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Old 02-01-2017, 06:32 PM   #1
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Help! I'm pealing...

We noticed this winter that our paint on the front of our TH is pealing, and pealing bad....

Two questions:

1) why would the paint just start pealing? What could be the cause so as to prevent it from happening more?

2) what can I do to repair or fix it? Someone suggested I should rattle can the paint. I was thinking of getting some logo sticker or something to place on top to A) stop it from pealing more and B) cover the damage

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Old 02-01-2017, 06:39 PM   #2
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Decals do wonders.......might of had a blister there....
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:44 PM   #3
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Not primed, bad adhesion when painted, those spots were not properly/missed prepping well before spraying? Could be some reason. Some very fine wet sandpaper and some primer and white paint it may blend well. I had to fix a spot on my old Fleetwood where bikes had worn through paint while transporting on rear bike rack. No one could notice unless they were really looking for the repair.
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Not primed, bad adhesion when painted, those spots were not properly/missed prepping well before spraying? Could be some reason. Some very fine wet sandpaper and some primer and white paint it may blend well. I had to fix a spot on my old Fleetwood where bikes had worn through paint while transporting on rear bike rack. No one could notice unless they were really looking for the repair.


Did you rattle can the paint? What kind and what primer did you use?
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Yes rattle can paint from Walmart and regular light primer from Walmart. Checked can cover against paint to be sure it matched. You could also maybe take a sample of the peal to Lowes to have them color match. My spot was small and on the back but was right at eye level.
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Looks to me like it was painted over the original paint. That does not look like primer under the peeling paint. Probably not sanded and primed before hand.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:04 PM   #7
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Piss poor preparation is why paint peels like that, more than likely it would continue on that panel. I would really be trying to peal all I could before I put something over it.
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Did you rattle can the paint? What kind and what primer did you use?
Don't use a rattle can from Walmart. Take something like your hot water heater door to a shop that specializes in auto paint. They can mix a custom rattle can that will match perfectly for about $10 to $15. Well worth the money. They will even tell yu what to treat the aluminum with so it will stick.
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That's exactly what I did for a J moulding...
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:08 PM   #11
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First, not that it matters but it does... it is peeling not pealing.
Looks to me like the original paint was painted over. It sure looks like there is a stripe in the lower blister. Who knows why they painted over it? Maybe damage repair or water leak that is still leaking and blistered the paint??
None the less you should look into it. I don't think I'd be wanting to put a decal over the problem areas without knowing for sure what's going on.
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Looks like the original paint to me. (Im in the paint and body industry)
I bet there is a paint warranty on the sheet metal its self. But good luck finding out who that manufacturer is. ( Most all painted barn tin has a __ year warranty, and yes i know this isn't the same )

You all realize this aluminum sheet metal is made from a big roll of sheet metal that is painted and stamped in a metal manufacturing facility. Its not primed. Most likely its acid washed and then painted.

OP. I would power wash or take an air blower and blow as much paint off as you can.
I would then feather out the remaining paint edges with 320 sandpaper. If you want to spray bomb it, you can do that, or shoot it with some decent single stage paint like Omni or Imron.
Either way you need to use an acid etch primer on the bare metal. Just one light coat, it just needs to bite in to the metal.
Then you can prime, seal and paint. The sealer is a critical step, otherwise the paint will "bullseye" or ring out, which is where the paint just dies back into the existing paint edges and you will see sand scratches in the paint.
Good luck!
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