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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-17-04, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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painting from a can

I've got a few scratches to get out, so today I went and got a can of paint mixed up. Just a couple of question about actually pulling it off.

Suface prep; What grit should I finish up with? There's a massive scrape on one of the wheel arches, that'll need a bit of filler. What stuff is best?

Plastic prep; bumper needs a bit of work, as does a mirror. What's a good brand of plastic primer? Also need to get some holes out of the bumper, what filler can I use for that?

With painting it, I was just thinking do a coat, sand it flat then another coat, doing three coats of paint and 2 of clear all up. Is this ideal or am I doing it totally wrong?

Any help would be great.

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Re: painting from a can

pre painting finish with 600

after primer 1200 grit

as for filler if the scratches are not too deep, get some blade putty.. it comes in a tube and its very easy to sand off. p/shops use it to fill the pourous pin holes in bog. works great and is no fuss no mess..

I have never used plastic primer, i just use adhesive promoter IMO it does a slightly better job, again 1 aerosol can will be heaps..Adhesive promoter, prime, colour

As for the holes depending how big they are try the blade putty if not a small tub of fibreglass resin is the go

If you do the prep properly a light 1200 after you have it in primer should get you a factory finish
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