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Old 02-07-2019, 02:04 PM   #1
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The clear coat on the 'nose' of our 2003 American Coach Eagle is peeling and 'crackled.' Does anyone know of a DIY remedy or cure short of a Body Shop level expense and commitment? Thank You.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:11 PM   #2
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The clear coat on the 'nose' of our 2003 American Coach Eagle is peeling and 'crackled.' Does anyone know of a DIY remedy or cure short of a Body Shop level expense and commitment? Thank You.
Looks like you should watch this Video -

There are a number to watch but it boils down to waiting for a warm day - having it face the sun - then working it off - You can use there "Stuff" or try this - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - cheaper alternative from Amazon - still will take time and Patience.

Another good video -

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If it were me, I think I would try to power wash it off then us zep floor wax about four coats. I know that's not the correct way but it's cheap and I think it would work. Good luck.
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The first picture looks like failing clear coat (paint) and the second looks like failed Diamond Shield (plastic film).
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Well Sir,
You're most certainly not alone in this dilemma. There's a number of reasons this happens but, the fact is, it is happening and, what maybe is a solution. This is NOT THE 3M protective film so, any repairs/remedies for it, don't apply here. Unfortunately there's not much you can do here other than the correct way of repair. It's a fair amount of time and labor but, it must be prepared correctly so that more clear can be applied. And, in some cases, you might have to re-paint the area too, depending on how things look when you get down to it and do the work.
If you apply any form of topical solution, like ZEP, all that will do it make it harder to prep it because, it's gonna keep happening, especially if you don't stop the progression of it now. Good luck. ZEP and any other floor polish is for faded Gel coats, not for PEELING clear coats.
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The clear coat on the 'nose' of our 2003 American Coach Eagle is peeling and 'crackled.' Does anyone know of a DIY remedy or cure short of a Body Shop level expense and commitment? Thank You.


First picture is clear cost must be sanded and reclearcoated, if you donít do the whole thing the part that you didnít will peel eventually. Second picture probably diamond shield must be removed, I have that problem and dreading it.
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First picture is clear cost must be sanded and reclearcoated, if you donít do the whole thing the part that you didnít will peel eventually. Second picture probably diamond shield must be removed, I have that problem and dreading it.

True ... looks like 2 different problems. Diamond Shield is a film applied over paint .... typically the nose below the windshield and extends from door to similar point on driver side. Area above windshield is failing clear-coat.


The clear-coat can usually be repaired with 2K Clear in spray (shaker) cans. This clearcoat is a 2 part mix in a single can that gets activated (see youtube videos). Surface will need prep and don't sand thru the underlying color-coat. You'll probably need 2 cans for area above windshield.

https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Chemical-.../dp/B0043B7UQY
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Thank you all for your responses. All very helpful in understanding the scope of the problem and course setting a next steps.
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I had that problem on a car I sprayed about 10 years ago. There is (was?) a time window in which you had to spray the clearcoat over the base otherwise you got poor adhesion. Not saying that is the problem, but on a large vehicle with only one or two guys spraying it could easily happen.
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Rick is right. I have not had much luck re-clearing a two stage paint job, without removing the base and reshooting the entire system. Even then it is a crap shoot. I don't do this anymore, but I changed back over to single stage urethane paint for looks and durability.
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