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Username Post: Paint bubbling        (Topic#374466)
MarcoR74 
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02-08-24 01:08 PM - Post#2866706    

I had my 63 Impala Painted 3 years ago everything looked great till a year or so after I noticed some bubbling on the top of the driver side fender so I contacted the painter, he came over and inspected it so far it's only the fender so he did a good job of repainting it for me and months later it happens again same spot so this time around he took it down bare metal and repainted it again So it all looked well and finished, months later here we are with the same issue top of the fender only so now he's advising me to get another fender and try to go that route witch I realllly don't want to do that being that it's an original fender to the car and has no dents nor bondo/rust to it but this is the only way he will touch it just wondering if anyone had these type of paint issues and what was the fix to it?



 


62sedan 
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02-08-24 02:42 PM - Post#2866711    
    In response to MarcoR74

Was there ever any silicone product spilled on the fender? That could be a nightmare for a painter if the metal was not properly prepped prior to color. Just speculating here.

Chuck






 
rrausch 
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02-09-24 07:37 AM - Post#2866741    
    In response to 62sedan

Someone didn't kill the rust. Rust MUST be killed. Sanding or sand blasting doesn't guarantee the rust is neutralized.

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ayelander 
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02-10-24 06:06 AM - Post#2866766    
    In response to MarcoR74

I have the same problem - same spot.

Ayelander - Oak Island NC
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junky 
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02-11-24 06:17 PM - Post#2866817    
    In response to ayelander

Pinhole in the sheet metal is the most common issue. If you take the fender off and sand blast both sides of the fender you will find the pin holes. They can be brazed or you can do whatever your painter suggests to repair the fender. It isn't an easy repair, but it can be done with patience and experience.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
MarcoR74 
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02-13-24 12:58 PM - Post#2866861    
    In response to 62sedan

The painter can't even explain what could have happened It's almost like the Metal is penetrated with something if it's happened twice already .I could just take the fender off sand blast it but if the metal itself is penetrated how can I cure it ?



 
MarcoR74 
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02-13-24 01:03 PM - Post#2866862    
    In response to junky

This Car had the Original Color to it when I got it I panted it once before in 95 and I never had this issue but this time around I have the bubbling and when I say it comes out on the same spot I mean top of the fender only but 3 different bubbles . And the only rust that car ever had was bottom of both fenders about a quarter size spot.



 
MarcoR74 
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02-13-24 01:05 PM - Post#2866863    
    In response to rrausch

Is there a metal treatment before the prep? Maybe I can sandblast both sides and have it treated



 


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