Please help guys.
I have a late 2001 540iA with 48k miles. My wife drives it and we garage almost all the time. Anyway, we have been noticing over the last couple months some clear coat 'flaking' off the hood and some by the gas tank lid. The hood problems are on the leading edge. Some of the spots are as small as dimes and one as large as half dollar.
Took the car in today to my dealership as the NA rep was in today. He says they are not liable as it is the result of rock chips.
I have owned several cars, none as "quality" (questionable right now) as a 540, including a 1999 323, but I have NEVER experienced clear coat flaking off the paint.
Has anyone else had this problem either associated with rock chips or otherwise. I will admit that there are rock chips on the leading edge of the hood, but again, I have never know it to cause the clear coat to flake off.
If anyone has advice of helpful knowledge, pleae advise.