cstugo

cstugo

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My '13 427 Convertible has 9,200km on it and I noticed that it already has significant paint chipping on the rear quarter panels in front of the rear wheels (sort of 10 o'clock are if you are looking at the rear wheel).
I also noticed that the small vent has the paint chipped around its edges also.

I purchased the front splash guards from APSIS to the tune of $500 thinking this would stop the issue but I just went for a quick drive and noticed a few black marks in the same area again indicating that dirt/stones are still getting to that area.

Does anyone else have this issue? My car is going to look like crap by mid-summer if this keeps up!!

Any solutions out there for this problem with the C6 with Z06/ZR1 rear panels?

Any help is appreciated. Going to discuss with my dealer next time I go in ... can't believe GM would sell a Corvette that self destructs its own paint job!

So far, other than this paint chipping problem, I totally LOVE the car!
 
Larger splash guards and/or thicker clear protector for those areas in need.

I have aftermarket front splash guards from Corvette Mods(?) which are larger and supposed to work quite well (tho not fitted yet). they're designed to go on over top of the OEM's.
 
Look back the side of a car and anything sticking out is going to get chipped sooner or later. Mud flaps or stone guards, while looking a little ugly, are not as ugly as sand blasted paint. An awful lot of the car would be covered with clear film if you wanted no chips. Even then, a rock isn't going to be stopped.
 
What about side skirts like the ones on the ZR1? They would protect the rockers as well as the rear quarter if they are wide enough. I have never seen them in person though so I don't know the extent of the protection. Maybe you could PM Navion and ask if he would be willing to take a picture down the side of his car?
 
I do have the side skirts on the ZR1 and I believe they will protect the rockers and rear quarters. However, that being said, I am still going to have those areas covered when I take the car to Manny to have the vanguard shield paint protection installed in the next 2 weeks just to be on the safe side of things. I will try and get a picture first opportunity and have Colin post it. For the price of the paint protection product, it would be a lot cheaper than buying the carbon fibre side skirts I suspect and having them installed.
 
My '13 427 Convertible has 9,200km on it and I noticed that it already has significant paint chipping on the rear quarter panels in front of the rear wheels (sort of 10 o'clock are if you are looking at the rear wheel).
I also noticed that the small vent has the paint chipped around its edges also.

I purchased the front splash guards from APSIS to the tune of $500 thinking this would stop the issue but I just went for a quick drive and noticed a few black marks in the same area again indicating that dirt/stones are still getting to that area.

Does anyone else have this issue? My car is going to look like crap by mid-summer if this keeps up!!

Any solutions out there for this problem with the C6 with Z06/ZR1 rear panels?

Any help is appreciated. Going to discuss with my dealer next time I go in ... can't believe GM would sell a Corvette that self destructs its own paint job!

So far, other than this paint chipping problem, I totally LOVE the car!

Compliments of Navion (Terry) here's a pic of side skirts he found for the ZR-1 which you might find interesting.

 
My car already has the carbon fibre side skirts. I also added the APSIS splash guards but it appears that dirt is still getting to the rear rockers above the wheel just behind the door.





These were $500 and really do look like "stock" pieces. They look great and will help I'm sure. Perhaps I need to repaint and then get 3M film on as the solution as the splash guards should keep the big stuff from getting back that far on the car.

Any more thoughts from anyone?
 
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