I've got a 2005 LS Sedan with the Victory Red paint. 134K miles and still going strong. Summer 2014 I had a single spot on the hood that started to have the clear coat peel away slowly. I power washed all the extra bits off, and used some clear coat spray to patch it in hopes of stopping it. Early 2015 I notice 2 spots on my roof on opposite sides are losing the clear coat as well. Since then I've lost about 25 percent of the clear coat on my roof. Everytime it rains water gets under the clear coat, bubbles it up, and then destroys it and it flakes off in pretty sizable chunks. It's not fading, it's like the clear coat just noped out of being on the car.
I seem to be finding new spots every week or so now. I've had one in the past week that went from not existing to being 8 inches across of clear coat just gone. The spot I patched also started to grow again and interestingly, it's doing it in the exact same place on the other side.
I guess I'm more just ranting and curious if anybody else is having this problem. I see a few Cobalts that are starting to lose some clear coat, but the sheer speed that mine is doing it is alarming and I take pretty good care of it. Most of the ones I see peeling are pretty beat up already.
My trunk and doors are starting to go to. Interestingly, where it's not peeled, the paint still looks really good. Pictures below. I live in Kansas and the car hasn't been garaged since I got it at 94K miles.
Left side of the picture is the original spot. One on opposite side and middle showed up the same time as the roof stuff.
These patches doubled in size in the course of a single rainy week. Just ridiculous. They're even bigger now as these pictures are a couple weeks old.
This is the driver door and the only part where it's fading rather than actually peeling. It's looked bad for a while but is getting noticeably worse too.