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Old 05-04-2019, 11:43 AM
oldskewel oldskewel is offline
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OP, that's the actual paint flaking off, right? Wow, that's extreme. How is the clear coat?

I live just over the hill from you in HMB, and the clear coat on my 2001 is starting to flake off in a few places, including the exact same spots on the front of the roof. Hood too. Underlying paint is fine, except of course dulling once the clear coat comes off.

I had this happen to my old Lexus too, and I'll say the first thing to consider is whether the problem is truly isolated to the currently affected areas. Or is it just a matter of time before these issues pop up everywhere.

Because you'd hate to get these areas fixed perfectly, and then next year find new spots popping up every month or so ... which is how it seems to be going on my X5 and Lexus. (both are parked outside 24/7 in the sunny climate here)
2001 X5 3.0i, 190k miles, AT, owned since 2014
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