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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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2019 Traverse paint

I own a 2019 Traverse AWD LT and absolutely love everything about it....it's the Chevy red with grey leather interior and is a real looker.
I have owned it since Nov 5, 2018 and have only one complaint.....I have 20 tiny rock chips in front....and it's maddening. I have lived in this part of the country Minn/Wisc for 65 years, and have never seen a paint chip as quickly as this.... AND once it chips it goes down to the white undercoat.

I can appreciate winters, sand, and salt etc....but its over the top....I wax and religiously take care of all my vehicles...but the whole idea of lightening up on truck for CAFE standards is a bit nuts....I just have to keep my touch up paint handy and change the white dots to red.....it's too bad cause everything else is an A+ but come on for 42K you'd thing it would be better than that....

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Tony. Have you been thinking about installing a bug deflector on the front of the hood. It help a lot to reduce these little paint chips caused by the oncoming vehicules specially the big ones like dump trucks.

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I had Xpel put on the front of my Traverse to protect it.


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Don't want chips on the hood? Either install a bug deflector or keep a safe distance. Rock hits weren't from a driver's tires but from other vehicles he was following too closely. or vehicles he shouldn't have been following at all.



Rocks and pebbles launched by the tires of vehicles ahead follow the laws of projectile motion unless stopped by effective mud flaps. Follow at 2 sec. behind or otherwise at a safe distance and you'll be out of range and your hood won't get "peppered".


Ditto goes for what you are following. I don't religiously take care of my vehicles' finishes - two washes and waxes per year if they are lucky. With over 3 years on the '16 truck with 60 mph State road as the main thoroughfare and not a single chip on the hood or on the '18's in the 6 months before installing a bug deflector (for bugs).



If found following a concrete truck, gravel truck or semi with worn or sailing mud flaps I always change lanes or drop back out of range until the car behind pulls up and I pull over and let him pass to become my rock (or smell) shield. Same goes for high clearance vehicles like farm equipment with huge tires, Jeeps and similar vehicles without mud flaps and with knobby rock launchers tire and other vehicles where the owner installs tires extending past the wheel wells. And by doing this, I've had no windshield starbursts either!!


Actually it is amazing how many routinely tailgate even when you're at or slightly over the speed limit. Was always fun when driving the unmarked (on the rear) service vehicle on the Belt Pkwy in B'klyn/Queens. Morons would routinely tailgate 10' off your rear bumper to "speed you up or move you over" even when already traveling over the speed limit. What a hoot it was to toe the left wheels on the narrow strip along the guard rail and kick up every piece of crap, rocks, pebbles, cigarette butts, dirt, etc. so the moron behind is traveling in a cloud of crap and dust until mustering enough brains to drop back! Too stupid to take a hint ...and it was Earl Scheib time for him.

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Another solution if you don't care for the bug deflector;
would be the clear-bra film for the leading edge of your hood.

https://www.invisiblemask.com

I bought a pre-cut kit from the above firm and installed it myself.
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Blame the EPA. Paint quality just isn't what it used to be....

I need to get Xpel on the front of my 2019 ASAP.
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Blame the EPA. Paint quality just isn't what it used to be....



I need to get Xpel on the front of my 2019 ASAP.


Best decision I made. We have had that on 3 out of the last 4 vehicles we've bought. Really wish I had done it on our MDX. Hood is potmarked all over.


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There is a problem with this paint. It is constantly getting the color chipped off, and the white sealer shows. The other Traverses I have seen in parking lots, have no chips. I am going to have the paint thickness checked. This is ho g wash ! A paint tech, at a dealership, insinuated that I was driving too fast behind trucks. My car will look like a pizza faced kid, by the end of summer.
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There is no doubt the finish is crap compared to the old technology acrylic enamel baked on finishes using a volatile petrochemical vehicle for spray application.



Not a big deal.....this is the price we pay for not having a dead planet in 12 years.....oops.....now must be down to 11 years 10 months and counting, just like as predicted in the 70s we saved the residents of sea level NYC from being under two feet of water by 1999, and just like the US saved the ozone layer by dropping $0.79/lb R12/R22 freon in favor of then $3.00/lb R134a to seal the ozone hole, and now on all drivers of '18+ vehicles once again are helping to avoid global catastrophe by ridding us of the demon $1.50/lb R134a in favor of the new flammable/explosive R1234yf (check your hood label).....and hold on to your hats '18+ owners because even at bargain Amazon rates the crap is going for upwards of $90/lb.....and also be prepared to kiss your a$$ goodbye should a refrigerant line rupture in an accident and the R1234yf ignite!


So, chipping paint for even the slightest insult is the price we pay for greed under the guise of saving the Earth. No more expensive, time consuming acrylic enamel finish. Now a robot sprays a few microns thick electrostatically charged colored powder onto the body, which is melted and then finishes of with a water based clear coat that is little harder than Jello to "protect" the color coat below......no expensive time consuming compounding or polishing is necessary for finishing. Fragile as it is this crap doesn't spontaneously chip.....it chips for a reason and when traveling 60+ mph with a you don't need a bolder sized particle spun off a rear tire at similar speed in the opposite direction toward you to cause a chip when impacting your crap "paint" job at 120 mph.


It is unfair when you get a more durable paint job on a Tonka toy truck than a $50K+ Traverse. Similarly it's the tailgaters lament......but, the bottom line is you can be proactive and use a bug deflector, or a bra, or high impact film or other protective coating OR just use common sense in avoiding situations which increase the likelihood of getting paint chips or windshield starbursts. ......As crappy as these finishes are, these chips do not spontaneously generate, they are caused by a sharp high speed impact and most of the time you'll even never hear the impact of the tiny stone that knocks off a chip. Draft a truck now and cry later.

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