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Old 11-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #227
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1999 ej205 RS Coupe
Aspen White


Originally Posted by MattTHEpainter View Post
Sounds like you've done your homework. Are you bringing the affected area down to bare metal, then feathering out the existing base / clear? When you say light coats, how light are you talking?

If the clear is coming off with just normal water pressure there is an underlying problem. Has the quarters/ deck lid been repainted?

There is no sense in painting on top of a poor foundation, it will eventually flake off. Your best bet is stripping and starting fresh.
Yes, I sanded it down to bare metal, then feathered the 'edge' so to speak. From the center I could see bare metal, then about an inch of primer, and lastly the base/clear coat. All transitions were smooth to the touch. After feathering the section, water wouldn't lift the paint...only the spray paint would. Since it was a small area, I held the can about 12" away in a quick sweeping motion. I'd say about 40% coverage for the first coat (I would do two coats of the etching primer before filler primer).

As far as I know, there's no repainted/repaired sections. The paint looks uniform throughout the whole body. There's no noticeable 'blending' around the door jams. I figured the paint started lifting due to Subaru's horrible quality paint, plus 250k miles lol.

If I do need to start over, I guess it's time to go widebody.
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