Clear Coat failing....Need to repaint. Any suggestions or tips?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Chadder007, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. Chadder007

    Chadder007 OG Diamond Member

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    The clear coat on my 95 BMW is failing. Ive have always kept it waxed through the years and the last two years had some "pros" work on it but it kept getting worse faster and faster and the clear coat started flaking off like crazy. Im wondering if they buffed the mofo out of it at the shops taking too much clearcoat off. Anyway, does anyone know what kind of paint to ask for or any good shops around Chattanooga, TN?

    Edit: Also is it better to get it repainted in now during summer or wait until its cooler?
     
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    I wouldn't think it would matter when you did it, most paint shops have ventilated booths that stay at a pretty constant temperature. As far as curing goes, it's not really gonna get that hot in the summer time unless you're always parking it in direct sun. It will end up looking good if you take it to a good shop. :)
     
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    OK:

    1) Yeah, its possible that over the years, it's been buffed on enough times to just cut through the clearcoat.

    2) You want the paint replaced with a basecoat/clearcoat from a reputable manufacturer (DuPont, PPG, Sikkens, et al. there are many good ones out there) -- whether it's lacquer or acrylic enamel doesn't really matter THAT much, but regardless of what it is, make sure they're prepping the surface properly and applying adequate ammounts of base color and clearcoat, and then baking it to begin the curing process.

    3) I'd go ahead and do the job now
    during the summer, since not that it matters, but given the 30-60 day waiting period before waxing (allowing the fresh paint to cure) you'd be better of getting that done and having wax/sealant on it before the winter hits and there would be any potential for salt or other de-icing materials come in contact with the paint.
     

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