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Hello. My 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext Cab LS has pinkish coloring to both sides of the "trim molding" (the thin stripe that stretches from the door to the ext cab). Is this normal? How can I wash it or clean it off? Any suggestions? Thanks :)
 

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It could be the paint peeling off the trim piece. Can you provide a pic of the issue?
 

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Looks like the paint from the trim piece is fading but I'm not sure. Try washing it off w/ soap and water and if that doesn't work maybe try a pressure washer (from a distance!) on it's lowest setting and see what that does.
 

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I am going to go out on a limb and say it's what your cleaning it with, you wouldn't by chance be using any meguires products on that would you? Reason I ask is because there gold class wax actually turned my s10 molding white, and it was previously black which is why I debadged the truck lol! I have never seen molding turn pink though......
 

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It looks like it is more along the top of the trim than say uniformly across it. That would make me suspect aging or exposure to the elements. Have you had the truck since it was new? The trim looks to be factory original unless it is an after market replacement. You might try Tricia in the Ask GM Customer Service forum if there have been any complaints or other trucks with a similar problem.

It is a long shot but component quality issues have impacted some trucks and not others.
 

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I believe it is fading. My cousin has a tan crew cab, tan molding but it is fading the same way as yours except its not pinkish. I assuming the white fading molding turns pinkish :neutral:
 

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I would like to look into this for you. Please feel free to contact me privately with more information. It may also be helpful to include the last eight of your VIN. Thank you in advance.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
Interested if there was a resolution. I have a 2005 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab and have the same issue. Noticed several on the internet.
I just called GM Service and they are arranging an investigation meaning go to the dealer, let them look and report back.

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I am going to go out on a limb and say it's what your cleaning it with, you wouldn't by chance be using any meguires products on that would you? Reason I ask is because there gold class wax actually turned my s10 molding white, and it was previously black which is why I debadged the truck lol! I have never seen molding turn pink though......
I grew up detailing cars w/my dad and one thing he taught me was to keep the wax away from plastic cause it'll make them turn white. So it's not just Mequiars wax products, I think it's one of the ingredients. I use the black car spray wax on my truck and moldings and found that it doesn't turn them white. But then again, it's not a wax that turns cloudy when it dries which tells you it's time to wipe it off.
 

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mine were fading from black to grey, and i went and bought some of the Krylon plastic spray paint and painted them about a year ago, and they have not re-faded since then. At $5.00 including the tape and a newspaper, its a lot cheaper than buying all new moldings.
 

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I just bought a truck that has this issue. Were you able to resolve this?
 

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Mine is doing same thing and I definitely didn’t wax it. White top of trim is very pink. Looks awful. My truck is 2008 Silverado.
 
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