check on the work his employees are doing.
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I bet if we fill up the thread with pics and locations of vettes on lots with screwed up paint across the country they will notice...
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First as a former automotive assembly paint manager I will try and explain what I think is happening. My guess is that that panel comes from a vendor. Part of the vendors responsibility is to spray an adhesive film on the panel so that the paint sticks to the panel. To me it looks like there is either some sort of consistent contamination in that area of the mold or a problem with rubbing in what ever shipping fixture the panels are transported in in prior to assembly. Then again it could be mechanical abrasion in the body shop assembly. All of the above are about impossible to see in the paint shop prior to paint application. Further more the jobs are probably still hot coming out of the oven when being inspected in the paint shop and the paint hasn't had a chance to lift.. It takes paint days to cure and may even look good as they load them on the truck or rail car.
I have had daily *** chewings by my bosses for months on end trying to track down similar problems. With that being said, going on 2 years with the same problem seems a little extreme. I have a 2019 GS sitting in the garage that has an excellent paint job with none of the known problems. For that I feel extremely lucky.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Pisswilly View Post
GM has made adjustments for this problem, production ends for the C7 in a few months. Problem solved!
Lol! Its a Chevy, not perfection. I would suggest that anyone buying a new C7 look the car over carefully & refuse to take it off the lot if these paint issues are evident
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I had a paint peeling problem on my Torch Red 2016 Z51. Convertible...The paint was peeling from underneath the passenger side spoiler...It was OUT of warranty....I took pictures of the peeling and sent them to Mary Barra..the very next day someone from her office called me and asked me to bring it to a dealer which I did...they confirmed the problem and the following week I was informed they would send a new painted bumper ...The paint matched perfectly and they covered it even though it was 5 mo's out of the 3/36...One week later I received a $1000 voucher for anything I wanted to buy from any Chevy Parts Dept. for my trouble.....
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Had it in the same spot on my 19 Z. Dealer fixed it prior to delivery and it looks perfect now but I think it is body panels rubbing together. I don't think the paint is the issue, it is when they put the panels on the car after they've been painted the rubbing causes that paint to peel/crack. If the paint isn't totally cured when they put the panels on I could also see the paint from the bumper cover sticking to the paint on the quarter panel. Then when a panel moves the paint will tear off of one or the other.

My bumper cover in that corner now sticks up about 1/16" compared to the quarter panel and headlight. If you try to push it flush it rubs badly on the quarter so I'm leaving it alone until I can figure out if there is some kind of an adjustment to be made on the way the bumper cover is mounted. The driver's side is flush and no rubbing between those panels.
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Originally Posted by WFP View Post
First as a former automotive assembly paint manager I will try and explain what I think is happening. My guess is that that panel comes from a vendor. Part of the vendors responsibility is to spray an adhesive film on the panel so that the paint sticks to the panel. To me it looks like there is either some sort of consistent contamination in that area of the mold or a problem with rubbing in what ever shipping fixture the panels are transported in in prior to assembly. Then again it could be mechanical abrasion in the body shop assembly. All of the above are about impossible to see in the paint shop prior to paint application. Further more the jobs are probably still hot coming out of the oven when being inspected in the paint shop and the paint hasn't had a chance to lift.. It takes paint days to cure and may even look good as they load them on the truck or rail car.
I have had daily *** chewings by my bosses for months on end trying to track down similar problems. With that being said, going on 2 years with the same problem seems a little extreme. I have a 2019 GS sitting in the garage that has an excellent paint job with none of the known problems. For that I feel extremely lucky.
It's 100% an adhesion issue.... the problem isn't that the issue exists. It's that they haven't fixed it in the 6 year run of the car. My 2014 had it... I touched it up and moved on, but if my C8 does it (will be my 6th Corvette and first new car) then I will be seriously pissed.
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