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Unread 08-05-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default What is this plastic film on cart body?

I recently acquired a 1993 club car DS that I am in the process of restoring. The body is white, and fairly dirty. In the process of cleaning it off with just some soap and water yesterday, small parts of a thin plastic film or coating started coming off. It looks like it used to be clear and over time just became dirty and lost its adhesive ability. I searched the forum for similar experiences, but did not find any.

My question is what is this stuff and do I need to remove all of it? If so, how do I get it off? Assume I will either paint or wrap the body when this project is done.

Finally, y'all have any recommendations for cleaning the body itself if I need to get to this plastic film off?
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Unread 08-05-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: What is this plastic film on cart body?

Its the clear coat peeling from the body. I removed mine before painting with the aid of a pressure washer, just be careful not to use the 0 tip and etch the body.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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Thanks so much. I guess I will search for instructions on what to do after that.
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Default Re: What is this plastic film on cart body?

Power washing and some strong cleaner/degreaser was what I used to clean the body, and mine was BAD. (See first pics in the build thread in my sig.) Since I was taking it to a local paint shop for painting, I had the body off the cart which made things easier, plus made it so I could wash the entire body really well. If its painting instructions you're after, then I'm not your guy, anything after "shake well" in the paint world is a mystery to me. someone with knowledge of this will be along soon, though.
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I just want to get it clean do I can either wrap it or do a not so fancy camo paint job. Thx for the advice.
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yellow is correct .. for once ..lol
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I just want to get it clean do I can either wrap it or do a not so fancy camo paint job. Thx for the advice.


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yellow is correct .. for once ..lol
Just doin my part to help fellow sparky owners. Good thing you're around to sweep up the mess sometimes though!
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