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Old 08-07-2002, 07:51 AM   #1
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Question Plasticoat vs. Clearcoat spray...??

Hi,
Have seen & read the earlier posts about repairing "spots" w/ the clearcoat spray that AS dealers sell.
Which is better; the AS spray, or Plasticoat?
Where is Plasticoat available?
Have a few spots or areas that need some attention.
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Old 08-07-2002, 09:32 AM   #2
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Clearcoat, plasticoat, is one and the same.

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Old 08-07-2002, 10:26 PM   #3
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AS dealers sell spray cans of clearcoat, for bigger sizes you will probably have to contact a AS repair facility/dealer, comes in gallon size. I have instructions if you need them let me know and I will email them to you.

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I would love the instructions
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Old 08-08-2002, 05:53 PM   #5
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If you don't mind posting, I would like to know also, I have some roof spots i would like to touch up, if possible.
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Old 08-11-2002, 08:03 AM   #6
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Instructions update

I have'nt forgot I am still looking for the instructions (which are'nt where they should be)

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When plasticoat peels off, it has lost it's ability to bond to the metal. The reason is that the plasticoat is dead, therefore it becomes very brittle.
When the touch up plasticoat is used on those spots, it will usually crinkle the edges of the remaining plasticoat.
Unfortunately, the bottom line is that patching or spot painting with plasticoat will not renew the old aged out material.
Patches are exactly that and will usually, very clearly, show. But it is a good way to protect that area from oxidizing, until a complete refinish can done. Painting over any aged out paint, will not resurrect it.


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thanks Andy. Good advice as usual. I have some really small spots on the roof where bird droppings I guess, got the coat to wear off. The former owner was not as consiencious as I am when it comes to cleaning that "crap" off. I also keep a very good wax coat on mine which this past year had kept it shiny and hopefully protected somewhat from the elements. Wish I had a big garage!!
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Plasticoat

One thing I remember reading is to redo the whole panel that way the problem andy mentioned wont happen.

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