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Old 09-09-2020, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default Masking tape and painting issue

I'm asking about my '98 and my 2004. I've tried several times to do some body touch-up work on my white '98, as paint has started to flake off in the last few years. But every time I pull off the masking tape, paint comes with it, so I'm actually making it worse. I've used blue tape, green Frogtape, never used old stuff, and I don't leave it on for more than 30 minutes.


Also, when liquid paint gets under the still-attached paint, more paint peels off. Yes, I've sanded, but that's tricky too as more paint flakes off.



Even though my electric blue 2004 is only/miraculously showing paint shedding just under the passenger window, I'm a little apprehensive about trying to touch that up too.


Note: I've used both liquid touch-up paint and aerosol cans from reputable autopaint sources, like DupliColor and Automotive Touch Up, and I'm open to any hints and help. Thanks !!
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Old 09-11-2020, 01:06 AM   #2
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Might be a surface priming issue.
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+1^^^
If paint is flaking or chipping off, the issue is the surface, not the product. surface prep is key to a good finish. If you just keep putting good paint on top, it will just flake off with the bad stuff under it. You may have to take it down to bare metal to get primer to stick, then go from there.
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if you notice, there are vehicles running around with flaking paint.. its not just yours
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I do like the pre-treat of masking tape by sticking it to a shirt first so it doesn't pull off paint, but I got distracted.


Here is my main paint flaking issue on my 2004 Frontier. Since my experience with flaking paint on my '98, I am fearful of liquid paint getting under the still-stuck paint and causing that to flake off.




So I ordered some 3/4 inch striping tape in black to try to cover that up, to "blend" with the window trim.
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I can see where you might get a little side tracked... it happens
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Get on bookface and check out bluecollarkyle. He is a body man and does incredible work. I like watching his repair videos.
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Get on bookface and check out bluecollarkyle. He is a body man and does incredible work. I like watching his repair videos.

Took me long enough even to figure out that you meant Facebook !!!
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lol my bad
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My electric blue 2004 has been spared the sun-induced paint peeling much more than its brothers; my main area of peel has been by the passenger window.



Knowing that more paint would peel off during touch up attempts (I know that from my white '98 Frontier), I took the coward's way out and ordered 3/4 inch striping tape through Amazon. I used that to cover up the paint peel area.
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