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Re: Paint lacquer peeling?

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Best remedy I can suggest is to get some lacquer (an aerosol would do), spray some into the cap, and dilute a little with thinners, then very carefully apply with a fine artist's brush, working the strokes upwards to avoid runs.

Naturally, do this on a dry day, with the affected panel in the sunshine so that it dries to a gloss as quickly as possible with minimal moisture absorbtion.


I am considering trying a DIY paint job to repair?improve upon the hailstone damage to Laquer on my Capsicum Red1999 Megane.
I think that I can remove the damaged laquer without damaging the colour coat, by lifting it off with a strong adhesive tape; this happened with masking tape by accident when I attempted to repair the mirrors.
Is original Renault laquer acrylic or spirit based?
What thinners should I use for each of these?
Is Halfords spray can Laquer compatible? I think that it is acrylic.
I will be very grateful for any guidance and advice.
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Re: Paint lacquer peeling?

I couldn't tell you what type of lacquer is appled at the factory - that type of info isn't made available, but aerosol lacquer will work, just build up the layers slowly, getting progressively heavier, and use a heatgun/hairdrier or even better, and I.R. lamp to flash-dry the lacquer to a high-sheen.



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Re: Paint lacquer peeling?

Not sure if totally relevant to the goal here but, I found that U-Pol clear coat was the best aerosol I could find to get a smooth finish. Most others dry with some irregularity. Also has a very good UV protection.

You may find though that thinners and brush application will help hugely with the finish in this case and any reasonable aerosol will do the job. Used a whole can of Simonz laquer on the rear bumper of my Passat and it never got a smooth finish after a lot of work. The U-Pol went on, it was smooth and shiny immediately with one coat and no polishing!

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