No, once the clearcoat peels off, the color underneath gets exposed to the UV rays and starts breaking down. In theory, you could scuff it up and clearcoat over it again, but once the clear is on there, the nice new shine would make it painfully obvious how uneven the color underneath is. As for the 97 I drove down in, I sprayed that with plasti-dip, not paint. The idea behind it is you don't have to do any prep work other than washing it, and when you get tired of it, it peels right off like a wrap. It looked OK at first, but it is definitely starting to have some issues like peeling and lifting around the edges and tight curves, and the pitting in the clearcoat underneath it is starting to show through. That was never meant to be anything other than a temporary solution though, since the E9 underneath had faded so bad it was literally pink, and I'm just not comfortable enough to drive a pink car! I'm glad I did it for the experience, but in retrospect, I should have just done the prep work myself and dropped it off at Maaco to have them spray it. It still wouldn't be perfect, but the plasti-dip was almost $500 and 2 days of work by the time it was said and done, so it probably wouldn't have cost much more, to have it sprayed in single-stage enamel, and if I had spent that 2 days doing the prep work myself, it likely would have held up a lot better.
That's exactly what I was looking for, Mikey!
You told me that was Plastidip; I really wouldn't have known if you hadn't mentioned it, at the time.
It has a semi-matte, not quite glossy look, and people like that these days.
Another on topic question: Who makes the best E4 paint?
I'd like to stay factory colors, just to not worry about stripping the whole car, of looking at a mismatch every time I open the door.
BTW, Duplicolor does not actually match that color, for touch ups at all, lol.
Or maybe my red has just faded that far. But it does not look pink, thankfully.
I know someone who paints cars, but IDK what paint they use, and I've seen a few they did.
I think I can do that well; "Run City" is not a travel destination I want, lol.
I need to paint a bike as well, so I'll practice on a gas tank I can strip easily if I don't like it.