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The clearcoat on the rof of the justy is shot. Si there any way of fixing this without repainintg the roof? This would be a spray-can job with the proper matching paint and proper clear coat.

 

 

nipper

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hmmm. i dont think Ive ever seen color matching spray cans, or clear Cote automotive paint. maby a one step spray enamel can and a lot of wet sanding, could be possible

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My understanding of how clear coat works, is it needs to bond to not fully cured out color coat. Meaning, for clear coat to stick, it needs sprayed on recently, not yet dried, paint.

or it will flake off like a bad sunburn.

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My understanding of how clear coat works, is it needs to bond to not fully cured out color coat. Meaning, for clear coat to stick, it needs sprayed on recently, not yet dried, paint.

or it will flake off like a bad sunburn.

 

 

Okso then i have to restore the paint on the roof. Luckily it is just the roof

 

nipper

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that may work Gee resale value on a Justy ... hrmmmm

 

resale goes up as gas prices do, and no one cares what it looks like:)

 

it is last on my list of things to do.

 

As my father said, if it looked good at 60,ph he was happy, and this doesnt.

 

nipper

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you can always try clear coating it a simple way (can or whatever). if it starts to flake again, then so what, do it again.

 

i've seen folks come up with great results using canned paint and clear coat, i'd consider it worth a try.

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I would just wet sand it, buff it out, and call it a day. Otherwise to make a lasting repair with new paint you would have to take it down to bare metal and start over - anything short of that is only going to last a couple years at most so in my mind the most effective way around it is to work with what's already on there. And if that means sanding the clear back to where it's still good then so be it. With a good wet-sand job, polishing compound, and then a wax job - it will look just fine.

 

I haven't seen many Subaru's with clear-coat. I'm betting it was a dealer option because most of them just have a single stage paint with no clear from what I've seen.

 

GD

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I haven't seen many Subaru's with clear-coat. I'm betting it was a dealer option because most of them just have a single stage paint with no clear from what I've seen.

 

GD

 

that's odd, maybe they added it later, the 88 does not appear to have it, but the 90 does...

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I think almost all 92+legacies/SVX'x got clearcoat, I know for the pearl colors (white, Whinestone, AGP, etc...that they required clearcoats....

I prefer the maintenance of a hard paint without clearcoat, but meh.

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