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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: #PI1010: Round Dark Stains on Roof Paint Center Rear Area - (Jun 27, 2013) Emblems/Decals/Paint

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Subject:Round Dark Stains on Roof Paint Center Rear Area

#PI1010: Round Dark Stains on Roof Paint Center Rear Area - (Jun 27, 2013) Emblems/Decals/Paint

Models: 2010-2014 Chevrolet Equinox
2010-2014 GMC Terrain
All without RPO CF5 Sunroof
Condition/Concern

#PI1010: Round Dark Stains on Roof Paint Center Rear Area - (Jun 27, 2013) Emblems/Decals/Paint

Some customers may comment that two dark circles of paint discoloration have formedin the center of the exterior roof panel. This condition is most noticeable on lightcolored vehicles.

This condition may be caused by the headliner retention magnets attracting steel oriron dust. This dust, combined with moisture, causes a dark/rust colored stain thatdoes not wash off during routine vehicle washing.

Recommendation/Instructions

Use the following steps to remove the stain and install two metal plates (latch strikerspacers) inside of the roof. These metal plates will isolate the magnetic attractionfrom the exterior of the outer roof panel.

Remove the paint discoloration by using the clay bar procedure found in the latestversion of Bulletin Number 05-08-51-008.

#PI1010: Round Dark Stains on Roof Paint Center Rear Area - (Jun 27, 2013) Emblems/Decals/Paint

Remove the second row courtesy lamp. Refer to Courtesy Lamp Replacement in SI.

#PI1010: Round Dark Stains on Roof Paint Center Rear Area - (Jun 27, 2013) Emblems/Decals/Paint

Protect the headliner with masking tape and cover the interior to protect from gluecontamination.

#PI1010: Round Dark Stains on Roof Paint Center Rear Area - (Jun 27, 2013) Emblems/Decals/Paint

Using a paint pen or marker, mark the location on the inside of the roof panel wherethe magnets attach.

#PI1010: Round Dark Stains on Roof Paint Center Rear Area - (Jun 27, 2013) Emblems/Decals/Paint

Disengage the magnets and lower the headliner in the courtesy lamp area.Place a foam block or similar material between the roof and headliner to prevent themagnets from reattaching during the repair procedure.Mix an adequate amount of *Super Glue Quick Set Gel Epoxy or the equivalent adhesive.Prepare the adhesive per the manufacturers instructions.

#PI1010: Round Dark Stains on Roof Paint Center Rear Area - (Jun 27, 2013) Emblems/Decals/Paint

Coat the backside of the metal plates with the adhesive and install the plates usingthe alignment marks created in step #4. Tape the plates into position while the adhesivecures (follow manufacturers information for handling and cure times).Reinstall the rear courtesy lamp. Refer to Courtesy Lamp Replacement in SI.

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Parts Information

*This product can be ordered from: www.grainger.com.

**This product can be purchased from Canadian Tire and is readily available at manyretail stores.

Part Number

Description

Quantity

12451685

Spacer, Front Side Door

Latch Striker

2

15213

*Super Glue Quick Set Gel Epoxy

As Req.

1165246

**Lepage Gel Epoxy

As Req.

Warranty Information

For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:

Labor Operation

Description

Labor Time

1080038*

Clean Roof Paint Stains and Install Metal Plates

0.5 hr

*This is a unique labor operation for bulletin use only. It will not be publishedin the Labor Time Guide.

GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians,NOT a "do-it-yourselfer".  They are written to inform thesetechnicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or toprovide information that could assist in the proper service of avehicle.  Properly trained technicians have the equipment,tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly andsafely.  If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that thebulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will havethat condition.  See your GM dealer for information on whetheryour vehicle may benefit from the information.

#PI1010: Round Dark Stains on Roof Paint Center Rear Area - (Jun 27, 2013) Emblems/Decals/Paint

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