Bring it back to the shop and let them know.
Santa Cruz doesn't paint these bikes themselves. They send them out to get painted. I think they would want to see it and know that there is an issue with the company painting their bikes.
I think they get painted in the states. I'm pretty sure all frames come from china w/o so they can sell the same frame with a new paint scheme each year.You mean the bikes are "sent out" to get painted in China where they are made right?
Lucky son! Good dad!Thanks for the replies. Everyone in my family says it doesn't look right. I bought the bike for my 12 year old son from backcountry.com because our local shop could not get me one. I just filed a warranty claim with Santa Cruz and will hopefully hear back soon. They should make it right. The photos don't show it but the thin paint issue is on both sides of top tube. I'll report back when I hear from Santa Cruz.