Paint needs TLC

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 97blackgt, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. 97blackgt

    97blackgt Well-Known Member

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    ok the paint on my car is pretty much flawless..except 2 things...

    the hood has some small stone chips and...

    the front bumper....the car is black and in certain spots all over the front bumber it looks like the clear coat os coming off? or else there are lots of bugs smeared on there and they dont clean off..?anyone know what im talking about sorry i dont have any pics?

    is there any way to make this look better?
     
  2. ALITL8

    ALITL8 Well-Known Member

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    probably not... repaint :dunno:

    got pics?
     
  3. 97blackgt

    97blackgt Well-Known Member

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    i was hoping u werent going to say taht....sorry im at school so i cant take any pics..but spring break starts next thursday maybe i can get some pics then

    BTW does it sound possible that the bug juice made the clearcoat come off?

    Theres no way to wetsand and buff it to make it at least look better>

    :help2:
     
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    ju015dd Well-Known Member

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    the bugs will eat the paint off. make sure to not let them stay on for too long.....
     
  5. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Yes, unfortunaltey, when the paints chipped off, you cant do much with it.
    some bigger chips you can fill and it looks better, not perfect but better.
    lot's of chips on the front... ya know.

    if you do repaint, check into the Clear Bra!
    My truck and the silver truck both have it. So will my mustang once the front is painted.
     
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    97blackgt Well-Known Member

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    well is isnt like...gouged out chips..from stones...but its more of a 2 tone black color in some spots..i think the bugs may have ate the clearcoat...it only looks good if its shined up really well
     
  7. ALITL8

    ALITL8 Well-Known Member

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    sorry for the delay getting back to you... been workin my ass off!!

    without seeing the damage i cant recommend anything, theres several options depending on damage. if the clear is coming off, you need to paint it anyway. should be fairly affordable though, dont sweat it O0
     
  8. 916_5.0

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    YEah i hat paint chips they suck only thing you can do really is get it repainted.