Minor accident - what do you think? - Page 10 - Dodge Challenger Forum: Challenger & SRT8 Forums
Exterior Discussion / Modifications Want to change the look and appearance of your Dodge Challenger? This section is for the discussion of any exterior visual modifications. Examples include wheels, custom paint, grills, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #91 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 06:54 AM
Super Moderator
 
Hal H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lowell NC
Posts: 14,387
Thanks: 22
Thanked 3,362 Times in 2,571 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by DharmaDodge View Post
I asked the very same question on another Challenger forum and no one there knew what purpose they served, either. They appear to be simple, textured stickers that get applied to most, but not all Challengers. I don't know how or why they could be omitted from the assembly line, but they sometimes do. In fact, if you go to the Dodge website, you will see some of their own marketing photos show cars with them and others without!

The reason I asked about them was because I was considering buying a Challenger that had been involved in an accident and the stickers were missing. My first thought was they were applied after some other assembly was performed at the factory, but hadn't been reapplied following the body work. I guess we'd have to ask a factory worker what the stickers are for to be sure.
those vinyl decals are simply to cover up the welding imperfections on the radiator support brackets. I noticed these appear on '17+ models.

The earlier years didn't have them and my '16 (Oct '15 build) doesn't either.

A number of folks complained about the rough textures or sometimes the paint bubbled around the rough welded areas. The decal is merely an aesthetic item, more than anything else.

2016 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker 23Y pkg (M6) ordered 8/28/15, born 10/23/15, home 11/20/15
Torred / Black/ Ruby Red leather
2009 R/T 27J pkg (M6) ordered 7/17/08, born 10/23/08, home 11/13/08
Hemi Orange / Dark Slate/Light Slate Gray leather
-Sold 9/1/15
Hal H is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Hal H For This Useful Post:
DharmaDodge (05-21-2019), Frank Julian (05-21-2019), jtrosky (05-21-2019)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #92 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 821
Thanks: 87
Thanked 170 Times in 132 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Thanks @Hal H ! Glad to finally hear a valid reason why they are there to begin with. I'm not going to worry about replacing them then. Although, speaking of replacing them - if you did want to replace (or add ) them, can you even buy them? Or do you just need to make your own? I haven't seen a part number listed for them anywhere...
jtrosky is offline  
post #93 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 08:37 AM
Super Moderator
 
Hal H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lowell NC
Posts: 14,387
Thanks: 22
Thanked 3,362 Times in 2,571 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtrosky View Post
Thanks @Hal H ! Glad to finally hear a valid reason why they are there to begin with. I'm not going to worry about replacing them then. Although, speaking of replacing them - if you did want to replace (or add ) them, can you even buy them? Or do you just need to make your own? I haven't seen a part number listed for them anywhere...
I painted them. It made no sense to replace brand new rotors when simply cleaning up and painting would resolve the issue.
Hal H is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #94 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 821
Thanks: 87
Thanked 170 Times in 132 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hal H View Post
I painted them. It made no sense to replace brand new rotors when simply cleaning up and painting would resolve the issue.
Actually, I was talking about the little plastic black squares in the engine bay. :-) Confusing your threads, I think. :-)
jtrosky is offline  
post #95 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 09:06 AM
Super Moderator
 
Hal H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lowell NC
Posts: 14,387
Thanks: 22
Thanked 3,362 Times in 2,571 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtrosky View Post
Actually, I was talking about the little plastic black squares in the engine bay. :-) Confusing your threads, I think. :-)
trying to do many things at once.

My radiator support had pretty good welds - so I haven't even researched the vinyl decals for that area
Hal H is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Hal H For This Useful Post:
jtrosky (05-21-2019)
post #96 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 09:29 AM
Senior Member
 
praiseV8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,468
Thanks: 336
Thanked 880 Times in 633 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hal H View Post
trying to do many things at once.

2016 Dodge Challenger R/T 392
Jazz Blue, A8, Driver Convenience Group

2018 Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab
Bright White, A8+V6
praiseV8 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to praiseV8 For This Useful Post:
jtrosky (05-21-2019)
post #97 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 821
Thanks: 87
Thanked 170 Times in 132 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
So just a quick update - met with the body shop GM today and went over the issues in person. They are ordering the foam blocker for the fender (obviosuly) and a new rocker cladding. When I take the car back in to get those installed, they will work on the remaining minor panel alignment issues and the other minor issues I've identified. Before I took the car back in today, I was actually able to get the hood looking MUCH better by messing with the little hood knob adjusters. I just had to raise the drivers side knob a little to get the passenger side lower - so now both sides match and are almost perfect - although, I still want them to try and make it more "perfect". :-)

The shop actually thought that it was the bumper fascia that was causing the hood to look lower in that one spot (which doesn't even look so bad now that I have the hood adjusters adjusted better) - and that it wasn't actually the hood repair that was the problem (which I too mentioned might be the case above, becuase I cannot find any evidence that the hood repair is the actual problem - so they may be right).

Like I told them, I really don't know or care exactly what the issue is - and I am not trying to make their life miserable - I just want it to be right. :-) They were embarrassed about the missing foam blocker though. Hey, mistakes happen (obviously - that is how the car ended up being wrecked to begin with - I made a mistake!) - what is really important is how the mistakes are handled - and so far, I feel that any remaining issues will be addressed - and will be addressed in a timely manner. Hopefully, I'm right. :-)

I have been quite pleased with the quality of the paint work though - the texture is a perfect match (the Challenger paint seems to have more of an "orange peel" texture than my other cars have had) - and the color match is spot-on.

So I'm confident that it will be made right in the end without much hoopla.... Almost there...
jtrosky is offline  
post #98 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 12:17 PM
Senior Member
 
19johned53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: "State of Missery"
Posts: 8,791
Thanks: 4,820
Thanked 4,348 Times in 2,716 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Good deal.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

The Past: 2010 Detonator Yellow R/T "Classic" RIP Old Buddy 6/4/15

The Present: 2016 R/T Scat Pack. Factory Options: B5 Blue, 24G Package(A8), WRT Wheels, and Modern R/T Hood Stripe. Engine HP Mods: None Needed. HC Air Box/Tube; DIPs Screen; BT Catch Can; Mopar front Brace;"TA" style side stripes; Mopar '10 Center Caps
19johned53 is offline  
post #99 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 07:56 PM
Super Moderator
 
A Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 11,371
Thanks: 2,456
Thanked 3,883 Times in 2,931 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My 2016 has the black stickers. I took them off, cleaned and painted and polished the support. I could see nothing unusual as far as paint quality or welds where they were

Click image for larger version

Name:	011.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	74.2 KB
ID:	946095

Click image for larger version

Name:	051.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	67.4 KB
ID:	946097

Click image for larger version

Name:	084.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	66.4 KB
ID:	946099

A Guy


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2016 SXT Plus Pitch Black Blacktop Package. Eibach Pro lowering springs. Solo cat back exhaust. Paint and wheels coated w/ CQuartz Finest. DLux on all plastic.
A Guy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Dodge Challenger Forum: Challenger & SRT8 Forums > General, Performance, and Technical > Exterior Discussion / Modifications

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Challenger Forum: Challenger & SRT8 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome