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My clear coat is coming off?

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by Shaguar47, Mar 3, 2007.



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  1. Shaguar47

    Shaguar47 EM1 ADCT Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    :( For the last year, there has been a little spot right next to my drivers side door that had a bubble of clearcoat popping up. Just kinda forgot about it and now it's grown. The little bubble popped and just expanded and about an inch of clear coat has come off. Now, when I get some more hours in at work, i'm considering getting it fixed but not sure what kinda price I would be looking at since it's only the clearcoat. What should I be looking at roughly to pay to get it fixed? I'll post pics soon.
     
  2. mhi

    mhi I ♥ My Civic Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    same problem on mine too..im planning to repaint it anyhow soon so i just keep it that way for a while i guess
     
  3. Holman_00

    Holman_00 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    just use ur girls or sisters clear coat nail polish n there u go haha temporary of course but it will las ta long time:D
     
  4. NOFX

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    Clearcoat failure. It will need to be repainted.
     
  5. Shaguar47

    Shaguar47 EM1 ADCT Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Are you serious? So if I have about an inch in diameter of clearcoat gone, how much more would they have to repaint?
     
  6. NOFX

    NOFX I'm NOT eran! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    They might be able to blend an area...
     
  7. Shaguar47

    Shaguar47 EM1 ADCT Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    When I get a quote, I'll post. Thanks
     
  8. PhntmSk8r

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    They'll have to blend the whole rear 1/4 panel, and the door.

    To fix it they'll have to sand down into the paint on a large portion of the area its in, then re-spray, then re-clear.

    Youre looking at $700-$900 to get it done RIGHT at a GOOD bodyshop, labor isnt cheap.
     
  9. Trbolvrcrx

    Trbolvrcrx Dude wheres my honda Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    :cry:

    That is what is happening to my roof. I feel so bad every time I get in my car.
     
  10. NOFX

    NOFX I'm NOT eran! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Well, it could be worse. I mean, at least you're planning to repaint your car, right?
     
  11. Trbolvrcrx

    Trbolvrcrx Dude wheres my honda Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Yes but its gonna be awhile, I want a good paint job you know.
     
  12. Shaguar47

    Shaguar47 EM1 ADCT Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I can only hope that's a high estimate. Boy, I think I could barely pay $300 at most. I need to take pics here soon.
     
  13. Partizan

    Partizan im gay n proud luv my car Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    My passenger fender is loosing clear coat like crazy..from the top side
     
  14. Holman_00

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  15. 2fast

    2fast Internationally known 5+ Year Member

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    Me being a painter, PhntmSk8r
    is right! $700-$900! Labor realy
    isn't cheap! Probably, 50% of what
    body shops charge, is a labor fee!
    A car hit me on my fender and I went to go get
    an estimate, $900! But since I did it myself, I only
    spent $300! $600 in the wallet! Hehe!
     
  16. Jersey8

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    its right above the windshield line right?
    keep in mind for future reference: washer fluid eats away at the clearcoat. so be careful not too overspray when cleaning your windshield.
     
  17. NOFX

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    Straight ammonia might run the risk of ruining paint, but I've never seen clearcoat damage from washer fluid (which often has ammonia in it, but watered down). I'm sure it could happen with prolonged and repeated use though (without caring for your paint properly).

    If you're afraid of that though, just get the ammonia-free washer fluid instead.

    Here's one:
    http://www.pakshak.com/1z-anti-insekt-pre-cleaner-1dose.html
     
  18. Trbolvrcrx

    Trbolvrcrx Dude wheres my honda Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Nope mine is on the roof right before the rear window.
     
  19. Genuine Rolla

    Genuine Rolla Its PETEY PETE, y0! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    thats is what happened to my buddies car, he just ended up repainting the whole thing this past summer.
     
  20. Trbolvrcrx

    Trbolvrcrx Dude wheres my honda Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    I really need to respray mine. It look uber crappy. Scratches, rock chips, dings, dents.
     


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