How to remove a car's clear coat...

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  1. Wizard of Poz

    Wizard of Poz New Member

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    I bough a car that was heavily oxidized. I washed and waxed some areas where the clear coat was gone and paint faded and it shined really well. I need to remove the rest of the clear coat so I can wax the paint under it also to match the rest of the car. The clear coat is pretty much ruined with cracks were water was caught beneath. Is there anyway to remove the clear coat? Pressure washer where the coat is already peeling?
     
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    You would have to wet sand the clear coat off and you probably won't get the shine you want since the base coat needs the clear coat for the best look.
     
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    You'll have to Wet Sand.

    The base coat needs to clear coat for looks and protection. Without the clear the based coat will fade and oxidize faster.
     
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    I removed the clearcoat finish on a 98 DiHatsu with a razor blade !!!! Got the paint a few times, not a problem. You could use a scraper with a blade in it. You should have seen the sparkles when it drove off !!!! It looked like pixie dust and a comet trail all rolled in one. VERY IMPRESSIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    sandblast it :big grin:
     
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