Fixing HEAVY oxidation from cars paint!

Discussion in 'Motorized Vehicles' started by jooooeee, Feb 4, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jooooeee

    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

    Reputations:
    737
    Messages:
    1,311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    So I'm wondering if it is possible to fix the really bad oxidation on my truck, I have about zero knowledge of how to fix it so please try and be through.

    Oh the only equipment I have is an electric buffer. (probably bought at wal-mart so a low quality buffer)
     
  2. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

    Reputations:
    4,412
    Messages:
    8,077
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    205
    That isnt oxidation, that is the clear coat peeling off.
    The same type of thing happened to my Jeep a few years ago. Over time the sun wears away and heats up the clear coat enough that a little bit melts. When it dries, it obviously doesnt set the same as it was applied.
    The only way to fix this, is to sand the body down and repaint the vehicle.

    K-TRON
     
  3. flipfire

    flipfire Moderately Boss

    Reputations:
    6,156
    Messages:
    11,214
    Likes Received:
    68
    Trophy Points:
    466
    lol you cant save that with a buffer, its already gone through the clear coat.

    Your roof should be next... protect it!
     
  4. jooooeee

    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

    Reputations:
    737
    Messages:
    1,311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Sad face :( oh well it's 16yrs old probably won't last too much longer.
     
  5. flipfire

    flipfire Moderately Boss

    Reputations:
    6,156
    Messages:
    11,214
    Likes Received:
    68
    Trophy Points:
    466
    Well if you want a cheap DIY fix:

    1 - Paint, Primer, Clearcoat, Sandpaper
    2 - Messed up roof or bonnet
    3 - Sand & Primer
    4 - Paint then clearcoat
    5 - Finished product (just add wax)

    Should cost around $60-100. Just make sure you get the paint matched when you get it canned.
     
  6. millermagic

    millermagic Rockin the pinktop

    Reputations:
    330
    Messages:
    1,742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    If you're good with a rattle can it might be saveable.

    Get some fine sand paper and wetsand what is left of the clearcoat off. Then get some light polish (non abbrasive, AVOID turtle) and polish it. Wash to remove polish and then try to put some rattlecan clear on it.
     
  7. MrX8503

    MrX8503 Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    126
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Uh, I would use paint as a last resort.

    Painting is very very difficult. If you can't even detail properly, don't even think about painting.

    Anyway a guy over at Autopia had a car that was in worst condition than yours and all he did was detail it, no paint. It turned out almost like new again.

    Heres a quick run down of what you can do.

    wash
    dry
    clay
    abrasive
    polish
    wax
    seal

    Try those steps in that order first before thinking about painting.
     
  8. allfiredup

    allfiredup Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    1,482
    Messages:
    3,209
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    106
    It looks like the sides/vertical surfaces aren't in bad shape, just the hood and roof, right?
     
  9. Syndrome

    Syndrome Torque Matters

    Reputations:
    1,765
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    546
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Welcome to the early 90's my man. They really cheesed out on the clear coats back then. Pretty much all the cheap car companys did it(by cheap I mean everything but high end stuff like ferrari and porche and such)
     
  10. jooooeee

    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

    Reputations:
    737
    Messages:
    1,311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Hood, roof, and on top of the doors the rest is pretty okay, I mean it's scratched all to hell since I take it off roading but beyond that the paint is in decent shape.


    I'm going to work at it today and see if I can fix it. (Fingers Crossed)
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page