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Old 10-02-2008, 08:14 AM
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Bugs in the clear coat! HELP!

While applying the clear coats to a pearl paint job, we discovered a bug had adhered itself in the second coat. The sprayer was half way through the third coat when he discovered the bug lodged in the second coat. He went ahead and sprayed the third coat so the entire coat was even. Any advice on the best way to get that bug out of the clear without leaving big eye sores?

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It would have been best to remove him while the paint was wet, but since it's already dry, how about digging him out with a razor blade, and touching up the clearcoat....?

It all depends on where he's at; naturally mine all land on the hood or front fender.
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You will be able to see it no matter how you try and remove it. You must re clear the entire panel IMO. I doubt very seriously that the bug can be removed entirely without getting into the base however.

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The bulging bug

If you caught it between the 2nd and 3rd layer of clear then you might be able to razor it off and then try a repair of the clear. You might have to scuff the area and add a little clear.

Now I have a couple of questions. Is it really just in the clear, or the is the bug in the a pearl layer?

If its just in the clear then your fine, if its the pearl then thats bad news.
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Thanks for your help

We finally figured out how to manage this problem. I posted it in my project journal, but the readers digest version is.. Use a magnifying glass and a dremmel tool to bore the bug out without getting into the 1st coat of clear or the base coat. Then fill the hole with drops of clear, fine sand the whole thing and lay on at least, best if two, more coats of clear. We've got the bugs out and filled the holes and it already looks 100% better. I think once we've fine sanded and added a couple more layers of clear it'll be invisible.

Thanks again for the all the advice.

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more and more clear will alter the color of the panel and it will not match the adjoining panels.
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bugs

My nephew in california used to make surf boards and part of his logo on the boards was a bug.... which one was real ?
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