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I just noticed that the red (I have an Rubi X) paint is pealing or flaking off my Trail Rated Badge.

Anyone else having this problem, be it in red or black?
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It's under warranty, take it in ;)
Yep! and yes this happened with the red trail rated badges on my Cherokee Trailhawk. The ones they replaced them with seem to be holding up much better.
 

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Haven't noticed it on mine yet, checked the last time someone mentioned this, will check again later though(My OCD won't let me ignore the possibility).
 

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I just noticed that the red (I have an Rubi X) paint is pealing or flaking off my Trail Rated Badge.

Anyone else having this problem, be it in red or black?
My trail rated bade was pealing when I picked it up off the lot....I didn't realize it until I looked it up online.

The dealer replaced/painted the badge yesterday and it looks perfect. I agree with SGT93 to take it in....
 

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It's under warranty, take it in ;)
I am sure they will say that if its not generating a trouble code, there's nothing wrong with it. :rolleyes:

Just figured I would check here, before having to deal with the service dude.
 

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Interesting that the paint is applied to a mirror like metal surface, shouldn't it be etched first, not to mention primed?
 

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Interesting that the paint is applied to a mirror like metal surface, shouldn't it be etched first, not to mention primed?
This IS Chrysler we're talking about, isn't it? :rofl2:
 

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Yep! and yes this happened with the red trail rated badges on my Cherokee Trailhawk. The ones they replaced them with seem to be holding up much better.
Interesting that the paint is applied to a mirror like metal surface, shouldn't it be etched first, not to mention primed?
I guess this is the kind of info I was seeking. If they are all "bad", and the paint flakes off the replacement just as quickly, it really isn't worth having the dealer replace it. However, if the replacements are better, then it is worth it.
 

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Interesting that the paint is applied to a mirror like metal surface, shouldn't it be etched first, not to mention primed?
I believe it is actually plastic.....not sure but I would guess.


I guess this is the kind of info I was seeking. If they are all "bad", and the paint flakes off the replacement just as quickly, it really isn't worth having the dealer replace it. However, if the replacements are better, then it is worth it.
Like I said WaltA, mine was like this off the lot. I do not know if they replaced the badge or just "re painted" it. Either way it looks perfect now. Hopefully the paint will adhere.
 

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Actually, my dealer washed it more.

So, its all really their fault. Yep, that's it. Its all their fault.
I'm just waiting to see how your new one holds up, mine looks like the paint is still on there, but the lip edge isn't perfect.
 
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