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What exactly is the material on the exterior roof?

Kibby

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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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So just a really thick coat of paint? The stuff chipping off is like 1/16" thick, probably thicker.
 

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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.
 

kumfasa

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Maybe someone repaired some hail damage, and it is body filler your seeing?
 

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Yeah, it’s just steel with primer, base coat, and clear. If you’re seeing anything else it would have to be shoddy repair work unfortunately.
 

Kibby

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This is whats going on. About 6 inches to the left of this is the windshield
 

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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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^ Yep, hail or maybe sunroof removal. Regardless someone has filled it for some reason and now it’s no good.
 

Kibby

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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?
 

iceman69510

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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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