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Old 09-11-2016, 09:27 AM
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Did my Big Reds several years ago. Came out like new
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:57 AM
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Also did mine few months ago, turned out great!
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:39 PM
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How is everyone's clear coat holding up? I've been thinking about doing this but have read reviews that say after being heated up, the clear coat turns yellow.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy Hodapp View Post
How is everyone's clear coat holding up? I've been thinking about doing this but have read reviews that say after being heated up, the clear coat turns yellow.
I ended up doing my big reds professionally through a shop (removal of calipers, sent away for strip down, repaint, reclear). Ended up being under $200 per corner IIRC w labor and they look like they came from the factory. No regrets.
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I am so annoyed.
i have spent hours and hours sand blasting my calipers then priming them and painting them with Motip spray paint. I then affixed the decals and they looked great.
To seal everything I decided to complete the job with a coat of VHT clear coat.
Within a few minutes the paint began to crackle in certain places.
Has anyone any idea why this has happened as all paints were solvent based?
I’m gutted!
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