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Paint issues

Post by cornishtaz » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:35 pm

Anyone had issues with paint on their Astra. I've had mine since December and covered 4300 miles and the front end has like 60 stone chips right down to the primer with the biggest one being close to 7mm long, also got one on the rear door next to the door handle.

My old GTC and VXR both suffered badly and ended up getting a respray under warranty.

I'm go8ng to speak to my warranty manager to see what can be done.

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Re: Paint issues

Post by Paulch » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:52 pm


Yes I have a couple of really bad ones on the bonnet and a lesser one on the drivers wing. Also on the front bumper there are quite a few places where the black (plastic?) is showing through the Red. Everytime I wash it I find more.

I shall be mentioning it to the dealer when I take it in for the fuel update but I'm not impressed with the paint. My old Astra H had very few stone chips after 8 years and 110K miles.


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Re: Paint issues

Post by somervillearron » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:51 pm

is your car red?

i got mine brand new a few months back and i had chips everywhere after 1000 miles,i have had many cars most of them really old cars and i can honestly say i have never experienced this before!.

my car now has 8034 miles on the clock and it is covered in chips most rite down to the primer,they are even on the wing but mostly on the bonnet! i think this is surely a issue with the power red paint because i have looked at a few red vauxhalls most of them are flame red i think and they dont have anything near the ammount of chips mine does and i am talking 5/6 year old cars

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Re: Paint issues

Post by The Northumbrian » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:05 pm

Not just power red as I have the same problem. The paint appears to chip really easily. Live the car except for this.
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Re: Paint issues

Post by Sanitizer » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:25 pm

I have one on the top of the bumper next too the bonnet... Getting the top panel/ bumper wrapped in clear.
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Re: Paint issues

Post by James 33 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:47 pm

Not noticed any chips yet after nearly 3k miles but have a couple of scratches already. One on the back door about 2 inches long down to the primer and another on the nearside front wing that I'm hoping will polish out
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Re: Paint issues

Post by cooldad » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:57 am

Believe it or not, my car was actually delivered with a couple of stone chips, which I didn't notice immediately!! :o :o When I complained to the dealer, they sent out a repair bloke to my house who did an excellent job.

I've actually taken out insurance to cover minor damage, but found out it doesn't cover the bi-colour (diamond cut) alloys, which is a bit naughty! :x
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Re: Paint issues

Post by Anupanu » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:14 am

From the posts above it would seem that Power Red and Emerald green are the main culprits to stone chipping?

Any other examples of excessive chipping?
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Re: Paint issues

Post by Dannyruss1 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:01 pm

Not noticed any stone chips but got some paint nibs on the back door right at the edge by the handle and on passenger door sill not noticed any stone chips but will keep eye on it

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Re: Paint issues

Post by Proph » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:03 pm

I've got a big dirty one on the passenger between the windscreen and passenger door down to primer, really don't understand how a rock that size flicked up there and mine is summit white.
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