The condition is known as wrinkling. It looks like irregular, crinkled grooves or ridges similar to the skin of a prune. Most wrinkling can be repaired by sanding and refinishing, but severe wrinkling requires removing the affected area and refinishing.
In this article, I’ll answer common questions about preventing wrinkling and fixing it when it happens.
Wrinkling (also called crinkling, puckering, shriveling) describes a rough, crinkled paint auto surface that looks like the skin of a prune.
Wrinkling is often the result of mistakes made when preparing or applying a painted surface:
There are two ways to repair wrinkling on a surface:
There are several things you can do to prevent wrinkling from happening:
Taking these steps will prevent wrinkling in your car paint and help you consistently achieve a smooth, professional finish.