Originally Posted by meatcutter
In a further discussion with the repair shop they told me there is a very minimal amout of clear coat on the car. That would explain why a small amount of gasoline and a very small amount of lacquer thinner would cause problems. Since I paid the original shop for 4 coats of each stage in a 3 stage paint job I think my next step is to call a lawyer(and repaint the car).
I have been painting since 1976 and have used all the above mentioned paint labels excluding Sikkens, which I understand is a quality brand. Right now, my 66 Mustang is painted with PPG Viper red with 5 coats of House of Kolor Candy red and HOK Burgandy Candy over that for flames. I laid down 6 coats of HOK Clear Coat. This car was painted in 2004 and I have never had any problems with the paint. Who ever is saying HOK is crap apparently doesn't paint or doesn't know the procedures to lay down Candy paint and clear coat. This being said, PPG is excellant paint, but if you don't lay down enough clear on any Basecoat/Clearcoat paint job, you are going to have the exact same problems. The Clearcoat with an activator is the only protection the basecoat and all the work performed underneath has. Anyway, good luck in your attempt to have it fixed. Paint can be a pain in the ass, especially when mixing brands.