Well, I finally got around to registering, perhaps now I will have an opportunity to give back. Anyhow, I have a black '96 Duratech GL which I have had a love/hate relationship with for the past 10 years (love the car, despise the manufacturer). I am going to be replacing it in 6 months or so but, in the meantime, I am attempting to spiff it up for little or no money so I'm not driving the village eyesore. This car has lived in Florida since birth and has experienced a lot of sun, so the paint has had a bit of abuse. A little polish and wax mixed with elbow grease makes the paint look new, but the clear coat on the bumpers and door guards (plastic parts) is badly yellowed and flaking off. I have seen a number of Contours with the same disease so I don't think my problem is unique. I plan to carefully sand the remaining clearcoat off, then rub out the paint and spray on some clearcoat but I am concerned that I might sand all the way through the paint making a repaint of the bumpers necessary. I am curious if anybody has found an easier way to remove the old clearcoat from the bumpers without damaging the paint underneath? I can easily scratch it off with my fingernail so I suspect that the clearcoat isn't adhering particularly well. Any thoughts would be sincerely appreciated.
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How do I remove flaking clearcoat on bumpers?