Caution: Refer to Clearcoat/Ultraviolet Screeners Caution in the Preface section.
Note: Always refer to the manufacturer's packaged instructions for the detailed procedures of materials used for compounding and/or polishing.
Since the severity of the condition varies from area to area, proper diagnosis of the contamination extent is critical to the success of the repairs. Perform the diagnosis under high intensity fluorescent lighting on the horizontal surfaces (hood, roof panel, rear compartment lid), after the surfaces have been properly cleaned by washing the vehicle with a GM approved Liquid Wash and Wax kit.
There are 3 basic types of acid rain damage: Surface Level Contamination: May be repaired by simply washing the vehicle, cleaning the surface with a silicone wax and grease remover, neutralizing acidic residue, and finesse polishing--Refer to Surface Level Contamination Repair.
Clearcoat Etching: Slight etching is still noticeable after the above washing and finesse polishing procedure. Refer to Slight Clearcoat Damage - Wet Sanding, Finesse Polishing.
Basecoat Etching: Severe etching beyond the clearcoat into the basecoat in the affected areas will require refinishing. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
Surface Level Contamination Repair
Slight Clearcoat Damage - Wet Sanding, Finesse Polishing
Customer Assistance Offices
Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. However, if a customer wishes to write or e-mail Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed to: United States and Puerto Rico Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 4 ...
Floor Carpet Drying
If the carpet or the pad or insulator is wet, use the following criteria for drying or for replacing the components: For a 1-piece carpet assembly bonded to a cotton or a fiber padding, replace the entire assembly For a 2-piece carpet assembly with a cotton or a fiber padding, replace ...
Infants and Young Children
Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province ...