Vehicle Exterior and Add-On Parts Paint Appearance Requirements
|Publication Date:||1 August 2011|
Material Description. This standard describes the surface appearance and quality requirements for painted vehicle exterior, add-on parts and primed parts. The requirements are described in terms of appearance attributes and surface blemishes for each zone within a part. The purpose of these requirements is to ensure that the level of final finish on GM vehicles meets or exceeds the level expected by our customers. This standard applies to primed and/or finished parts produced by suppliers and those top-coated in GM assembly plants and includes requirements for paint suppliers.
Symbols. Not applicable.
Typical Applications. Painted car bodies, exterior parts painted by or supplied to GM and primed exterior parts supplied to GM.
Remarks. Implementation of this standard is targeted to apply to all new GM vehicle programs with Initial Design Release (IDR) dates after 6/1/2011.
Current programs will still be required to meet the requirements of the February 2009 version of GMW15777 and/or SOR documents referenced at the time suppliers were awarded contracts.
Individual vehicle program teams may move to implement this updated specification on current programs, but will consult with Assembly Plant, Supplier Quality, Suppliers, Purchasing and others as required to assess cost and other ramifications.