: bubbling clear coat

10-27-07, 12:00 AM
the clear coat on my trunk decided to start bubbling up one day. i early on a saturday morning and came back home on a sunday afternoon to see my trunk like this.
has this happened to anyone else?

10-27-07, 12:13 AM
you car has been recleared before. either it was in wreck and they repaired it and then the owner seen how the repaired parts were more glossy ( been there done that ) and then payed more to have the car cleared instead of buffed. you have options tho lol. 1. you can take 1500 and wetsand it all off then go to a 2000 gritt and wetsand, then take buffin compound and buff the hell outta it. 2. take the trunk and have it painted somewhere i.e macco ,but then you will need your car buffed to match the glossyness of the new painted trunk. 3.buy another trunk thast already painted. 4. say screw it lol...

10-27-07, 12:15 AM
oh yeah forgot to mention that the stock paint is not a basecoat clearcoat (painted then cleared) but rather a cleared base paint that the clear is mixed in the paint kinda like spray paint..

10-27-07, 01:07 AM
Aarrgghh. I just finished admiring your car in one thread and now this. What you must be feeling. Short of repainting I see no way to repair that. Your other option is a used black lid. I found this one on eBay. There might more. This one is in Illinois. Not exactly next door but closer than Texas or British Columbia for example.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1997-CADILLAC-CATERA-PARTS-CAR-NO-RESERVE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6783QQihZ005QQi temZ150175670586QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVWQQtcZphoto

Good Luck,

10-28-07, 09:51 PM
ah man thats not good id be very upset, best of luck maybe go with ebay

10-29-07, 02:59 PM
Looks like its just the clear coat lifting. Maybe due to poor prep work i.e. not sanding properly or maybe some kind of contaminate on the surface prior to clearing. Take it to a paint shop. They should be able to sand it and re-clear it with out repainting.