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Unread 08-19-2007, 01:14 AM   #1
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Hood clear coat peeling off

hey guys, my clear coat is peeling off, ill put pics up tomorrow, but i was just wondering, whats the best way to repaint the clear coat? my dad can do painting and such, but i didnt know if that simple car clear coat in a spray can would work, i know we obviously need to sand the clear coat off and such.

i just didnt want to go to the trouble of having him repaint it when i could have just used that clear coat in a can.

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Unread 08-19-2007, 01:32 AM   #2
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im having the same problem in my 93, except the cleatcoat is going on the roof also. I am almost to the point of sanding both and painting them again and re-clearing them with rattle cans, as I dont have the budget to get a prof. paint job and am confident I can get decent results with rattle cans and some wet sanding. just curious, do they make rattle cans with uv protectant?
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Unread 08-19-2007, 01:58 AM   #3
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im having the same problem in my 93, except the cleatcoat is going on the roof also. I am almost to the point of sanding both and painting them again and re-clearing them with rattle cans, as I dont have the budget to get a prof. paint job and am confident I can get decent results with rattle cans and some wet sanding. just curious, do they make rattle cans with uv protectant?
ya seems to be a common problem with ones that have sat outside, i think ill do the same and simply sand it and just do it that way, i have no idea if they have UV protection, i would think they do since its clear coat, but idk... ill have to look more into it
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Unread 08-19-2007, 03:06 AM   #4
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Waxing it regularly after the clear is applied will help a lot from peeling off again.
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Unread 08-19-2007, 03:12 AM   #5
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you can always just flat black it like mine. or if your not lazy (like me) then yes you can get a pretty good look from rattlecans and wet sanding. i'm thinking of wet sanding mine down and spraying a fresh coat of gloss on and some clear.
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Unread 08-19-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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you can always just flat black it like mine. or if your not lazy (like me) then yes you can get a pretty good look from rattlecans and wet sanding. i'm thinking of wet sanding mine down and spraying a fresh coat of gloss on and some clear.
well we have something in common, lol, yea thats prolly what ill do, wet sand and hit it with a rattlecan of clear coat
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Unread 08-20-2007, 11:26 AM   #7
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Do us a favor and keep us updated with some pics. I'm curious as to how it'll turn out. I need to schedule a budget paint job due to the same reasons.
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Unread 08-20-2007, 04:02 PM   #8
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Ive been to the store pricing out what it will cost to repaint and reclear my hood and roof due to the notorious clear coat fading. But what is the big difference btw the 5.50 dupli color and the 2.00 rattle cans? Im def. leaning towards the cheaper paint bc its going to take more than a few cans to do the hood and roof and at 5.50 a pop its not going to be that cheap. Also I figure if i take my time with prep work and wet sand, polish, etc Im going to get decent results bc Im just trying to make the old xj a little more presentable
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Unread 08-20-2007, 05:54 PM   #9
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96' green with same issues, peeling everywhere.

very common in many cars, but long story as to how and why it happens.

anyways, i've tried all the "paint can" fixes. does not work on peeling. looks ok for about a week, and then peels somewhere else.

solution? I'm spending $1,065 at Maaco next week for a full sanding, fix 5 damaged body panels (from former owner) primer, and the "good stuff" paint with clear coat mixed, with full warranty.

i hate doing it, spending this much. but at this point, it has to be done. the interior and under the hood is perfect, so all that's left is to fix the bad dents and fender/grill bender and get a nice glossy paint job.

i will use the rim paint in the "graphite" color for my factory 96' aluminum rims, as the clear coat is peeling on those as well.

long lesson is this: I tend to keep my cars a long time. i've never had to paint one until now. so why pay somone so much? because I plan to keep it five years and found a rust bubble in the paint on the roof next to the worse peeling areas. an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

since xj's sell for full price in california, i am restoring it back to full value and will get to enjoy it. it's a lot cheaper than a new car, and with a 5-spd is quicker than most cars i've been in.

so, suck it up, and spend around 600 (no dents, etc) to $1,000 and get it painted. if you plan on keeping her.

if she's ancient and ain't worth it...then use rustoleum brand, as it prevents rust.
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Unread 08-20-2007, 09:30 PM   #10
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From what i have seen and heard Maaco does a good paint job but a terrible job at taping off everything. They have a habit of getting over spray everywhere.
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Unread 08-20-2007, 10:24 PM   #11
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well i can do a professional paint job at home, my dad has a paint booth in the workshop where we paint cars that we build, ill give the rattlecans a try and let you guys know how that turns out, should be able to do that this weekend, ill do some in depth prep work and take pics of the before and after also ill keep updated about how it looks and if its peeling, i'd love to have somebody else do it but im a highschool student and just starting a business, i literally have no pocket change or money to spend now... once my business gets going and such, ill be able to get new suspension, new exhaust, new carpet, new seats and the whole nine yards to restore her back to OEM

thanks for the suggestions!
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Unread 08-20-2007, 10:26 PM   #12
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The cherokee I have has been through quite a bit when age / accidents are taken into consideration. Far too much for a pro paint job. I should take some pictures just so a few people can laugh and nod.
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Unread 08-20-2007, 10:36 PM   #13
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lol ya ill get a couple pics up tomorrow of my XJ so you guys can critique me, not much i can do her as she sits, just gotta wait till business gets goin
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Unread 08-21-2007, 01:55 AM   #14
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I painted a couple of pieces on my jeep with duplicolor paint and clear coat and they came out great. I sanded them down with 2000 grit and got all the paint off primed it put 4 coats of base and 4 coats of clear and nobody can tell the difference from the factory and the piece i painted. I believe you can do it but its going to be hard to just get the clear coat off, you might have to find the paint that matches and just sand the whole thing down smooth repaint it and clear the hell out of it. I will try and take some pics of it if you are interested.
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Unread 08-21-2007, 04:01 PM   #15
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I painted a couple of pieces on my jeep with duplicolor paint and clear coat and they came out great. I sanded them down with 2000 grit and got all the paint off primed it put 4 coats of base and 4 coats of clear and nobody can tell the difference from the factory and the piece i painted. I believe you can do it but its going to be hard to just get the clear coat off, you might have to find the paint that matches and just sand the whole thing down smooth repaint it and clear the hell out of it. I will try and take some pics of it if you are interested.
alright great, ya the grit is what my dad was wondering about, well ill get some pics up in about an hour of my before and hopefully ill be able to work on it this weekend, should be able to get i knocked out in a couple days
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