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Old 07-28-2017, 07:52 PM   #1
RMcG
 
Drives: 2008 Yaris Hatchback
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Clear coat blistering on roof

The clear coat on the roof of my light blue Yaris is blistering. It is about 9 years old.

Is this problem very common? Is there anything I can or should do?

Thanks,

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Old 07-28-2017, 08:12 PM   #2
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peeling clearcoat Yaris Red Blue

join the club. when, say hanging about the car chatting w/ a friend, scratch off the loose edges. (on my red hatch's hatch, they're cup shaped and the dew fills them w/ dirt.)
my interest is finding a way to remove the clear coat without removing the base coat. Then using what is best for a one shot red respray...no reason for fine finish. Just want non-distracting protection. The peeling sunburn look really stands out, and varies wiith the weather and lighting.
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:27 PM   #3
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I got a 2015. I did notice the paint isn't the thickest out there. Seems a bit cheap.

I wonder if an application of a paint sealant like this would ward off what you guys are getting.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010R2JCG8...irtoolguy0a-20
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:13 PM   #4
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I actually found some info, including on this forum, by Googling:

http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53859

http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43611

http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27480

https://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota..._peeling.shtml

This is exactly what my car looks like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciZYkl9UJFs

Here is some stuff on fixing peeling clear coat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgMr6zsPI6k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbSIjsUeWZQ

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Old 07-30-2017, 09:43 AM   #5
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Yaris clearcoat removal save base coat.

Thanks for the search. I read all the posts, but didn't watch the youtubes. Anyone: If you ever encounter a tip on just removing the remaining clearcoat layer without hurting the base or primer (if there is a primer layer), kindly pass it along as a post on one of these Yaris clearcoat threads.
I don't care much about the peeling sunburn look, but want to protect the base coat and don't want to strip down to metal. Problem w/ scratching off the loose edges of the clear and then rattle-can shooting the large base-exposed areas is that the new paint over progressively releasing remaining clearcoat would create another type of flaking problem to deal with--maybe stiffer red-over-clear flakes that might curl and bubble but not want to break off.
(Guessing clearcoat problem may originate w/ solvent -free water-base paint chemistries used for environmental reasons?)
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