bubbles in paint - SmokinVette.com Forums
SmokinVette.com Home
  • Corvette Forum
  • Login to Corvette Forums
  • SmokinVette.com
  • About SmokinVette.com
  • Corvette Forum
  • Corvette Gallery
  • Corvette Parts
  • Corvette Yellow Pages
SmokinVette.com Forums : Corvette Forums : C3 Corvette Forums : C3 Corvette General Discussion : bubbles in paint
C3 Corvette General Discussion
1968 - 1982 Corvettes Sponsored by
XS Power

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-01-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
Pleman Oram
Smokin Member
 
Pleman Oram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: newfoundland canada
Posts: 31
Default bubbles in paint

my 74 got bubbles in paint.... i was told that she was painted about 15 years ago.... it looks to be base coat and clear coat... i plan to have her painted in the future but i need to figure out what can be done with these bubbles so it doesn't ruin the paint job
Pleman Oram is offline  
Send a Private Message Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2009, 06:15 PM   #2
toobroketoretire
Smokin 5000HP+ Posting Maniac
 
toobroketoretire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dunlap, California
Posts: 9,044
Default Bubbles in 15 year old paint

I would think the paint shop could handle the bubbles issue when they prep the car for the next paint job. Or are you going to paint your car yourself? I used to work next door to a small body shop 40 years ago, and I know they used various fillers to fill in paint imperfections prior to painting. I suggest you ask a body shop the same question as you asked here.
toobroketoretire is offline   Send a Private Message Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 05:46 AM   #3
abike
Smokin 1000HP Twin Turbo Club
 
abike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lyman Me.
Posts: 1,105
Default

I have the same problem with my 75. Afriend of mine paints cars for a living.bubbles are comon in fiberglass if the surface was not prepared right. sometimes they strip it with chemicals and the fiberglass acts like a wick .when you paint it the paint looks good then these little pockets evaporate and cause little air bubbles.The only sure cure is strip the car. even using a sealer if a new bubble is created from under the original paint you will see it.If you have someone else do it go to a respectible place. its expensive so you want it done right.
adam
abike is offline   Send a Private Message Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
Mr Lynch
Smokin Member
 
Mr Lynch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, OR
Posts: 38
Default

i had the same thing happen, my car was painted 15 yr ago as well and when i bought the car it had what i call herpes. i picked them out and filled them with glazing puddy (very time consuming) then bought a automotive grade sandable primer and filled in the remaining low spots (do not use sandable primer from a can at the auto store it will most likely peel) i plan on shooting the car this month am hoping for the best, but will be doing it myself....
__________________
everytime I fix something, I break something
Mr Lynch is offline   Send a Private Message Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2009, 09:20 AM   #5
Pleman Oram
Smokin Member
 
Pleman Oram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: newfoundland canada
Posts: 31
Default

thanks... wouldn't want to paint the car and this happen again ... i wonder if anyone on here have had that problem and corrected it and not have the bubbles come back after some time.. it would be nice to hear from them and how they cured the problem... thanks again
Pleman Oram is offline   Send a Private Message Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Share This Thread
  • Submit Thread to Digg
  • Submit Thread to del.icio.us
  • Submit Thread to Facebook
  • Submit Thread to StumbleUpon
  • Submit Thread to MySpace
  • Submit Thread to Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Google
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:07 PM. Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2006-2009 © SmokinVette.Com