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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-17-2007, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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ok so if this is in the wrong place just move it but... i was washing my truck today with the pressure washer at work and it started to peel my clearcoat... it wasnt from the pressure washer it was from a rock chip that i didnt see... what im wondering is if there something i can do to keep it from spreading over the rest of the fender.. this sucks bad enough that its made me depressed... i love my truck

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Re: clearcoat!!!

That sucks. I wouldnt be supprised if that happens to my truck with a pressure washer seeing as it has so many scratches and chips in the paint and also sit has had so much body repauir done the primier/paint/clearcoat is nothing like factory specd. Its so thin. I would say keep a really good coat of wax on it and dont washer it with your pressure washer anymore.

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Re: clearcoat!!!

If it has peeled down to the base color you are kinda screwed. The best thing you can try is use some wax and grease removed and THOROUGHLY clean the pannel. Using some wet/dry paper (I prefer the 3M Imperail stuff) wet sand the area and feather in the area around the chip. Then scuff the rest of the pannel and put a couple new coats of clear on.

If you need to you can fog some base color ontop of the clear after you sand it, then put the top coats of new clear on. Make sure you let the clear flash between coats for about 10 minuets, depending on temp.

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Re: clearcoat!!!

i dont have the money or time or skill for all that.. what i want is to stop it from spreading any further than it is.... can i wet sand it and then put some sort of clear or something to keep the edges from coming back up??

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I will ask my body shop friend for you. He will probably know how to fix it.

I'm going to say wetsand it very, very lightly, blending it in with the clearcoat around it, then spray it with cc again is the closest you're going to get.
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Re: clearcoat!!!

thats basically exactly what i want to do.. just to stop it from spreading... eventually within the next year or so i want to repaint the entire truck... it needs it bad! hating to see what that will cost me

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I think that's what I said

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Re: clearcoat!!!

your telling me to do the entire panel... i just want to do the spot... greg painting my entire truck i have no issue with... its where.... when... and i cant do body work... and i dont know anyone with skill to help me make sure it comes out right

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Re: clearcoat!!!

You don't have to do the entire panel, but you do have to feather the repair into a large area or it will be PAINFULLY obvious where you made the repair. It takes the same amount of time and effort to make the repair properly as it does to just goop more clear onto the bad spot.

There isn't any bodywork that needs to be done here unless you have a dent where the clear start peeling off? So sand the bad spot and feather the edges of the clear where it flaked off. Then scuff enough of the panel so that the new clear and be sprayed and worked into the existing clear. After the last coat of new clear goes on let it set and cure for several hours/overnight depending on the temp. Then wet sand the entire repaired area with around 5000 grit with plenty of water.

Then you need to buff the clear back to a shinney clear state. Use a foam bonnet and start with some medium cut, fine cut, swirl removed and then wax it. All of that stuff can be had at your local NAPA store. I'd go to the autobody supply house and buy good stuff tho. Takes about 2-3 hours depending on the temperature and prep time. The biggest thing is do ALL the prep work no short cuts. Absolutely imperative to get all the wax/silicone/grease off the panel. Not really any big deal.

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