Paint problem - how to fix?
Mine'* a 1996 SE, green (not sure of the code at the moment). Got a bit of a problem...
On the roof, and the trunk the paint looks awful. It almost looks burnt to me.
I suspect that the cause of this was a minimum-wage worker w/ a power buffer, and they took the clearcoat right off. This is because the effected sections are in the middle of the roof (top of the curve) and the rear left and right areas of the trunk lid. All are "high spots".
I also believe this due to the fact that the car wasn't THAT old when I bought it (5 or 6 years old), and I noticed it happening within six months after purchase. I've put off having it fixed for two reasons: One, I'm not very good at body work, especially spray painting, and Two, most body work is quite expensive to repair, and I just can't afford a $600+ repainting job. I refuse to go the "Econo" route, as I just do not trust that a decent paint job can be had for less than $150. Unless someone with first-hand experience was to say otherwise...
I'd like to know if there is a way to repair this issue. Either something I can do myself, or if I need to take it somewhere for repair, if there'* a way to do it inexpensively (or to just do the affected areas).
If required, I can post photos. Thanks