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#123 of 185 Re: Paint problems on 2007 Impala Laser Blue Metallic [quietpro]
Jul 22, 2007 (2:29 pm)
I have a 2006 Black and i had paint problems you could see through the paint to the primer on many spots they have since sent the car to get painted in those spots and it is better than it was but still not what you would expect on a new car. I got my car from Power Chevrolet (what a mistake) everything they fixed they caused a new issue painted the pillar added big gouge in the roof
#124 of 185 Re: 06 Impala Problems Finally Came to a Head! [robsandi]
Jul 26, 2007 (9:04 am)
As far as the remote issue goes, just take it in to the dealer. I just got my transmitter and antenna replaced and I can actually start and unlock from more than 10ft.
#125 of 185 Re: Paint problems on 2007 Impala Laser Blue Metallic [2407greg]
Aug 07, 2007 (4:46 am)
I have an 07 metallic blue and have been having an issue with the paint on the trunk. I have only had the car a month and this is the third time this has happened. There is a spot that appears (looks like melted chocolate) about the size of a dime. I wipe it off, it has a very oily smell.
#126 of 185 Re: Paint problems on 2007 Impala Laser Blue Metallic [scottvm]
Aug 07, 2007 (7:56 am)
Is this coming from UNDERNEATH the paint, or something dropping on the car (like from a bird or a tree)?
I ask because the other day I was leaving work and noticed a stream of some type of reddish liquid on my windshield. I made the mistake of trying to run the washer/wiper to rinse it off, and it smeared all over the windshield. Upon closer examination it proved to be transmission fluid, which I can only surmise was leaking out of a car parked above mine in the parking garage.
Had this not dripped on my windshield but somewhere else on the vehicle, or if I hadn't noticed it as soon as I got in the car, I probably would have been baffled as to where it came from. But if you park in any type of parking deck and it's on an upper surface of the car, I'd check your parking spot first.
#127 of 185 Paint problems on 2007 royal blue impala
Aug 22, 2007 (3:04 pm)
I have a 2007 Royal Blue Impala and this is also happening to my car. I have spots on my hood, roof, trunk and the driver side panals. When I first brought my car in the service manager picked the paint off the one spot while trying to tell me it was bird poop or sap. Then he realized what he did and then went in. THe other guy I think the owners son came out and said it was "fall out" When he reallized I didnt live in Sudbury he said I should wait for the service mng. The following week when I brought it in he tried the FALL OUT thing and then tried to tell me it was the acid in the bugs. I'm not an idiot. They tried to tell me it would not be covered under warrenty. BUll SHit I said. SEEN as though they CARED they would take it in and fix it. But at first they didnt want to sand the factory paint off.....When I went in to see my car the only part that had not been sanded down to the primer was the passenger side. I freaked I told THe service manager that it had better be the same as the day I got it... He said it should....he then told me that they had to take the interior panal off to take the onstar antana apart to paint it. Now I am just fumming. 3 days later they called and said "they werent finished but the car would be left out in the parking lot for the weekend and wanted to know if we would take it home. Of course. When I got the car there were lumps in the new paint from debris. and dimples in the paint from a poor job. We voiced out concerns right away and they said "IT looked good when we took it out of the shop" On top of all this the first week I got the car there were actual chunks of treads missing from my tire which they had to replace and now the Onstar computer is not working. So now we have to wait for the onstar computer to come in so they can TRY and fix the paint AGAIN. Sorry about going on but I am soooo Upset that dealer ships can take advantage of people like this and get away with it. When I walk in there you can see it on their faces that they dont want to bother with me. THe guy I bought it off of doesnt even say hi....
#128 of 185 Re: 06 Impala Problems Finally Came to a Head! [susanm5]
Aug 22, 2007 (3:12 pm)
My dealer ship is painting my car a 2007 royal blue impala with paint chips every ware including the trunk drivers side panal and roof. But not sure if that is a good idea either. I have to bring my car back in for them to fix the fixed paint problem . I just called GMAC and they are going to contact the district Manager. But these guys all work under the same umbrella. This is going to be A BIG FIGHT.
#129 of 185 Re: GM is going to paint my Impala [susanm5]
Aug 22, 2007 (3:16 pm)
Just be really carfull with that. They suck at painting.
#130 of 185 Need help - clearcoat problem
Dec 13, 2007 (10:50 am)
Had a bad tie-rod so took my 06 to a different shop than the dealer I've been having so many problems with. Mentioned the paint rubbing off on the weather stripping in the door openings and he just called to say that he had the service mgr look at it and they determined it was because there is no clearcoat on the paint in the door wells.
Now that makes me wonder if there is no clearcoat on the entire car and that is why I was having problems with chipping. Where should I go to get the paint on other parts of the car tested to see if there is clearcoat on it?
#131 of 185 Re: Need help - clearcoat problem [wbowl99]
Dec 13, 2007 (3:43 pm)
On my 2000 there's no clear coat on the door jambs, the trunk lid, etc...only on the exterior portions. I presume this is to reduce costs, but in any event I don't think you should get the impression that they missed this on your particular car...I think they're all that way.
#132 of 185 Re: Need help - clearcoat problem [nosirrahg]
Dec 13, 2007 (3:57 pm)
That may be true, but we looked at another one sitting in the service bay and there was no paint rubbing off on the weatherstripping on it. The weatherstripping along the top of my driver's door is almost totally red where the paint has come off and along the top of the door jamb is now white where it is only the primer showing. It is not rubbing as badly on the other doors, but 95% of the time no one is riding with me. It made me wonder if that was possibly why I was getting so many chips, especially on the roof and trunk lid, etc.