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Well its good to have an old thread of mine brought back up.
So, yeah the boot micro blistered. I then had some fat old bitch decide to sit on my bonnet for a photo at North Weald and with the panel popping in and out with her mounting my car, the paint cracked. Fat bitch. I didn't see her, but she must have been very fat.
****ed... I went on my travels to get quotes for the damage and the blistering. I then actually went with the most expensive quote - he simply gave me good confidence and came recommended with his work in the yank/rodding circles. He also did something rare - he kept to his timelines and kept me appraised of his work. He didn't bull**** me.
Forward some 6/7 years later now and the car was initially back out in open again for a few years with the cover over it and it was fine. It actually still has the Noah cover over it, but its in a garage now. As a scientifically minded person though, I would assume that something in the primer or paint layers expands (possibly h2o based) and causes the blistering. The cover DOES seem to be a catalyst though and accelerates an underlying problem waiting to occur. Unfortunately its hard to find the root cause until its really too late.
PS - Keep an eye on your in car at shows in case a fat bitch decides to sit on it.
'62 Ford Thunderbird
'81 Datsun Bluebird SSS Turbo
'81 Datsun Bluebird SSS
I've had an '86 Volvo 240 estate under a California - Noah car cover for 5 years (some would say best place for it) and no trace of any paint damage at all (I live just 200 yards from the seafront and the cover is far from waterproof and sand gets under or through it)
My Pilot was painted about 15 years ago and I decided to treat it to a California Stormweave cover as my garage was having some repairs done to the roof and within a couple of weeks the paint micro blistered and there was definitely no signs of any problems before I covered it.
As the post above says, it does seem covers can be a catalyst to any underlying problem.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups....
My TR6 sat out under good quality covers for five years. The paint is badly blistered, some panels worse than others. Boot worst, bonnet not at all.
I agree it's down to trapped moisture when the paint was applied.
Looking at £2k+ for a respray now.
Moral - if you can't keep a car inside, don't buy it.
Moral probably is - use a car cover - but one that doesn't have any physical contact with the bodywork!
I have a good customer with a fiberglass classic. He also has 7 more. So buys an expensive cover 250, puts it under carport over a mild winter 2015/16. Takes the cover off blistering all over.
Rings cover company up, they say deal with our insurance company. Estimates 7k and a few specialists later still on going. He thinks............ claim the cost of the cover back. Rings card company claims money back....cover not fit for purpose. Gets in to a claim situation with card company.
Guess whos paying for the repair.....the card company. I have the authority in their name to proceed with repairs.
Figure that one out........
We have made a start and it is water....the gel coat is intact and the primer is not the problem.
Last edited by D COUPE; 26-03-2017 at 16:03.
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