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    my clear coat is starting to fade

    i noticed a couple spots on my bonnet where the clear coat has started to fade. what's the cheapest possible way i can prevent it from getting any worse?



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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    has it gone all milky or worn right through?
    if its just milky , you might be able to get away with just a light cutting compound, but if its through the clear the only proper way is to repaint a clear the whole thing.

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    I'm not too sure, it's not peeling, but it looks... sun burnt? if that makes sense

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    Pics? I'm guessing its hazy (hay its me!!11) but depending on how badly they are fading, you might be able to buff them up.

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    ahhaha ill try get some pics, i only noticed it when it's bright and sunny outside, i can't see it atm cause it's overcast. but when it's sunny, i'll get some pix

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    this is what i mean, it's not as bad as this yet though, but it will end up like it if I don't attend to it soon

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    I tried buffing mine out, and made it worse. Sad to say, the grey color doesn't look good as salt and pepper
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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    Its gone man (N) Nothing you can do now.

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    my roof also is doing that, im just going to respray mine

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    i dont really care about the roof, no one sees that. the bonnet on the other hand isnt like that YET. you can just barely notice it in the bright sun light. but i want to slow it down/stop it from getting like that

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    makes sence, my bonnets rooted now as it has dents from blowing over in the wind twice when i left it outside.

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    it sucks when that happens. my bumpers suffered a few scratches from leaving it out in the weather to be blown around too

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    Wax her up like once a week lol. That should slow it down for a bit :P

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    atleast it isnt pealing like my fender haha yeah try buffing it up with a clay bar

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    Re: my clear coat is starting to fade

    Looks like your clearcoat is peeling off. It's nothing a new paint job can't cure though. LOL I'd recommend against using abrasives as those will only remove more of the clear coat. I'm with Hazwan, just keep a thick layer of wax on it and hope for the best.
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