Paintwork Correction Question from Paul Whick

Submitted on 27/08/2009

I have solvent damage to the car bonnet (either bird poo or brake fluid). Damage is the size of a 5 pence piece but right in your face! I am attaching two pictures. The full bonnet picture has a five pence piece showing location of the damage and the second picture the damage itself. Is it possible to repair without full bonnet respray. Got your name from the intertnet Model: Land Rover Discovery 3

Dear Paul,

I have only seen damage like this once before, I'd love to know what could cause it!

Unfortunately, the damage is really deep. I don't think there is any way in the world that it could be buffed out. I think the only way to deal with it would be to have the bonnet resprayed I'm afraid.

A cosmetic repair is usually an option... but I don't think you'd get much of an improvement. And secondly, there is a very good chance that whatever corrosive substance has got into the paint, is still in there. There is a high probability that this is still corroding (although more slowly than it was). You may find that everytime it rains, this bit of damage gets a little worse as the corrosive compounds are reactivated by water.

Anyway, I'm sorry we couldn't give you the answer you were looking for.


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