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Old 09-20-2011, 11:15 AM   #29
MattTHEpainter
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Originally Posted by lllarrolll View Post
Well, I just bought a front lip for my 2010 2.5i. It came black and a little scratched up lol. Polyurethane in material it is. What is the proper way to have it primed and painted to match my car color? A friend of mine said there is a place in CT (I'm in Hartford area) that will make you a spray can of your color code that would be just like the real car paint? I haven't seen him in a while so I have yet to ask him what place. Any advice?
So the lip is new and has the factory e-coat primer on it? If so, sand out any shallow scratches with 400 grit (wet) paper. Any deeper scratches fill with glaze then sand.

I would then use a flexible surface primer with good adhesion properties to plastic. Then you can base/clear.

To answer your other question; most auto body/paint supply stores will gladly put your paint code in a spray can. It will be base coat, so you will then have to clear over it. I am not familiar with the Hartford area paint stores, but I do know of two places in the New Haven area that will definitely put base in a rattle can. PM me for details.
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