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small area clear-coat damage

Recently bought a Rosso 130 red 156. Apart from purple bumpers the panels are all matched and are remarkably good for a 16 year old motor.

On the roof there's a small area about the size of a fingernail of missing clear-coat (grrrr). The exposed paint is unfaded but there are small hairline 'fingers' starting to run under the surrounding clear-coat. I know a complete roof respray is the answer - but, in the interim.... how best retard the peeling process? I'm thinking of just painting some clear-coat over the area - not pretty but no worse than it looks at the moment... any thoughts?
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1200 grade wet and dry sandpaper till smooth (be gentle). Clean it, and spray with clear laqueur. Minimise overspray by creating a template with a hole a bit bigger than the patch, with a bit of card. Hold the card about 1 cm off the body while spraying. Do a few of coats, let it dry for a few days then cut in with polish.
If you get it wrong revert back to the wet and dry.

Ps be gentle when spraying, don't go mad.
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