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Guest
04-24-2013, 02:53 PM
Anyone else losing the silver coating? Not great quality, probably wont fix under warranty so any suggestions for fixing it? Thanks.

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psax889906
04-24-2013, 03:39 PM
I was concerned with that early on as well. Thus far, approx 10,000 miles and 11 months, mine is still holding up just fine with no chipping or wear of any kind.

shagghie
04-24-2013, 04:47 PM
Could potentially be from increased heat due to increased boost on the MM box. Or just a bad paint application on yours.

MADNESSLuckyJay
04-24-2013, 05:25 PM
No joke, I saw a customers 500T that had worn off after 1 DAY of owning it!!!

Tweak
04-24-2013, 07:50 PM
WOW, shocked to see that has happened. Perhaps with so many people buying new intakes you can snag one on the cheap though! I'd imagine it wouldn't be hard to paint it though being raised, good luck with it whatever route you pursue.

Guest
04-24-2013, 08:16 PM
Ive contacted Fiat to see... Its odd as nothing touches it and if it were a heat issue it would all peel off! Its the furthest bit from the turbo too.

shagghie
04-24-2013, 08:18 PM
All good points... let us know what they say!

Ive contacted Fiat to see... Its odd as nothing touches it and if it were a heat issue it would all peel off! Its the furthest bit from the turbo too.

DJ Sueno
04-24-2013, 08:35 PM
I would hope it would be covered under warranty... doesn't seem like that's a normal wear and tear type item...

Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
04-24-2013, 09:04 PM
Paint is fine, but one of the threads is worn out or stripped from trying to hard to tighten. Learn from my mistake and be careful.

13VaAbarth
04-24-2013, 11:31 PM
Get a silver sharpie and recolor it lol, Ive done that on cars before that had a lil bit of flaking like that. Im sure depending on how cool the service people are at your fiat place is prolly if they will replace/repaint it or just say normal wear and tear.

mkawa
04-25-2013, 01:09 AM
Ive contacted Fiat to see... Its odd as nothing touches it and if it were a heat issue it would all peel off! Its the furthest bit from the turbo too. hot + airflow. probably flakes off. i hate cheap plastic in engine bays, personally, so w/e afaic.

eta: hate expensive plastic covers too. just to be clear, polymer engine covers are almost always driven by marketing, margin and not engineering concerns.

Seafarer61
04-25-2013, 02:03 AM
I see a Saturday morning paint job in the works. These work great for small areas...available at any hobby shop. If mine starts to flake, it's being repainted black.
http://thebluebottletree.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/superfine-microbrushes.jpg

Scorponix
04-25-2013, 10:11 AM
This definitely should be covered on their behalf, mainly because our vehicles are so new! That's pretty crazy how one customer had their's gone in a day! Sounds like it's definitely cheap quality. Makes me wonder about the paint on the outside of the car.