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Old 05-24-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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I'm not real knowledgeable on painting techniques and whatnot and I have a question. I have a 93 Formula and since the car is almost 20 years old, paint is not in good shape whatsoever. It has scratches on about ever corner of it, peeling clearcoat etc etc and I can't stand it anymore. I think the paint itself is in decent shape and most of the scratches are through the clearcoat.

I was wondering since I can't really afford a full paint job at the moment, if I can just sand the car down to the base coat and re-clear it? Sorry if this is a retarded question but I don't know if you can do that or not. My roof panel has the worst clearcoat peeling and I was just going to sand it down to the base coat and clear it. I don't think I can honestly make it look any worse??

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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Anyone?
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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Short answer is no, sorry bud!
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Short answer is no, sorry bud!
Didn't really think so but it was worth a shot haha.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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you can wet sand 400 the whole car then red scuff pad it but you have throw down some base coat over it
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you can wet sand 400 the whole car then red scuff pad it but you have throw down some base coat over it
Short answer....no, as said before lol
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Sure you can. It just wont look very good
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #8
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you can sand the clear coat with 1000 till its flat and most stuff will come out then you can re-clear it and it will look much better than now but any spots you burn through you will see if u look carefully. body shops do it everyday when we blend panels 90% of the panel is just new clear over sanded clear
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Yea of course you can... after you hit it with base first
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you can sand the clear coat with 1000 till its flat and most stuff will come out then you can re-clear it and it will look much better than now but any spots you burn through you will see if u look carefully. body shops do it everyday when we blend panels 90% of the panel is just new clear over sanded clear
If he does this and does not get all of the clear off it will just re-peel. So your really stuck between a rock and a hard place where you have to get it just perfect and it would just be worth it to sand the car, base then clear it again.

Do the prep work yourself. Do it in stages and it won't cost you much out of pocket at any one time. if you have a DA and another car to drive. Then when your ready let someone lay the paint for you. It's the prep time that a shop kills you with.

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Old 06-07-2012, 11:19 PM   #11
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Day the whole car with 320 seal base and clear it.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:54 PM   #12
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This might sound outrageous to many here, but If your low on cash, just buy cans of plasti-dip, and coat the entire paint. It will look like a decent matte black paint job, if you sprayed it evenly.

When your ready to get a real paintjob, just rip all the plasti-dip off your car!


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heres a video to give you an idea of what it looks like.
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No....No.........just No.........I think I heard someone say NO but just in case the short answer is no. What part of no don't you understand..the N or the O? LOL.
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Plastidip for the win!
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Nope.
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the guy dipping his whole car what about all the crap that sprays through the front grill and covers the a/c condensor and radiator /i think i would take the time to cover it up before spraying . i dont think it would come off their to easy
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the guy dipping his whole car what about all the crap that sprays through the front grill and covers the a/c condensor and radiator /i think i would take the time to cover it up before spraying . i dont think it would come off their to easy
Actually, I once it dries, you just rub at it with your finger, and peel it off. It really is that easy.
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I think you should do it and then post the pics...
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