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    Take a look at this paint.

    Ok, 1st thought/question. Is this crows feet? Iím thinking this is crows feet, right?

    2nd, would it be possible for the problem to be the basecoat and not the clearcoat? The way Iím looking at it thereís just no way, right? This is a problem with the clearcoat, right?

    What say you? I want opinions. Asking for a ďfriendĒ




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    Re: Take a look at this paint.

    OK, Ric, I give up. Is it a base coat problem that looks like clear coat failure?

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    Take a look at this paint.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    OK, Ric, I give up. Is it a base coat problem that looks like clear coat failure?
    I donít know, all I have is those pictures. Person states that a body shop told him itís a problem with the basecoat and the clearcoat is alright. I find that impossible to believe based on those pictures. Thatís why Iím asking everyone here what they think.

    Itís a 2015 Cadillac Escalade.

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    Re: Take a look at this paint.

    No "if's, and's, and but's" to me. That is damaged/compromised clearcoat to my eyes. Whether or not the damage extends through to the basecoat is debatable... But I don't know of any way to determine if that is the case.

    As for 'crowsfeet"? It does look like tiny cracks to me. Time for a look with a 10x magnifier.

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    Re: Take a look at this paint.

    Thought it was a trick question, but sure looks like the start of clear coat failure.

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    Re: Take a look at this paint.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    It’s a 2016 Cadillac Escalade.
    I sure hope that isn’t OEM paint as it looks like 10-15 year old Honda paint. And I agree it looks like clearcoat failure and incredibly bad for a 5-year old vehicle.

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    Re: Take a look at this paint.

    Quote Originally Posted by dgage View Post
    I sure hope that isn’t OEM paint as it looks like 10-15 year old Honda paint. And I agree it looks like clearcoat failure and incredibly bad for a 5-year old vehicle.
    10-15 year old Honda paint that was used for ice skating!!

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    Re: Take a look at this paint.

    Quote Originally Posted by dgage View Post
    I sure hope that isnít OEM paint as it looks like 10-15 year old Honda paint. And I agree it looks like clearcoat failure and incredibly bad for a 5-year old vehicle.
    Apparently the dealer he asked told him it was indeed factory paint. I think they told him there might be somekind of recall going on about it. Might be a widespread problem but not sure.

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    Re: Take a look at this paint.

    My '89 Coupe de Ville has cracked paint on the driver's door and AFAIK it's not a repaint. Maybe this is something Cadillac has always experienced sometimes.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Take a look at this paint.

    If my hood looked like that, Iíd try rubbing transmission fluid on it. Have you guys ever heard about that 1? Looks like a perfect candidate.

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