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Hey All! New to the site and new Chevrolet owner. I have a 17' Silverado in the Scar'e blue (or deep ocean metallic) Anyway its new to me but only has 30000kms (18700 miles) on it and I seem to notice the paint is weak! I have a ton of scratches on the rockers where the pervious owner must of dragged his feet to get it and even on my box right after the mud guard where its rocker guarded, i;ve noticed chips. Now its cold here in northern Ontario, but I bought a paint pen and spring is around the corner anyways! Do any of you have this issue of weak paint? and if so do any of you know about the strength of the primer (like will it take a while to rust?) Thanks !!!
My first new vehicle ever. I saved for a long time to be able to afford the truck I always wanted. Purchased March 2018 I take pride in my vehicles and possessions, take good care of them, park in bfe. Make sure to be within parking lines, not park next to beaters. Since purchasing my truck: 1. Bent rear bumper in parking lot accident. Both me and older gentleman were backing out at same time. He called it in, didn’t claim any damage to his truck but wanted to get my bumper fixed. Insurance says 50/50 fault and factoring in half my copay I get $800 -250 copay for $1200 estimate. Just living with tweaked bumper for now. Like a good neighbor my a$$ 2. Detailing truck and find a dime sized ding in roof. Paint is ok but something must have impacted at some point. Wow is the metal thin up there. Just leaning on it to wipe dry is all wavy and could leave elbow dimples if not careful. 3. washing truck today and notice nice deep scratch on passenger rear door. No paint marks from other car so maybe someone walking by with purse or, janitor keys? Good news is it’s only in the clear but deep enough it catches your fingernail. Truck is barely 3 months old! How do ya’ll deal with this? Don’t sweat the small stuff? Accept most people don’t give a F and always be on the lookout? Don’t drive your truck? I planned on keeping this forever but maybe I wouldn’t be so upset if I traded / upgraded every few years like some.
Guys; I have ran into a really strange problem on my new truck. It was a partly cloudy day when I picked my truck up. I had made a concerted effort to walk all the way around and looked at it pretty darn closely and did not see any issues so I drove it home (300 miles one way) After I got home everything still looked pretty good until I washed the truck a couple of times and then I started seeing a halo on the drivers side rear door. Upon closer inspection there is a real light scratch there and what appears to be buffing marks all around it. Best I can figure a heavy coat of wax or something was applied over the area and when I washed it that was partially removed revealing the big ugly paint flaw. It still looks good unless the bright sun is shining on it that is when the terrible buff marks really show up. This 1st pic is in bright sunshine at an angle and you think oh my gosh how could anyone miss this. The 2nd pic is in the shade and the halo disappears completely although you can make out the light scratch if you look closely and know it is there. I am sick about it and am taking it to a local dealer to see if there is anything they can do. I AM CURIOUS IF ANYONE ELSE HAS EVER HAD THIS ISSUE WITH A BRAND NEW VEHICLE???????? IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE THAT THE FACTORY PAINT HOSPITAL DID THIS???? . Dealer that I bought it from says heck No they did not do that and this truck came to them directly from the factory AND IT was not a dealer trade or anything. The truck had 12 miles on it when I picked it up and has not been out of my sight so I know it was done before I picked it up. Come On Man WTF.
Driving my truck everyday and using my truck for work I some how put light scratches on the taillights from going in and out of the back of the truck very often. I was wondering if there was any way to possibly fix this without replacing the whole unit. The scratches are very light but noticeable. Is there any polishing or buffing compound that could work? As always all replies are greatly appreciated.