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Recall for paint?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirtwarrior17, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. dirtwarrior17

    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    My 88 k5 has been peeling from the hood since the day i bought it. After it rains the next day it will be comin off while im going down the road.

    Did gm issue a recall for this and can i still cash in on it?
     
  2. Fierospeeder

    Fierospeeder Banned

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    you mean bought used?


    Only if gm has a recall for all fieros having fading paint. :mad:


    I think that era is when automotive companies were changing the paint chemistry to be more EPA(environmentally) friendly. Same with headliner
    glues used.


    I think your only going to find tech bulletins concering paint issues and no real recall.
     
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    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    Alot if not all of the late 80's early 90 GM's had a paint problem.
     
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    Yeah, I was told some idiot Union Workers got pissed and mixed some chemicals in the paint. Same reason dodges from this era have a paint problem.
     
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    it was actually GM was trying to find a way to keep the metal from rusting, they put this zinc coating on the metal and then the paint wouldn't stick to it.
     
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    At the time the EPA was pushing for all motor companies to produce a paint which was environmentally safe, took them a few years to get it right and what ended up was a crappy paint job.

     
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    The paint (primer) sticks to the metal, it seems the problem is that the top coat doesn't stick to the primer. At least that's the way my '89 is peeling. Maybe the '89s weren't galvanized?
     
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    FWIW, GM STILL doesn't ahve it worked out. My buddy's 2004 GMC 1/2 ton is already peeling in a few spots.

    How long foes it take a manufacturer to realize he's got issues with his paint process?
     
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    I have a nasty spot on the hood thats been slowly getting bigger. No rust. Just paint pulling away from the primer. I had a friend tell me a while ago that the peeling is due to a certain primer made by DuPont at the time. It looks to have a yellowish tint to it. It was terrible, and it was reformulated. But it did get on a number of late '80s vehicles.
     
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    what you are actually seeing is the zinc coating, the primer comes off with the paint.
     
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    i got the same problem on the hood and roof of my 89' i think it was the first yr for the clearcoat/topcoat. mine isnt peeling, but fading pretty bad, like a sunburn. the PO said he didnt keep it waxed and it was sitting outside for awhile. the UVs got to it.only fix is to repaint.
     
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    All the early 90's trucks around here have that problem. Big spots of grey everywhere but less rust than the bodystyles before that. Seems they stopped a good bit of the rusting but created a new problem.
     
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    GM has been kinda notorious for crappy paint for quite some time. Anyone ever seen the horrible orangepeel on some of the newer GM vehicles? Looks horrible!!

    Anyway, I think this is an ongoing battle for all manufacturers. Taking the harmful things out of automotive paint has made it much softer and more prone to damage from seemingly normal driving.
     
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    GM had an issue thru the 80's with overbaking their primers, causing topcoat failures.. we use to do fleets of em back at the collision shop... some people did recieve partial payment from GM.. tho we're talking 20 yrs ago..
     
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    Yeah mine had a problem before too, the PO said he took it to a car wash, started to spray, and low and behold the paint started comming off. Mine was is an 85 :)
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    funny thing for us doing all those strip jobs and repaints was that my boss didn't want the shop getting hammered with dust from DAing so he would have our apprentices scrape the paint off with single edge razorblades when they had some down time.. :shocked: :rotfl:

    it was fill work for when collision work was down... took about 10 times as long... but he was funny like that.. neatest bodyshop you've ever seen... ;)
     
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    If its the zinc coating causing the problem. Is the only good fix to Strip everything comletely down to metal and repaint?

    Or just buy a bunch of cammo paint:grin:
     
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    i've seen the zinc failures, they are a bit different then the primer issue that i saw alot of...

    and yeah, only way to deal with that is strip it.. use a self-etching primer and so on...

    rattle can combo is always an option of course... ;)
     
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    the paint on my 92 s10 is peeling really bad
     

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