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Old 07-08-2009, 07:51 AM
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Dissapearing clearcoat... Why do so many dodges seem to have the same problem? Driving down the road it seems to be an epidemic.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:17 AM
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Mostly from poor quality primer used by Chrysler in the early to mid '90's.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:38 AM
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poor primer has nothing to do with the clearcoat, there's a full layer of color between the primer and clear.

I suspect the clear itself is of poor quality. I've had to repaint the roof of my truck and the hood's not too far behind.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:39 AM
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I'm not a paint expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

The peeling paint epidemic appears to be UV ray related, since every Dodge I've seen with the problem had it only on the horizontal surfaces. Mine suffered from it as well and has been repainted.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:13 PM
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+ 1 i also had to repaint and roof and hood
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:33 PM
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All vehicles are going to have clear coat problems if they spend most of their life out in the sun.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:39 PM
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were upset out 10year plus paint job didnt last?.. haha Try repainting yourself and getting it to last 5
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I'm hoping I get 5 out of the roof. Then I can unload this thing.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:23 PM
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I just visited Macco and gave me a quote 3 coats third coat is mixed with clearcoat and 100.00 a panel (hood and roof to sand to bare metal were the issue is) one year warranty. around 1000.00 for all. well i know its not the best but i am getting tired of seeing it like that. what is the opinions out there
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I have 2 spots on the body that I would like to get fixed. When I got the truck It came with this rust spot on the rear fender thigh on the lip. Now its rusting. The other one is on the pass side. Idk what he hit but its huge and ugly. From the bottom of the fender all the way to the top of the bed.
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The clear coats used now are crap. You used to get a much longer life out of the old single stage paints than what you can now from the two stage paints. Yes, the UV does destroy the clear. The only way to make your paint last is to keep it in a garage. Don't blame Dodge too much for this either. My wife had a 97 Honda Accord and it had stripes up and down the hood, top, and trunk. Looked like a freaking Zebra.

Some of you may be surprised to find out that the constant meddling of the nanny government blowing crap about this global warming nonsense has led to auto paints no longer being solvent based, but now are water based. Let's see how many problems that creates down the road.
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So you thing global warming is bs?
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:26 AM
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Global warming could be true even without it being manmade. But enviromental regs have led to all sorts of crazy laws and inferior acting materials used in automobiles. I believe brake pads have also been affected because of asbestos.

The primers appear to be a real problem. My 95 had badly peeling silver paint on the sides. The red paint (it was two-tone) was unaffected. Some sort of compatability issue. I see a dodge driving all over town that is half primer - its incedible how much peeled.

I now have 6 coats or Regal red rustoleum rolled onto my truck and will wetsand in stages. Will post when I get done, but it looks better than what it was. Wont bother with clearcoats as my original paint job also had peeling clear.
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i got a few spots on the roof that ain't grown in 2 and a half years so i aint too worried bout them yet, now the rust and dents are gonna get taken care of soon
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Global Warming is BS lol

Being in Florida we have sun about everyday, as long as you put a nice coat of wax on it every 3 or 4 washes it will last a long time. I reccomend using Mothers Synwax, not the Caranuba cleaner wax as it has little abraisives in the wax to help clean the paint, which can over time wear through the clear coat. It is great to use every now and then, but the Mothers FX synwax is the stuff. Goes on easy, comes off easy, looks great! My truck still looks great and I've had it since 96.
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I have 2 spots on the body that I would like to get fixed. When I got the truck It came with this rust spot on the rear fender thigh on the lip. Now its rusting. The other one is on the pass side. Idk what he hit but its huge and ugly. From the bottom of the fender all the way to the top of the bed.
sounds like the previous owner decided to use the fender for a strap point. had to be a woman, or maybe a city boy.

global warming is just a government conspiracy. i was watching a show on the discovery channel a few years ago and on it they were talking about ice core samples. the earth has always gotten hotter and hotter every year then it'll get an ice age and cool everything off. then the cycle continues again. while humans may have sped up the natural process a little, it isn't as drastic as all the hippies make it out to be.
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sounds like the previous owner decided to use the fender for a strap point. had to be a woman, or maybe a city boy.

global warming is just a government conspiracy. i was watching a show on the discovery channel a few years ago and on it they were talking about ice core samples. the earth has always gotten hotter and hotter every year then it'll get an ice age and cool everything off. then the cycle continues again. while humans may have sped up the natural process a little, it isn't as drastic as all the hippies make it out to be.
Exactly! Hit it right on, the earth has hot spells and cold spells. Current carbon dioxide levels hover around 385 parts per million, a relatively minor constituent of earth’s entire atmosphere. This number is less than 4/100ths of one percent of all gases present. Infact, a single volcano eruption emits more C02 then the entire human population does in a single year. That includes factory's, transportation, and regular respiratory breathing.

I wrote a term paper on this for Earth Science class in college. It's good to know the truth is getting out there. I'm all for cleaning up the streets and not littering, but enough with us depleting the ozone layer garbage.
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My dad's 98 dakota has this problem. His roof and hood is gray. Pretty much all the paint is gone. I told him the other day we need to do a ghetto paint job
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