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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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"Line" of Missing Paint on Bottom Inside of Door.

When looking at 3 of my four doors, i have a peeling of paint or a line (if thats what you call it) of paint that has worn off/away at the bottom inside portion of the door.



My Cobalt is a 2009. This is on three of my doors but the thing is these same 3 doors all had to be repainted by a local bodyshop. The door that doesnt have this line rub off is the door that didnt have to be repainted. The missing paint is down to the grey looking primer from what i can tell. I would like to know if this is normal? Could someone please check the bottom of their cobalts doors (prefereably a sedan since thats what i have) and see if they have this wear line of missing paint? I need to know this so i can see whether or not its a bodyshop job just gone bad or is this "standard" on all Cobalts. Also how can i go about fixing this? will i have to have the whole door repainted or will touch up suffice? And if i can touch up will i have to sand then prime? Please assist me. Thank you!!
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I have an 08 sedan and I have no damage there. When was the paint job done and what kind of warranty did they give you? I would make it my first step to request a repair.

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a common issue with cobalts is the bottom of the doors rubbing on the rubber on the sills, check to make sure those aren't rubbing together.

My sisters has an 08 LS sedan and 2 of the doors are rusted away on the bottom because the doors rubbed the rubber on the sills all that time.

my friends 06 coupe has a rusty driver door from rubbing the rubber that lines the door sill or whatever you call that chunk, its the piece of rubber thats commonly replaced with metal door sills that say "Cobalt" or "g5" or whatever.

Anyways..... put a little black paint, or chalk or whatever on the rubber, shut the doors, go about your daily routine and at the end of the day see if the stuff rubbed off on the door... I "suspect" that's your issue

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a common issue with cobalts is the bottom of the doors rubbing on the rubber on the sills, check to make sure those aren't rubbing together.

My sisters has an 08 LS sedan and 2 of the doors are rusted away on the bottom because the doors rubbed the rubber on the sills all that time.

my friends 06 coupe has a rusty driver door from rubbing the rubber that lines the door sill or whatever you call that chunk, its the piece of rubber thats commonly replaced with metal door sills that say "Cobalt" or "g5" or whatever.

Anyways..... put a little black paint, or chalk or whatever on the rubber, shut the doors, go about your daily routine and at the end of the day see if the stuff rubbed off on the door... I "suspect" that's your issue
And if this is the issue what do i do to solve it?

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I have an 08 sedan and I have no damage there. When was the paint job done and what kind of warranty did they give you? I would make it my first step to request a repair.
It was done 2 years ago, Summer of 2010. They back it with a lifetime warranty. I am unfamiliar with the refinishing process. I don't know if they sand the door down 100 percent inside and out or do they sand it only to a particular boundry then repaint and blend. Im just hoping that this line of missing paint is within the area that they repainted if so.
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Was the body shop affiliated with one of our dealerships, because if so I'm happy to follow up on this with you! Let me know!
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Snappa, I guess I can't answer that either. I suppose you can always ask them for detailed information about the process before you present your concern. The worst that can happen is they say no.

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I don't think my 05 sedan has that paint missing but now I'm going to have to double check :/
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I know I have rust growing there. I plan on sanding it down this winter. I would love to know a solution to this problem. I dont quite understand how rubber is scuffing the paint off to be honest!


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I know I have rust growing there. I plan on sanding it down this winter. I would love to know a solution to this problem. I dont quite understand how rubber is scuffing the paint off to be honest!
Yeah i was wondering the same thing. So yours is stock paint that is doing that??
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