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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-28-2016, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Clear coat coming off.

Hey guys! So after a few close call of getting a new car, I've decided to keep my cobalt around and have some fun with it. The biggest issue I have, other than the lack of after market parts for a base model 4dr 2.2l, is that the clear coat on my car is starting to go. Worst spots are on the roof and hood. There are a few others beginning to show as well. I'm guessing the black paint is cooking it in the summer. What can be done about it?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-28-2016, 05:26 PM
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Leave it until the base coat is gone and enjoy a nice matt brown...or sand coating and re-paint
I understand Earl Sheibe would fix any car for $39.95......errr inflation,.... for just $99.95
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-28-2016, 09:30 PM
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Leave it until the base coat is gone and enjoy a nice matt brown...or sand coating and re-paint
I understand Earl Sheibe would fix any car for $39.95......errr inflation,.... for just $99.95
Whos Earl?

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-28-2016, 10:31 PM
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earl scheib auto painting....Still in bussiness!
Best to look it up in Wikipedia

In the 50s-60s he would paint Any Car for $19.95 ...windows, bumpers, anything....you may even get it washed before it was painted.
Looked good from 2 ft away. Untill you took it to a car wash...then you might blow the paint off.

It is best to look at current painting "systems". Unless you want a CAMO paint scheme.

Bottom line, once clear coat is weather damaged enough to peal, base coat is damaged.
Solution: live with it or sand & paint the panel. And attempt to match the shade of the rest of the faded paint.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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Well I can get the equipment. Sadly I lack the experience for autobody paint. I do know a few people who are though.
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