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After taking the car to the original dealer and two independent body shops they determined that only the lacquer had been removed, probably due to bird poop that was left to eat away at it. I've been assured (from the dealer and both body shops) that ensuring the area is clean before spraying an additional later of lacquer should prevent further ...


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The top coat, lacquer, has been penetrated. Your dealer looking at the paintwork, and your dealer respraying any part of the vehicle are two very differant cases. Depended on how old the vehicle is and how much you paid for it are all parts of the equation. You could go ReTro and have a vinyl roof covering if you end up being stuck with any costs.


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Modern vehicles are designed primarily to be raised/hoisted by a service quality ramp/hoist, which all have safety features to prevent the ramp dropping. The next safest way to raise a vehicle is with a service quality trolley jack. The trolley jack is used to raise the vehicle and axle stands are placed at the points on your vehicles body to support it in ...


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As TDHofstetter says, nothing is foolproof, so use as many backups as you can. If I'm using stands, I jack the car up with a hydraulic jack, put the stands under, lower it onto them, the try to shake the car to make sure it is solid and well settled onto the stands. I then leave the jack in place as a backup to the stands, and slide a wheel under the sill ...


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Is that dust or pollen I see around the chipped spot, or are those spots part of the finish? From here... it looks like you have a clearcoat failure, the color coat being spared (for the moment). What THAT means is that your clearcoat is probably chemically incompatible with the paint underneath it - I'd bet it was shot on not very long before the sale - ...


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Nothing - NOTHING - is foolproof. People get killed every year by "foolproof" things. There are lots of ways to improve your chances of NOT becoming one of those statistics, though. First and foremost... any time you or anyone else will be underneath a vehicle, make sure that something else is under the car with you - something THICKER than your head, ...



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