Clear coat problem - Club Lexus Forums

Log In 

Clear coat problem

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-14, 10:08 AM   #1
Zizi250
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: California
Posts: 3
Default Clear coat problem

So i was stupid enough and idk what i was thinking, but after i plasti dipped my emblem on my 2009 is250 in the back, after it was dry i went and sprayed clear coat so it could last longer.... But the whole area that i spread the clear coat looks ugly and i regret spraying it. I have read that i should use 2000 grid sand paper and sand that area down. But im really scared i would mess the whole paint and i dont want that to happen.. So any ideas that could help me remove that clear coat without damaging the paint? Thanks
Zizi250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-14, 02:07 PM   #2
zmcgovern4
Auto Detailing Master
iTrader: (2)
 
zmcgovern4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 2,938
Default

Just want to make sure I understand what you did....


You plastidipped the emblems, and then when the emblems were still installed on the car, you sprayed them with clear coat?

Did you mask anything off before you sprayed the clear coat?

Can you please provide pictures of the area in question?



Depending on how much clear was sprayed, the area may have to be sanded and then compounded and polished to remove the spray paint. I would recommend taking this type of work to a highly recommended detailer or body shop if you are not comfortable doing this on your own... Pictures would be very helpful though.
zmcgovern4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-14, 04:54 AM   #3
99rx
Lead Lap
iTrader: (6)
 
99rx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 675
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zizi250 View Post
So i was stupid enough and idk what i was thinking, but after i plasti dipped my emblem on my 2009 is250 in the back, after it was dry i went and sprayed clear coat so it could last longer.... But the whole area that i spread the clear coat looks ugly and i regret spraying it. I have read that i should use 2000 grid sand paper and sand that area down. But im really scared i would mess the whole paint and i dont want that to happen.. So any ideas that could help me remove that clear coat without damaging the paint? Thanks
This is why when you watch DIPYOURCAR's videos, they recommend NOT applying a clear coat on top of Plastidip. Difficult to remove and unsightly. They make a special Gloss Coat that is in the same form as Plastidip.
99rx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-14, 10:15 PM   #4
Zizi250
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: California
Posts: 3
Default

You plastidipped the emblems, and then when the emblems were still installed on the car, you sprayed them with clear coat?

Yes after the plastidip was dry i just sprayed the clear coat over rhem emblem. Once again idk why but i didnt take no time to tape around it at all and i just fully sprayed the whole emblem area. I will post pic tmrw. Thanks
Zizi250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-14, 07:59 AM   #5
VTsuckah
Lead Lap
iTrader: (1)
 
VTsuckah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: VA
Posts: 676
Default

Holy moly. That is just ridiculous.

My advice would be to take it to a reputable body shop. You will have to wet sand and polish.
VTsuckah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-14, 10:58 AM   #6
Zizi250
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: California
Posts: 3
Default Thanks for the help

Quote:
Originally Posted by VTsuckah View Post
Holy moly. That is just ridiculous.

My advice would be to take it to a reputable body shop. You will have to wet sand and polish.
Thanks for the advise.
Zizi250 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to reapply clear coat? b2884987 Automotive Care & Detailing 4 09-01-16 12:53 AM
Has anyone used a spray paint + clear coat before? SNiiP3R Automotive Care & Detailing 3 06-13-16 02:44 AM
Wet sanding headlights? energie8 GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 29 09-17-14 03:18 PM
Help With Rim Paint Protection YooNiBaLL IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 4 01-27-09 08:19 PM
Clearcoat Question thirdmotio Automotive Care & Detailing 6 05-17-05 06:53 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:10 AM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved