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Old 10-22-2003, 12:47 AM
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Help!!! I have bare spots on my car!

I have bare metal on my car. I just noticed it. I need a repaint on the whole car, because of the little pits everywhere on the car in sporadic locations. I also have clearcoat peeling in some places.

What can I do for the bare metal right now? How much will it be? I need to do this before winter hits.
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Old 10-23-2003, 12:15 AM
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I think you answered your own question, "I need a repaint on the whole car...". Rust will start immediately on bare metal. Why are there bare spots? Too agressive on the rotary polisher?
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Old 10-23-2003, 12:27 AM
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Nope, just something I noticed. I was waxing (by hand) the car when I noticed.

I dont have $6000 to repaint the car. Any ideas?
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Old 10-23-2003, 02:02 AM
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You should be able to get a guailty paint job for a lot less than 6K . I was quoted 23 hundred from a very good paint shop in our area,they use top of the line materials and their work rivals MB factory paint.If the rest of the paint is good I would talk to a shop about touch up..........
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Old 10-23-2003, 03:58 AM
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The front of the hood is severely pitted (some jerkwad previous owner probably had a dumptruck for a hood ornament ). The roof's clearcoat is peeling (about 5-10% of it gone), and the doors have random pits (less than 10). The front fenders cought what the hood didnt.

Over all, the paint is in excellent shape. It is just that I worry about the rusting of my car. Anyone know where I can pick up bottles of touch-up paint for now?
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Old 10-23-2003, 09:02 AM
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Paint is available right here at the PartsShop, I would suspect. It would be good to support them. Or here. Or here.
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Old 10-23-2003, 10:37 AM
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I dont have $6000 to repaint the car. Any ideas?
Uh Oh.. Better get Maaco You can always re-paint with quality later..
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Old 10-23-2003, 10:51 AM
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The roof's clearcoat is peeling (about 5-10% of it gone),
Sounds like the PO liked automatic car washes.
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