I thought spraying a clear coat would be much easier than spraying on a color coatTalk to a auto painter with lots of experience. You need to understand the procedure is not as simple as the kid down the street will tell you.
If you have some ideas on supplying labor to keep the bill down you may have to shop around for a paint shop that will work with you. The issue of warranty will be the item of discussion.
Once you understand the dynamics on this work you might want to read up on how to save and protect your new finish.
Should I get a new one sprayed on? Where should I go to have it done?
It's a white one from '93Dude,
A two-stage paint job, base color plus clear coat, cannot simply have a clear coat re-applied once the clear-coat has worn/chipped away. You have to respray the base color followed by the clear coat. What year MR2 do you have? What is the color? Do you know the paint code? It's possibly a single-stage since many of the 1980s colors on an MR2 are single-stage, not two-stage. It could also be a two-stage respray from several years ago and not the original factory paint.
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I've done some more research and I think it is actually oxidation instead if the clear coat being worn awayI've owned 3 original white MR2s and they definitely have single stage paint. Your job appears to be a respray as Chester pointed out.
No matter, just strip it down and get it done right.
A two-stage paint job, base color plus clear coat, cannot simply have a clear coat re-applied once the clear-coat has worn/chipped away. You have to respray the base color followed by the clear coat.
Any paint will suffer three times as bad if the car is stored outdoors - older Toyotas could be worse though. When I had mine repainted 23 years after its original job, my paint guy noted that it was a shame to paint over it as it was still in top shape (I swapped colors). Keep it indoors, wash/wax it regularly w/ the rare cut-polish and these tough paint jobs last for decades.I'm no body expert but deff notice the paint on mr2s tend to suck...
I'd tell your body guy to go back to school as paint is supplied through one of a couple companies, PPG, Dupont, etc. While they develop paint for specific applications it is more to do with the automated spray machines and dry time than quality of product. What the manufactures use on the floor is much the same as what you can buy off the self.My body guy recommended not repainting unless it was necessary. "Toyota's got the toughest paint around!"