Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 04-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 526
Thena is on a distinguished road
2014 GC Overland Tarnished Chrome

The chrome all over my GC is tarnished. It's a 5-13 build, I got it on 5/25/13, and it has 7348 miles. It is garage kept and I wash it every time I put gas in it (at least once a week). I live in CO and they use magnesium chloride on the roads in winter (and we get snow even in April), but this is the first vehicle I have ever had that has had this issue. And I've had vehicles get way dirtier and for way longer than I allow this one to get. It spent two weeks parked in the airport parking lot while we went on vacation to Florida, but that shouldn't have caused this.

It has been detailed professionally and they couldn't get it all off.

Does anyone know of anything I can do to fix this?

The tarnish is on my rear step edge, my Jeep emblems, my chrome mirror covers, my grill, my tow hooks and around them, the chrome around my fog lights, etc. The only places there is no tarnish is the chrome around my windows and my doors handles. It's literally everywhere else.

I'm so angry about it. My beautiful GC looks horrible now, and it's easily visible from a distance. Is this something I can take it to the dealer for? Will my warranty cover this or is there something else I can do about it?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-08-2014, 12:53 PM
pensfan414's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 514
pensfan414 is on a distinguished road
By tarnished do you mean pitted? If so I have the same issue with the chrome on my front fascia. Looks terrible up close, esp in the light.
__________________

__________________
2000 Cherokee
2014 GC Overland
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 526
Thena is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 GC Overland Tarnished Chrome

Here are some pictures. I'm sorry my phone will only add them to one at a time.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (512.0 KB, 129 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2014, 01:10 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 526
Thena is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 GC Overland Tarnished Chrome

Grill
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (524.1 KB, 114 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-08-2014, 01:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 526
Thena is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 GC Overland Tarnished Chrome

Mirror
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (525.4 KB, 127 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 526
Thena is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 GC Overland Tarnished Chrome

Emblem
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (559.1 KB, 81 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-08-2014, 01:13 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 526
Thena is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 GC Overland Tarnished Chrome

Back step
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (529.7 KB, 90 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-08-2014, 01:14 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 526
Thena is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 GC Overland Tarnished Chrome

Tail light
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (514.2 KB, 79 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 526
Thena is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 GC Overland Tarnished Chrome

Fog light
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (509.0 KB, 87 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 526
Thena is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 GC Overland Tarnished Chrome

Quote:
Originally Posted by pensfan414 View Post
By tarnished do you mean pitted? If so I have the same issue with the chrome on my front fascia. Looks terrible up close, esp in the light.
It's not pitted yet, but it looks like it will end up that way eventually.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 2182
nikon858 has a reputation beyond reputenikon858 has a reputation beyond reputenikon858 has a reputation beyond reputenikon858 has a reputation beyond reputenikon858 has a reputation beyond reputenikon858 has a reputation beyond reputenikon858 has a reputation beyond reputenikon858 has a reputation beyond reputenikon858 has a reputation beyond reputenikon858 has a reputation beyond reputenikon858 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2014 GC Overland Tarnished Chrome

Being on every piece of chrome trim I doubt the dealer will help you. Try flitz polish.
__________________
14' Grand Cherokee Limited Hemi 4x2
http://s107.photobucket.com/user/nik...and%20Cherokee
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-08-2014, 04:04 PM
pensfan414's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 514
pensfan414 is on a distinguished road
Mine does not look like that. I only have evidence of rock/salt chips on my lower fascia. Your damage is quite a mystery to me. Couldn't hurt bringing it to the dealers attention.
__________________

__________________
2000 Cherokee
2014 GC Overland
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2014

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 Jeep GC Overland 4x4 5.7 :: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3percenter3 Member Garage Discussions 0 09-04-2013 03:55 PM
I'm trying decide between chrome 2013 SRT wheels and chrome 2013 Overland wheels jgc4ever Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10 02-11-2013 10:13 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.