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custm42435 01-09-2013 08:03 PM

Clear Coat EYE SORES
 
its like every time it rains, i lose more clearcoat.. typically around the trunk area/tops or rear quarter panels, a spot or so on the doors, front hood and fenders still perfect.. and mine is a 99 model.. i have to get the whole thing sanded and repainted now? grrr.. is this normal?

ZeGerman 01-09-2013 08:19 PM

Some colors are worse than others, and some environments are harsher on paints & finishes than others. Generally speaking, although it does happen with some regularity, I wouldn't call it normal.

No way to fix clear coat though. Just has to be removed in reapplied. Regularly washing and waxing helps protect the clear coat.

custm42435 01-09-2013 09:11 PM

id say almost half my trunk lid no longer has clear coat on it now.. really frustrating..

jitsjaf2009 01-10-2013 08:05 AM

I was having the same with my 95, but wasn't surprised. I got about half of it off (all of the hood, trunk lid and 'shoulders' from front to rear) by just spending time with the stream setting on my hose noozle. I am going to borrow my neighbor's pressure washer to see if I can finish it. I really don't want to sand since then I will have to repaint...and my paint is good.


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