Clear Coat on 09 ML Triton - Can I fix this?

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Clear Coat on 09 ML Triton - Can I fix this?

Postby Spence on Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:19 pm

My clear coat is starting to die on my ML Bonnet.

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Is this the sort of thing I could consider tackling myself or should I be talking to a professional? I have basically no experience with this sort of thing but I can follow instructions if they are relatively basic.

Ute lives outside pretty much all the time so this is just going to keep getting worse from here on in.
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Re: Clear Coat on 09 ML Triton - Can I fix this?

Postby NowForThe5th on Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:54 pm

ML? You've done well. Mine was showing signs of going by 5 years.

Talk to a professional. Paint needs to be fully removed and then resprayed.

The roof will probably need doing as well.
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Re: Clear Coat on 09 ML Triton - Can I fix this?

Postby variflex on Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:56 pm

I'm starting to lose the clear coat only on my plastics, all the rest is still good, 2007 ML
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Re: Clear Coat on 09 ML Triton - Can I fix this?

Postby RHKTriton on Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:55 am

Most of my paint is still pretty good - I think a good coat of light dust makes an effective sunscreen. :lol:

Clear coat around the centre brake light has been failing about a couple of years ago.
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Re: Clear Coat on 09 ML Triton - Can I fix this?

Postby 4wd26 on Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:42 pm

variflex wrote:I'm starting to lose the clear coat only on my plastics, all the rest is still good, 2007 ML


yeah my clearcoat is still good 2008 ML, just on the front passenger flare and where the spilt diesel on the rear flare below filler.

it has spent every night in the shed but was generally parked in the sun whilst at work coping salt spray
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Re: Clear Coat on 09 ML Triton - Can I fix this?

Postby wildturkeycanoe on Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:17 pm

My 2011 MN has got this on the bonnet too, just recently. I think it is from the excessive heat from the turbo/engine. I'm going to just remove it, re-spray and maybe do some graphics seeing that I already have them up the sides. After all, it's just a 4x4 that will get scratched, dented and mistreated by its user. :D
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