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Caliper clear coat peeling

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On my 02 S I noticed today that what appears to be the clear coat is peeling off. (2002 S 29,000 miles)

What needs to be done?

There shoud be a good thread here. Do a search. I have seen this topic many times.

Not too hard a DIY job and very common.


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On my 02 S I noticed today that what appears to be the clear coat is peeling off. (2002 S 29,000 miles)

What needs to be done?


For a quick fix, you can just feather the area(s) that are starting to peel by using 400, then 600 grit sandpaper. You can get the best results by spritzing water on the surface as you sand (the water carries away the residue). Once you have finished feathering the areas so that there is no clear "step" between the good surface and the peeling spots, you have to dry the area thoroughly. Make sure that before you start sanding that you "degrease" the area by using a good solvent (in a pinch Original Formula 409 works well).

You can then gently wet sand the rest of the caliper surface with only 600 grit sandpaper to give the clear coat that you will be applying some "tooth". Once everything is dry, mask off the surrounding area and spray on some HIGH TEMPerature clear coat. Two to three LIGHT coats are better than a heavy coat.

Your calipers will look as good as new.

Regards, Maurice.

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