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clevere1
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Paint/Clearcoat peeling?

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ok, 1994 Corolla. It looks like the clear coat is peeling a bit...

Is there anyway to remove it/made it better without painting the entire car? I just want to spruce it up as much as I can.
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Cho Baka
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Short answer - no.


clevere1
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said by Cho Baka:

Short answer - no.

damn
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robbin
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If you are not planning on repainting it then I would try some of the modern "wax" treatments. That will probably lessen the visual.


clevere1
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said by robbin:

If you are not planning on repainting it then I would try some of the modern "wax" treatments. That will probably lessen the visual.



Thanks!
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tcope
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That is clear coat failure at its finest. Nothing is going to solve that issue short of sanding and repainting. Something may cover it up a little but as soon as it dries you will be able to see it again.

hurfy
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Spokane, WA
reply to clevere1
I had some peeling where a repaired panel met the original paint. I sanded it a bit and did light repaint. Not real good, nor perfect match and i needed another finer sanding pass but it got rid of the white that was drawing attn to it which was my goal

I used a repair type wax afterwards a couple times. It looks much less jarring now. At least you can't see the bad paint a block away Certainly better looking than the white peeling stuff on a black car, ugh.


Gemstone
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I had similar clearcoat failure on the hood of my 2001 Impala... All of the "band aid" fixes didn't work and I tried them all... I didn't want to go for a complete re-paint of the car so I took a chance at a local Maaco shop and had him sand, color match and repaint the hood and blend into the upper front fenders... I would not normally go to a Maaco for body & paint work, but for an inexpensive price he did a very good job... Cost me about $350 for what I described and the car looks good... I'm still driving it as my daily commuter car...
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Doctor Olds
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Ghastlyone
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said by robbin:

If you are not planning on repainting it then I would try some of the modern "wax" treatments. That will probably lessen the visual.

Wax is a clear coat protectant. There's no clear coat there to protect. lol

Beezel

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Las Vegas, NV
said by Ghastlyone:

said by robbin:

If you are not planning on repainting it then I would try some of the modern "wax" treatments. That will probably lessen the visual.

Wax is a clear coat protectant. There's no clear coat there to protect. lol

It will also help to brighten the base coat to maybe help with the overall appearance. That is the only thing cheap to do if not going to re-paint.