I have it on a 1990 Suburban. I spoke to my body man and he says that
the only way to take care of it is to strip all the paint off and start
over. GM repainted vehicles under warranty (when they couldn't avoid
In the 1980's, carmakers (many import and domestic) used a latex paint
and it did not hold up well either. I remember cars with peeling paint
in the 1960's and 1970's (and they weren't GM either). I guess that it
happens once in awhile and sometimes, it takes time for it to rear its
ugly head. Anyway, I plan to get my truck painted in about a year if
it's still running well and nobody demolishes it for me.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveninces attending too much
liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~
I tried to talk GM into painting my car, but I was told 'it's too old for us
to give a shit'. I wonder if taking them to small claims court would get me
the money to have the car repainted .. I'm tired of the paint peeling off
the truck lid, hood, right and left rear quarter panels, and the roof .. I
asked GM, so you are basically telling me to kiss off?
"No", "Because the car is 13 years old, GM will not pay to have the car
repainted" .. Isn't that telling me to kiss off? Besides, yes, it's 13
years old .. but I've seen 25 year old cars with better paint jobs... ARGH!
Not to be rude, but because it wasn't fixed during the warranty
period. No laws that I am aware of forced you to purchase this car,
and if this early '90s car had other, more serious problems of the
nature that it would cost several thousand dollars to repair, wouldn't
you just scrap it?
I have a late '80s car with the exact same problem. It is part and
parcel of owning such a vehicle. My clear coat is peeling faster than
my skin would three days after seeing the sun. All this tells me is
that I will need to get body work done in the next year, and that I'LL
BE REPAINTING IT MYSELF. I won't be giving a bill to GM asking for
that money back.
While legitimate warranty problems are worth fighting over, something
that happened 15 years ago is not. If I were the salesman dealing
with you, I'd send you to the nearest Ford dealership. You wouldn't
be worth the commission.
Quid quid latine dictum sit altum videtur.
(That which is said in Latin sounds profound.)
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