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Do I have to prime plastic bumper?

This is my first time painting my car's plastic bumper and of course I made a mistake. I forgot to put on a layer of primer before the base coat. Now the base coat is already on, should I sand it off ...
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Goof off or WD 40 to remove paint transfer on car bumper?

Some idiot rubbed against my bumper in parking and it appears that there is a paint transfer on my bumper. I have read certain threads on how to remove such transfers. Some people recommend Goof Off, ...
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Painting Carbon Fiber Parts

I have access to a compressor and paintwork tools, nozzles, etc... but I have no experience doing this, what I have is time and willingness to learn. I have these UD carbon fiber parts that I have ...
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Ways to protect paintwork from minor damage?

Assuming you plan on actually using your car as the manufacturer intended minor damage to the paintwork is inevitable - bird droppings, stone chips, light scratches from people brushing past, "swirl ...
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Neighbor uses cans of spray paint on his car - can it travel to my car?

I have a crazy neighbor in my apartment complex that spray paints his car instead of washing it. I have a 2013 car with a nice paint job from factory when I bought it new. It has a nice clear shiny ...
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Is there a way to regain the clearcoat lost by polishing?

So my understanding is that polishing a car removes some amount of clear coat. It follows then that after a certain number of polishes, a car will eventually lose all of its clearcoat. This seems ...
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Can we apply clear coat again after polishing?

I did paint one panel of my car with dupli-color perfect match and applied clear coat. I did wet sanding, buffing, and polishing. But still some scratches are there. Is it okay to apply clear coat ...
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Hey so I’m spray painting my car

My car is a metallic paint and after priming, and painting it has caused a cut off line on my bonnet, how Can I get rid of it ? And also on my bumper it looks very off, I have attached photos as I am ...
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Car wash after applying car sealant?

I applied car sealant (https://goo.gl/KcipK3 amazon link, no affiliate) to my car. After that, I should use only water when washing my car? Or going normal car wash is fine? (I mean, as long as the ...
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Something's peeling off from around my rear wheel well. Is this clear coat failing?

It started off as an air bubble that I thought was something dried on there. When I foolishly tried scraping it off with my fingernail, a thin clear layer started to peel off and this is what it looks ...
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Paint Protection

When you get paint Protection put on new Honda car do you have to go back to get it replied every year for the warranty? And if so do you have to pay for them to put new coat on every year? Ziebart ...
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DIY paint touch-up on rusted fender: paint touch-up kit includes primer, color, and clear coat

We have some rust on the fender of our 2005 car. I'd like to try to touch it up by removing the loose paint, sanding the rust off, priming, painting, and clear-coating, using one of the kits that can ...
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How to make touch up paint less visible on gray car?

I used to have a red car and whenever I had small scratches, I could paint over it and it would be nearly invisible. Now I've got a gray car and when I paint over a scratch it's much more visible ...
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Why did my sprayed-on paint job look like it was rolled on?

I repainted a back portion of my car after hitting something and it turned out pretty good, however the paint has a strange texture. It feels smooth, but it looks similar to a rolled on paint job. It ...
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Problem with clear coating headlights

I followed a procedure to clean up my oxidized headlights similar to that which ChrisFix recommends in his video on the subject. The last step is to clear coat the headlight with a product like ...
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Should I clearcoat my headlights after sanding and polishing them?

I had the typical problem of yellow oxidized opaque headlights on my car. So I went through the process of wet sanding and polishing them and now they're crystal clear. However, I've heard people ...
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Will the dealer removing some minor paint marks/drips on the side of a car hurt?

I recently bought a new car from a dealer, the car has a few quite small dots that look like yellow road paint but didn't come off with the normal detailing they do. The dealer noticed it before I ...
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How to repaint your steering wheel emblem?

I have an older car with a chrome steering wheel emblem. The chrome has started to flake off and look unpleasant. Half the emblem is chrome and half is dull off-white plastic: What is the easiest way ...
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Milky cloudy clear coat after rattle can spray

Went to clear coat my headlights after I sanded and removed all the yellow oxidation. Final sanding before applying clear coat was with 3000 grit. The temperature inside the garage was ~59F. ...
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2005 Corolla paint or coating peeling off

I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla. Within the last couple of months I have noticed an unusual condition related to the paint surface. A couple of photos: At first, I thought it was just the paint coming ...
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Are these signs of a bad body shop paint job?

A piece of debris gouged my hood in a windstorm. I went through insurance and had the repair done at their recommended shop, which I suspect was a mistake. The car is red metallic, and I can see the ...
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Paint quality of used cars [closed]

A query regarding used cars in general. Most owners don't wash their cars properly - rules such as microfiber towels only, proper shampooing + regular waxing etc. all go amiss. To what extent do ...
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How important is it to clay before polishing and waxing?

I've seen a number of mentions of "claying" before polishing, with some people swearing that it's an absolutely necessary step before polishing, while others seem to get good ( or at least pretty ...
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Can polishing compound ruin my car's paint job?

I have my Mitsubishi lancer 2004 (silver) that was painted last year. Today I bought a polishing compound named http://www.abro.com/pc-310.html . I put a small amount of the polish on a cotton cloth,...
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Removing clear coat from a soft top.

Is it possible to remove overspray clear coat from a soft top? Some areas are very faint and 'light' and some areas are embedded. Should I use a solvent? There really isn't much info in this area.
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Paint Code - LeMans 1988

I have a Pontiac LeMans 1988, and I want repaint my car. I have looked all over my car and I can't find the lower color code for my car. On the label of the service parts identification is only ...
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Recondition clear coat?

The clear coat on my car's finish is getting kind of tired, dull and scratchy. Is there any way to recondition and renew it? I assume I will need to polish the existing clear coat somehow and then ...
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Why did my clear coat turn out matte instead of glossy, and how can I fix it?

A while back I fixed up some rust spots on stone kicks on my hood, and ended up repainting my whole hood to cover them up after grinding/puttying/priming. I got custom matching spray paint made and ...
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Cheap way to fix peeling clear coat?

The coat on my car is peeling away something like as shown in following picture which I just pulled up from google as an example: This is my first car and I have never done any car work myself before,...