Last post on Jan 29, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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Pontiac G6, Paint, Sedan
#15 of 20 PAINT PROBLEMS WITH MY G6
Jul 10, 2009 (2:17 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 (5:54 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 (2:31 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 (7:29 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 (8:28 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 (7:47 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......