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Old 03-09-2006, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How big does hail need to be to do damage?

Well the inevitible in Northern California today.... we had a pretty good hail storm (same day I had the top down 2 hours earlier)....Hail has about dime size - I don't see any perceivable damage, but don't know if it impacted the clear coat.....probably just paranoid.... so the question is how big does hail need to get before it does damage??
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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RE: How big does hail need to be to do damage?

Hard to say but if there is no visible damage under sunlight you may be okay. If you have a hand held florescent shine on clean finish and look at deferent angles while focusing a little above the paint. This is the best way to see the clearcoat. Be forewarned you may discover more swirl marks than you thought you had.
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