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This guy is wanting me to do a paint correction on his 86 Corvette and the paint is bad. The clear coat seems to be gone in spots (shown in pictures). How would everyone go about correcting this? I figured I will do some test spots and see how the paint is and how it reacts but is this paint worth messing with? I've not messed with a vehicle that's clear coat is like this. He wants it as good as possible. Any advice would help!    

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I just finished polishing a 2004 vette (black, of course). It was scratched all-to-heck and had a few clear-coat spots as well.  I got it looking great with my PC but I couldn't get out ANY of the scratches.

 

I can't imagine how bad an '86 must be.

 

I guarantee that red paint will look A LOT brighter when you're done but make sure he understands that you can't fix the paint defects.

 

Under-promise and over-deliver. That's my motto.

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Jesse,

 

See these photos above, 95 C4 with 80,000 miles that sat outdoors here in MI year round.

 

Depending upon the machine polisher you choose to use, the amount of time and effort put into correction, you can make it as nice as it can possibly be.

 

Completed with a Flex and Cyclo, numerous passes with each machine and product.

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Jesse,

 

I have a Rupes LHR15 mark 2!

See these photos above, 95 C4 with 80,000 miles that sat outdoors here in MI year round.

 

Depending upon the machine polisher you choose to use, the amount of time and effort put into correction, you can make it as nice as it can possibly be.

 

Completed with a Flex and Cyclo, numerous passes with each machine and product.

I have a Rupes LHR15 mark 2!

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Jesse,

 

The Rupes should be able to handle it as well!

 

Your best bet is to work with the owner, let him decide on the amount of correction / shine, and set your rate based on an hourly rate.

 

The one in the pictures took me about 20 - 214 hours of work, complete detail, but it was for a relative, so payment to me was a huge "Thank you" which still makes the end results worthwhile, at least to me in this case.

 

I would think that if I did get paid, this would have been a 500.00 - 600.00 charge, for everything that was done to it.

 

Sorry these are a little older photos, and I can't find any of the whole car completed at this time, but it was an amazing transformation.

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The Rupes should be able to handle it as well!

 

Your best bet is to work with the owner, let him decide on the amount of correction / shine, and set your rate based on an hourly rate.

 

The one in the pictures took me about 20 - 214 hours of work, complete detail, but it was for a relative, so payment to me was a huge "Thank you" which still makes the end results worthwhile, at least to me in this case.

 

I would think that if I did get paid, this would have been a 500.00 - 600.00 charge, for everything that was done to it.

 

Sorry these are a little older photos, and I can't find any of the whole car completed at this time, but it was an amazing transformation.

The owner is a Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran! He said he doesn't care the cost but just wanted me to make it to look as good as I can get it!

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This car is his baby! He said he's not let it get rained on since he's got the car!(I'm pretty sure he is the 2nd owner but I'm not 100% sure on that) It's raining all week and he wanted to make sure it would stay inside the whole time. He is in no hurry and he will only pick it up when all the rain is gone!

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