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#1 b1g_dav3

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

Hey folks, looking at painting a few bits gloss black on my car and have a question or two on how to go about it;

 

- How do you prepare the parts for painting?

- What's the best stuff to use? Will Halfrauds stuff do well or is there something better?

- Best techniques to use?

 

Currently repainting my grill vents on my Fiesta Asian Grill as they've pitted and gone funny, and I think I have it down as far as those are concerned, but not a clue on the grill itself.

 

Had thought of plastidip as if it goes wrong I can just remove it, but it's a matte so wouldn't benefit me at all.

 

Thanks.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:56 PM

Sand down and spray with plastic primer.
Sand again and then use the gloss layer, and then lacquer.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

How scratched up do I need to get the plastic for the primer to adhere to well? And I'd probably not have sanded the primer down >.< perhaps best that I learned that before actually painting my vents :P



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

Fine grade wet and dry will do the job, the plastic primer will stick like the proverbial to a blanket and provide a good key for the gloss.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:32 PM

Do I need to sand back the paint itself before lacquering it? Got good wet and dry from metal prep for welding :P got a nice fine grit that I've used before priming.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

It's all down to how you feel the finish has gone on.

If it feels a bit bumpy then wet sand between multiple coats but don't be tempted to whack on loads of layers if you don't need to.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:50 PM

Yeah, put on 2 coats of primer today, will probably rub them back tomorrow and put another coat on, then let it dry for painting on Thursday; thanks ^.^



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:20 PM

Welcome. ;)

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