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Just took delivery of a black black 3LT Stingray, NICE ride....Great Job by GM
But has anyone noticed slight paint imperfections....apparently below the paint, and either round or small elongated "depressions" .....Appears to be in the plastic body, and then painted over....not sure..
Will be back top the Dealer and see what they say...
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Will try to take pictures....very hard to detect, needs to have the right angle and light...but will try as the Dealer is going to do the same
 

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...But has anyone noticed slight paint imperfections....apparently below the paint, and either round or small elongated "depressions" .....Appears to be in the plastic body, and then painted over....not sure..

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LDB; Can these be felt, or are they a paint issue only?
 

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What do you call felt...these are indentations ---approx....1/4 " long x 1/32 wide x .015" deep like a depression in the plastic....some are round .175" dia and about the same depth
 

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Oh...got it sorry
Yes when you run your finger across you do.....slight indentation....
 

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No worries, I did not ask my question very clearly. How many of these indentations do you have?
 

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I can count 2 (side by side) on the rear right panel....and about 5 in the rear, around the area that says corvette ........check the entire car, these are the only ones----have you seen this or heard of any other car having this issue.
I tried taking a picture...but can not capture it on the camera.
 

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I picked up my new Black Stingray this Saturday and while I do not see any of what you are talking about I do have a lot of very fine scratches all over thecar. I think all of mine will polish out. 501.jpg
 

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I don't have the indentions you have, but I have a small dent in drivers door and bad orange peel on the roof. Is this worth pursuing at the dealers, or should I just live with it?
 

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IMO you need to be true to yourself. In other words if you expected better, investigate into what it will take to satisfy your expectations. Go to your dealer first and talk to them about your thoughts, and if that goes no where look into finding the best detailer in your area and talk to them. At least this way you will know what options you have and then you can decide which way to go from there.
 

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IMO you need to be true to yourself. In other words if you expected better, investigate into what it will take to satisfy your expectations. Go to your dealer first and talk to them about your thoughts, and if that goes no where look into finding the best detailer in your area and talk to them. At least this way you will know what options you have and then you can decide which way to go from there.
Thanks Chip, obviously I didn't expect perfection, but the small dent shouldn't be there and I didn't discover it until after I washed and dried it. I've seen other posts about the OP and what others have done. Some took their car back to the dealer and others detailed as much out as they could. I've never had a new car before so I'm not sure how much the dealer will do. I guess it won't hurt to show it to them. I just wish my local dealer had sold me the car, I would feel better about asking them to correct it.
 

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... I'm not sure how much the dealer will do. I guess it won't hurt to show it to them. I just wish my local dealer had sold me the car, I would feel better about asking them to correct it.
Remember this; If you ALLOW this dealer to do the remedial work (and GM agrees) he will be paid nicely, so don't worry about those folks. Like I said before, find out what they can do and then nose around your local area to find the best person that could do your paint correction and find out what he would charge. You might want to ask this dealer if he will do the paint correction "in house" or farm it out? If it is going to be done by a third party, what does their work look like? This might be a pia, but your better off knowing what your getting into to get the best results out of your situation.
 

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Ok took the car to the dealer and then to their Service manager and Paint specialist....no one has seen this issue ...hence they want a GM rep to come in to see it.
It is not a paint issue, but could be a plastic problem or ?.......The Gm people requested pictures, but we were unable to take them, these do not show up, as the light needs to be right to see.
From several (maybe 8 of these issues) , now there are close to 70 of these, so they are developing with time...and sun..
Keep you posted as the GM rep sees the issue.
I have suggested to have Kentucky paint a new rear cover for my car, and send in to switch mine and return this one to the factory for further review.
 

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I have suggested to have Kentucky paint a new rear cover for my car, and send in to switch mine and return this one to the factory for further review.
From what I 've seen that is not how it will be done. If GM decides it needs to be repainted they will take your car back to BG. We have had at least two owners who have had their car repurchased due to paint issues. I think we now have an owner on our forum now who had his car taken back to BG for the new panel re-fitment. They (GM) had his car for a fairly long time to do this work. Maybe he will see this thread and comment on his experience. If this problem is as bad as you suggest, maybe you need to consider having GM buy this car back. At the very least know all your options! Good luck and do keep us posted. Also it would be a good idea to maintain a log-book on what problems you have seen, when, and the important details of conversations, who said what, and when.
 

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My advice to anyone with paint issues, after personally experiencing significant paint and fitment issues, is to take your car to a local Chevrolet service manager. Let him/her look at the issues. Document the problems well and take photos. Provide those photos and any other pertinent information to your service manager so he/she can pass that information along to the regional manager. It may also be helpful to find out when the regional manager will be at the dealership next and then to make your car available to him/her at that time. Now, if you have scratches on your car, it is likely from shipping, and a good detailer can get most scratches out. The shipping covers can scratch up the paint some and your service manager should be able to remedy any problems you have if the scratches took place before you took possession. If you are buying a new Corvette, check the paint, fit, and finish extremely well before signing on the dotted line. Best wishes to all!
 
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