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Old 13 Oct 2016, 06:30 pm
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I have a 2003 White PT Cruiser and live in a sunny, hot climate and my car has never been kept in a garage. Recently, I noticed that a small patch of clear coat is starting to peel off at the very rear of the roof right above the rear door. I'm sure that it will spread. Is there any way to keep this from happening? Thanks.
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Old 14 Oct 2016, 04:39 pm
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I have a 2003 White PT Cruiser and live in a sunny, hot climate and my car has never been kept in a garage. Recently, I noticed that a small patch of clear coat is starting to peel off at the very rear of the roof right above the rear door. I'm sure that it will spread. Is there any way to keep this from happening? Thanks.
I would some info on this, too, as on my '05 the delamination is starting on the roof, the hood, and the very tops of the front fenders. And I thought keeping the paint all waxed up (which I have done) would help prevent this. Granted, the car sits outside all the time, but my other PT does, too, and no clear coat peeling off even though the car is three years older (both patriot blue). If you hear anything, please let me know!
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Old 14 Oct 2016, 05:20 pm
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I'm no paint expert by any means but reading on paint sites it may be that the time between last base coat and clear was to long..

Just the other day I was pressure washing my car because of baked on tree sap and I started taking clear off the hood and the pressure washer isn't all that powerful.
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You guys need to PM BustedPT. Danny knows his stuff about paint and body work. He's offered to help me via telephone, but I'v just reached the point where I don't care how mine looks anymore. I just want it to get me from point A to point B and back to point A again. Which is does, so I'm good. I've given up on the paint.
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You guys need to PM BustePT. Danny knows his stuff about paint and body work. He's offered to help me via telephone, but I'v just reached the point where I don't care how mine looks anymore. I just want it to get me from point A to point B and back to point A again. Which is does, so I'm good. I've given up on the paint.
I know what you mean, Chuzz. Now one of my PTs needs a paint job but, at 98,000 miles, also needs the timing belt and all that goes with it. For both now I'm looking at least a $3,000 bill. I figure the mechanics are far more important so looks like my car will soon look like it was just dragged in from sitting in a junk yard. As you said, it will still get me from point A to point B and back to point A again. Maybe next year I can deal with the paint.
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Old 15 Oct 2016, 05:17 pm
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Too many people worry about aesthetics nowadays. I used to be like that, but I've always made sure my cars are reliable first. Gone are the days of washing and waxing it several times a year. I wash mine every 6-8 weeks and wax about twice a year, and that's in a good year! LOL Don't worry about how it looks. Just watch the faces of the punks in their fart can imports when they get smoked by you off the light!
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Old 15 Oct 2016, 05:27 pm
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Too many people worry about aesthetics nowadays. I used to be like that, but I've always made sure my cars are reliable first. Gone are the days of washing and waxing it several times a year. I wash mine every 6-8 weeks and wax about twice a year, and that's in a good year! LOL Don't worry about how it looks. Just watch the faces of the punks in their fart can imports when they get smoked by you off the light!
HA! Love your outlook. True, paint is only asthetics. Mine doesn't look super bad now but each and every month I can see a change. Okay, I'll try to lighten up about being so concerned in how it looks. No one drives the car but me anyway, so, what the heck.
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I would some info on this, too, as on my '05 the delamination is starting on the roof, the hood, and the very tops of the front fenders. And I thought keeping the paint all waxed up (which I have done) would help prevent this. Granted, the car sits outside all the time, but my other PT does, too, and no clear coat peeling off even though the car is three years older (both patriot blue). If you hear anything, please let me know!
I started a thread like this over two years ago when the same thing was happening on the roof of my 2001 Limited. And like in this thread, there were no good answers. Danny (Busted_PT) has some good tips, but basically, the message is that the damage is done.

What I did on my 2001 Limited was to lightly sand the edges and crusted-over areas of the damaged clearcoat with very fine sandpaper. Then I used MANY coats of wax on it. Eventually, those areas became smooth and shiny again. However, the discoloration remained. But they weren't that noticeable on the roof. And I had to keep up this thick coat of wax to keep the effect going. As a side note, for non-show-car quality good looks at 10 feet away with your eyes squinted, a really good wax job can make some really worn out paint look good.

There's various U-Tube videos on various other techniques, but some are very difficult and others likely don't work well. Danny's advice was best at the time. But lightly sanding and using the wax worked best for me.
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Thanks for the advise, I'll give it a try.
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Thanks for the advise, I'll give it a try.
What are your skills in useing paint. Or even primer?
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