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Old 04-17-2008, 07:51 PM
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I showed this problem to my dealer and under warranty they have agreed to strip, sandblast, bake, and repaint the doors. They are also going to install that clear-bra material on the effected door surface to prevent it from happening again...body shop manager had seen the problem before. Now that's customer service!
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:18 AM
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one other thing that you guys should check is the leading edge of the quarter panel on either side (the bulge in front of the tire opening). My paint is severely damaged there. I had a body shop, while fixing some vandal damage, repair the area.

i love my car and all, but I feel that even though it is a bottom rung car, they could've put a little more paint/clear on it... especially cars heading to the northeast!

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Old 05-10-2008, 11:38 AM
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* Runs to the car in the garage to go check *
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Adirondack_Cobalt View Post
oh be careful... if its not from GM, it'll void your warranty...

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Christ your pretty much bang on the truth...
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:47 AM
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my cobalt is doing it also and it has 48000 miles on it.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:32 AM
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i have the same damn problem
lolz nub
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:32 PM
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I Just had my bottoms of my doors re-painted on friday. i was told to use some silicone grease on the weather stripping. and also, i am getting my door fixed. On the passenger side, the door is rubbing off the bottom of the fender, they had to order a shim thing or something. .... Thank god for warranty lol
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:41 PM
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mine look perfect, a lil dirty, but there is no paint missing after 3 1/2 years
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:21 PM
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I have the same damn problem the dealership tryed telling me i got something caught in the door! they touched it up and two months later it came back and ******* told me i got something caught in the door again! this is rideculous and so i walked the guy out to his used car lot and showed him on every cobalt in his lot is the same spot on the upper passanger door rubbed off
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:53 PM
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I have the same damn problem the dealership tryed telling me i got something caught in the door! they touched it up and two months later it came back and ******* told me i got something caught in the door again! this is rideculous and so i walked the guy out to his used car lot and showed him on every cobalt in his lot is the same spot on the upper passanger door rubbed off
so hes fixing it for you now? right? ask if you can use his phone to call your lawyer? or you could bend over and have him "lube it up" j/k but thats what hes doin
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:07 AM
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HE kept saying not covered under the warrenty till i had customer ser. on the phone and showed him all the other used cobalts then hes like lets go set up an appointment. Mind you for any one that is reading this the dealership is Dick Bigelow in Seven hills ohio also my moon roof bezel has fell out 7 times and this time i had them fix it once again when i got my oit changed and they left my headliner greasy and expected me to take it like that! and they tryed to clean it but still is dirty so now monday i have an appt for a new headliner and also the door to be "fixed" for now
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:25 PM
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did u just backtape the doors epoxy and re shoot the bottoms? Looks like its just base inside the jams really dont have that much shine to them. Kinda of looks like wet base with some dx 57 hardener or misted clear.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:54 AM
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I went to look at a 09 SS/TC and the paint was missing on the lower part of the door (where it meets the lower part of the A-pillar weather strip). It didn't seem to have rubbed off, it was just spotted like they didn't cure it properly and closed the door. This was a new car on the lot with 19 miles on the odometer.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:49 AM
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ok so i finally checked the bottom of my drivers door, but i didn't have anything wrong with it. NOW WHEN I LOOK IN THE GAP OF THE WEATHER STRIPING, THERE'S A SHAT TON OF RUST(NOT EVEN 3 MONTHS OLD YET). Tom. i'm taking out the trim and pealing back the weather stripping to see how bad it is, and check my other doors.
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Old 04-25-2009, 04:51 AM
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Thanks for the heads up about this! Never checked it but I will be doing that tomorrow!
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Old 04-25-2009, 04:55 AM
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thanks for the heads up
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:55 AM
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I had a strip about 1X4" on the bottom of the drivers side door. Had it repainted this time last year checked mine today and its happening again! PISSED
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:08 AM
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I made sure to inspect my doors before i took delivery of my 09 SS/TC - so far so good. I used 303 on the door seals just to make sure they were flexible.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:16 AM
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pics please I want to see how bad it looks...and not sure if I'm just looking in the wrong place or if I just dont have it
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:39 PM
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did u just backtape the doors epoxy and re shoot the bottoms? Looks like its just base inside the jams really dont have that much shine to them. Kinda of looks like wet base with some dx 57 hardener or misted clear.
I took the doors off, sand blasted the bottom, epoxy'd the bare metal, primed and painted the doors, I also cleared my jambs. Then i took the 3m clear stone guard tape and put it on the bottom where the seal meets. All they do at the fastory is put a half coat of clear on em, looks like **** and doesnt hold up worth a ****.
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Can someone post up a picture of the affected area, so that we know what you guys are talking about?
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:56 PM
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I will take one of my wifes car tom
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:04 PM
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pics please I want to see how bad it looks...and not sure if I'm just looking in the wrong place or if I just dont have it
yeah I'm curious about pics too
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:06 PM
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im in this for teh picz
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