DIY Clear Coat Repair
DIY Clear Coat Repair
My 2005 Honda Element had some clear coat issues and some small rust spots on the tailgate. In this video I show how I repaired these with tools most DIYers have. I also show how I ‘blacked out’ my emblems without damaging the vehicle finish.

I’m not a paint or body repair technician, I’m a mechanic, I’m sure I could have done better, but I’m very happy with the results of my efforts, especially the blacked out emblems. No matter what, I hope you find the information useful.

In addition to the clear coat repair, I also try and realign the hatch as well as upgrade my tail lights to LEDs.

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