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Peeling lacquer

Not the punto thankfully but my nephew's car. The little git* is now running around in a focus which in typical Ford-ness has several spots of peeling lacquer on it. He has joined the focus forum but apparently it's one of those where there's tiers of membership and you have to pay for certain access so being the nice Auntie that I am I said I'd ask you lot for advice. So is there a cheap and easy way he can fix the peeling lacquer himself?





* well not so little as he now towers over me. I did tell his dad to put him through a hot wash a couple of times when he was younger but apparently that's child abuse.
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Fine wet sanding and a tin of laquer
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Depends totally on the paint.
Metallic or anything funky and he would probably be best saving himself the hassle and getting a smart repair done.
Flat colour then like stu said, but add plenty patience.
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Yeah, it's metallic, I'll suggest he looks into a smart repair then. Thanks all
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Quote Originally Posted by Stuart
Fine wet sanding and a tin of laquer
That's what i'd do, done a few bits on the cinq that way, gentle sand back, polish then lacquered the **** out of it.

But i'm not fussed about ever getting that showroom shine :laugh:
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As he's washed the car more times since passing his test than I've ever washed any of my cars* I suspect he cares about that showroom shine. We had a look online for some smart repair places last night and like every thing else car-related there's a huge amount of choice out there. Time to ask for suggestions from our local trusted garages methinks

* this might be a slight exaggeration but only slight :laugh:
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Quote Originally Posted by Harper
As he's washed the car more times since passing his test than I've ever washed any of my cars* I suspect he cares about that showroom shine. We had a look online for some smart repair places last night and like every thing else car-related there's a huge amount of choice out there. Time to ask for suggestions from our local trusted garages methinks

* this might be a slight exaggeration but only slight :laugh:
Beginners enthusiasm.

Give it a month and he'll hit the "meh, **** it" stage :laugh:

Just remind him that a bit of dirt does wonders for hiding lacquer peel
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