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View Poll Results: Are You Happy With Your 2012/2013 Paint Job?
Yes, it's flawless 34 32.38%
Yes, it has a few flaws but otherwise acceptable 51 48.57%
No, i'm in the middle of escalating the issue 16 15.24%
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:08 PM
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Anyone think they have paint quality issues?

I've just done 9000km since February purchase. Vehicle has been through a few snowstorms but nothing major. Jetwashed weekly and sits in heated garage overnight.

Black obviously shows up all the crap, but i have whatg looks like clouding on various parts of the body when viewed in the sunlight. Looks like the front paint job is speckling and just looks like a 3 year old truck already.

Now the weather had finally turned better up here, i'll be out giving it a good quality waxing this weekend to see the before/after.

If i'm not happy, i guess it's a Dealer escalation first...???
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:15 PM
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I'm only closing in on 1,000 miles, and I do have a white truck ~ but I'm happy with the paint quality. No major flaws ... There was a couple flaws in the clear bra on the rear bumper that was corrected, and that's about it
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I have quite a few flaws that I'm waiting to hear back from Chrysler on! Looks like my truck wasn't cleaned off before it was painted and a bunch of dirt was painted right into it, all over the truck! I don't know how it passed final inspection because it is very noticeable!
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I have quite a few flaws that I'm waiting to hear back from Chrysler on! Looks like my truck wasn't cleaned off before it was painted and a bunch of dirt was painted right into it, all over the truck! I don't know how it passed final inspection because it is very noticeable!
Sorry to hear that. How did you escalate it.
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My ‘13 Copperhead Pearl has no major flaws but has a black spec or two in the paint on every panel. It is still on par or better with other vehicles I have had so I am not pressing the issue. I’m sorry to hear about the serious issues other people are having.
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Anyone think they have paint quality issues?

I've just done 9000km since February purchase. Vehicle has been through a few snowstorms but nothing major. Jetwashed weekly and sits in heated garage overnight.

Black obviously shows up all the crap, but i have whatg looks like clouding on various parts of the body when viewed in the sunlight. Looks like the front paint job is speckling and just looks like a 3 year old truck already.

Now the weather had finally turned better up here, i'll be out giving it a good quality waxing this weekend to see the before/after.

If i'm not happy, i guess it's a Dealer escalation first...???
I have a small area that looks like something (about 1cm long) was on the truck and they painted right over it. Service manager said it should have never come off the lot like that.......

ANYWAY, took it in and they photographed it, sent the photos to Chrysler. Once approved they were to get an estimate from a body shop for the repair and then get with me to schedule it. They said it shouldn't be a problem to get it done but the process can be a couple weeks. And then scheduling at the body shop can be a week or two out after that.

I will be sure to post a thread if they do me wrong to let everyone know about it.
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I will be sure to post a thread if they do me wrong to let everyone know about it.
Good info thanks. How many KMs on your truck before you brought it to dealer's attention?
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I have 9000kms on mine too. Picked it up in the winter so didn't do the tooth brush inspection. Didn't knew I had to
Well about a month ago I had " fall out" rust on the paint so I washed it by hand for the first time ( 5000kms )
Well needless to say thale paint is garbage. I have more that 15 blemishes in my paint and every time I wash it I find more
I am in talks with the dealer but they keep saying that I should have inspected the NIGHT I got it.
I will be dropping the truck off next week for repair regardless.
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Sorry to hear that. How did you escalate it.
I took it back to the dealership and they sent me to a body shop for an estimate which was then sent to chrysler for approval!
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