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Old 10-11-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Clear coat problems

I was putting on a new decal and tore the backing off. Well now my clear coat is bubbling and came off with the backing. How can I fix this?
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I was putting on a new decal and tore the backing off. Well now my clear coat is bubbling and came off with the backing. How can I fix this?
oh **** man!!that sux!!
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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As I was peeling, I'm thinking, **** me lol.
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I can say honestly, i have never seen that happen before
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I haven't either. That's why I wasn't worried about it. Now it looks like ****.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:53 PM   #6
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Other side looks great lol
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:13 PM   #7
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Other side looks great lol
You're going to have to sand, buff and do a fresh layer of clear coat. I'd do it ASAP because the same thing happened to me and it just kept getting worse and worse.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #8
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How much would a paint shop charge to do that?
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #9
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There's no way... Are you sure that's not just leftover adhesive/residue from the sticker? I spent ab 8-10 hours removing my 12in lemans stripes from my pony and it left tons of residue which took most of the time to remove.
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Wow that sux....looks like its peeling up over the edge as well???with the cost of paint and materials these days you might be looking at $500...
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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How much would a paint shop charge to do that?
Prices are going to vary. It really depends who you go to. But $500 sounds about right.
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And you will have to buy new decals...
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And you will have to buy new decals...
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There's no way... Are you sure that's not just leftover adhesive/residue from the sticker? I spent ab 8-10 hours removing my 12in lemans stripes from my pony and it left tons of residue which took most of the time to remove.
It's not left over. I can touch is and it bubbles up and creates a bigger spot.

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Good lord $500? Might as well strip the whole hood down. That small spot can't just be clear coated? Because the other side didn't do that.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:18 AM   #15
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It's not left over. I can touch is and it bubbles up and creates a bigger spot.

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Good lord $500? Might as well strip the whole hood down. That small spot can't just be clear coated? Because the other side didn't do that.
You can spot paint it if you like. It'll be cheaper. But you'll eventually notice the difference in the clear coats.
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Yes the whole hood needs decals removed,,,wet sanded,,,,clear coat,,,,wet sanded again,,,,then decals placed back on...I would remove and hang hood to spray it..much less work and cleaner finish....
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Ah man, that is a damn shame. Yeah, typically when you paint a panel you have to paint the whole panel at once (like I said typically, I'm not a pro painter). Quality hood paint jobs are usually in the $500-$600 range.
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I got quoted for 150-200 to paint my hood
Same guy that did my front bumper .. Good work
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Damn that's cheap....I do my own work and just for materials it costs me $100...

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Paint,clear,reducer,funnels,etc...expensive these days...
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:36 PM   #20
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Use a heat gun to remove it as smooth as possible so it stops peeling so much and depending on how bad it is your gonna know wether or not your gonna have to repaint the hood or just fix the small stuff
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I was putting on a new decal and tore the backing off. Well now my clear coat is bubbling and came off with the backing. How can I fix this?
I'd agree with the poster that said to remove the decals with a heat gun. Then, I'd wet-sand just that area with 2500-grit to 3000-grit, very gently. I've been cleaning up old touch-ups with the same method, and am getting AMAZING results. If that's a factory paint job, I can't see how the clear-coat could be bubbling that way.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:08 PM   #22
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Jeez!!! Time for a full paint job..your clear is shot...
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Jeez!!! Time for a full paint job..your clear is shot...
*1 anything else is just a temporary fix
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:37 PM   #25
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Well it's only the right side of hood, driver side fender and driver side pillar. All the rest of the paint looks new. Car was in a wreck so however did the paint job sucks.
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If you cheap out and just paint those pieces now...next year other parts might start coming up too...the money you spend to get it done and match and new decals now you might as well save your money and do the whole car...
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:11 PM   #27
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What's a good paint job? $2000?
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:40 PM   #28
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If you got some car guys around you could ask who is good and does side work.. I'm sure you could find somebody that will do a nice job for $2k...its a simple sand,tape,paint,and wetsand so ask around your area or car shows...
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #29
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2 g's is a lot. Rather deal with the small spots for now. Maybe paint it if I want to resell. It bothers me, but not enough to drop 2k on it lol
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You could just try wet sand it yourself...tape it off at the edges and spray some clear coat...
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