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my paint system failed.

on my trucks shell. the rest of the truck looks fine for a 14 year (almost) truck. regular chips, dings..love taps.

but the topper paint looks like ass. i'm gonna run it by a body shop and see how much a quick respray will cost me. or look for a witty 2-foot long bumper sticker..

any DIY ideas that do not involve me overspraying everything in my garage?

its getting worse and worse.

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Duct tape!



Or maybe a racing stripe!!
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Vinyl wrap. It probably wouldn't be too hard given that it is a reasonably simple shape.
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Light sand and a paint roller!
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There was a guy that did that with thinned Rustoleum white and dense foam roller.
Actually looked pretty good.
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What failed? Did the clearcoat blister?
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Duct tape!



Or maybe a racing stripe!!
One of the states in the North East, (Delaware or New Jersey?) would fail a car inspection for "visible rust". This was something like 30 years ago. So everyone had duct tape covering any rust.
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Back in the 80's my dad owned a 3/4 ton Chevy Suburban . It was a grey/silver color with a 454 it was a towing brute 😁 . For whatever reason the paint on the roof failed ☹️ . The paint on the rest of the truck was perfect .

My dad ( RIP ) was frugal with money so he sanded and feathered what was left on the roof and painted the entire roof with white Rust-Oleum . I don't remember if he thinned it or not but I think he did . I say that because he brushed and rolled it on and it flowed out great .

It looked really good and it was definitely cooler in the summer . My dad kept that Suburban for another 10 years and it looked as good the day he sold it as the day he painted it . I was amazed how well it held up .

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