I have a really bad case of clear coat flaking on the trunk. Some of it just chips off and the whole truck looks like crap. To have it repaiting they want $300 for it??!!!
Instead, I want to go ahead and try to do it myself. I already wet sanded my other car, so I know how to do it. Basically, what are the steps? Wet sand? then primer or what. I would appreciate it someone gives me help. Even if it looks half as good as the original, its bette than it is now..haha. Thanks!!
ive seen other posts with the same probs. So far, its only happening on the trunk. How do I find out if this is under warranty? But isnt it kinda late..cars a 94. How could the warr cover it now?
I just checked at the local auto paint store and although it's hard to believe, the cost of a pint of base coat, clear coat, primer, thinner etc to repaint my jet black trunk came to $250. Their advice was to have it done profesionally for $300 or so.
I'd need to see a pic, but i'm tempted to say if its just the clear that is failing, you could wet-sand the remainder off, and smooth out the paint underneath. Then compound/polish it out to try to remove some oxidation and get the paint back into order ... then just have it re-cleared. I've heard of plenty of occurances where repainting wasn't necessary ... but getting it re-cleared did the trick. Check around ... that was all just a guess, but i know i've heard of it done
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