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post #1 of 2 Old 03-05-2013, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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XJ paint on a 2001

Anyone had the paint crack, and rust, off of their xj?
The roof of my car is rusted so bad I don't know what to do about it. Now the hood is showing the same checking/cracks!

Just asking, as I guess I have to repaint the entire car to match the cobalt blue metallic color, and THAT ain't cheap!!
First quote is $2500, and THAT just is not in my SSI income budget.
Guess I may have to just paint it with "Rattle Cans", and try to keep it from rusting completely through.
It is the Wife's DD, so laying up the car is going to be tough.
Who say's retired is going to be easy is smokin something.

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-10-2013, 06:35 PM
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Paint issues are common on the XJ roof. Round rust puckers that spread, and cracking is probably from painting prep errors or paint application problems at the factory. Hoods also suffer from cracking issues. Rusting at the upper corners of the windshield is also common. Depending on your budget and the final paint result desired, there are different solutions. You basic solution id to mechanically sand off the rust and apply some paint. Brush, roll, or spray.


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