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Old 10-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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Paint specks!

I recently noticed my car has several specs of dust or something in the paint under the clear coat. After I saw one I started looking and found several more. It literaly looks like a small piece of sand with clear coat over it. I am worried about taking it to the dealer to be fixed for fear the repairs may be more obvious. Has anyone else had this problem and had it repaired? what was the result?
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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You're absolutely certain its "under the clear"?

Have you tried claying and/or polishing to make sure its not a surface imperfection?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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I agreed with Dylan with this, you might want to try claying with a fine or medium clay bar to see you can safely remove them. Now is this in one area or the whole car?
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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You're absolutely certain its "under the clear"?

Have you tried claying and/or polishing to make sure its not a surface imperfection?
I am absolutely positive that it is under the clear. i can see the clear coat over it and also feel it. It is pretty obvious that its in the paint under the clear and there is more then one of them.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:20 AM   #5
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I am absolutely positive that it is under the clear. i can see the clear coat over it and also feel it. It is pretty obvious that its in the paint under the clear and there is more then one of them.
How can you "feel" it if it's under the clear? Not doubting you, just curious

Also, pictures would be super helpful!
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:10 AM   #6
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i have one of these too but doesnt bother me too much
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:33 AM   #7
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I am absolutely positive that it is under the clear. i can see the clear coat over it and also feel it. It is pretty obvious that its in the paint under the clear and there is more then one of them.

How can you "feel" it if it's under the clear? Not doubting you, just curious

Also, pictures would be super helpful!
Because it is a raised spec. looks like the paint has a pimple lol. Whatever it is its big enough if you run your finger over it its raised. Hard to see otherwise though. Just annoying now that i have found them.


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Old 10-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #8
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Because it is a raised spec. looks like the paint has a pimple lol. Whatever it is its big enough if you run your finger over it its raised. Hard to see otherwise though. Just annoying now that i have found them.


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Gotcha. Still some pictures would be mighty helpful
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:29 PM   #9
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I've got one or two myself. The most noticeable is on the rear fender just off the trunk lid. Same type of thing: looks like a pimple
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I've got one or two myself. The most noticeable is on the rear fender just off the trunk lid. Same type of thing: looks like a pimple
Did you go over it with your DA?
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:39 AM   #11
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There have been some reports of Camaro's having (what is commonly called) dust nibs in the paint. If it is under the clear or in the clear, then the only way to fix is by wet sanding. The problem, of course, is that if it is completely buried under the clear you will end up sanding through the clear coat to remove it. How bad does it bother you?
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:41 AM   #12
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Did you go over it with your DA?
I have and it's less noticiable. I only really see it when I clean it. To answer Todd, it really doesn't bother me, but I only have like one or two spots on my whole car like this.

I sounds like there are more on the OP's
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