Need Help Fixing Paint Pop

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  1. Lars_2Gen

    Lars_2Gen Veteran Member

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    Got my car back from paint a while back with some issues... long story but the shop was unwilling to fix. Now i need to deal with them.

    This is on the dash - which they weren't supposed to paint - but my plan is to try to wet sand and then reclear with a semi gloss.

    Any advice on the best way to fix it?
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    I’d sand also, try some 1500 or 2000. Your paint bubbled when they dried car in booth? Looks like can sand down re polish with out clear possibly
     
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    Agree, you can sand it down and use a nice semi gloss black. I used rattle can on mine and lightly sanded it to give it a nice smooth sheen. Not flat black, but not glossy at all!
     
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    If that is how they let it go out, everything else is suspect. Damn that’s pathetic quality work.
     
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    I would sand down smooth and repaint with satin hot rod black single stage- not to shinny not to dull and still has UV protection. does the rest of the paint have solvent pop?
     
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    Thanks everyone for the advice.

    No the dash is the only area that is like this. The rest of the car looks pretty good.

    At this point in going to grab some 1000 and 1500 wet/dry and see how it comes out.
     
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    My .02 is that it's silicone that wasn't removed properly. I would sand it down to bare metal. Dawn dish wash detergent and then 2-3 cleanings with wax and grease remover. Silicone is tough to get rid of.
    Again just my .02.
     
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    ^ +1
    That's what it looks like to me.

    If those are fisheyes (pits) due to silicone... They are deep and you will need to sand it down smooth to get a clean start and level finish in the end.

    Silicone contaminated surfaces can be a bitch to fix. :(
     
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    Hate to break it to you but that's not solvent pop. You need to strip and refinish the dash.
     
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    silicone or armor all, you have to get rid of most of the paint and clean with solvents and repaint
     

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