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Pontiac G6, Paint, Sedan
#11 of 20 Re: paint problem [bvdj84]
Oct 29, 2008 (5:34 am)
This is so discouraging. I have a 07 G6 GTP and both sides are completely chipped. Pontiac fixed it for me last year but REFUSES to fix it again. I don't know what else to do. I told Pontiac last week that I was going to get an Attorney if they don't fix it but I've been told by friends that would be a waste of money. I'm embarrassed to even drive the car. I paid $28,000 for the car and this upsets me. I think we should all get together because I believe this is a design flaw in the car also. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get this fixed.
#12 of 20 Re: paint problem [mkbrown]
Oct 30, 2008 (6:31 am)
Well, I have not have any real problems with my 08, but I agree, I would like to move to a car that I can actually take pride in. Its too bad, because I am actually impressed with it. I am going to try to transfer a lease to a new owner since I only have about 9k miles, so its like new, still young. I think if I wait, It might be more difficult to do.
As far as paint, I have waxed it with top end wax, and still can't get the swirl marks out, its annoying. I see that on a lot of GM cars though. I believe it is their cheaper clear coat. You should be able to buff out most flaws if you have decent clear coat.
Nov 06, 2008 (12:55 pm)
my wife leases a 2005 g6 it has never been waxed and the paint is as good as the day it was delivered it has been washed regularly . has 50000 km on it , no swirl marks either , the problem that you people are having is you dont use wax on clear coat paint you are only recommended to use the gm polish that is liquid.it works for me quite well .
#14 of 20 Re: paint [billygoat1]
Nov 07, 2008 (6:20 am)
The issue is that the clear coat to begin with is not really strong or durable. You are right about waxing though. Regular up keep really helps. Though you have to be careful, I saw a black Honda, I believe 07, it looked all of a sudden all swirl marked. That car was never like that before, that tells me the owner tried to wax it or hand washed it wrong, that black is going to look bad. It can be fixed, but with much hard work, some marks won't ever come out. That tells you how strong your clear coat is, when you can take flaws out. Cheaper clear coats cannot stand up well to wear. I see this typically on GM cars. My G6 has swirl marks on it, but this is from the dealer using the mobile wash, I did not notice how bad it was, until I waxed it repeatedly with high quality wax, and it did not take the swirls out. My previous 06 Accord did not have this issue. I guess I will have to get used to the swirls, but I plan getting an 09 TSX soon! GM really needs to be careful these days. Their losing customers.
#15 of 20 PAINT PROBLEMS WITH MY G6
Jul 10, 2009 (1:17 pm)
my paint scratches so easy and its all cracking all around the whole bottom of the car....im so pissed pay 36k for my car to have scratches every where...i have an 06 and it only had 50thousand driven... i think if i were to rub my own hand on my car it would scratch!!!!!!!!!!!!
#16 of 20 Re: PAINT PROBLEMS WITH MY G6 [oo0tink0oo]
Jul 11, 2009 (4:54 am)
I totally agree! I have noticed scratching easily too. I think GM in general uses a clear coat that is not too durable. If you take a look at most GM cars that a new or newer, they already have swirl marks on them.
You know that a clear coat is good, when you are able to buff out a scratch and it goes away or it doesn't scratch when you touch it.
Also, another issue is that dealer are having a mobile wash system to keep their stock clean. However, does this require them to use a scrub brush on a car that really doesn't leave the lot? No! Brand new black, and colored cars all swirl marked.
That right there, drops the value down of the car in my book!! The paint is like the skin of the car, the biggest part of the car.
Nothing looks worse than a black car with swirl marks all over it. And its new!
All the scratches have come out, except the ones on my bumper of which my dealer was supposed to get out when I leased it new. Oh well. Its not my honda I had, I would freak if that happened to it. I want to have faith in my G6, but as a first time owner, I am not fully satisfied. Includes paint, engine.
Its a lease, its not forever.
#17 of 20 Re: paint problem [chrisser62]
Sep 14, 2009 (1:31 pm)
I own a 2009 Pontiac GP GPX. I too have paint frosting, You can see this at the following url. http://www.lounsburyr.com/GXP.html I also have problems with the rims pitting. The car is less than 9 months old. The rims are pitted and the sides are heavily pitted from lateral debris. GM refuses to fix the problem. I owned a 2004 GP GPX and the rims did the same thing, they replaced them with no problem. Now they refuse. My new GP has Taiwanese finger prints in the clear coat also. You can see all this at my web site above
#18 of 20 Re: paint problem [xgm_customer]
Sep 16, 2009 (6:29 am)
Hey there, you link doesn't work. I haven't had too many issues with the paint, but the paint is not too forgiving. Scratches from where.... I am not sure. I am the only driver and rider most of the time. Swirl marks are better since I have really waxed it, but there always there. GM seems to always have swirls on their paints.
I would sooner or later get out of the car. As there will be little support for you on it. Not to mention its value is pitting as well. I will closely at getting a VW or the new Acura TSX next spring.
Jan 15, 2011 (7:28 pm)
Having the same problem but it's on the driver side rear door. I thought it was dirt but the paint is gone. It is white. It looks horrible.
#20 of 20 Re: paint problem [bvdj84]
Jan 29, 2011 (6:47 pm)
There is a few cars i believe from 2008-2009, There was a problem with the paint prep....30,000 plus cars, maybe trucks, etc...... the metal is treated with acid so the paint sticks etc, however these parts were not washed off, so the acid remained and makes bubbles in the paint (not sure of the process). Believe hoods, and other areas....the only way to solve the problem is to replace the parts, repaitng will not fix the problem
May need to use your vin # for customer service but it is a problem they know about......