Gump had a massive case of clear coat Leprosy. I used a razor to cut away the
really bad patches. I also did the sanding of edges to try to feather it in an
attempt to get it to stop spreading. The stuff was resistant to my
ministrations. I suspect there was a respray at one time and the coat was
destined to fail. My suspicion would be that complete removal by sanding would
give you a much better surface to begin with. Polei has a few spots of
entrenched clear ( really small less than a folded dollar) that I sanded down
the edges if I could not completely obliterate. I used 80 grit as a first
phase, then went 100/150 then 220/320 before I did a 400/600 sanding, which
ended with 800/1000 so that there were no hard edges or the stuff was gone.
> On Sep 17, 2016, at 4:39 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <email@example.com>
> I am going to look at a W126 tomorrow that has clear coat peeling on the
> roof. The rest of the car might be OK, so I’m trying to get a feel for what
> I might be getting into should I want to buy it.
> As an interim approach, can the edges of the clear coat be feathered and just
> polished or buffed out so it blends into the surface?
> I assume that clear coat could be reapplied to seal the area back up again?
> Any paint enabled folks here who want to comment or make recommendations
> would be appreciated.
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