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2012 Chevy Silverado Paint Chipping

Discussion in 'Detailing & Truck Care' started by GrizzlyTN, May 3, 2012.

  1. GrizzlyTN

    GrizzlyTN New Member

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    Got a brand new truck with 1500 miles on it, and there are rock chips behind the front tires on the sides of the truck. It hasn't even seen mud or grass yet... how is it already chipping???
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    "...,and there are rock chips behind..." <<<< that there is your answer
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    GrizzlyTN New Member

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    Yeah BUT my 2008 GMC never had a chip in that spot and it's been all over mud n rocks! Is there a protective film I can put on that area?
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    You should be able to use the same 3M protective film that they put on the hoods. Or you can buy aftermarket mudflaps that just bolt on (no drilling) for about $100 for front and rear.
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    Just giving you a hard time. Yes there is a film you can put over it to keep it from happening. My dads 92 GMC got repainted 3 times for the same thing in a year but after the 3rd time he said ah just screw it. Is it just clear coat or is it through paint and all?
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    Paint and all, I am PISSED... I mean damn! I just got the thing! Mama always said I can't keep nothin nice! haha...
    I'm gonna check out that protective film, I really don't like the mud flaps they make anymore.

    My GMC never did anything like this though and I had it for three years of mud and gravel roads. That's the only thing that makes me worry, this is brand new and already chipping.

    I had a 3" lift and mud tires on the GMC though, maybe the mud tires didn't hold onto rocks like this AT tires?

    Just grasping at ideas to rationalize my hurt feelins
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    I know how it is, put a key scratch next to the door handle third day I had mine, fill chips in with touch paint
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  8. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

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    You got that right A/T tires pick up and hold more rocks. I have it bad on the rear fender right behind the tires but my truck is 13 years old. Have if repainted if you want I'll see if I can dig up some good film.
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    I know your upset about it and all but any tire throws rocks up, It happens. If it's major, time to bust out the sandpaper and a quart of factory paint. If otherwise just pick up some touch up.
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  10. TylerB

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    I have the same exact truck, same 2012 Z71 package in red with the painted red bumper. I started noticing paint chips right away also. Mine has around 3500 miles and it has never seen gravel or any off-roading whatsoever. I have paint chips on the front, a lot behind the tires; excessively more than what should be normal for the amount of driving, and I even have a few chips on the roof of my pickup, not sure how this is possible. If this is the paint they put on their new trucks I will never purchase another one again. I did not have any issues with my 2001, 2004, or 2007 silverado and I was a very loyal Silverado person.
    To reply to the following post, "...,and there are rock chips behind..." <<<< that there is your answer."
    This is not normal wear and tear on the paint. There is no reason to have the amount of chips driving 1000-4000 miles; this is NOT NORMAL!!!!
    Makes me question my choice in a new pickup.
    Tyler
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  11. AMac

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    Check out this site, it has pre-cut protective film. A little pricey but if you can put it on yourself you'll save a lot of money.

    http://www.invisiblemask.com/index.htm
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    None of this would be covered by warranty? I'd be awfully upset too! :grrrrrr:
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    I agree, My 2011 also had 3 chips in the paint on the roof that Dumb me didnt look at when I bought the truck. Noticed it when I got home with the truck after driving it home with 600 miles. I have at least 4 chips on each side of the truck with only 3800 miles on it. Ive read that the trucks painted in Mexico were below standard so this may have been the issue. SUCKS!!:grrrrrr:
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  14. Coach24

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    2010 silverado got taken back to dealer with this very question at 1400 miles. They told me it was not warrantable and it was due to increased construction in the area. I showed pics of my 2007 silverado that had none of that after 80,000+ miles and running dirt roads and Wyoming gravel roads for 2 years. They said my 07 was painted in Usa and the new trucks are being painted south of the border. Still no help from Gm.
    Have you had pitting on your windshield that is more prevalent than in previous years?
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    I havent had any issues with the windshield. Yet! But now you give me something more to not look forward to.
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    I have replaced mine three times. One was helped with a BB or Pellet gun the next just seem to pit , even though there is little dust or flying debri.
    My 07 went through an Albuquerque sandstorm and cam out fine. But these factory windshields are pitting at about 2500 miles
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  17. Jimmeh

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    So you are replacing it with a factory installed windshield, or are you taking it to a windshield shop? Only curious because we had the same issue with a company truck and ended up taking it to a local shop and haven't had any issues since (about 1500 miles ago).
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    I have just bought a 2012 Black Silverado Z71 LTZ package. I only had 37 miles and had a paint chip on the drivers side cab corner. GM repaired it. I now have had the truck almost 30 days and have 4,000 miles on it and have 4 more paint chips on the passenger side. All of the chips go down to the primer. I have called GM customer service and they are tracking it. I take the vehicle down to the body shop on Friday for them to take a look at it. I have running boards on the truck. Just trying to figure out why this paint is chipping all the way down to the primer?
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  20. JimmyA

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    My 2010 Sierra has chips on the hood and both front fenders! I am not to happy either. I think GM has sunk to a new low as far as paint goes..........
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