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PAINT ALLIGATORING

Definition: Patterned cracking in the paint film resembling an alligator’s scales. Cracks may affect only a single layer of paint and may not reach the surface. Progression: May begin as slight cracking or “checking” and can eventually grow wider and deeper, breaking through top and bottom coats. Noticeable wide breaks can appear over the entire surface in the worst cases. This […]

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PAINT CRACKING

Definition: Splitting of the paint film through at least one coat, leading to failure of the paint. Hairline cracks appear initially, but progress to paint chips falling off the surface – or flaking – and severe paint cracking in the surface will appear. Complete failure of the paint can occur if left untreated.   CAUSES: Over-thinning of the

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