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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:00 pm 
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My 2008 9-5 estate Aero roof must have had a not very good respray in the past. Quoted £600+ for a new respray but can anyone suggest what I can do? I have T Cut'd & polished it before and it nearly went away but has come back. Is it missing lacquer or something?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:00 am 
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Any advice on this? It's looking worse and worse. If I cut it back with T Cut or even rubbing compound (?) any suggestions how I could protect it from returning again?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:21 am 
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Looks like poor quality lacquer degrading from UV exposure etc.

Repaint is the only proper fix although perhaps you could wrap the roof instead as a cheaper alternative?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:50 pm 
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Thanks Mark. I wonder if, after rubbing it back a coat of clear lacquer would be possible. I'll have a word with the local Chipsaway guy.

Wrapping could be an option I guess. I wonder what a matt black would look like. Don't want to to look too chavvy.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:50 pm 
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Whenever I have queried any sort of lacquer issue with professionals, they have always said the only fix is to repaint completely so your initial problem might be finding someone willing to try, unless you were meaning to have a go yourself?

A light rub down and coat of 2k might work for a while, but I'd be concerned that the faulty lacquer would continue to degrade visibly under the new stuff.

A wrap need not be chavvy! The roof panel is completely separate panel at different angles to all the other bodywork, so a wrap in a colour fairly close to the paint might not jump out as a mismatch ..?

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