Onw a 2006 black honda accord…the high gloss finish is turning white and flaking…what can be done to keeping the car looking good?
That’s called clear coat delamination.
When this happens, the vehicle requires repainting.
All the black Hondas I see, including the Accord and Civic have a bad case of clear coat delamination. There is nothing you can do to keep the car looking good except repainting the whole car.
Thanks…2006…not sure it is worth it
On a last note,If its getting to the point that it look real bad,a high pressure washer will get most of the peeling clearcoat off.You will be left with a dull basecoat finish after that. You can apply more clear (aerosol 2K clearcoat) and blend the old paint with the new. Did that on my old beater and it looked pretty good but not perfect.
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If its already flaking there is not much you can do . People are under the assumption you dont have to wax cars anymore which is a false assumption . Clearcoat is just a clear paint layer and has to be protected once or twice a year to protect this. If this has never been done then you got pretty good life out of that paint job . I’m not talking about running it thru a auto car wash where they spray so called wax either. While that may help a little the only way to really protect it is a good hand waxing .