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  1. #1 Clear Coat failure 

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    Hi guys, quick question on clear coat failure, i went to look at a car today the customer wanted to know what i could do for his car, so i looked at it, it was like a year 2000 Honda civic and it had clear coat failure on the roof and the hood, when i see clear coat failure on a car i should NOT buff it at all because that means that the clear coat is really thin right?
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    Exactly. You would look like an idiot while tearing off more clearcoat, the customer would probably be very pissed off at you for making it worse and probably not want to pay you, that would probably make you very pissed off that he's not paying. Just all around bad situation for everyone involved in that whole matter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Addicted2Bling View Post
    Exactly. You would look like an idiot while tearing off more clearcoat, the customer would probably be very pissed off at you for making it worse and probably not want to pay you, that would probably make you very pissed off that he's not paying. Just all around bad situation for everyone involved in that whole matter...
    Awesome thanks for the info buddy i figured cause its common sense.
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    It depends on what stage clearcoat failure it is. If its the beginning and just a little cloudy you can still revive the clearcoat with polishing. But it wont be long (few months or less)before it starts to look cloudy and dull again.

    Customers would need to know its just a temporary fix and the begginning of the end.

    If the clearcoat is already lifting I would leave it alone.
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    I would tape off the area that has the clearcoat failure so I know where it is and also it will help you from getting too close to the area.

    Ca.Detailchick made a great point that you should explain to the cutsomer what the spot is, explaint tha what you would do is only a temporay fix, and finally tell them that to fix it the right way a respary would be needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ca.detailchick View Post
    It depends on what stage clearcoat failure it is. If its the beginning and just a little cloudy you can still revive the clearcoat with polishing. But it wont be long (few months or less)before it starts to look cloudy and dull again.

    Customers would need to know its just a temporary fix and the begginning of the end.

    If the clearcoat is already lifting I would leave it alone.
    What ^ she^ said

    Look for some of my threads with a black bmw 3 series, I had luck with black hole and a good wax. but it is temp at best
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    I would stay away unless you have a paint depth gauge. You might just be setting yourself up for a potentially liable situation.
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