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Patches on the bonnet

Question : I recently bought a second hand 4.6 Range Rover 1995 model. When it was parked in the open driveway, I noticed two small patches on both sides of the bonnet. The patches turned whitish from the original gold color after heavy rain the night before. But the whitish color soon dissipated and returned to its original state when the weather became sunny. The adjacent parts of the paintwork were not affected. When the car was parked inside the garage, no such discolouration was observed. I believe that the damp condition has indirectly contributed to the white substance oozing out from underneath the paint. What could be the source of the problem and how do I overcome it? Will it spread to other parts of the car body if left unattended?

Answer : I think the paintwork of this car has a clear top coat which is starting to separate from the base coat and when there is dampness like rain or even dew on the bodywork, this moisture gets underneath the clear coat to give the whitishness. The solution is to rub down the affected area and touch up with another clear coat. A good painter should be able to rectify the problem quite easily.

 
   
 

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