Peeling lacquer

  1. 3000alloy

    3000alloy Member

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    My rear roof spoiler on my Focus is beginning to shed it's lacquer skin. Why I have no idea.

    What would be the best approach to refurbish this? Sand down to paint and respray lacquer? Sand locally and touch up only the areas effected?

    Wouldn't have a clue about bodywork or respraying apart from what I see in YouTube.
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    The colour is race red.
     
  2. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Wiltshire, UK
    Same problem on our Disco and the advice I was given by those in the know on here was not to try and rectify it but get rid of all of it down to a sound base, prime, colour coat then lacquer.
     
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  3. Ruffian Member

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    Repaint and lacquer,
    But will have to remove majority of material to make sure you have a decent key and wont try to eggshell under the new material.
     
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  4. steveo3002 Member

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    cambridge uk
    sand it down as far as the factory primer and repaint , you wont get a decent job trying to add more clearcoat on its own
     
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  5. tom2207 Member

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    very hard to sort out , you can take the bad look off it very easily with rattle cans and a bit of effort , but it wont really be a fix , just a bluff.
     
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  6. MyHouseIsOnFire New Member

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    80 grit it to bare metal. When clear coat starts doing this the base coat and primer will be contaminated. So sanding the clear coat and base coat away and leaving the primer will surely mean you will do it again next May.
     
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