What metal is the trim around the windows on drivers and passengers sides...stainless steel, anodized aluminum, chrome plated aluminum...?


Asked by Nov 12, 2015 at 06:15 PM about the 2013 Buick Verano Leather

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The 'chrome' trim around the windows on the drivers side and passenger side
are looking milky color and spotted. No one seems to be able to tell me how to
make it look new like the rest of the trim on the car. Is it polished stainless
steel, polished aluminum, anodized aluminum, chrome plated aluminum,
chrome played steel?

3 Answers


You're probably still under the 3 year or 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty with this. I'd talk to your local Buick Dealer about a free replacement. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I am still under warranty. I have taken to the dealer, and the service mgr says it is due to environmental damage. I have gotten Buick customer service involved and when they could not get anything done, I contacted GM customer service. They keep trying to tell me it's not because it's defective but environmental. I have done some research, and if it is anodized alum,inure I was told that it would have to be de-anodozied and then re-anodized. It would cost less and less labor to just replace the trim, but they don't want to seem to stand behind their product. I was hoping to find someone else with the same problem and howe they got it resolved. After all, if it's environmental, Buick must have thousands of complaints about this, because it would not just affect my car trim but everyones. Anything you can tell me JIM to give me some arsenal to go back to them to get them to see that it's because it was not anodized properly or the anodizing is not holding. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. Kevin

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

I see. It definitely sounds like you've covered all the bases with GM. I'd suggest at this point contacting your local Office of Consumer Affairs. They'll open a case and investigate this. If they feel GM is wrong they'll proceed with a court case if GM remains uncooperative. Since this is not a safety issue I doubt contacting the National Highway Safety Administration would do any good. But they may be able to provide you with more options for action on this. Good luck with this. I hope you can get it resolved to your satisfaction. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Verano in your area?

CarGurus has 10,700 nationwide Verano listings starting at $8,940.


Search Buick Verano Questions

Buick Verano Experts

#1 Js08016
Reputation 20
#1 KPO
Reputation 20
#3 bergencountybr
Reputation 10
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Buick Regal"
189 Great Deals out of 10,600 listings starting at $1,995
Used Buick LaCrosse"
389 Great Deals out of 18,412 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,146 Great Deals out of 72,631 listings starting at $695
Used Ford Fusion"
1,411 Great Deals out of 79,115 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Cruze"
1,140 Great Deals out of 74,471 listings starting at $3,995
Used Toyota Camry"
1,591 Great Deals out of 98,036 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Accord"
1,268 Great Deals out of 77,633 listings starting at $1,395
Used Kia Optima"
595 Great Deals out of 31,765 listings starting at $1,000
Used Buick Enclave"
542 Great Deals out of 20,764 listings starting at $6,750
Used Chrysler 200"
526 Great Deals out of 31,666 listings starting at $4,995
Used Nissan Altima"
1,370 Great Deals out of 87,365 listings starting at $1,195
Used Buick Encore"
217 Great Deals out of 26,268 listings starting at $8,995
Used Chevrolet Impala"
946 Great Deals out of 35,750 listings starting at $700
Used Hyundai Sonata"
956 Great Deals out of 51,699 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic"
1,124 Great Deals out of 58,104 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Buick Verano Leather For Sale
212 listings starting at $24,265
2016 Buick Verano Leather For Sale
1,179 listings starting at $21,861
2015 Buick Verano Leather For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 297 listings starting at $14,179
2014 Buick Verano Leather For Sale
154 listings starting at $13,510
2013 Buick Verano Leather For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 280 listings starting at $10,895