Some of you may recall that my clearcoat started peeling last year due to sun damage . I repaired two major spots by peeling, sanding, and applying spray clearcoat. Not pretty, but it is still protected.
Well, as you would expect, it has gotten a lot worse. Many many small spots have developed on both my hood and the top of the car. The rest of the car is in decent shape (for now).
I don't want to repaint the car - it just is not worth it compared to the value of the car. I have so many small spots on the hood, that it doesn't make sense to do each and every one individually. Do you think it makes sense to cover up the rest of the car, prep the entire hood, and apply a few coats of the clearcoat to the entire hood?? My general strategy would be to peel up any obvious loose clear coat (use an exacto knife), sand, and then spray.
My main question is how should I prep the existing clearcoat? Should I try to sand down to the paint? Or should I just rough up the clearcoat? Am I making a mistake by trying to do the entire hood? Should I consider removing the entire hood from the car for better access (and eliminate possibility of over-spray)?