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Old 07-10-2018, 08:30 AM
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plasti dip a peeling clearcoat hhr

I have used very little of the dip. I have only done the bowties on my Silverado. Could you use the dip to do the whole peeling clearcoat car and make it look decent? For a year or so?
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Sure.
Lunchbox, a member here, has done his entire car. Several times I believe.
Take a look at this thread: https://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/plas...-thread-51104/
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:42 AM
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his look great

I am going to look at a low mile hhr with no rust but peeling paint. thinking it could be a great daily driver. Was just wondering if the peeling clear would be a problem. As I recall the dip is pretty thick and should "fill In" the edges
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Haven't really heard any reports of the HHR factory paint/clearcoat peeling.
Poor repair jobs peeling......yes, heard about that before.
You might want to take a close look at this particular car and see if it's had any body work done to it.
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That was my first thought. Look for Bondo!

They fixed the bad factory clear coat problems long ago, before the HHR was introduced.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:53 AM
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i will

while looking I have seen quite a few "peelers". There are spots all over but I will check it out carefully. I have been checking them all out carefully. The nice ones are asking a lot of cash for and the cheap ones are the 2006 and 2007 rust buckets up here. I am not looking for a show queen but something worth driving as a second cars for five years or so. It has to look at least decent. I will weigh the other factors in. you guys and this forum have been a tremendous help.
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I’ve pondered a flat or satin clear coat, but Oldblue is still shining like a new penny!
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Let's see: Flat or Satin..... Hmmmm, both won't need waxing... Seems to answer itself, imo.
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I know primer absorbs water, a bad idea for a top coat.
Satin has a nice sheen to it, maybe I’ll try scallops or ghost flames.
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As far as doing the whole car that is peeling here's a thought.

First go over it with a High Water Pressure machine. 1500 PSI or so.
Use the proper nozzle.
The purpose is to blow off any semi loose materials quickly. Just be careful not to damage any vulnerable places on the HHR.
Look for any needed repairs.

Then lightly go over the whole car with an Orbital sander using staged lite grits to see what grit works best without removing to much old Paint/Clearcoat.

Hand Wash and Rinse car well, then Shammy it dry as quickly as possible to reduce surface mineral deposits.

That should leave the surface ready to Plastic Dip.

That's a lot of work depending on the actual paint condition to start with, but you did say you wanted to drive it for 5 years .....

Being in the Boat business for many years, I used a Pressure Washer most of the time before starting a Major repair project.

You can rent both of the needed equipment if necessary.

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