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So I have had my 2022 White RS for almost 10 months. I have several paint chips on the hood. No clue why because I don’t drive it much and I’m not following rock trucks or driving gravel. I’ve never had a vehicle chip so easily. And it’s just the hood too. The dealership gave me a paint pen but I really don’t want to be fixing chips all the time. I feel like there has to be something wrong with how it was painted. Anyone else??
 

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So I have had my 2022 White RS for almost 10 months. I have several paint chips on the hood. No clue why because I don’t drive it much and I’m not following rock trucks or driving gravel. I’ve never had a vehicle chip so easily. And it’s just the hood too. The dealership gave me a paint pen but I really don’t want to be fixing chips all the time. I feel like there has to be something wrong with how it was painted. Anyone else??
I too have a 2022 white RS. I have paint chips along the front edge of the hood. Nothing on the rest of the hood (horizontal). I match you exactly that I don't drive much, I don't follow rock trucks or gravel roads, etc. It seems it chips very easily. I am in process of ordering a hood deflector for the front of the car. As we match (same year, color, chips, low driving) perhaps it is a flaw.
 

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Just because you are not behind trucks with rocks does not mean other cars are not throwing them up on the TB. Perhaps they chip easy I don't know but if you are on the HWY I could see it still happening.
 

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So I have had my 2022 White RS for almost 10 months. I have several paint chips on the hood. No clue why because I don’t drive it much and I’m not following rock trucks or driving gravel. I’ve never had a vehicle chip so easily. And it’s just the hood too. The dealership gave me a paint pen but I really don’t want to be fixing chips all the time. I feel like there has to be something wrong with how it was painted. Anyone else??
I have my car for about 6 mons and have the same issue. I’m fixing to install a hood deflector so I don’t have to see all the chips.
 

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So I have had my 2022 White RS for almost 10 months. I have several paint chips on the hood. No clue why because I don’t drive it much and I’m not following rock trucks or driving gravel. I’ve never had a vehicle chip so easily. And it’s just the hood too. The dealership gave me a paint pen but I really don’t want to be fixing chips all the time. I feel like there has to be something wrong with how it was painted. Anyone else??
 

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I’ve had mine for about 3 weeks and I have 2 little chips on the hood. Lots of highway driving but no gravel roads. I bought chipfixx chipfix.ca to repair it but I want to find a hood defector. Seems to be hard to get. Any info on that would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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So I have had my 2022 White RS for almost 10 months. I have several paint chips on the hood. No clue why because I don’t drive it much and I’m not following rock trucks or driving gravel. I’ve never had a vehicle chip so easily. And it’s just the hood too. The dealership gave me a paint pen but I really don’t want to be fixing chips all the time. I feel like there has to be something wrong with how it was painted. Anyone else??
I spent almost $2000 to put on a 3M paint protection film on my 2022 Active. It has paid off well so far but I can say the same for my windshield . Only owned the TB 3 months and I already had to replace it due to rocks being kicked up by trucks and other vehicles. It was a wise investment cause I drive 160-180 miles a day for work
 

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I’ve had mine for about 3 weeks and I have 2 little chips on the hood. Lots of highway driving but no gravel roads. I bought chipfixx chipfix.ca to repair it but I want to find a hood defector. Seems to be hard to get. Any info on that would be appreciated. Thanks
I've been looking at different deflectors, different companies. I have decided it will be either the one offered by gmparts, or more likely the one offered by AVS. There seems to be 2 styles. One that is at an angle and slightly raised up in the back or AVS also offers one that is like a "skin", which lays flat and has the shape of the hood. Go to google and search simply "19432160" to see the GM, or "aus322192" for the AVS. There is a color choice of "smoke" which is kind of a smokey but see thru color, or a Matte Black which closely matches the color aroud your wheel wells, rockers. They seem to be available between $80 to $100 range (plus or minus). They tape on. Availability? All the websites have a contact section to write and ask about availability before ordering.
 

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I’ve had mine for about 3 weeks and I have 2 little chips on the hood. Lots of highway driving but no gravel roads. I bought chipfixx chipfix.ca to repair it but I want to find a hood defector. Seems to be hard to get. Any info on that would be appreciated. Thanks
sorry I type AUS,, it is AVS322192
 

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I too have had my fair share of chips, but no more here than with any other vehicle I’ve owned in 50 plus years of car/truck ownership. Our 2021 TB Activ has nearly 25k. Further more, it’s had windshield replaced as well due to a significant rock hit right in drivers forward field of view. Wasn’t a rock truck. Not a truck at all. A regular car changed into my lane with minimal following distance picking up a rock on the road surface just enough to send it into me. I’d bet 95% of all rocks are slung up on our front end by the car in front tire treads gripping the rock just enough to get it airborne, not falling off a commercial vehicle as it happens. Yes, the rock likely fell off one originally, but we just roll over them soon after. I try to be cognizant of safe following distance from those in front, but so often interstate driving and careless drivers make that hard. No easy answer. Rock shields and even clear acrylic installed to leading surfaces can really make a difference, especially if the paint pen isn’t an option.
 

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Yes! they did it indicate it was out.
I tried 2 places and they are out too. There is a guy on ebay who is selling them (same part number). It caught my attention because his price was low (around 65 to 70 dollars or there abouts). BUT he wants 54 additional for shipping. Crazy amount. He claims he has 20 of them in stock. I find this hard to believe when everyone else has none. It is all to suspicious for me to order.
 

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Ya I think I’ll just touch em up. If they get bad in 4 years I’ll just repaint the hood
This past weekend I installed the AVS hood deflector in matte black. Love the look. Easy to install. Now the area that was getting chips is covered. Bought it from AVS directly (less than buying from GM), got it in 3 days.
 
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