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I've got '92 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE. I found some area of paint has hairline cracks. Inside my right door has a big colour chip fall off somewhere before I got the car. I afraid that the area will progress so I put a yellow sticker to hold it.

I wonder which is the right method to cure these hairline cracks and the colour defect. I am not ready to have the whole car or major parts of the car repainted yet.

I have googled and found that I need to sand it down make a V groove and fill up with gelcoat. Some say that the paint should be mixed in Gelcoat. Some said just paint it after Gelcoat. Some said just paint over the crack. Kind of confused. What do you recomend for the repair?





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2 hours ago, jtanabodee said:

I think the crack is just on the paint not the fiberglass crack.

I wonder what would cause just the paint to crack on it's own? :ermm:

Those are gel coat cracks, probably caused by something hitting the door.


John W

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