Paint is severely delaminating from the primer in my 95 Buick Regal. I
pieces that the wind blew off while sitting in my driveway perhaps
to8" square. This problem existed probably 5 years ago and I
have been driving
with a primed surface for quite some time. The primer
is breaking down and
surface rust is coming thru. Does anyone have any
knowledge of someone having GM
assume responsibility of this defect and
repainting their vehicle? I now must
completly strip down the entire car
of paint, sand, prime and base coat/clear
coat the car as a huge cost.
uhm, the car is 10 years old.
I had some dude come into the shop with a 95 cavalier and was complaining
about the clear coat peeling, I told him it would be $3500 minimum for a new
paint job. He thought I was price gouging him, I told him to go price a few
different dealers, and that Maaco didn't count.
I realize its been a while since the cancer started. It started in very
and didn't think much of it at the time. Now my trunk lid and
roof is completely
void of paint and not the side panels are starting
and just recently learned
that GM is aware of the problem. Paint
adhesion hould last longer that 5-6
Why?!?! This is a 10 year old car get used to it looking ugly. All you
to bother with is the areas that are rusting - strip these with paint
paint with the Rustoleum stuff that converts rust to black oxide,
and prime and paint them with Krylon from a can from your local hardware
Do it on a day that you know your going to have a few weeks of sunny
weather and the paint will cure up nice and hard.
Sure, the paint won't have a fancy clear coat but it will last you another
5 years at least and by then the car mechanicals will be worn out.
The other thing is that speaking from experience, the aftermarket paint
lasts as well as the factory paint. I had my 68 Torino repainted about 17
years ago with Sikkens acrylic urethane which at the time was top of the
line paint, and
it's starting to fade on the roof and other areas that get a lot of sun
And, at the time I paid close to $3,000 for it to be repainted, too.
White, gray or blue color, by chance?
I *used to* have a '93 Astro van - bought new off the lot - two-toned
gray; paint peel after 4.75 years.
Took to dealer, found out about unannounced recall for paint adhesion
problems; repainted for the cost of a week's worth of rental car on my
Yep - happened many years ago - in fact, my '84 Corsica did the same
thing; same solution.
...sell it for parts.
Sounds like you *may* have had a chance if you had caught it when it
FIRST happened, instead of patching the problem by applying the primer
and living with it for another five years.
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