Originally Posted by jr's3800
Agree with you guys here.... Yeah that plastic was repainted at one time and was done incorrectly.... There is a bonding agent that is supposed to be used to make the paint bond to the plastic, i think it also adds flexibility to the paint so it won't crack up so easily... Evidently that was not done here..
When I bought the car about a year ago, the paint had already started peeling, but the previous (also original) owner insisted the car had never had an accident. But I agree, it'* the only possible cause, also on closer inspection, I discovered that of the 3 screws (on each side) that attach the cladding to the rear wheel well sheet metal, the bottom screw is missing on both sides, more evidence the rear cladding has possibly been removed and reinstalled.
Anyway I used a brass bristle brush to take off all the loose paint, masked off the surrounding area and sprayed on a few coats of the Krylon Fusion. It'* been a few weeks now, and so far it'* holding up perfectly. I'll post pics of the finished job next chance I get. The Krylon Fusion worked great.