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Though we don’t have personal experience to back up our claim, we recommend removing lacquer paint rather than trying to paint over it. The chemical makeup of the paint available today may not be compatible with the lacquer paint used in some cars through the mid ’80s. All your efforts will be for naught if your fresh coat of new urethane starts to bubble up after a few days of mingling with the 50-year-old lacquer paintjob underneath it. It’s messy and annoying work, but the lacquer has to go.