Any fix for clearcoat starting to fail?

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Old 15 Aug 2006, 08:55 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any fix for clearcoat starting to fail?

Its a 1988 Camry wagon, dark blue. ITs probably been parked outside a
lot before I got it, and I have no place to park it out of the sun.
The finish still looks good overall, but there is one area of maybe 2
sq ft in the center of the roof that is starting to turn milky white,
the seal coat is failing. I will probably only have this car for about
18 months, but would like to do something short of a complete repaint
to preserve the finish. AM going to get a cover for it. I was
wondering if I could perhaps restore the milky area by sanding off all
the seal coat, but not the base coat, then spray gloss sealer on. I am
not sure if I would end up with a match, or if the retouched area
would stand out like a sore thumb. I.E., can't be sure that the base
coat underneath, once exposed by sanding, would be unaffected or be a
slightly dofferent shade. But such a an old car...it doesn't have to
be perfect.

I have an air compressor and automotive paint sprayer already would
just have to buy the paints/sealer.

Also, is the finish polyurethane, and do I need to ask for some
particular type/brand of seal coat?

If I just applied that scotch-guard protective film over the roof
while it doesn't look too terribly bad, would this stop the
milkiness/bad seal coat from spreading? I guess it is the UV from the
sun doing this, and it blocks UV. Thanks Geronimo

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