Bright White grille turning yellow

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I have a bright white rubicon and I noticed my grille is turning yellow. The yellow may be due to heat or sun exposure but either way it shouldn’t happen especially within the three months I have had the new JL. Can anyone provide info or possible solutions? Thanks





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Hello group!
I have a bright white rubicon and I noticed my grille is turning yellow. The yellow may be due to heat or sun exposure but either way it shouldn’t happen especially within the three months I have had the new JL. Can anyone provide info or possible solutions? Thanks
Hadn't heard this issue here before. It's an issue that will be dealt with under warranty.
My guess is the dealer will send the grill to a body shop for re-painting.

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Make sure to run it through a hot-water wash to ensure it's actually oxidizing and its not simply pollutants or pollen caked onto the grill. In Pennsylvania we have a lot of limestone in the earth and a ride down the highway can cause white cars to look yellow. Similarly, if you park near plants or a wooded area, its not uncommon for pollen to heavily cake itself to the grill. Sometimes a simple hosing off or even a regular car wash isn't enough to clean off caked-on limestone and/or pollen. Hot water will break the bond most times.

If it's really an issue of sun bleaching or oxidation, then that would mean your clear coat came off (or wasn't applied in the first place). That would very rare unless you live somewhere with acid rainfall. Take some photos whenever you can and post them here - I think that might help explain the issue you're encountering.
 
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How are the other painted plastic body panels (Below A-pillar, color matched hard top, fenders)?
 

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Hello group!
I have a bright white rubicon and I noticed my grille is turning yellow. The yellow may be due to heat or sun exposure but either way it shouldn’t happen especially within the three months I have had the new JL. Can anyone provide info or possible solutions? Thanks
Do you have a picture of the grill?
 

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I have a bright white JLU Rubi and yes the grille turned yellow. After I came home I glanced at it and I could not believe my eyes... I’m in the desert and it’s hot it will get up in the 120s this summer. It’s barely 90s and it has yellow all over the grill. See pics

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Seems like a pretty significant contrast to the hood.
 

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I would return to the dealer and have a new one put on. That is unacceptable.
 

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I have a bright white JLU Rubi and yes the grille turned yellow. After I came home I glanced at it and I could not believe my eyes... I’m in the desert and it’s hot it will get up in the 120s this summer. It’s barely 90s and it has yellow all over the grill. See pics
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Hi ALEX-4LO,
This is not what we hope to hear from our customers. We suggest returning to your selling dealer to have this looked into as soon as possible. Please send us a PM with additional details as well.
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@ALEX-4LO - post an update when you get a chance. I'm looking at ordering a white Jeep and I'm curious to see what the outcome is. Thanks.
 

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they are having problems with certain colors not matching the body and plastic, that's why there are no mojito jeeps yet.
 

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