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While I realize the EPA screwed the paint process to water-based, I'm looking for success/failure stories of people who've had issue with their clear coats peeling. I have a 2017 with the Siren Red tintcoat. What started as a three white paint chips has turned into about quarter sized clear coat peels around each chip about midway up the rear right fender. For comparison, it's the same area were the gas tank cover would be. I have an oil change due soon and I'm fearful chevy will tell me pound sound. Anybody have issues and experiences with their warranties and chips and clear coat peeling? 

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While the picture is grainy due to the focus, you can see all the dull red to the left of the chip, that was the initial peel I noticed and it's since gotten worse amongst other chips as well. 

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GM will be warranting the paint.

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That’s good to hear. Are they respraying the panel or are they just toughing it up? 

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They will be respraying the passenger side bed panel as well as the front passenger quarter panel as well. When I asked the Paint and Body manager, GM is apparently pretty good about their warranty with the pain. He said that about 2 mos ago, a guy came in with a 2012 that had the roof peeled. Apparently, roof peeling on the '12s was common but this guy was out of warranty. GM only asked him to cover 25% of the cost and GM ate the rest. Time will tell... since this is a documented issue on my truck, I wonder what the future holds if other panels begin to peel. 

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2014 denali paint peeled off all around the rear passenger window gm repainted the whole door and no charge

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I have a 2017 Silverado crew cab the clear coat is chipping off the passenger side rear panel and gm said they are only gonna cover 300 dollars of the 900 dollar bill. 

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Do you have aftermarket tires and other components?

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Bumping this back up to the top... 

I've started to develop more of the Clear Coat Peeling on the rear drivers side of the bed. This time, I'm calling the 800 number and I'm gonna open a support ticket. I'm fearful of the longevity of the paint. I feel like I'm getting screwed. I love my '17 but I hate the cosmetic issues it has been developing. I've got 10k miles left to the 36k miles and I'm not even in the second year owning the truck yet. 

 

Will update after the phone call tomorrow. 

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Just another update for everyone. The 800 number got involved with the dealer who told me that paint has a one year warranty, which is not true. The new left side issue on the truck bed has been approved. I also raised hell with the body shop about the right side because they blended and faded the old warranty work, which is not GM standards. The entire panel is to be repainted. There is a new body shop manager who said they will repaint both sides: the right side under body shop warranty and the left under GM warranty. 

 

At at this point, it’s becoming a lemon law issue here’s in the state of Florida. I explained this to the 800 number who quickly took a defensive position. Simply put, I asked for and extended warranty on the paint for another three years after. The first issue came up at 20k miles and then 4 mos later developed a second spot. Now there is a third spot under the drivers door. Who’s to say what will happen to the flat coat this year? Only time will tell with the warranty. Updates to follow. 

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