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Paintwork

Postby Dreamachine » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:01 pm

I've had my car undercover outside over the winter. And today took the cover off and noticed tiny blisters everywhere.. Anybody know why this has happenend

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Re: Paintwork

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:32 pm

Dreamachine wrote: Anybody know why this has happenend


Hi,
It could be that moisture had become trapped between the car and the cover. Have you kept the cover on all through the winter, or did you occasionally take the cover off on a dry day to allow air to circulate?

It might be helpful to post a photo of the blisters. Somebody on here might be able to suggest a cure.

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Re: Paintwork

Postby Dreamachine » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:37 pm

It's been on all the winter.. Thanks for reply

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Re: Paintwork

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:03 pm

It’s not red is it ? As the same thing happened to somebody eles on here also I think pbar had the same thing ?
Pictures will help before saying what is best as Andrew said
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Re: Paintwork

Postby Peter-S » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:18 pm

Has it had any recent paintwork? This can happen when moisture gets trapped under the paint during spraying. It results in tiny pimple like blisters.
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Re: Paintwork

Postby pbar » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:12 am

Jasonmarie wrote:the same thing happened to somebody eles on here also I think pbar had the same thing ?


That's type 3 water spotting as opposed to blistering. But yes, some pics would be good then we can see what it is.

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Re: Paintwork

Postby ollyw » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:38 am

Sounds like trapped moisture.
I’m not completely convinced that external covers work well. I put one on a fixer upper many years ago and it accelerated the rust on the front wings. Found it was better without the cover.
Mind you, does protect from cats etc.

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Re: Paintwork

Postby Dreamachine » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:29 pm

The paintwork is not new... Guessing 6 or 7 years ago...
Not sure how to send pics on here

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Re: Paintwork

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:50 pm

Dreamachine wrote:The paintwork is not new... Guessing 6 or 7 years ago...
Not sure how to send pics on here

You might find they disappear if you leave the cover off for a while.

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Re: Paintwork

Postby Dreamachine » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:34 pm

Thanks andy :cool:

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Re: Paintwork

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:32 pm

Hi,
Any update on the paint blisters?

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Re: Paintwork

Postby Dreamachine » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:35 pm

Hi Andy.. Yeah with the cold weather almost gone the blisters seem to have disappeared. Bizarre

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Re: Paintwork

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:53 pm

Dreamachine wrote:Hi Andy.. Yeah with the cold weather almost gone the blisters seem to have disappeared. Bizarre


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Re: Paintwork

Postby fordperv » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:20 pm

Just don't cover it again or you may not be so lucky, micro blisters are no fun