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850GLT Paint on Side View Mirror?

Post by viper69 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:17 pm

This car has lived in the desert all its life with me. This past winter was its first. But I don't think this happened as a result of winter.

This mirror cover was never painted by a body shop, it's stock.

Today I noticed this paint missing, really weird looking pattern.

1. Can anyone figure out what happened here?

2. What can do I to remedy the removed paint, if anything?

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Re: 850GLT Paint on Side View Mirror?

Post by Clemens » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:40 pm

This is clearcoat peeling and isn't caused by winter but by extended UV exposure. Most 90ies Cars in Cali I've seen look like that.
It was an issue with early waterbased basecoat-clearcoat paints.
The only known cure is to sand down to the basecoat and repaint.
The sad thing is that usually a short while after the first parts start peeling, others will follow.
Try not to park in direct sunlight if possible.


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Re: 850GLT Paint on Side View Mirror?

Post by viper69 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:20 am

Clemens wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:40 pm
This is clearcoat peeling and isn't caused by winter but by extended UV exposure. Most 90ies Cars in Cali I've seen look like that.
It was an issue with early waterbased basecoat-clearcoat paints.
The only known cure is to sand down to the basecoat and repaint.
The sad thing is that usually a short while after the first parts start peeling, others will follow.
Try not to park in direct sunlight if possible.

Other parts- meaning the body paint too?


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Re: 850GLT Paint on Side View Mirror?

Post by scot850 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:54 am

Yes, any part that see the most sun like the hood, trunk lid (sedan), roof. Try to park in shade if you can.

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Re: 850GLT Paint on Side View Mirror?

Post by erikv11 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:06 am

I have one of those in that color (nautic blue, correct?), PM me if you want it.


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Re: 850GLT Paint on Side View Mirror?

Post by viper69 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:46 pm

erikv11 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:06 am
I have one of those in that color (nautic blue, correct?), PM me if you want it.
Hey Erik- no, thanks- it’s this weird blue-green color.

Definitely wouldn’t consider it blue.

Honestly I don’t know the official name though

How could I learn the color code?


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Re: 850GLT Paint on Side View Mirror?

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Re: 850GLT Paint on Side View Mirror?

Post by MoVolvos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:09 pm

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Green is one of the bad colors for all makes that fade and peel. You are down to the bare plastic not just clear coat. My suggestion is too remove the all the paint and coat it either black sheen or just another clear coat. If you paint both and the rest of the car is not in great condition (paint) they will stand out quite a bit.


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Re: 850GLT Paint on Side View Mirror?

Post by viper69 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:11 pm

MoVolvos wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:09 pm
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Green is one of the bad colors for all makes that fade and peel. You are down to the bare plastic not just clear coat. My suggestion is too remove the all the paint and coat it either black sheen or just another clear coat. If you paint both and the rest of the car is not in great condition (paint) they will stand out quite a bit.

Actually the car’s paint is in immaculate condition. No rust, peeling or bubbling etc

That’s why I’m stumped on this.


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Re: 850GLT Paint on Side View Mirror?

Post by erikv11 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:28 pm

Ah ok the green, yes. Fools me all the time.
viper69 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:46 pm
... Honestly I don’t know the official name though

How could I learn the color code?
Color code is on the ID plate inside the engine bay, driver's side fender. Here is an MVS thread with mediocre pic of the plate, lots of pics online if you search. viewtopic.php?t=25020
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'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 140k
'98 S70 NA, 210k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 280k
'06 S60 R, 160k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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