Peeling lacquer

  1. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    My wife's Discovery is suffering badly from peeling lacquer, the bonnet is very dull all over and more lacquer is coming off pretty much daily now.
    The top edge of the left front wing and both left doors are also going.
    She asked a couple of bodyshops to price it up but they didn't want to know. As we've just spent a large amount of money on having the rear chassis replaced, the car is a keeper and I'd like to have a go at tidying it up myself.
    I know it's not going to be as simple as removing the old lacquer and applying new but it's been such a long time since I've painted anything I'm very out of date with what's now available to the diyer.
    Last time I bought any paint the choice was cellulose or "synthetic".
    She's out in it at the moment but when she's back I'll take a few photos to show the extent of the damage.
     
  2. Matchless

    Matchless Member

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    part of the problem is that the paint layer, the colour is as thin as a thin thing, the lacquer is the depth, let's see the pictures,
     
  3. Bullet2012

    Bullet2012 Forum Supporter

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    Might be easier to flat it off and paint it Matt black from a rattle can. Unless aesthetics are really important.
     
  4. Rig Pig

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    What about Raptor? There are some impressive videos on YouTube. I was half thinking about it for my Rav but it's lack of torque probably means a new tow car instead.
     
  5. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    That might be an option on the bonnet but not on the wing and doors.
     
  6. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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  7. Bullet2012

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    Blimey that’s quite bad.
     
  8. Slowcoach Member

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    That’s had a blow over hasn’t it. Primer and scratch marks on the door handle.
    You should be able to scrape the lacquer off and the start sanding the colour and see what’s underneath.
     
  9. rtcosic

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    Argh. Two realist options:

    1. live with it
    2. open up your wallet to have a bodyshop strip it back and start again.

    Third unrealitic option is a rattle can patchup.
     
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  10. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Yes, it is bad. We've had it a few years now and when we bought it there was just one small patch which didn't bother us.
    I think it may have at some point.
    I would like to have a go at it myself really, I don't really want to pay thousands to a bodyshop, which is probably what they'd quote.
    It's a working truck, not a show car, I'd just like it to look more presentable than it does now.
     
  11. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    Take the lacquer off with a da, 240 grit flat back with 800 prime it then get some polyester base coat and best lacquer is 2k if you don't want to use 2k it will be your choice of single pack should be less then £100 quid in materials
     
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  12. sg66 Member

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    Vinyl wrap
     
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  13. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    Another option is try find a breaker the same colour..will be less than painting your own i bet.
     
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  14. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    Cost you miles more :D
     
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  15. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    ive a sneaky suspicion you know what your talking about so i wont argue :D
     
  16. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    Last time I bought base coat it was probably £18 litre lacquer say £22 Inc activator, 1 ltr primer £10 ish then some thinner, gun wash Sanding discs and masking tape
     
  17. Dcal

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    As @Slowcoach says try and scrape a small patch of lacquer off.
    A razor sharp, wood chisel should have it off in sheets.
    Then sand, apply primer, sand again and fix any defects /low spots then top coat and lacquer.

    If you try and just sand all the lacquer off, by the time it's all off you will be down to the metal in places and it will be a bigger job to fix.

    I had the same problem with the alfa I'm doing up and half a hour had it all off.
    There's a link to the relevant post below

    https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum...the-brink-hopefully.81348/page-9#post-1339296
     
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  18. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    x3 because the other 2 was not good enough:scared:
     
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  19. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    You can flat the lacquer off no problem without going through the primer and if you do it doesn't matter one bit, just re prime it
     
  20. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    :D I didn't factor that in as Ive never had that problem
     
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