Bought it brand new. So bad clear coat from factory?
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If the truck got a ding in during transport, there are facilities that repair them before it gets to the dealer or if was the final stage transport the dealer or contract shop repairs them. Yes, it is possible that a brand new vehicle has had the paint touched up.
Looking at some of the marks, it sure looks like someone had a BB Gun and used it for target practice. If you do a google search, you'll see that happens way too often. In the case of BB Gun marks, they are usually round, get filled with a bit of Bondo and covered over. If nearly all the dings are showing signs of the clear coat peeling, then there is a good chance the clear coat is not very good. If it is only a few dings with the problem, then there is a higher probability that it was repaired between the factory and delivery to you.
If it is always exposed to the sun the UV light does degrade the clear coat over time, but 3 years does seem very fast. The best way to prevent the UV light is to keep the vehicle protected with using a good car shampoo, not dish soap, and a quality wax or sealant.
2017 Colorado Z71, Cajun Red, Crew Cab, Bose, Nav, Factory Bedliner
Mods: Westin HDX Xtreme Boards, Window Tint, Exhaust Extension, Bully Hitch Step, WeatherTech Mud Flaps, Tuxedo Titanium Tonneau, Bedrug, Box Lights, AeroSkin II
LEDs: OPT7 FluxBeam Headlights, JDMAstar Fogs, JDMAstar Backup, JDMAster License, JDMAstar Brake