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355 Berlinetta paint cracking

Discussion in 'New England' started by 99 355B, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. 99 355B

    99 355B Rookie

    Apr 9, 2004
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    Is anyone having a problem with paint cracking where the hood (TOP)meets the body on the rear fenders? I developed bi-lateral cracks at that point, no body work to the car at all. Technically this area is reffered to as the buttress or C-Pillar. It is my understanding that this "problem" is not uncommon! Please let me know.
     
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  3. BigHead

    BigHead Formula Junior

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Outside of Boston
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    Dennis
    Very, very common. There are some informative threads on this topic in the archives, do a search. I wouldn't worry about it; it does NOT mean that the car has had bodywork done.

    vty,

    --Dennis
     
  4. Tipo815

    Tipo815 F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    3,493
    Newport Beach, CA
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    Jeffrey
    Common. Almost every Berlinetta I've seen - regardless of condition - has these hairline cracks.
     
  5. Capt

    Capt Karting

    Nov 9, 2003
    221
    North of Boston
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    Michael
    Has anyone posted what they went through to fix them?

    -Michael
     
  6. Mine has the same thing, I'm going to have it fixed when I get the nose reprayed from all the rock chips. I've also got paint bubbling around the small triangular things by the window...another common feature with these cars.
     
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  8. Capt

    Capt Karting

    Nov 9, 2003
    221
    North of Boston
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    Michael
    What is the correct repair for this problem? I mean if you paint it, I expect it will just crack again. Why is it cracking is it due to stresses? Is there anyway to permanently resolve this?

    -Michael
     

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