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    Default Clear coat peeling

    I have an 03 Mustang. The clear coat has started peeling and gets worse by the day. Is there a process to stop and repair this without having to repaint the entire car.

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    Unfortunately the shiort answer is No. I wish there was a way around it but the clear coat provides the UV protection for the base coat. The base degrades with exposure to sun and weather. Applying clear to the areas where the clear lifted will just create more failure problems very soon.

    So how do you fix it? At the very least, you'll need to sand through the remaining clear and base coat before repainting.

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    Default Fixing Peeling Clear Coat

    There really are no shortcuts to fixing the peeling clear coat correctly. I think Kevin Tetz describes the repair best here

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