Lacquer problem :: Any advice on the best approach to a DIY solution ?

Cyber Sleep Walker

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Lacquer peeling away and at the moment I'd prefer to not have to pay for a professional job any idea of the best way of tackling this sort of problem ?
 

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It needs a picture of the damage before one can comment
 

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the only way that im aware of to sort this problem out is to have the whole panel affected rubbed down and re laquered.
 

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Yes post a pic and if not too serious can be relacquered and repaired
 

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Those areas require a total respray, it looks like a poor job has been done in the past. Red is the weakest colour in the spectrum, but the top clear coat has not adhered at all to the base coat
 
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Those areas require a total respray, it looks like a poor job has been done in the past. Red is the weakest colour in the spectrum, but the top clear coat has not adhered at all to the base coat

Thanks Television,

How would I go about doing this ?

As I said I'd prefer ideally not to have to pay someone to do it professionally.

Is it really a case where I'll have to live with it or fork out ?
 
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The top clear coat has lost adhesion to the base coat, even if you try and feather and patch,,the effect of the solvents will lift ti edge all around and you will just end up chasing it.

Have a word with a local body shop,,but I cannot see any easy cure,,shame as it looks to be a nice car
 

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You could try sticking some tape along the lacquer edge and then peeling it away and you may end up with a clean edge, in that case you could try one of the aerosol clear lacquers and gently spray around the edge of the flaked area,..... you would need to scotchbrite around the lacquered area first to provide grip....grey scotchbrite... let the first misty coat dry, then about ten mins later spray another coat all over the area followed by another four or five coats at five minute intervals, leave until the next day and then gently flat the area with 1000 grade sandpaper using a small flat block ..matchbox size is ideal..or you can cut a strip of sandpaper and wrap it round an old credit card, check every few rubs on your progress, and when it looks fairly smooth, dry off the area and re lacquer again with four coats , next day flat with 1500 grade sandpaper and polish up the area with farecla G3 liquid compund ,, you can use it by hand or machine... then finish with G10 or 3M final glaze or 3M hand glaze
 


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