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Does anyone have a granite JGC Summit with paint issues? I noticed a mottled texture and something that resembles tiger stripes in the paint when in sunlight. Put it under florescent bulbs and it was even more noticeable.
 

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In the bright sun it looks awesome. In the shade it is not so awesome.
Only on the hood and doors. If I push it the dealer will send it to the body shop. However, I am not willing to take the chance that the match will be perfect. I guess I am stuck with it.
In talking to some folks much smarter than I am, the consensus seems to be that clear coat when applied to metallic paint that has not completely dried will create this effect.
 

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So it would seem that all of my issues with my JGC Summit have been fixed. With the exceptiin off the crazy paint. The dealer insists its perfect. I don't see anything perfect about it. Additionally I admit I am reluctant to have 2 doors, a hood a parts of the roof repainted.x; Kinda big gamble that the finish will be an exact color and texure match. On top of that I will have to convince future buyers that they don't see what they are seeing. So after giving this a lot of thought......I was thinking that gettig a good trade in pruce for the exixting jeep.....were I to do it at the same dealer who assures me that it looks great as it is. So because I love this damn thing I am considering trading it in on a newer build. Then the bugs will have been worked out the I would.then potentiallially trade it in on a later build withou so many issues and with a cheaper monthly payment.
I know I will lose a couple grand in the transaction. I can live with that. Any smart folks have any ideas? Love my jeep would love a better one even more. Need advice. Thanks.
 

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The paint won't be an issue in 4 yrs when you sell it...

If you don't worry about the paint not matching... You have a warranty, use it! If it doesn't match it is on them. If your service department doesn't want to submit, go to another dealer.

Don't trade it in!!
 

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Initially the dealer said they couldn't see anything. Now they can see it. The only option is repainting the whole drivers side, roof, and hood. Considering the dealer painting process is different than the factory I fear it may make things worse. Not to mention the amount of time I would be without my vehicle. Even if the paint job came out good what would it look like in a year or two?
 

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I would have the dealer fix the paint if it bothers you that much. I have learned to live with mine. I too was considering trading for another 14 with a latter build date but finally I'm getting most of the bugs worked out.
Trading a 14 for a 14 you would probably loose close to 10 grand this early in the year so you might want to have the paint issue taken care of.
 

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Good point about losing out by trading in on the same year. Maybe I should trade for a 2015 summit at the same dealer. Then they can't complain about the paint.
 

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Hi, I have a 2014 GC Overland with Granite exterior and it's a recent build. Overall the paint is okay, not perfect but I can live with it. The only exception is an odd spot above the front passenger side door frame. I initially thought it might be some leftover residue from the factory or from shipping but when I washed it for the first time on Saturday I realized it was actually a paint finish issue. I took a couple of pictures but it's hard to get it to show well in a photo so hopefully you can tell what I'm talking about but it's really obvious in person. Does this look like something a Jeep dealer can correct? It almost looks like the paint was smeared before the clear coat was applied ?
 

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I stopped by a Jeep dealer today and they offered to try and buff the spot out. Not sure if you guys can see what I'm talking about from the picture. The guy that looked at it said it's a scuff mark from the assembly plant. Hopefully buffing it out works, if not I think I'll leave it alone as I'm not sure if having them re-paint it will cause a different issue.
 

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I stopped by a Jeep dealer today and they offered to try and buff the spot out. Not sure if you guys can see what I'm talking about from the picture. The guy that looked at it said it's a scuff mark from the assembly plant. Hopefully buffing it out works, if not I think I'll leave it alone as I'm not sure if having them re-paint it will cause a different issue.
Is the texture any different? If its all perfectly smooth, it's likely an inperfection in the base coat which was covered with the clear. If that's the case, repainting is the only option.

If there is a texture difference, it's in the clear coat, and anyone who knows what they're doing with a buffer and/or wet sanding should be able to make it unnoticeable.
 

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Is the texture any different? If its all perfectly smooth, it's likely an inperfection in the base coat which was covered with the clear. If that's the case, repainting is the only option. If there is a texture difference, it's in the clear coat, and anyone who knows what they're doing with a buffer and/or wet sanding should be able to make it unnoticeable.
To me there is no difference in the texture and it's just as glossy as the rest of the paint which makes me think it's under the clear coat. If it was a scuff mark like he says I'd think it wouldn't shine like it does. Hopefully they can buff it out but if not they said they would submit a warranty claim on it. I don't like the idea of them having to mess with the paint though. Would they only repaint that one spot and then have to hope they blend it in well enough to not notice? I guess it wouldn't look any worse than it does though lol, ugh.
 

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I have a 14 granite limited about 3 weeks old, not sure where you can find born on date but they just got it off the the train when I went to look at it.

While I was at Starbucks the light hit my front fender just right and it was so bad I thought my car had been hit
. Once I got close to the car the fender is perfectly straight just a major tiger stripe.

I don't think they have made any improvements yet.
 

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This was a 8/26 build date '14 Summit Hemi Granite that I rejected soley because of this hood paint flaw. I keep my Jeeps 12-14 yrs and no way I was letting anyone bust into factory clear/paint on day one...the 11/6 build date Deep Cherry Red that replaced it has perfect paint!
 

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Seems like a waste of time to reject a vehicle and wait months for a new one because of a paint flaw on a hood that would take 15 minutes to swap out.

Why would the dealer not simply swap hoods?
 
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