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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:51 am 
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Hey, i have crows feet in the paintwork on my rear driver side door, what would fix this? and whats the cause?

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:26 am 
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Call me a noob if you like... but what's crows feet?? :?

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:41 am 
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The best fix for this is sanding back till they are gone and respray
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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 2:02 am 
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crows feet, where the paint has zigzaggy crackish lines thru it.. looks like its about to flake off etc.

is it possible to cut n polish it? take the paint back a layer ? or would this f**k it worse.. is it strange that its only affecting 1 panel?

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 2:06 am 
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It is possible that panel has been replaced/resprayed before you aquired the car. My bonnett was the same and tried cut and polishing it, using body filler worked for a little bit then the filler receded and it was the same again. So sanded back till couldn't see it and resprayed, hasn't come back and been 8 years since doing it
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crows feet is caused by cheap product breaking down therefore you should sand until totally gone when you think they are gone use a prepsol soaked rag to wipe over and ckeck while wet with prepsol most times it is the primer or if other cheap paint underneath that causes the problem if you dont remove all the product that has caused it not only the area that is affected it will keep returning

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:11 pm 
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crows feet, where the paint has zigzaggy crackish lines thru it.. looks like its about to flake off etc.

is it possible to cut n polish it? take the paint back a layer ? or would this f**k it worse.. is it strange that its only affecting 1 panel?


You will find that usually with crows feet, they go right through to the metal.
The only way to fix this is a complete strip down of all paint and repaint the panel properly.

 

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Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 1:28 am 
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cheers for the help, whats the cost in respraying a door?

 

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Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 2:40 am 
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im guessing about 250 for the doors or maybe less if some professional does it. DIY job would work out cheaper depending how expensive paint is. its only a guess. my EA had crows feet all over the engine bay, bonnet and roof......sides and boots have been in accidents so its all nicely redone ;)

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