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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #15 on: 20 February 2021, 17:35:19 »

I think it's a Z157 + Omega platform problem then
not seen this paint fault on any of the Z157 astra G (2 off)  and astra H (4 off )  or zafira A or B or both the Corsa C we've had  ???
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #16 on: 20 February 2021, 17:42:09 »

Yeah,my brothers 'x' plate is z147 and no signs of any paint issues on any panels .
Certain colours of certain manufacturers do seem to have issues.
Lots of 80's carnelian red Vauxhalls had peeling lacquer.
Lots of red 80's vw's go pink !
Typical that our z157 omegas have issues .although the garage did say they had seen a few other manufacturers silvers recently with spots !
Was going to consider a colour change to the darker silver if I'd known they were going to repaint as much as they did but too late now anyway.
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #17 on: 20 February 2021, 17:49:24 »

And you scrapped it because...  ::)
It was truly one of those cars I always look back with with immense fondness, and with my rose tinted glasses, always regret the day it went.  Especially with Terry the chip man giving me regular updates about what had been taken off it with each of his visits to the scrapyard it went to.

The final straw was the gearbox - which had already had a very full and interesting life in its 240k miles - which decided that a box full of neutrals was a far more befitting way to show a Passat a clean pair of heels than any form of drive.  It would have been a cheap fix to bolt a new one on - probably 75 for a box, 50 for the ATF and 20 for the thrust washer.  ut it was already on top of it having a new (to it) rear subframe a week or 2 earlier, needed some sills welding on and some floor holes patched, and would soon need some welding around the rear structural parts.  And remained a 240k, 19yr old car with a tatty bodywork, no working aircon and an annoying, nuisance factor, unlocatable engine oil leak. Plus there was a licence issue*

But yes, I still regret it.  And I still maintain that was the best Omega to drive that I have ever driven...  ...and by god I've driven a lot.


*The car encouraged driving briskly.  The final straw which meant in my heart of hearts I knew it would have to go, was a trip back from Ipswich in Friday evening rush hour, before the Huntinggdon/Cambridge improvements were open. 140 miles in 2 hours, including stopping for fuel.  My clean licence was not going to withstand that sort of behaviour all the time.  Ironic that I swap it for the XJ to slow me down - which it has - and I pick up a patronisation course soon after getting it, for doing 80mph on a dual carriageway ;D
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #18 on: 20 February 2021, 17:50:45 »

I think it's a Z157 + Omega platform problem then
not seen this paint fault on any of the Z157 astra G (2 off)  and astra H (4 off )  or zafira A or B or both the Corsa C we've had  ???
Wonder if it was the "superior" German build creeping in.  Where were your Astra and Battlebus' made?
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #19 on: 20 February 2021, 18:14:14 »

I think it's a Z157 + Omega platform problem then
not seen this paint fault on any of the Z157 astra G (2 off)  and astra H (4 off )  or zafira A or B or both the Corsa C we've had  ???
Wonder if it was the "superior" German build creeping in.  Where were your Astra and Battlebus' made?
I know the Zafira A is German built ,and they did a pretty good job of underseal ,paint etc ,unlike Omega  >:(
Zafira B is Bochum in Germany ,not great underneath protection wise .some Polish made ones too
it's pot luck where astra G and H are made i think , probably Ellesmere Port, or Belgium , or Germany or elsewhere  ;D
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #20 on: 20 February 2021, 18:25:10 »

Two threads where the lads are talking omegas :y Makes a nice change.
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #21 on: 21 February 2021, 12:56:53 »

I know the Zafira A is German built
TB goes off to check where the battlebus was made
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« Reply #22 on: 21 February 2021, 13:03:48 »

I know the Zafira A is German built
TB goes off to check where the battlebus was made
Bochum.

So maybe it was just Russelsheim that was crap ;D
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #23 on: 21 February 2021, 13:19:23 »

I know the Zafira A is German built
TB goes off to check where the battlebus was made
Bochum.

So maybe it was just Russelsheim that was crap ;D
maybe they watered the Z157 paint down to make more of the ultra rare star silver 3 Omegas  :-\
 n/s/r doors from Russelsheim  must be done on a Friday for sure  :( 
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #24 on: 21 February 2021, 13:28:04 »

Mine was perfect everywhere except the roof 5 years ago . Then over the next few years it appeared and spread on the bonnet and boot. Then this last year it appeared around the tops of the front and rear wings and starting working its way round the sides.
That's why they bare metalled mine just to be sure
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #25 on: 22 February 2021, 10:26:10 »

I have had this appear recently on my silver none Vauxhall. I wonder if there is an environmental change that has caused this?
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #26 on: 22 February 2021, 11:12:32 »

I have had this appear recently on my silver none Vauxhall. I wonder if there is an environmental change that has caused this?
Silver-car-owner-virus  :-[
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #27 on: 04 March 2021, 14:07:40 »

I had this on my now departed Z157 too, sadly I hadn't seen it because of the quarter inch of moss that was covering the top (too many projects, too little time). I only saw it after I'd jetwashed the living daylights out of it and suddenly had no paint. I think it had been the wet and the persistent icing over that initially caused the bubbles.

Another member of this parish has had the same happen on his Z157 too, only noticed the other day...
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Re: My paintwork, WTF
« Reply #28 on: 04 March 2021, 17:21:43 »

when my roof was done 5 years ago it was only in the colour coat and when you got it down to primer it seemed flat and uniform. this time they said the bonnet and roof were further down and had to go back to bare metal. but the  plastic body parts were ok ?   so who knows.
its all repairable obviously but depends on the individual owner .
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« Reply #29 on: 04 March 2021, 17:45:21 »

Got something similar on a couple of areas on my recently acquired Boxster, which is also silver.
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