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Old 12 Apr 2004, 06:38 pm
Ron
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Default A General Paint Question

I tried to find a auto body repair group to no avail. So if anybody
knows of one I would appreciate if you would post it, although I think
my question can be answered here.

I have a 95 Accord that I bought used in 97. At one time it had a rear
spoiler on it and before I bought the car it was taken off and the rear
deck lid was repainted. I can tell because of the bondo filled holes on
the inside of the trunk.

Just recently the clearcoat has started to flake off right where one of
the holes were filled, very small at first, and now it is about the size
of a quarter.

I want to repair this myself by wet sanding the area that is flaking and
some of the surrounding area and then use some clear coat in a can.

What grit sandpaper do I need to use and can anyone recommend a very
good brand of auto clearcoat in a can to use?

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Old 12 Apr 2004, 08:24 pm
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Default Re: A General Paint Question

Ron wrote:
>
> I tried to find a auto body repair group to no avail. So if anybody
> knows of one I would appreciate if you would post it, although I think
> my question can be answered here.
>
> I have a 95 Accord that I bought used in 97. At one time it had a rear
> spoiler on it and before I bought the car it was taken off and the rear
> deck lid was repainted. I can tell because of the bondo filled holes on
> the inside of the trunk.
>
> Just recently the clearcoat has started to flake off right where one of
> the holes were filled, very small at first, and now it is about the size
> of a quarter.
>
> I want to repair this myself by wet sanding the area that is flaking and
> some of the surrounding area and then use some clear coat in a can.
>
> What grit sandpaper do I need to use and can anyone recommend a very
> good brand of auto clearcoat in a can to use?

never even know that clear coat came in a can.................
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Old 13 Apr 2004, 10:46 am
N.E.Ohio Bob
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Default Re: A General Paint Question

I got a can of it in the garage. Says 'Minwax' on it. Use a good brush.
bob

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> never even know that clear coat came in a can.................

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Old 14 Apr 2004, 05:46 am
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Default Re: A General Paint Question

Before you do anything make sure you use a solvent to remove any
contiminates from the surface, ( wax grease , oil from your hands).

Use a 300 grit, like 320-360 be careful not to use fingers better to use a
rubber sanding block, being care ful not to sand thru to bare metal.

The surrounding area use a rubbing compound , with a buffer if you have one
if not by hand, at least 12-16 inches beyond the repaired area.



The last coat of clear should be applied in a mist at the edges of the
repaired area, if you had a spray gun a approiate thinner would be applied
at the edges of the repair to make the new clear coat blend in with the old.

Not being a pro , and haveing the proper equiptment this is a difficult
repair, when you hand rub the repaired area take it easy as to not rub thru
the new clear coat you just applied.

Tom.


"jim" <jim@noname.com> wrote in message news:407B4125.6D61@noname.com...
> Ron wrote:
> >
> > I tried to find a auto body repair group to no avail. So if anybody
> > knows of one I would appreciate if you would post it, although I think
> > my question can be answered here.
> >
> > I have a 95 Accord that I bought used in 97. At one time it had a rear
> > spoiler on it and before I bought the car it was taken off and the rear
> > deck lid was repainted. I can tell because of the bondo filled holes on
> > the inside of the trunk.
> >
> > Just recently the clearcoat has started to flake off right where one of
> > the holes were filled, very small at first, and now it is about the size
> > of a quarter.
> >
> > I want to repair this myself by wet sanding the area that is flaking and
> > some of the surrounding area and then use some clear coat in a can.
> >
> > What grit sandpaper do I need to use and can anyone recommend a very
> > good brand of auto clearcoat in a can to use?

> never even know that clear coat came in a can.................



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Old 21 Apr 2004, 10:43 pm
Yet Another John
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Default Re: A General Paint Question

In article <696-407B2893-171@storefull-3195.bay.webtv.net>,
BigELilE@webtv.net (Ron) wrote:

> I tried to find a auto body repair group to no avail. So if anybody
> knows of one I would appreciate if you would post it, although I think
> my question can be answered here.
>
> I have a 95 Accord that I bought used in 97. At one time it had a rear
> spoiler on it and before I bought the car it was taken off and the rear
> deck lid was repainted. I can tell because of the bondo filled holes on
> the inside of the trunk.
>
> Just recently the clearcoat has started to flake off right where one of
> the holes were filled, very small at first, and now it is about the size
> of a quarter.
>
> I want to repair this myself by wet sanding the area that is flaking and
> some of the surrounding area and then use some clear coat in a can.
>
> What grit sandpaper do I need to use and can anyone recommend a very
> good brand of auto clearcoat in a can to use?
>


You have rust.

Hit it with something serious, like a wire brush on a drill wheel.
Remove as much rust as you can. Then soak it in Swiss Formula, or
something called Rust Converter. It combines with the rust to form a
plastic resin sort of sealer. Then fill it with some kind of either
epoxy or body putty. Then prime it and repaint it.

This is why body work costs so much.

John

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