well i just got thru washing the v and noticed rust on the trunk where i had had my sirius antenna, using the xm now thank goodness. i cant believe the paint issues i am having with this car, the trunk on my '96 STSz never rusted like this whats up. first bird poop bubbling up the paint on the hood, and now this :rant2: . i'm sure they will say the rust is from the nonfactory ant thus not being cvrd. i did get some of it off with wax. but shouldn't the clear coat have prevented this and the bubbling up from the poop? i'm sure i will always have an issue with the trunk from now on. :mad: Jeez.
08-26-06, 07:57 PM
Did the antenna have a magnet-mount base, or was it double-sided adhesive, trapping moisture between the antenna body and the trunk lid? I don't have too many complaints except that it seems the clear coat is too thin for my liking and the hood chips too easily.
Low slung, performance sedan, engineered to have the air flow go over the car instead of under = chipped paint. Especially at 174mph. The SRT-8 is no better in this category. I have a paint "stick" that I use religiously after every wash. I've lost count of the paint chips.
08-27-06, 12:13 AM
get a clear clear bra, problem solved. I dont even worry about chips anymore!