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Old 07-30-2015, 09:23 AM   #1
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2015 Siverado "Fallout" update.

I posted a couple months back about a fallout issue on my new 2015 Silverado. In case you don't know what that is, fallout is "rail dust" or some other contaminant that has damaged the clear coat. The dealer I bought the truck from just happens to be across the street from a raised rail system (Miami). I believe if they took the proper preventive measures, like washing their vehicles, it would not be an issue.

Anyway, it was "clay barred" twice by a dealer which removed the contamination except for some very small spotting. GM tried the old "it's not a "manufacturing defect" therefore not a "warranty issue". I pointed out in one of the owners manuals that fallout is warranted for 12 months/ 12,000 miles. At this point you have to look very closely at an angle to see it. I still have the option to have it re clear coated but at this point I hesitate to go that route. I will keep an eye on it for the next few months.

If you are buying a new truck inspect the clear coat very carefully especially on the horizontal surfaces. You don't need this situation, because once they have your money the most they will probably do is clay bar the surface. If I had not noticed the warranty statement I would have been very limited in my options.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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Not surprising with so many new vehicles shipped by rail... This will remove it:
http://www.carpro-us.com/decontamina...-iron-x-500ml/
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:23 AM   #3
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Not caused by shipping by rail it's mostly from area contaminates. Dealers PI the vehicles when they arrive which includes a wash job. Our dealers around here wash there vehicles on the lot every couple of weeks and we are not even close to a transit or over head rail system. I would say in Brewhedd case, where he purchased the vehicle was in a vulnerable area. Remember also the paints are now water based and not like the old style which was more tolerable of environment conditions. Later RJD
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:06 AM   #4
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If it is a 1500 series, chances are it was made in Mexico and shipped by rail to the states, where it sits until forwarded to the correct dealers area; then shipped by truck to the dealer.
And if made in the US; I was told by a GM person that they are only shipped by truck to the dealer if it is less than 8 hours from the plant. Anything further is via rail then by truck. (That was four or five years ago, so times may have changed.)
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I would be hesitant having a 2nd clear coat put on. They have a record of not properly sanding the old coat and spraying. This will cause your clear coat to start separating and peeling in 4 to 5 years turning your paint job dull white. good luck to you.
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Not surprising with so many new vehicles shipped by rail... This will remove it:
CarPro Iron X 500ml - www.CarPro-US.com
They must want you to be sure all of it is removed.
"Rinse car paint and wheels thoroughly with a power washer and wipe dry"
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They must want you to be sure all of it is removed.
"Rinse car paint and wheels thoroughly with a power washer and wipe dry"
Not necessary. I washed it off with soap and water from garden hose.
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Just something i pulled off of their web site.
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Same Issue's

I had the same issue with my 2006 I bought the truck pretty much when it was brought to the dealership right when the 6.6 H.O. LBZ came out. I then drove it to the beach and with the salt air I had little rust spots every where. It took a some arguing but they clay bared it and it turned out perfect for me. My friend just had his same issue with his 15 too and GM is repainting it now. I will let you know how it looks.
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