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TA's Paint: Fixable?

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Under direct sunlight I can see what looks like spider web cracks throughout the TA's paint. The car still looks good from 10 feet away, but up close this is off-putting. I know there's only so much you can do for 14-year old paint with 110,000 miles, but is this something that can be corrected, or is a repaint the only option at this point?

 

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Thread would have been better if you had your johnson hanging out...kind of like wheres waldo.
 

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cant tell whats going on with that pic. looks like they are just swirl marks which can be buffed out.

my buddies TA has the cracks you are talking about in the front bumper cover. the paint is lifting up and the only way to fix that is with a respray.
 

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Thread would have been better if you had your johnson hanging out...kind of like wheres waldo.
Next time I'll leave a surprise.
 

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Solution sell me the car for 1500 :D
 

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cant tell whats going on with that pic. looks like they are just swirl marks which can be buffed out.

my buddies TA has the cracks you are talking about in the front bumper cover. the paint is lifting up and the only way to fix that is with a respray.
I don't think they're swirl marks but I could be using the wrong terminology. When I look at the car in the sunlight, the sun or light source has a halo of marks around it that I can most accurately describe as looking like a spider web.
 

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It is definitely correctable, but you will probably need a rotary polisher to do so. The DAPC removed a lot of stuff from the paint when I used it, but it has its limitations.
 

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Maybe I'll hit up KJ's paint guy and see if he can shoot me a quote.
 

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I don't think they're swirl marks but I could be using the wrong terminology. When I look at the car in the sunlight, the sun or light source has a halo of marks around it that I can most accurately describe as looking like a spider web.
when was the last time it was detailed?

by the pictures, it just looks like what are called swirl marks. they can be greatly reduced by doing a complete detail.
 

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Greasy detailed it last summer.
 

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it just needs buffed out with a high speed buffer and a fine cut compound, my junkyard car was bad and it looks almost like new paint now after a hard core buffin
 

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:werd: im gonna try to have dave (paint guy) coome with me to lukes some time and just look at shit.
 

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