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  • Clear coat failing?

    Hey guys I have a '96 Impala SS that has two spots on the roof that look to be clear coat bubbling up and about to pop and fail. I am looking to hopefully polish it out and bring it back to less critical levels.

    Does anybody have any tips or thoughts on this? I think it should still be possible since it is not peeling yet. I will be clay barring the entire car this weekend to remove all contaminants before I attempt a paint correction for the whole car. The roof is most likely the worst though and will need the most attention.

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  • #2
    Re: Clear coat failing?

    Hey unfortunately this looks to be past the point of repair by means of detailing/paint correction. You could possibly make it worse by abrading with either a polish, compound or finishing paper.
    Nick Winn
    Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
    Meguiar's Inc.
    Irvine, CA


    • #3
      Re: Clear coat failing?

      Thanks Nick. That is not what I hoped to hear but that is what I figured I would hear.

      *Sigh* very unfortunate but oh well.


      • #4
        Re: Clear coat failing?

        It is best to leave failed clear coat areas untouched as it will only get worse quicker. The fix is a repaint.
        99 Grand Prix
        02 Camaro SS


        • #5
          Re: Clear coat failing?

          Gotcha, I will probably take it to a paint and body shop and see what they can do for me.

          I planned on detailing the car this weekend since it needs it bad. Will the wash mitt be okay to run over the failing clear? I am going to avoid clay barring and waxing those areas if that is a better move.