Clearcoat peeling off

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger General Maintenance' started by mudcamper, May 1, 2021.

  1. mudcamper

    mudcamper New Member

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    I have a 2018 Challenger SXT, F8 Green. It's only 2.5 years old and the clearcoat is peeling off of the 2 strips that run along the roof near the sides.

    Are those painted rubber? Is this a common problem? Is the paint covered under warranty? And is there anything I can do to mitigate or improve the situation?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 2017 Redline HC

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    That definitely should be covered by your warranty. I would get it into your dealer right away.
    I dont think I’ve ever heard of this issue before.
     
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    IntimidatorRT Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I remember the clear-coat problem on GM years back. especially trucks. never heard anything like this on our modern cars.
     
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    Its under warranty provided the roof wasn't repainted. (i.e. - hail damage?) Get it to the dealer asap.
    Keep us posted!
     
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    Yes, they are painted rubber. To avoid having to repaint them again, just have them install a non-painted (black) set. The black strips will match your color theme, so they should look great. To fully integrate them, cover the top and rear deck with 3M matte black wrap. If you want, you can always remove the wrap later.
     
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    OK thanks for the replies guys. Interesting idea 68Mopar. Hmm. Well I will contact my dealer and see what they say...
     
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    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    There was a similar issue back in 2009, due to an excessive amount of clearcoat applied at the factory. There was a Raid Response Transmittal- RRT 09-047 issued informing dealers to replace the moldings before the cars were sold. Maybe you have the same problem?

    Here is the RRT:

    Microsoft Word - RRT #09-047 REV B.doc (sequentialtaillights.com)