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rfegarber 08-05-2008 08:00 PM

Hood paint issues...
This paint literally bubbled up last night after a storm went through. It is the first time I have seen it. I was wondering if anyone knew what caused it, how to prevent it from happening, and what to to about it.
Ironically I just waxed it about two days before this happened.. so Im not sure where i went wrong.
Here are some pics of the problem..

JCS05Rubi 08-05-2008 08:40 PM

What year is your Jeep? 2005, 2006 are known for some paint problems. If its older, it may have been in the body shop before, which means the shop that did the work *may* warranty it.

orange05tj 08-05-2008 08:53 PM

looks like the clear is coming up. Id say bad prep work either by factory or body shop. But I'm not a certified body man, just worked in a number of shops and have seen it before.

rfegarber 08-05-2008 11:06 PM

its a 97

chiro2736 08-06-2008 01:37 AM

All I can say is, THAT SUCKS! Good luck!

debruins 08-06-2008 06:53 AM

camo spray paint time!

rfegarber 08-06-2008 04:25 PM

wow you guys were so helpful thanks!!

orange05tj 08-06-2008 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by rfegarber (Post 252785)
wow you guys were so helpful thanks!!

Then consult your local body shop. They would probably be able to help you out more since we are of no help. that is all.

BretStep 08-06-2008 06:23 PM

Did this just start after you waxed it, or has the original defect been present and getting larger for a period of time?

rfegarber 08-06-2008 09:17 PM

my sarcastic comment was a response to chiro deb..

there was two dime size chips that looked they werent going to expand any time soon. literally the night after i waxed the jeep the hood got dramatically worse.

chiro2736 08-06-2008 11:06 PM


Originally Posted by rfegarber (Post 252881)
my sarcastic comment was a response to chiro deb..


spanky 08-07-2008 12:27 AM


Originally Posted by orange05tj (Post 252545)
looks like the clear is coming up.

yep i 2nd that... but as to how or why... ???
shitty man, sorry to hear your bad news


how did you wax it? by hand? or ..... ?

rfegarber 08-07-2008 10:56 AM

by hand.. i was even especially careful around the hood

98TJ 08-07-2008 03:56 PM

Funny but scary that you mentioned that. My 98 hood has a half dollar sized spot on it that looks like that, about the same place too. Hasn't bubbled yet but there is definitely a deformity in the paint. It was probably some moron that spilled his jelly donut on there before painting at the factory and didn't clean it off right. LOL I also have heat cracks on the leading edge of my hood where the radiator is. Anyone else have this??

crafty 08-07-2008 10:32 PM

Stop at a dealership and see if they know anything about issues like this. Also check your insurance policy online. This won't be covered but I was surprised the type of info I found about recalls and technical notes on my vehicles.

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