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stone chips, Delamination or something else?

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Hi, please could someone offer some advice on an issue I am having with my 1999 Boxster? I have some marks on various parts of the bodywork and am unsure what they are! Porsche body repair shop say they are stone chips but they don't look like stone chips to me, rather more like some form of delamination.

Ive attached some pics which come from bonnet, boot lid, petrol cap and rear wing. When I bought the car new in 1999 the dealer sold to me a Supagard bodywork protection cover, some form of paint sealant. Maybe this is what is coming away or this is something more serious?

Any suggestions most welcome.







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You are right, the damage is not stone chips but is the clear coat lifting from the base coat. This can be caused by either some contaminate left under the paint during the original painting of the car or if it was refinished at sometime. It can also be caused by a corrosive environment such as acid rain or chemical fallout near you or during the life of the car.


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2X, goldenwarior. I've got the same. Mine apparently started with bird sxxx. I have 2 and they keep spreading. Started out the size of a coin and are now about the size of a grape fruit, Nip them in the bud now if you can. Though if goldenW. is correct "This can be caused by either some contaminate left under the paint" they may keep springing up.

Regards, PK

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Thanks guys, ive booked the car into a Porsche registered bodyshop and will let you know the outcome. On the initial viewing by the bodyshop, they did say that there was also "micro-blistering" on the bootlid...... a common known issue with Guards Red cars.......let you know more about that also when they have more time to investigate and report.

Cheers everyone


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