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Old 07-02-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Removing peeling clearcoat...?


Bought a beater and the clearcoat on the roof is peeling all over (passat wagon). I'm thinking of just peeling it all off and then just leaving the dull finish, or peel it and thick wax it (i don't care if it does match the rest of the car), or peel and do a quick spray can clearcoat.

Any ideas to peel the clear and leave the paint. I have an orbital and orange pad, but haven't tried anything yet.

The car cost me less than a paint job so cheap/free=good. Only keeping it for another year or so too.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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I've never had to peel the clear off of a car, so I'm just going to guess that you're going to have to sand it off if you want a uniform color.

Maybe look into some vinyl, get a roll on ebay?
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:51 PM   #3
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if its peeling & you want to temporarily stop the spread... I would do the following:

** find a uniform level ALL around the A-B-C-D & hatch pillars (for a true wagon) mark a line with a sharpie.

** take a 48" or longer straight edge & a fresh single edge razor blade & make a VERY fine cut into JUST the clear coat. just to set a stopping point.

* work down the roof.. I would peel what will peel by hand or rubbing with a micro fiber towel first.

** now take a DA sander with 600-800 grit... start in the middle work out on each side... keep checking by hand, you want to feel an even surface... no bumples, ripples, or edges.

** After doing the entire roof to your cut line.. step back.. does it look reasonably even & "flat" both gloss & is the surface level even?

** from here... do what you want. Sherwin-Williams Automotive has an amazing Diamond clear in a spray can. 4-5 cans of that will level it out & stop the peel. Or you can go "hip/crazy" & spray it with pretty much any enamel paint from Krylon or Duplicolor (black, red, purple, any dark color. Leave it semi-gloss to minimize obvious imperfections.

If you REALLY want to get fancy in your fix-on-the-cheap... scribe your line at the base of the windshield, all the way around the "upper belt line" of the car... basically the door tops/window bottoms where the glas starts... then make it a tu- tone or black-glass-out with semi-gloss black on everything (after peeling/sanding) & darker tinted glass...

Good luck... post up some pics.

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Old 07-05-2010, 07:11 PM   #4
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Default I had this happen to my del sol

I have a 97 del sol and the same thing has happened to the hood.

I hand sanded to 800 grit, lots and lots of work, the paint job is temporary, but much better now.

To answer your question more directly, you'll need to repaint it. You may be able to try to use ultra fine grit paper to lightly get the dirt off and try another clearcoat (cheaper) but if you have any chips, forget it.

Sorry to hear it, I was pretty sad when I noticed it on my sol
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