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Old 04-24-2016, 09:08 AM   #1
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Unhappy Salem outer coating peeling (picture)

Has any Salem owners seen this? We were NOT in a storm. We did NOT hit any trees. Does anyone have a suggestion? Should I peel the rest off myself?
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:14 AM   #2
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Not sure if you noticed your pic did not come thru
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:17 AM   #3
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Not sure if you noticed your pic did not come thru
Try again. Can't figure out how to upload a picture.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:22 AM   #4
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Salem outer coating peeling off

Try again with picture. Any suggestions on why this would happen? No storm or tree damage. Should I peel the rest off myself?
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:38 AM   #5
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Is that raw fiberglass under the paint. Either bad prep work when painted or someone got to close with a pressure washer. I would not peel. I would sand that section, and repaint with a matching color. Is it still under warranty?
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:57 AM   #6
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Nah. I do not own a pressure washer. The unit is a 2015 model, purchased new in 2014. Not under warranty. The finish underneath the peeling is smooth.
It acts almost like a thin film of protective coating over an electronic appliance.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:13 AM   #7
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Looks like clear coat pealing. If not under warranty you can try cleaning surface well . Then re-spraying with a good quality automotive clear coat.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:16 AM   #8
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Clear coat? My vote would be to repaint. If that is the clear coat, I say that cuz it's not shiney in the peeling areas, your paint will oxides real fast without it.
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:48 PM   #9
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Even though this is out of warranty, I believe my first attempt would be getting the dealer to address this peeling condition. If the dealer refuses, contact Salem. If Salem refuses, suggest that leaving it like that is certainly good advertising for their product line.

What you are experiencing may only be the start. If it is paint, it either wasn't prepped properly or there was moisture or chemical on the surface. The finish should last much longer than 2 years.
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THANKS! I plan on doing just that on Monday, contacting the dealer with a picture. It looks like crap.
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