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    Need a professional opinion...

    It appears that the clearcoat is eroding away in this spot on my hood. Is there any way I can fix this myself without getting the whole hood repainted? Keep in mind that I've already tried polishing, waxing, and other normal paint care procedures.



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    That's a weird spot... have you taken it to a body shop you trust?

    Hopefully its not sign of rust...

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    No, it's not rust. If you could see it in person, it looks a lot more like just the clearcoat got eaten away. It feels a little rough on the spot, like what the base coat of paint would feel like after it's sanded.

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    That would be pretty tricky for a person that hasnt done paint work before. I mean you might be able to do it, but it might not be the result your looking for. A body shop should be able to blend the clear over top of that without having to repaint color. Definatly goto a shop and at least get an estimate. If you have any auto restoration shops or custom paint shops, they usually like to help you out the most, and might give you a lower price.

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    my hoods doing that n the local body shop said you mize well do the whole hood cause it will just keep spreading if you just fix a little spot your just keep going back to get little spots fixed(which mine is starting to spread) it will finally get down to the metal which mine is starting to show specs of metal which is why i'm getting it painted in a few weeks

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    ^ I agree paint and clear the whole hood. The other option would be-perhaps they can lightly sand then reclear if the basecoat is good.

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    I'd agree. Just do the whole hood. It probably wont cost much more considering how much work would be involved w/ blending that area of the hood to the rest vs just a full respray.

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    I would paint the whole hood. It will be easier and look nicer that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Wretched View Post
    That's a weird spot... have you taken it to a body shop you trust?

    Hopefully its not sign of rust...
    Camaro SS has plastic hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z27 View Post
    Camaro SS has plastic hood.

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