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Old 24 Nov 2019, 05:54 pm
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Default How to Prevent Peeling, Oxidizing Paint?

I'm about to buy a new 2002 PT. My old 2002 PT has super faded, peeling paint and the seller on the new PT swore up and down that his paint was perfect. Well, I went out and looked at it today and it's *almost* perfect, but I can see one spot where it's just starting to oxidize. What do I do to arrest this and keep it from going bad like my old PT? Do they make car sunscreen? I know I should keep it in the garage whenever possible, but a lot of time at work, I have to park outdoors.
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Old 25 Nov 2019, 07:55 am
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Default Re: How to Prevent Peeling, Oxidizing Paint?

regular waxing will help keep the paint from fading and failing. If there is a spot already going bad, not much can be done to reverse the damage.

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Old 25 Nov 2019, 09:47 am
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If the oxidation is limited to the clear coat, as it usually is, and hasn't gone deep into the color finish, those small spots of oxidation might be improved by renewing the clear coat finish. It could possibly be a rattle can job if it's no too extensive. Try to blend it best you can. Of course a good buffing afterwards is in order.

SOOO BIG's right rear quarter had a parking lot scrape that was only as deep as the surface clear coat. That refinish was done similarly, involving some light wet sanding and a blended shot of clear coat. Not a rattle can job, but it still had to be buffed out to good as new.

SOOO BIG had three layers of clear coat applied during his complete repainting in 2014.
Even though parked out doors constantly in Florida, some of the most intense sun exposure in the nation, over five years later, SOOO BIGs finish hasn't oxidized at all.
I've never used wax, Just regular wash and rinse.
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