Join Date: Jul 2006
Nominated 11 Times in 37 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 17
Thanked 2,467 Times in 1,851 Posts
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.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater