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Old 09-29-2011, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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sun spots on the roof of my car

i bought my si with two little sun spots on the top but i noticed it happened with my old black si coupe as well. i guess it happens with dark colored cars?

but i was wanting to get it fixed but not sure if its something i could do myself or if i will have to go to an actual paint and body shop and get it done?

i can get some fiji blue paint from a fellow member here on 8th but didnt know if thats something i could do...




this spot here is just a small chip thats missing paint....




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Old 09-29-2011, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Might be able to buff them out. Takes some pics and go to the detailing section. Lots of helpful people over there for this kind of thing.
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oh shoot my fault... can i get a mod to move this over for me or just make a new thread? thanks..
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oh shoot my fault... can i get a mod to move this over for me or just make a new thread? thanks..
I'll move it over for you.

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Old 09-29-2011, 08:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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UPDATE pictures added.....







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Old 09-29-2011, 09:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Im not so sure that can be buffed out. And i certainly would not put touchup paint anywhere near there. As the fb touchup is alway darker then the actual car
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have the same thing on my car in the same exact spots. Supposedly it was a factory defect.
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The only way to fix is repaint the roof.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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doesnt matter
I bought my car in Cali from a previous owner that really didn't take very good care of the paint. It took no longer than roughly 6 months for to grow into these now nasty HUGE sunspots that I suffer to look at on my Nighthawk black paint. Now obviously, in my position, I have no choice but to do a DIY paint job to it, or take it to a Maaco(or somewhere of the sort). It sucks man, sorry. Right now, I'm leaning toward just doing it myself, especially since its starting to spread onto the area just above the doors.
I'm all ears like you though if someone here knows the magic fix all solution, or at least knows an excellent yet cheap detailer/painter.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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so a body shop couldn't just do the spots? i went to this little dealer ship in town and he quoted me $200 to get it touched up....
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that'll need a full respray thats clearcoat failure. I'd take it in to honda because that shouldnt happen to a car less then 8 years old
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I know that the best way to get rid of those sun spots/ paint defects is to repaint it, but... if you dont have that kind of money to use, you could always just get a vinyl overlay for the roof in black, its a kind of cheap way to get "rid" of it, but idk, my 2cents. maybe with the vinyl it will prevent it from spreading since it may block out moisture and harsh elements etc.
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i also try to park in the shade as much possible...
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You can only repaint it. My Galaxy Gray had the same thing happen to it two years ago.
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whats it going to cost to repaint the whole top?
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same spots on my 07 fbp sedan
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should only be a couple hundred to have the roof painted.

im going to do the black vinyl myself.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Same prob on my car. Two spots on roof and now happening on my door. It is clearcoat failure, y honda paint. Roof is covered in vinyl right now and ill be getting the whole exterior repainted next year with a much better job done
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honda wont cover it?
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:17 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Repainting is the only way to remove it .
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