now a '97 is a bit late for this, but in the very late 80's the EPA
forced a reduction in allowed VOC"s in auto paint. this caused the
paint to not bond well with the primer. if you look at domestic
vehicles in the 88-91 range you'll see alot of them with peeling
paint because of this.
is it the original paint job?
Original paint and owner. After doing some additional research I found
that GM made allowance for the repaint of many car lines suffering from
paint delamination ( that's what it is called when large sheets of
paint fly off ) up until '95. The problem is not all dealership auto
body shops are aware and GM doesn't want to own up to their problem that
occurs over time because of sun exposure. I'm looking into this but,
there is also a new class action suit ( I have no details yet )
Bret Chase wrote:
I have heard that white, gray, silver are more prone colors and well as
all vehicles from Canada. I know my truck is kept outside ( too big for
a garage ) and it just happened without any warning.
It's called solvent popping - a manufacturer's defect.
Comes from improper surface prep and poor paint curing process.
Take it into the dealer and tell them to F.O. as it isn't stone chips.
But the again they have your money and will tell you to screw off.
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