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We had the dreaded peeling paint that is fairly common among late-'80s and early-'90s domestic vehicles. The reason for the paint lifting is an incompatibility between the primer and the color; in other words, the primer just doesn't stick to the metal. In our case, it was between the primer and the color. Whatever case you are faced with, if your factory paint is lifting, the only sure way to make sure the paint sticks is to take it down to bare metal wherever the paint is lifting.