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Clearcoat pealing HELP

This is a discussion on Clearcoat pealing HELP within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; The hood and rear quarter panel on my 98 Trans am is starting to peel and flake off pretty bad. ...

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    Clearcoat pealing HELP

    The hood and rear quarter panel on my 98 Trans am is starting to peel and flake off pretty bad. I know it can be expensive to get it sanded down and repainted and cleared. From what I have heard this happens to a lot of GM vehicles and its not just Cameros and Trans ams.

    I know this must of happened to other people. My question is if anyone contacted GM customer service and got them to flip the bill for the repair.

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    Considering your car is fifteen years old now, I somehow doubt that GM is going to entertain the idea of fixing your car on their dime. Any warranties dealing with the body and paint have surely expired by now so it's on you to get it fixed.
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    Thats is kinda what I figured. Say I do get the affected areas fixed. Am I wasting money because the rest of the car may do it later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98ramairguy View Post
    Thats is kinda what I figured. Say I do get the affected areas fixed. Am I wasting money because the rest of the car may do it later?
    You're better off in the long run getting the entire car done, at least in my opinion.

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    If your going to fix it do it right if you can and do a complete repaint. With the age of the paint its going to have to be blended if you just do a panel or two. I had to do it after my car got hit in a parking lot since the insurance would only cover that. Paint was only 5 yrs old at the time so its not too noticeable. On a 15 yr old paint job I imagine it would be a lot harder and costlier.
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    Thats what I was afraid of. I want the car to be nice and shine but I really didnt want to drop $6,000 to get the whole thing painted. What does a good paint job cost. I know it would have to be all stripped down to primer and redone. Any ideas?

    If I don't get the whole thing redone and just do the affected areas is it likely that more of it will delaminate as the years go on?

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    I've seen guys on here get paint jobs from places like Maaco for around $1k. I don't know how involved those kind of paint jobs are. Best thing to do would be to find a reputable shop in your area and see what it would cost to repaint your car.

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    I doubt a $1000 paint job would solve the delaminate problem. My main concern is the parts of the car that still look good now, will it start flaking later. Has anyone got good information from someone who knows a lot about paint?
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    My old 1990 Beretta was sideswiped and I took it to Maaco for a full respray since the taxi company paid for the repairs. Came out great.

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