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well.. my rex has its clear coat commin off it and its been bugging me so I took some compound by Turtle wax and a sponge by 3M and starting rubbing away in the rear where the spoiler would sit. It worked but I kind of rubbed a little too hard and I see this:





is there anyway to quickly repaint that so I dont attract and rust over the winter? Im not too sure what to do. Oh and does anyone have any better ideas on removing the clearcoat? look at this baby's hood:



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Dude, i think you want to leave what clearcoat you have left on the car. Otherwise your paint will start breaking down that much faster and ou'll have more spots of bre metal. I'd sand the hatch area with some fine grit paper and just spray that area aith duplicolor or something from the autostore to keep it sealed. Might even pick up a can of the clear coat they make and use that on top. It won't match prefectly but at this point who cares.
 

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This is all because your car is tring to tell you somethinge "PAINT ME" lol believe me i can hear your crx saying that. Seriously i can hear it.
 

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So what should I do at this point? I mean, only the hatch part in the pic and the hood are the only bad parts. The rest of the car's paint is still good. For the rear, should I just sand away the clear coat until it kinda fades into the "still good" clear coat, and use black spraypaint and a clear coat spray?

I really dont want to get a whole body paint job, but what about my hood? Its a more larger area to cover compared to my rear area. I dont think sanding that down and spraypainting it will look too glamorous ya know?
 

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Wet sand it. Keep a piece of 800 grit paper or higher in one hand wrapped around a flexible sanding board, a bucket of slightly soapy water at your feet, and a constantly rewet sponge in the other. Then just glide the sandpaper over the car, slowly and lightly, and watch the edges, because you can sand through them.
 

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Or you could just remove the hatch and the hood, take them to a shop, and have them professionally replainted. In this case I'd still consider doing the prep work myself.
 

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use 400 grit sand paper (preferably on a DA if you have access to one) sand the area you want to paint until there is no shiney spots left. (you dont want to go to bare metal because then you will have to prime it) then use a 1500 grit scuff pad to make sure its nice and smooth but still has scratches. then wash it with water and comet (or any kind of degreaser) then paint it.
 

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JAMRT said it well. . . . just do as he advised and you will be fine. . . . Get some duplicolor black and sand down the panels dmooth and paint them. . . . Might be a good idea to primer them first as you took them down pretty close if not to the metal..

as for the hood. . . No spray bombs are not going to look good on it. . . i would suggest flat black for the hood. . . it will hide most of the fact that you shot it out of a can if you do a good job and mask or better yet take the hood off. . . .
light thin even coats.....dry and repeat. . .

I am usually not a fan of a black hood but in your case it would still be an improvement

Chris
 
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