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  • Birthday 02/20/1962

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    2018 crew cab Siverado 5.3 6 speed

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  1. This forum is a joke. If I wanted to hear closed minded bickering there is plenty on television. How about factual info instead of constant baseless arguments about lifted vs. lowered, K2 or T1, this brand vs. that brand, etc. I read forums to learn, not to hear 2 children arguing my Dad is better than your Dad. Jeeeeez!
  2. I have an educated guess why there is a problem in the same spot. When that door is sprayed, the "gun" is going straight down the side, not turning to "wet" that area, and that area is not getting enough clear. 2.0 mils of clear is the minimum to give the base (color) UV protection. Without enough clear, the base will delaminate and let loose of the factory primer. There is no prep between factory primer and base. If you could find someone with a paint thickness gauge, I would bet that area (and probably others) is 1.6 mils of clear or less. The main reason for factory paint problems is a lack of material, to save a buck. They put just enough on to get it out of warranty, and not just GM.
  3. Obviously, it is tri-coat. That paint is not going to feather out. If you hit it with air or a pressure washer, that spot would grow considerably. Painting over peeling paint is similar to wrapping a rag around a leaking radiator hose and expecting it to last.
  4. They, along with many other manufacturers, have been having problems for over 30 years since they went to base coat/clear coat. I have personally painted well over 1000 "peelers". I was working at a Chevrolet dealership from the mid '80's through the mid '90's. Me and 1 other painter each had 2 peelers a week scheduled up to a year in advance. They were every model from Berettas and Corsicas to trucks,vans, and Suburbans. The first ones were silvers and blues 2-3 years old. The white ones normally took 5-6 years to start peeling. Gm cut the warranty from 6 years to 5 years, then to 4 years, cutting out many of the vehicles they were paying to repaint. I, personally, have never seen a red or maroon vehicle peel like the truck pictured above. I can't explain exactly why, only what I have observed. The clear may come apart, but the base doesn't peel, like most other colors. All I can say is the truck will eventually peel everywhere, and the cost to fix it right will be very high. Anything other than completely stripping the whole vehicle top to bottom, end to end is only a temporary patch. Now is the time to decide whether the truck is worth the investment it will take to repair it correctly, or buy a red one?
  5. Unfortunately, that door can't be spotted, and is only a sign of things to come. It must be completely stripped of all paint, all trim removed, then blended into adjacent panels, removing all trim on those panels, also. The dealership quoted you a price to do just that, but that will only fix the current problem. The rest of the truck will eventually do the same, no matter what you do. This is not a new or unusual problem, nor unique to GM products.
  6. Well, after reading all 49 pages (not all at once), I believe this is the best thread I have ever read. Informative and entertaining. Real, quality, eye opening, factual information. The kind that is so difficult to find anymore.
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