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I had the wheels off the Z06 today for a good Zaino'ing before the Corvette and Chevy expo this weekend. I had noticed a couple of chips just looking through the wheel, but upon closer inspection I noticed that they were chipped in many places, probably 20 chips per caliper, front and rear. I don't know what GM is painting these with but it is not very durable. I only have 1800 miles on the car and never run it on rough roads so this is doubly distressing to me. In the 8 months that I had the calipers painted on the 2000 FRC, not one scratch or chip and they were painted with Rustoleum. Luckily, I was ablt to touch them up with some of the leftover Rustoleum which is a perfect color match. Looks like I'll be repainting these after the show this weekend. Why can't GM use quality parts?

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SS, it sounds like the manufacturer did not do a good cleaning job before they applied the finish.


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SS - I can not say that I have seen any chips on mine after 2300 miles and I clean them with a sponge through the wheels when I wash the car. I will look closer now on your report. I will be looking for you and your car at the GRB this weekend!!


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Since your calipers and your brake cooling ducts are both chipping, you must be picking up some rocks in your tires. No chips on either of mine.

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Dave/SS you really inspired me with attention to detail as well as your creativity with regard to your Z. You really got my creative juices flowing. SS I guess this is what this board is all about! Thanks! FUBU69/LES

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Originally posted by mrdatalife:
SS--there's a show this weekend? where?

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This weekend the Corvette and Chevy Expo will be at the George R. Brown convention center downtown off US59. I have gone the last 4 years and it is wonderful.
Its 95% vettes of all vintages and the rest high interest chevys such as Camaros, Chevelle SSs, '50s era, etc. If you love vettes and our automotive heritage, this show is for you. Aftermarket parts vendors will be there selling their wares as well. Opens 10 am Sat and Sun and closes 7 pm on Sat and 6 pm Sun. There is also space reserved for folks who want to sell their private vehicles.

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David, I've been driving both Zs all winter in all kinds of weather and crap on the road. I haven't noticed any chipping!! Perhaps your calipers were contaminated with oil or some other substance before they were painted.
I'd take it back to the dealer and let them sort it out.

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No chips here, but those tires are so soft rocks always get stuck to them, I hear them bouncing off all the time, this could be your problem.

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I noticed a chunk of paint missing from my passenger's side front caliper the other day. I thought it was just a fluke and fixed it with my exterior touch-up paint (torch red). After hearing about yours, I will start keeping a close eye on mine. If mine starts doing what yours are doing, GM will be replacing my calipers.
My side vents are also getting pitted like yours, but I dont know what I will do about that. I may wait until near the end of my 3/36 warranty to address it. I am scared to let the dealer touch the body of my car more than they have to. I don't drive my car in the rain or snow, so I am a little unhappy about this. Still love the car though.


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Dave - I checked mine this aftenoon and spotted no chips or defects.

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No chips for me either. Maybe you should bring the car back and complain. Couldn't hurt.

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No chips on the first one here either. One of the guys from Whidbey Island did get a small piece of stone caught between the caliper and the wheel, damaging the inside of the wheel in the fall. He was going to buy an entire new rim, however I strongly suggested he simply get it repaired at a wheel repair shop. I will keep an eye on the new Zap's calipers.

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Mine are doing the same thing. All 4 corners are chipping very badly.


Started shortly after I'd gotten the car - but has gotten worse over time.

My problem is, the dealership knows that I take it to track events, and I doubt that they'll replace them.

-christopher

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