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Old 09-21-2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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Failing/peeling clear or paintstripper??

Not that it really matters... but I'm just curious as to what is going on with the clearcoat on my GTA. It needs a new paint job regardless.

Its not the most common type of GM clearcoat failure so I'm not really sure. It is mainly on the roof, a-pillars, and hatch. I assumed it wast just bad clear but I'm not 100% convinced. After I get a few opinions here I'll explain why I think there's another possibility.

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Old 09-21-2016, 07:58 PM   #2
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Is the car definately original paint? Might have been a bad repaint popping back up
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:16 PM   #3
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Is the car definately original paint? Might have been a bad repaint popping back up
I know front clip and at least drivers door had been painted. Roof and hatch appear original.

The car did have some vandalism so who knows.
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:39 PM   #4
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Usually that's a sign of the clear kote drying up and turning white. If it had been painted, the body shop used a REALLY thinned out clear (to save money), but in time if not kept in a garage and FED with wax on a regular basis, it can start to flake off. If your going to paint the car, you will have to strip off ALL the paint, down to the metal, to make sure the old paint does not bleed thru. My Formula held up fine, but it was always garaged and waxed every month to put the OILS back into the paint.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:14 PM   #5
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No need to strip the car to metal, that's just unnecessary work.

I was just thinking it could have been something poured/dumped on the car due to the fact they all look almost like run/drip marks. It was female owned and on the spoiler, I had to compound out a word keyed into the paint, "wh*re", and on the side of the hatch I had to wet-sand out the phrase "F** you B****" , so... having some acid or paint stripper on it isn't out of the question.

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Old 09-22-2016, 06:20 AM   #6
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Probably eggs
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:44 PM   #7
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IMO,

Peeling clear. No doubt in my mind.

I'm stripping paint now and even the weaker stuff gets down a few layers. The paint would be raised up a bit from the surface.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:15 PM   #8
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yea, the pattern of it seems a bit oddly shaped from what i've sen the peeling clear typically look like, but if it were more of a chemical peel or other substance it would look bubbly and drippy too. i'd also say thin,peeling clear coat.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:50 PM   #9
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Looks just like the failing clear on my 99 ss.
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