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the water borne base coat is not the problem .
as the base components are still the same .
solvent or water is just in the products to make them sprayable .
the change to water is to comply with VOC rules .

one big reason why clears delaminate is because of the mill thickness of the OE top coats .
it has become so thin as spraying technology keeps increasing there really is not enough to have a finish last more then 8 to 10 years .
you would think the auto makers would apply more clear but cars today they do not want to last more then the 8 to 10 years as if they did you would not go buy a new car in creasing there sales .
20 years ago auto makers would apply about 1.9 to 2.1 Mils of top coat now they are down to .9 to 1.1 Mils .
this also does one other thing and it getting more cars painted with the same amount of product .
if you own a new car open the hood and look around the engine compartment .you will see it's not the same finish as the out side of the car . in fact its a colored sealer to match or be close to a match of the exterior finish . this also save the auto makers on coating cost .
with applying as little top coats to the out side and not applying any to the jams / under hood panels they can now paint 10 cars to painting one of days of old .
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