Originally Posted by Kevin509
So then the base color itself will have to be repainted as well? It seems I'm getting conflicting opinions on that part.
Some people are saying that after wet sanding only the clear will need to be re applied?
The problem is, getting the clear off the black stripe without affecting the "appearance" of the stripe in a negative way.
Point being, you want it to look good right?
Assuming you want it to LOOK GOOD, that means some person is going to have to somehow remove the clear off the black stripe in a way that does not affect the good looking appearance of the black stripe.
Think about it, if you start sanding on the clear layer of paint at some point you will sand off all the clear and now your sandpaper will start sanding the black stripe. What kind of skill level will it require to ONLY sand the clear, and not "move" the sand paper over the black stripe?
There in lies the problem. I think Tom is correct with what he posted...
Originally Posted by tguil
Had that happen to me once.
The fix was more than you really want to hear.
The body shop ended up removing the stripe and because of the mess that resulted ended up sanding the panel, repainted the base coat, sprayed on clear and then applied a new stripe.
Because it was their error, I didn't have any expense. I fear that you are going to be out some $$$ for a proper fix.
I think Tom is right, a correct fix is more than what you want to hear. To do it right means sanding the panel down to the basecoat and starting over, that is if you want it to,
- Look right
- Last a long time and look right