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Old 01-13-2009, 03:03 AM   #1
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Clear coat chipping in some areas - Help!

There are two areas on my car that have obvious clear coat chipping. I bought this car used from an Acura dealership here in Portland, and it looks like the car originated in New York. I garage my car, so I don't understand why it would be chipping. Does anyone know how to fix this? or do I need a repaint?
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It has to be repainted.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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just a layer of clear coat?
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:24 AM   #4
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Is your clear coat like flaking off? or like rock chips?

If their rock chips you should get the Dr. Color Chip repair kit. It works wonders!
http://drcolorchip.com/

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:04 AM   #5
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There are two areas on my car that have obvious clear coat chipping. I bought this car used from an Acura dealership here in Portland, and it looks like the car originated in New York. I garage my car, so I don't understand why it would be chipping. Does anyone know how to fix this? or do I need a repaint?
This is what you need to find a friendly, reliable SMART repair guy for !
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:51 PM   #6
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Is your clear coat like flaking off? or like rock chips?

If their rock chips you should get the Dr. Color Chip repair kit. It works wonders!
http://drcolorchip.com/

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Its starting to flake off, it wasn't as bad before but it starting to really become noticeable. I am also noticing really tiny bubbles in the clear coat within the same area. I'm starting to think that this car had been repainted... question is, are dealerships such as Acura allowed to sell a car like this...?

but about Dr. Colorchip, I was thinking of purchasing this when the weather gets a little better... I could use some work on my hood lol!


Ian, did you mean someone like a technician or someone of that sort to have been there before I purchased the car from the dealership?
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:22 PM   #7
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Some times clear coat just fail.......For no rhyme or reason
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:43 PM   #8
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My clear coat = fail

rather than getting my car painted, do you guys think I can buy BMW touch up paint which comes with the clearcoat bottle and apply some that way?
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:59 PM   #9
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My clear coat = fail

rather than getting my car painted, do you guys think I can buy BMW touch up paint which comes with the clearcoat bottle and apply some that way?
No, once Clear Coat Failure has occured, the only way is to repaint..........
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Its starting to flake off, it wasn't as bad before but it starting to really become noticeable. I am also noticing really tiny bubbles in the clear coat within the same area. I'm starting to think that this car had been repainted... question is, are dealerships such as Acura allowed to sell a car like this...?

but about Dr. Colorchip, I was thinking of purchasing this when the weather gets a little better... I could use some work on my hood lol!


Ian, did you mean someone like a technician or someone of that sort to have been there before I purchased the car from the dealership?
My local BMW dealership (I wouldn't use them for anything else mind !) have a SMART repair team, they can do small areas like scuffs, scratches, stone chipped areas and blend them into the existing paint. I am not sure exactly how they do it but they always look great and you can't even tell that it was done. Unless you are talking about tiny little rock chips which you can fill with touchup and polish flat, you need to get the area properly repaired. Over here it normally cost 80 - 100 as they normally need to go up to a crease/line/joint in the body, otherwise it may be noticeable. But so far I have had some done on bumper, wings and body (both plastic and metal areas) and the results are amazing !
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