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What exactly is the material on the exterior roof?


Kibby
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241914 posted 03/10/18 09:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Its like a thick material??? Anyways i haven't been on in quite awhile. Car is still jsb and outside forces have kept me from getting the car running again. I do however want to keep/slow things down from getting worse. Just wanted to know the best route to go. Thanks

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241919 posted 03/10/18 06:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Paint?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241956 posted 03/13/18 04:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^ Yep, Paint on mine too.



Even the wool your trying to pull over my eyes is 95% polyester.

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Kibby
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241959 posted 03/13/18 06:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So just a really thick coat of paint? The stuff chipping off is like 1/16" thick, probably thicker.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241960 posted 03/13/18 08:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Maybe you're seeing the clear coat peeling?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241963 posted 03/13/18 10:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Kibby:

Its like a thick material??? Anyways i haven't been on in quite awhile. Car is still jsb and outside forces have kept me from getting the car running again. I do however want to keep/slow things down from getting worse. Just wanted to know the best route to go. Thanks




Pics??

Sounds like plastic body filler, if it is anything other than a "skin" film coming off the paint.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241964 posted 03/14/18 02:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Maybe someone repaired some hail damage, and it is body filler your seeing?



Even the wool your trying to pull over my eyes is 95% polyester.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241970 posted 03/14/18 05:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, itís just steel with primer, base coat, and clear. If youíre seeing anything else it would have to be shoddy repair work unfortunately.



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Kibby
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241978 posted 03/15/18 04:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This is whats going on. About 6 inches to the left of this is the windshield



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thomcasey
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241980 posted 03/15/18 05:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That is a cracked and broken skim coat on the roof. My son has the same on 100/2000. Looked perfect until the PO got mad and dented the roof. Big piece broke off.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241986 posted 03/15/18 11:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That simply is not right........ Maybe someone filled in a missing sunroof?



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kumfasa
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241987 posted 03/16/18 02:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^ Yep, hail or maybe sunroof removal. Regardless someone has filled it for some reason and now itís no good.



Even the wool your trying to pull over my eyes is 95% polyester.

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Kibby
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1242063 posted 03/23/18 12:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting thomcasey:

That is a cracked and broken skim coat on the roof. My son has the same on 100/2000. Looked perfect until the PO got mad and dented the roof. Big piece broke off.




So best route would be remove it all, do the por fix, apply a new skim coat and paint?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1242064 posted 03/23/18 12:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
You don't really need POR if that is what you are suggesting. You will likely need some serious dent removal before removing any rust and priming/painting properly.



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