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preed4962
09-08-2005, 09:47 AM
I did a search on this topic but didnt find any information. On my 2003 GA (23,000 miles) the right (from drivers seat) hood scoop has began to rust. The dealer body shop mentioned a bulletin but I can't find anything about it. I wondered if anyone here has had a similar problem, and whether or not the dealer was reasonable in repairing the problem.

Thanks in advance!

Paul

(ps, I plan on taking my car to the dealer tonight to have the service manage look at it, I will inform you of my experience)

1coop44
09-08-2005, 10:15 AM
Hmmm I haven't had that problem with mine yet. The blocking plates in the hood are made of metal though. So it really doesn't surprize me . Which dealer do you use ? I usally take mine to D i c k Ide . Good luck

preed4962
09-08-2005, 10:55 AM
I bought the car from Piehler in Webster, they are lousy on service. I am visiting Patrick this afternoon.

Thanks!

zelda4325
09-08-2005, 10:57 AM
I took off my plates and mine wer rusting in t he middle and the paint was bubbling.

tido_29
09-08-2005, 10:59 AM
yeah I am not surprise they are rusting. I just got my hood and it has metal inserts. I guess you can always spray them w/ a nice clear coat to prevent rust. Or you can just buy new grill inserts. There is a site online that sells just the SCT hood inserts. 2 different styles.

<--- hood (avy)

preed4962
09-08-2005, 11:59 AM
yeah I am not surprise they are rusting. I just got my hood and it has metal inserts. I guess you can always spray them w/ a nice clear coat to prevent rust. Or you can just buy new grill inserts. There is a site online that sells just the SCT hood inserts. 2 different styles.

<--- hood (avy)

Do you have the site name available? Aren't the original ones quite difficult to remove?

Thanks!

Paul

tido_29
09-08-2005, 12:03 PM
http://www.customcargrills.com/products.asp?id=12

2nd to last picture on this page.

preed4962
09-08-2005, 12:21 PM
Thanks for the link, but its not the mesh that rusting, its the metal plate behind the mesh....

tido_29
09-08-2005, 12:26 PM
Oh.. then I guess you can just remove it and sand it no?

zelda4325
09-08-2005, 01:12 PM
i replaced mine with justthe mesh but right now i dont even have anything in the slots they ar open. and yes they area bitch to take out i strached my hood becaus eof it still havent had time to fix it all up.

Panacea
09-08-2005, 01:19 PM
yeah I am not surprise they are rusting. I just got my hood and it has metal inserts. I guess you can always spray them w/ a nice clear coat to prevent rust. Or you can just buy new grill inserts. There is a site online that sells just the SCT hood inserts. 2 different styles.

<--- hood (avy)


Clear coating them will not prevent them from rusting. The inserts are already painted black, therfore the metal is already protected. Adding a clearcoat won't help anymore than adding a layer of paint.

tido_29
09-08-2005, 01:55 PM
oh well mine are different then. Mine is not a factory sct hood.

CoopGT
09-08-2005, 02:11 PM
I have the Custom Grill inserts in for the summer & put the plates back in for the winter. They were a bitch to get out originally .

preed4962
09-08-2005, 03:46 PM
Update:
Went to Patrick Pontiac in Rochester (Henrietta) and spoke with the service manager. Amazing, he said it would be no problem to fix it. He printed my VIN history, filled out a RO and took pictures of them to show to GM. He said they would contact me when the parts came in.

Thanks!

Paul

killerhound
09-08-2005, 06:13 PM
Weird...my SCT hood came with a plastic plate, with the mesh in front of it to close the scoops..

AznGA
09-08-2005, 07:14 PM
Weird...my SCT hood came with a plastic plate, with the mesh in front of it to close the scoops..
Where did you get the hood from?

Panacea
09-08-2005, 08:28 PM
Where did you get the hood from?

I concur. Mines painted sheet metal.

killerhound
09-09-2005, 07:58 AM
I got it after an accident I got into. I asked my body shop to order that hood instead of my stock. They told me that their GM store ordered it directly from GM. So I assume GM? I got it last year (2004).

Btw, my hood is fiberglass.

Edit: took a few quick pics. Sorry for the dirtyness...the car's been in my garage for months and I haven't washed it :(

First pic is my attempt of the plastic piece that closes my vents. Second one is the underhood view of it. Third one is just an overview of the underside of the hood.

AznGA
09-09-2005, 11:34 AM
I got it after an accident I got into. I asked my body shop to order that hood instead of my stock. They told me that their GM store ordered it directly from GM. So I assume GM? I got it last year (2004).

Btw, my hood is fiberglass.

Edit: took a few quick pics. Sorry for the dirtyness...the car's been in my garage for months and I haven't washed it :(

First pic is my attempt of the plastic piece that closes my vents. Second one is the underhood view of it. Third one is just an overview of the underside of the hood.
Mine is OEM GM one that I got thru my bodyshop and mine are metal plates. I dunno who makes plastic ones.......

killerhound
09-09-2005, 11:37 AM
Dunno, that's weird. Or maybe Im the weird one :P

Panacea
09-09-2005, 11:53 AM
Yeah, the GM ones are black painted metal. Unless they decided to use plastic ones in order to save money.

killerhound
09-09-2005, 04:58 PM
Could be. Is your hood at least fiberglass?

SikMindz
09-09-2005, 05:16 PM
Strange. I know I have the Cerious Performance SC/T hood but the block off plates they sent me were plastic as well.

killerhound
09-09-2005, 05:23 PM
Damn Sik...last time I looked you only had the Carbon hood and trunk I believe..lookin nice there.

preed4962
09-21-2005, 12:23 PM
Update: Got the hood fixed yesterday. The new ones are sheetmetal plates with metal mesh over them. Dealer did a good job.. they weren't real neat witht the epoxy/sealer on the underside of the hood, but thats no real big deal.

Thanks for the help.

killerhound
09-21-2005, 12:25 PM
My epoxy isn't neat underhood either. Thank goodness my car is black and the black epoxy blends in with it. Also the plates won't ever move with the amount they used ;)