Bubbles in Paint at Door Hinges

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Wow. I got to post #555 and had to stop.

I've owned 8 different Jeep products over the years. I currently drive a '19 WK2 that I love. My last Wrangler was a '95 YJ (yeah, I had one of them). Sold it for an XJ which I had a couple of. Also had a couple of old CJ5's. I've always loved my Jeeps.

My YJ couldn't keep paint on the hinges at all - they would corrode something terrible which drove me nuts, because like most of you, I took meticulous care of it. Doors were metal though, so I didn't have any rust issues on them.

I bring this all up because my SO has been wanting a Wrangler, and I found a nice used 2020 Mojito! JLU that I'm going to travel 3 hours to look at. Now, after this thread and everyone's problems, I'm scared of what I might be getting into and wondering if I'm making a mistake...
Buying a Jeep is always a bad idea, but we do it anyway…🤪

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I think I'm just a glutton for punishment... :LOL:
 

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Wow. I got to post #555 and had to stop.

I've owned 8 different Jeep products over the years. I currently drive a '19 WK2 that I love. My last Wrangler was a '95 YJ (yeah, I had one of them). Sold it for an XJ which I had a couple of. Also had a couple of old CJ5's. I've always loved my Jeeps.

My YJ couldn't keep paint on the hinges at all - they would corrode something terrible which drove me nuts, because like most of you, I took meticulous care of it. Doors were metal though, so I didn't have any rust issues on them.

I bring this all up because my SO has been wanting a Wrangler, and I found a nice used 2020 Mojito! JLU that I'm going to travel 3 hours to look at. Now, after this thread and everyone's problems, I'm scared of what I might be getting into and wondering if I'm making a mistake...
I would ask for close up pics of the complete Jeep before you drove there . Just saying
 

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How far will the bubbles spread if left alone? Another 1/4 - 1/2 inch, or several inches?
 

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How far will the bubbles spread if left alone? Another 1/4 - 1/2 inch, or several inches?
Corrosion doesn’t stop it keeps going! Several inches and beyond.
 

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So I have 9 spots of corrosion on my 2019 less than 25k miles, and took it to the dealer. They approved warranty repair. I go to pick it up and the "color" they painted it was a noticeable difference, So now my Punk'n jeep is only punk'n on 1 door of 4 and the whole rear of the jeep, the cowls on the hood and grill, The rest is like a peachish looking orange. Needless to say but I left it with them to fix.....i just hope their fix isn't matching the rest of the jeep to the "new" shade.
 

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So I have 9 spots of corrosion on my 2019 less than 25k miles, and took it to the dealer. They approved warranty repair. I go to pick it up and the "color" they painted it was a noticeable difference, So now my Punk'n jeep is only punk'n on 1 door of 4 and the whole rear of the jeep, the cowls on the hood and grill, The rest is like a peachish looking orange. Needless to say but I left it with them to fix.....i just hope their fix isn't matching the rest of the jeep to the "new" shade.
Good luck
 

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I'm still waiting for warranty repair. I went in Oct 2021 and they took pictures. Jeep wanted to see what was under the bubbles, so now I have black 'protection' paint on my Hella Yella where they scraped off the yellow. No response on that yet. This is in Canada
 

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So how long does it take for Jeep to approve these claims when pictures are sent? Supposedly pics of mine were sent the Monday after Thanksgiving. No word from the dealer or Jeep since. I contacted @JeepCares to ask if there was a way they could tell if the pictures made it to Jeep and they said no, that I needed to ask the dealer.
 

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So how long does it take for Jeep to approve these claims when pictures are sent? Supposedly pics of mine were sent the Monday after Thanksgiving. No word from the dealer or Jeep since. I contacted @JeepCares to ask if there was a way they could tell if the pictures made it to Jeep and they said no, that I needed to ask the dealer.
I'm still waiting for my claim to go through. About a year and a half later. One dealer took pictures and ghosted me. The other said that they didn't want to be responsible for the repairs they wouldn't be able to fix.

I traded it in.
 

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So how long does it take for Jeep to approve these claims when pictures are sent? Supposedly pics of mine were sent the Monday after Thanksgiving. No word from the dealer or Jeep since. I contacted @JeepCares to ask if there was a way they could tell if the pictures made it to Jeep and they said no, that I needed to ask the dealer.
I had my looked at and quoted at the beginning of Dec 2021 and they scheduled and "finished" it on Jan 2022 except they still have it and they are trying to fix the matching discrepancy.
 

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I bought my punkn jeep jl in December noticed the paint bubbling brought it to the autobody shop that Jeep/Dodge dealer uses in my town, They sent the claim and pictures in for me...repair was approved in a few days and I am getting it next month. Hope they can match the paint...LOLO
 

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I'm still waiting for my claim to go through. About a year and a half later. One dealer took pictures and ghosted me. The other said that they didn't want to be responsible for the repairs they wouldn't be able to fix.

I traded it in.
What did you trade towards ?
 

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I bought my punkn jeep jl in December noticed the paint bubbling brought it to the autobody shop that Jeep/Dodge dealer uses in my town, They sent the claim and pictures in for me...repair was approved in a few days and I am getting it next month. Hope they can match the paint...LOLO
Good luck, they did 30 swatches of paint shades and still eff'd mine up.

 

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