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    Can anyone advise the best method of removing lacquer , it's a bit of a strange one to be honest - I just bought an audi a3 ( cheap , been stood for a while)
    And it looked like lacquer peel on the rear qtr , i have managed to jetwash and scrape alot off , but it's getting harder the further I get towards the wheelarch.

    It looks like a poor previous repair with bad overspray , and it would look miles better with it all removed , what's the best way of removing it ?
    I have read about wet n dry etc , then I will need to buff/polish it up after .
    Long term I'm not really bothered as it's not a new car , any advice welcome

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    Not an easy task at the best off times , as you said you could wet sand down the edges of the lacquer to get it to blend in and then cut the surface back with 3m,s fast cut .
    Only ever had to do this twice before and both times they were audi, s oddly enough .
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    Thanks for that , tbh I just want to take the laquer off the full qtr then polish and wax it back up , I've got 70% off upto now , but it's getting to hard
    It looks drastically different than the exposed paintwork at the side of it , so it would be a mission to blend it I think .

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    If the laquer has gome off it been a bad repair you can polish it to your heart content you will not make base coat shine what ever you do to it. You will have to DA it to remove the edges of the laquer wet and dry will probable wear the paint down to undercoat. good luck.

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    The process of painting the car was designed in three stages, as said above, I can't imagine any amount of polish and wax will make it look like the rest of the car, It would be like polishing emulsion and trying to make it shine like your car. I am afraid the only real answer would be to cut it all back and get it resprayed.

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    I'm not really clued up on paint tbh , but it honestly looks ok where the lacquer has peeled away , almost as if they have oversprayed the original paint and lacquer ?

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