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Question: Does anyone know if the warranty covers paint chipping off the RS Rims?

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Question: Does anyone know if the warranty covers paint chipping off the RS Rims?
Nope, it absolutely does not. That is why getting the polished wheels was a better option. Don't trust ANY painted wheels brah. My 2006 Cobalt SS/SC had NICE painted aluminum wheels until EVERY little thing chipped the hell out of them. It sucks man, but you might want to change your wheels if you are concerned about your Camaro's appearance.

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If the chipping is along the wheel rim, I'd say no. At best it would be fixed at the dealer's discretion.

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No. It's a car. It lives in the world. Chips happen.

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I have seen GM cover clear coat damage from road salt. What was happening was that the clearcoat was flaking off in large chunks. I agree with others though in that the paint chips on wheels are no different than the paint chips on the front fascia (I think I have about 100 chips on that).



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mine have a chip also

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I have seen GM cover clear coat damage from road salt. What was happening was that the clearcoat was flaking off in large chunks. I agree with others though in that the paint chips on wheels are no different than the paint chips on the front fascia (I think I have about 100 chips on that).
Hylton, do you have the polished wheels or the painted RS wheels?

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Hylton, do you have the polished wheels or the painted RS wheels?
I have polished but they come clearcoated from the factory. Unfortunately, the clearcoat that the OEM supplier used isn't the greatest and the end result is a polished wheel with a hazy shine. I'll probably get the clearcoat stripped off them next year.



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I have polished but they come clearcoated from the factory. Unfortunately, the clearcoat that the OEM supplier used isn't the greatest and the end result is a polished wheel with a hazy shine. I'll probably get the clearcoat stripped off them next year.
Really interesting knowledge man. If you stripped the clear coat off, how would you keep the wheels from getting scratched and knicked-up?

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Really interesting knowledge man. If you stripped the clear coat off, how would you keep the wheels from getting scratched and knicked-up?
The downside to stripping the clearcoat off is that you have to keep polishing them or they will oxidize and have a cloudy look. There are many applications which keep the air away from the aluminium but they still require frequent buffing and polishing to be show quality.

The plus side is that you can achieve a chrome like shine and you can buff out most of the scratches that you would get. Also, no paint chips to worry about.



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