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Unread 06-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Clear Coat Peeling on Hood

As the title states my clear coat is peeling really bad on just my hood only. The rest of my jeep looks good. I am thinking about tackling this myself as I am not looking for a showroom finish, just a decent looking hood. Has anyone had experience with this? What is the best procedure?

I was thinking just sanding all of the old clear off, scuffing the paint under it and respraying it with a base then a clear.

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Unread 06-24-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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I have the same problem with my 03, it looks like little x's all over the hood. I do not have a place to attempt a paint job but I don't see why you couldn't hit it with a base coat then a few coats of clear. If you paint your hood take before and after photos I would be interested in looking at them.
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Unread 06-24-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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Just sand all the old clear off. There are a lot of paints out there they even have ready to spray so you don't even have to mix it
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Unread 06-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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I'd browse the paint and body forum for answers to this one.
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Unread 06-25-2012, 02:50 AM   #5
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Just did my hood, had a bunch of little spider cracks under the clear. I had to strip, prime and shoot the whole thing. Otherwise it will just happen again.
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Unread 06-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #6
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if the damage is in the middle, cover the middle of the hood with those flat black decals, or that big metal louver plate that vents the engine
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Unread 06-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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Yea I have those same x marks in mine I thinks its because the wrangler engine get so dang hot!
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Unread 06-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #8
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Have those same marks as well.
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