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  1. DIY paintwork help :|

    Bodywork
    So I am not normally the hands on DIY person with cars but since getting a mortgage and starting a family money isn't as freely available to spend anymore. Me and the missus both share a 2011 blue Clio which has sadly accumulated a number of scratches, dents and marks around the body work over...
  2. Clear flakes on paintwork (spoiler)

    Bodywork
    I have a Renault clio 2003 dynamique 1.2 billabong that I bought the other day and I've been wondering why there's clear flakes flaking off the spoiler. I don't know if this is a clear coat on the top of the colour paintwork but I don't know if I should remove it or keep it? If anyone can help...
  3. Paintwork and corrosion guarantee.

    Bodywork
    It seems something like this. 3 year paintwork: Reading between the lines: The paint is covered for fading or maybe lacquer peeling off from the substrate ,provided it hasnt been damaged by,terrorists,God,accident damage,stone chips, atmospheric pollutants , or bird droppings. and the like. 12...
  4. Megane Coupe III Rear passenger side light paintwork

    Bodywork
    Hi I'm new on here as I only bought my coupe a couple of weeks ago. I wondered if anybody had perhaps had a similar issue - when I bought my car there was a little white smudge almost under the casing for the rear passenger side light, which I thought was a bit of wax residue. However, on closer...
  5. How to get dry mud of the paintwork?

    Bodywork
    Hey guys, Went to clean my car the other day, but there was some mud stains i could not get off. Is there somthing i can use to get it of and not damage the paint work? Cheers
  6. Faded Paintwork

    Bodywork
    Last year I used some T-Cut colour in order to remove scratches on my Renault Megane. It did seem to make a difference on some but on other parts of the car it now looks like the paintwork has faded slightly! Can this be fixed and if so what should be used? Cheers
  7. Paintwork help/ideas

    Bodywork
    Hi everyone, Im thinking at the moment of ways to make my car look a little nicer, I have a clio dci 1.5 its the paint code ov460, Im thinking of painting all the plastic trim, has anyone got any pointers? From looking on here you need to sand it flat use a black primer and its best to go to...
  8. Concrete (I think?) on paintwork

    Bodywork
    Hi guys, I just bought a 2002 Renault trafic in silver , body work is in good nick apart from the rear doors which seem to have been splashed with a few dollops of concrete, the stuff is completely solidified on. I have tried pressure washing as well as softening with boiled water but to no...
  9. Paintwork???

    Bodywork
    Hi May come across stupid but is there any way you can make a new paint like an old paint? I.e The car i bought has had a paint job in the past on a door and wing, its a good job just that the paint is different from the other door and rear end, so when you look at it from a few yards away...
  10. Weird yellow blemishes in silver Clio paintwork

    Bodywork
    I just bought a Renault Clio Expression and failed to notice that the rear offside panel has a patch of weird yellow discoulouration. Has anybody ever had this problem or know what it might be? It seems to be 'in' the paint rather than on the surface. Thanks.
  11. Metallic paintwork on Sports Tourer 2003

    Bodywork
    My three kids have all taken their turn putting minor scratches all over my metallic dark grey car down to the white primer layer. Is there repair kit out there that I can use? Nick
  12. Renault Laguna - Vandalised paintwork

    Bodywork
    Evening all, Just looking for some paintwork advice if anyone has ideas or experience of this. A charming young man who lives on my street decided to pick up a stone and scratch wavy lines the full length of my car. Both sides. I pont fancy the £1000+ respray and don't want to lose no claims...
  13. Bubbling paintwork on door of 54 Grand Scenic

    Bodywork
    Hi, Giving the wife's car a wash today and discovered 3 small patches of lightly crinkled/blistered/bubbled paintwork (each about the size of a 5p or less). I couldn't find any visible damage to the paint where water may have got in. Is it possible for a small chip to have caused this, or is...
  14. Renault Clio 3 - Paintwork Fault

    Bodywork
    Hi, I've stumbled upon this forum while trying to google information regarding my Renault Paint Warrenty. As I have an issue with the paint on my one year old from new Clio which I'm hoping somebody on here may be able to help with. Basically I noticed recently that the paint on the roof looks...
  15. Paintwork Question

    Bodywork
    Hi Folks, I believe there is equipment available for measuring the thickness of paint on a car ? Thanks for any info/advice offered :)
  16. Clio - Paintwork Problem

    Bodywork
    :mad: I noticed that the paint work on my car was peeling. I referred to the dealership who have asked their bodywork shop to look at it. They have just told me that the peeling is caused by bird lime and it is not covered by the warranty. Has anyone else had this problem? I am going to...
  17. Scratches On Paintwork

    Bodywork
    Hi guys! Wait to you hear this...i work as a quantity surveyor and was driving onto site last week when a digger somehow skit concrete on my black clio! i have removed most of it but it has lifted some paint in certain areas...nothing major but u know how it irritates u... ...well i was...
  18. paintwork

    Bodywork
    Hi all I have just purchased a j reg espace which is metallic blue.The problem is some parts of the body work seem to have a milky colour which cleaning and polishing doesn't resolve.Also there is what looks like a clear film peeling off the paint in places.Any ideas as to what this all could be...
  19. Paintwork Treatment

    Bodywork
    Almost signed on the dotted line for a new Megane cc today. Just a few fine points to iron out. One question we have is, is it worth having the Lifeshine treatment applied. The interior is also "scotchguarded". Bearing in mind the car is pearl black metallic with full cream leather interior I am...
  20. Removing plastic from paintwork

    Bodywork
    Ok Coming out of the office on Friday the barrier was up and as I drove through it came down and wacked the top of the car. Fortunately most of the impact was on one of the roof rails. The damage to the paintwork polished off without a problem but the white plastic on the barrier has left a...
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