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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking-Tall View Post
    nothing irks me more than a buncha razzle-dazzle BS. Stating "straight body" accompanied with photos showing some rather large and obvious dents down both sides...
    Nah, those aren't large and obvious dents, they're just character wrinkles on a "straight body".

    Still, $900 is a deal. Too bad I live so far from the desert SW!

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    Well maybe I shouldn't have paid over $5,000. The day I bought it....

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    And after seven months stored under a car cover in Portland...

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    what brand of car cover?
    1985 LTD LX original owner

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    Covercraft. Waterproof, breathable, their top of the line cover.

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    Hard to tell. What happened there?

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    The painter I trust here thinks there are a possibilities. Since the Eudura paint they used is a single stage paint that is supposedly not very glossy and hard to make lay out smooth, he thinks they may have tried some "home chemistry" to get it looking as good as it did. Maybe they added extra reducer or clear, and it caused the paint to not cure correctly even after all of that time. Another possibility is they laid down too many coats too fast and it flash dried on the outside, but was still "degassing" when I put the cover on it and that is why it blistered all over.

    A few painters I've showed the car too said they have no clue.

    One painter said is it actually mold under the paint in any body filler they used. Another claimed they have seen it before and it was bad or rotten primer.
    Until we strip it it's hard to say.

    Current plan is to pull the hood this winter and take it to a painter and have him strip a spot on it and see what it looks like underneath. Depending on what we see I may have him strip some of it and just sand some of it smooth and just paint it with flat black and see what happens. over the next year If it looks good and stays looking good maybe we could sand and shoot the whole car rather than strip it all.

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    Damn, man, that really sucks. I can't imagine pulling off my car cover and finding that!

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    It did suck! Turns out I shouldn't have paid $5k for this Fairmont....

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    Hopefully you're not beating yourself up about it too much. Based on what you've shown us, mechanically you got a great car. It looked great, too; the fact that pro painters aren't sure what went wrong tells me that a layman wouldn't have had any way to foresee that the paint work would go bad like that.

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    You would have a very hard time recreating the car you have for under 5K. It is a great car.
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    Take some black or blue detail/pinstripe and outline the dark spots and call it good.

    CUSTOM PAINT JOB!

    You would be different and still better than some of the paint schemes on show cars at SEMA.

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    Thanks guys. Yeah, I'm not beating myself up too bad, but at the same time I'm not too thrilled I have to paint the whole car. Wasn't really in the plans.

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