Peeling lacquer is not good for your cars paint. Although it can happen with age, the peeling on this car is due to something else.
Unfortunately, at some point in the cars life, someone has repaired this, and not done it all that well. And it all comes down to the lacquer application.
The lacquer is the protective coating that is applied over the car’s paint. It protects the paint and gives it a glossy finish. Two coats are always recommended.
In this case, it’s likely that the paint was allowed to dry completely, giving the lacquer nothing to cling to. Although it’s lasted a good while, at the first tiny bit of damage the lacquer will begin to peel away. This lets the elements get in and begin peeling. Once it starts the only way to stop it is to take it all off.
So that’s what we’re doing today.
We started by removing the logo and all the decals (and the glue which holds them on). Then so small repairs to the logo each. This will give a super smooth finish.
After that, we sanded back all the lacquer and paint.
All this prep will be followed by a couple of coats of paint that are colour matched to the car, and once dry and a couple of coats of lacquer.
Once finished, the customer will have a smooth, shiny boot without ANY peeling!