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Re: What happened to factory paint jobs?
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2014, 11:01:59 PM »
I hope a good polish will bring its shine back.
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Re: What happened to factory paint jobs?
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2014, 11:16:48 PM »
I hope a good polish will bring its shine back.

Color sand it first Tim. That paint is too oxidized to just polish -- 1000 or 1500 grit should do it.

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Re: What happened to factory paint jobs?
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2014, 11:18:05 PM »
I hope a good polish will bring its shine back.

Color sand it first Tim. That paint is too oxidized to just polish -- 1000 or 1500 grit should do it.

Wet........of course?
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Re: What happened to factory paint jobs?
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2014, 11:21:28 PM »
I hope a good polish will bring its shine back.

Color sand it first Tim. That paint is too oxidized to just polish -- 1000 or 1500 grit should do it.

Wet........of course?

Yup, and use a sanding block to get an even finish. Then just plain old polishing compound will bring out the shine again.

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Re: What happened to factory paint jobs?
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2014, 11:22:32 PM »
Thanks ray! thumbsup2
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Re: What happened to factory paint jobs?
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2014, 05:41:45 PM »
Several years ago on Motorweek they had a Goss' Garage segment where they addressed the clear-peel issue on a Ford Explorer, looks like one could possibly carefully sand down existing clear then re-clear over the base-coat and get some halfway-decent results.  Haven't tried it myself- the Stratus probably could have used it but I don't have it anymore, and none of the other vehicles have had that kind of paint degradation.

I'm tempted to have the '82 Dodge Crew Cab painted with aircraft paint so that it lasts longer outside in the weather, or since it'll be painted red, maybe go with some kind of tractor paint if not aviation paint...

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Re: What happened to factory paint jobs?
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2014, 12:31:07 AM »
The best paint I have ever used hands down. As close to powder coating strength without powder coating.
I've sprayed it on boats, cars, bikes, equipment and well... everything.

It is a Canadian company but they do have a US distributor.

Nice gloss, somewhat easy application once you learn the process and relatively inexpensive.

I could go on and on about how much I like it and I have no connection to the company.
My father used it to paint cars when they were just a small company starting out. 

Edited to add a link. Whoops.

http://www.endura.ca/
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Re: What happened to factory paint jobs?
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