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Re: What should I do with my bonnet
If this is a car you've only owned a relatively short time, and this is quite a recent phenomenon, I'd be very curious to ascertain the root cause of the peeling.
You really want to know if it's down to some external factor; cack-handed application of lacquer (poor-quality lacquer, even), or it is a reaction or contamination between the basecoat and the lacquer.
If it's the former, then yes, careful removal of the clearcoat, a light prep and re-lacquering will be fine (and fairly cheap).
But if it's the latter, the bonnet should really be taken back to the primer/bare metal stage to ensure the integrity of the remaining steps.
As suggested, price replacement bonnets, but don't specify a colour, otherwise you'll find (amazingly) that the bonnet that matches your car, is twice the price.
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