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Can I repaint the rocker cover on my car?

I have just bought a 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230. I need advice regarding the rocker cover. On most of the SLK 230s of this vintage the rocker cover is painted white. On my car the front end of the rocker cover has the paint bubbling. Can you advise the likely cause? Can the bubbling paint be stripped and then repainted. If so what paint would you recommend for the job?

Asked on 26 September 2019 by Brivel

Answered by Keith Moody
This is a really common problem. The solution is to strip it and re-paint it using Very High Temperature (VHT) paint which you can pick up from most good car parts stores.
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