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!!!!I need info on the sail panel issue!!!!!!!!

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    Junior Member derekws6's Avatar
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    !!!!I need info on the sail panel issue!!!!!!!!

    guys, I bout my car in 2005 it currently has 18,500 miles on it always garaged. i figured my sail panel had been redone. now i am starting to notice small bubbles. what should I do?? I have the service bulliten. but its 7or8 years old. GM cover this now you think? or am i screwed?

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    yea i am interested to know to, mine is a 2000 and its just started to do it, its kinda bad too

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    I had the same problem about 2 years ago, Local Pontiac body shop replaced the
    sail panel at no charge, FREE. The cost of the panel is about $250 and about the
    same to paint and install. The panel is painted off the car and then installed. Now
    that GM is short of cash you may not be able to go it for Free. Good Luck! PS if you
    have more than one dealer you may get some results by going to another Pontiac
    body shop. See the body shop manager.

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    we've repaired a couple at the body shop i work at. its the factory fiberglass panels start to bubble for some reason. we just sand and remove the bubbles fill 'em if they need it do a damn good tape job ( so theres no overspray ) and send 'em down the road.

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    GM wont do it for free. With a 2002 we had until 2008 to get it fixed. Otherwise we are on our own now. As far as the sanding thing goes...that's only a temporary fix. The wrong epoxy was used and it's just going to bubble again later. The whole thing needs to be replaced if it's bubbling.

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    I have the PDF i have posted in 20 other threads. The only way to 100 percent cure it is replace it...

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    You are correct, it is a problem with the epoxy. It's time to replace the sail panel..

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