View Full Version : Peeling clearcoat ... ??

10-09-2001, 01:52 PM
I think my clearcoat is peeling (looks like a plasticy 'skin' peeling off.. kinda how sunburnt skin peels), and I've got some wacky paint fade in various areas..

I've thought of getting a cheap paintjob to help stay the peeling, but.. since I plan to get a nice expensive paintjob eventually andin the process replace almost all the body panels (they're in bad shape in different ways), I'm not too sure if it's worth it.. assuming I'm going to replace my body panels anyways, should I just not worry about it?

(There are more various (cruddy - taken w/ single use camera) pics at http://web2.airmail.net/biosehn/mycar/ )

[This message has been edited by BioSehnsucht (edited 10-09-2001).]

10-09-2001, 02:56 PM
i had the same problem with my 95 240, and after trying to cope with it, i found there is really nothing u can to do salvage it, the clearcoat may have not had enough hardener(what happened in my case) so it's weak, and will eventually all peel. i jus went to a good shop and spent 1500 on a paint job that i don't have to worry about and that shines relentlessly http://www.freshalloy.com/

10-09-2001, 06:03 PM
OK, but do I need to worry about rust or anything like that? I intend to replace the body panels but since I can't really replace the roof, ...

10-09-2001, 06:40 PM
Yeah, mine is doing the same thing. I hate how crappy it looks, but I did get it to stop spreading. Go to an auto store and buy touch up paint clearcoat. Paint it all the way around the edge of the peeling places and try to smooth it out as good as you can. It looks bad up close but will stop the spreading.

10-09-2001, 08:36 PM
as far as i know it shouldn't start any rusting cause the paint is intact., bare metal starts the rusting, clear coat damage pretty much jus looks bad. i only say that in the context that u are goin to redo everything anyway. rusting is a problem if u jus let it drag on, which u aren't gonna do cause your gonna repair it http://www.freshalloy.com/