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#64 of 93 CLEAR COATING NEW CAR PAINT
Jun 26, 2006 (5:47 pm)
I normally get white cars because I don't have a garage for them. They get the full sun each day and I live close to the ocean so there's alot of salt in the always moist air.
This time I've decided to get artic blue silver. It's a metalic paint and I'm concerned about durability and properly taking care of it (I'll drive the car until it rusts away.
The dealer (whom I actually trust) has suggested a $750 clear coat that he'll do for $500. He believes this coat will significantly affect my paints durablilty.
#65 of 93 Re: CLEAR COATING NEW CAR PAINT [winterhound]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 26, 2006 (6:47 pm)
Is the dealer going to clear coat it with paint or just wax? Hard to believe that they'd be able to paint on a layer of clear coat for $750 after taping everything.
Try asking in the Paint and Body Maintenance & Repair discussion too.
#66 of 93 Re: CLEAR COATING NEW CAR PAINT [steve_]
Jun 29, 2006 (2:35 pm)
No no no...thats for the "clear coat protectant". No one would reclear a brand new car its stupid. Better off just washing it twice a week and waxing it regularly. Least thats what worked on my black truck when i was in florida.
#67 of 93 Re: Earl Scheib [kyleknicks]
Jul 02, 2006 (8:37 pm)
I Have a big dent on the right fender and acid burn on the roof from vandelism on my 2003 Corolla. I got the cheapest estimate from Earl Scheib Paint & Body of $661 with 3 years warranty on the paint job. With the clear coat, it will be additional $99 and they will extend to 6 years warranty.
Do you think it's worth getting that clear coat. OR Will that Clear coat protect the paint of car longer? Do you think Scheib is a reliable shop? Will their paint job chip and peel or fade quickly after a few years?
Thank You for your help.
#68 of 93 Re: Earl Scheib [cheerry]
Jul 14, 2006 (9:16 am)
Clear coat is what is already on your car, you absolutly want to put the clear coat back on the car again. The clear is what gives the paint its shine.
#69 of 93 Re: Earl Scheib [bigfur]
Jul 14, 2006 (4:06 pm)
Thanks for the reply. Since I originally have a clear coat on the car, would it be a bad idea to have a clear coat done again on the whole car at Earl Scheib. Is it going to peel after a few years?
#70 of 93 Re: Earl Scheib [cheerry]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 14, 2006 (9:36 pm)
I don't think having Scheib paint a car this new is a good idea.
#71 of 93 Re: Orange Peal after Body Work [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 05, 2006 (6:07 pm)
their are a few things that you are saying that are just not true, you said a good painter should not have to buff his work it should come out perfect.........i dont think their is such a painter on the face of the earth, their is alwys something slightly imperfect with every thing that gets painted, be it excessive orange peel, dirt, fisheye, the list goes on, buffing a repair is a necessary step in the process, end of story. Second you say their is no excuse for oragne peel???? are you serious??? every car that is manufactred has some form of orange peel, some more than others but all have peel, if you were to totally sand out the orange peel of the panel you paint it would not match the rest of the car, and it would look horrible! Not to insult you, but do you have any autobody experience whatsoever?
#72 of 93 Re: Orange Peal after Body Work [biscayne6702]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 05, 2006 (6:29 pm)
never said that about buffing, sorry if you misunderstood something.
Orange peel is a defect in workmanship. It can happen, sure, but it must be corrected before the car is delivered to the customer. Orange peel is not "normal" or "acceptable" to any kind of person who takes pride in his/her work.
here's a good site that explains why orange peel is a "mistake" and what causes it.
http://www.sherwin-automotive.com/reference/troubleshooting_guide/orange_peel/in- - - dex.cfm
But you're right, sometimes you'll see orange peel right from the factory....but on a Subaru, not a BMW...
Also you're right, orange peel can be corrected if it's not too bad.
My body shop (s) would never deliver a car to me like that.
Jan 22, 2007 (12:40 pm)
im just trying this as summit new once you have paint on to the body work im guessing that there has to be some form of varnish over the top just wondering what sort ??? thx