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post #9 of (permalink) Old 24th December 2006
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Where the lacquer is white is where there is an air gap between the lacquer & the paint. Gentle heat (using the previously mentioned hairdryer) in a sweeping motion from where the white begins to the 'end' of the lacquer (if you know what I mean), will gradually soften the lacquer & remove any moisture, which will allow it to re-bond with the paint (minimising the repair area), if this doesn't work, then it will need to be removed. This may also help to reduce any stepping from the lacquered to unlacquered layer. I would then leave it for at least a day, then (whilst under cover of course) use a small sanding block and some really fine wet & dry (1200 grit or higher) to level the surfaces and to lightly key the painted surface. Then once it is all clear, clean & ready for lacquer, some gentle sweeps with the aerosol letting the gloss build-up. Since it is at the top of the window, remember to lower the glass, and spray with the door ajar - it will save some masking off. Use the hairdryer once again and leave it for at least an hour before driving, and a day before polishing up (if needed).
Should all go well.


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