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Old 01-17-2006, 12:37 PM   #1
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on my olds the paint is chiping on the hood and a little on th roof maybe about the size of a small snowflake and it is scattered all over the hood and there are to on the roof of the car maybe about 15 alll together is this something i should worry about or what
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Make sure bare metal isn't showing through.

And stop following so close, your car is eating all those rocks.
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i think that it it is down to the primer and it isnt from following so close though it gets worse every time i hand wash it

thus i am to afraid to powerwash it
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Unforunately, this is pretty common in GMs. I've got lots of spots like that myself (of course, living up north where they salt and sand the roads makes it even worse). Not a lot you can do at this point but get some touch up paint.

Be glad yours is just little spots. I got this to deal with....



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Jonh...looks like someone did alot of leaning on the car while working on the engine
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Looks like it, but there'* no damage to the body or the primer. The paint just don't wanna stick to the primer in that spot (and a couple of others). With the hood closed, you can barely see it, luckily. But knowing it'* there drives me freakin' nuts!!

And, at least up here, I see tons of GM'* with much worse than mine. There'* a Corisca I see a lot in North Minneapolis that is almost nothing but primer.

The LeSabre I had before the bonne had some big old patches missing. No body damage, exposed primer loked perfect (no scuffs or scratches) which made me start to notice it on other GM cars. I've even read it about it elsewhere. Apparently GM had some pretty low standards on paint and, as I said before, it'* actually pretty common. Don't know for sure what years, and I'm too lazy to find the article again right now....
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white was by far the worst the early 90 GM'*...there are a few cars that are actually down to the metal and GM wont do anything about it
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Ahhhhh sorry..I thought about my own car and where it'* issues are. Yep..I'm following and doing lots of highway driving. That'll sandblast a car quick.
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white was by far the worst the early 90 GM'*...there are a few cars that are actually down to the metal and GM wont do anything about it
Actually, now that you mention it, that Corsica I mentioned used to be white. Now, tho, it'* mostly gray....
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Ive got one or two spots down almost down to the metal from salt chips. I just gonna leave'em till I get back and have the entire car repainted cadillac tri-white. Im sick of repairing the salt hits every winter. Goin south were most people dont know what road salt is.
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