Quick and dirty paint fixRead Now
If you drive old junk like I do, you are bound to have a vehicle like this. Said vehicle is from the 90's or older and that old paint is chipping or falling off, in chunks if you own a 2nd Gen Dodge, Ford or Chevy of that era. In my case I choose to drive this old junk because I can't stand the thought of a vehicle owning me with a payment to the finance company every month. That monthly payment would take away funding for more motorcycle parts :) .
Anyways, ye old Dodge was showing some paint cracking on the hood. Upon closer inspection the adhesive of the top coat had broken from the primer. The rest of the paint across the vehicle is fine nearly a scratch so it really wasn't ready for a complete respray, at least not yet. So a quick panel fix to keep the "good" paint from falling off and prevent rust until I am ready for said respray. Below are the "quick and dirty" process I did.
You professionals out there might want to get the eye soap ready.
Below are just a few of the major problems with the paint on this hood. These happened from a hail storm that broke the old brittle paint.
After sanding back to "good" paint some filler primer was needed to get it smooth before the sealer primer.
After the Primer sealer came the base coat of color and then a urethane clear for protection and to help blend the new and the old paint. It is not perfect nor show quality, but from 10 feet it looks just fine. Better than gray splotches of missing paint.
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