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Old 06-24-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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Question Skirt repaint

I have sanded the skirts with 400-600 grit to get a good scuff on them.
Would I really need to use primer again or Adhesion promoter?
Guess it wouldn't hurt though....
I have removed the 1st paint layer but not down to bare plastic.

It's scuffed and cleaned should be fine to just paint an clear right?
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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never painted body panels myself but that seems way too coarse
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:39 AM   #3
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It's actually pretty smooth with the 600 wet. No deep lines at all.
Any painters out there?
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:15 PM   #4
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Sand again with 1000 grit. No need to primer or adhesion promoter unless you sanded all the way down to plastic, you will need to adhesion than primer. Paint right over with top coat than clear coat.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:41 PM   #5
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:41 PM   #6
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800 should be good... I've painted over plastic metal and even over clear. Just sand 800, and use primer (has adhesion promoter in it) and then paint and wet sand if need be. If your rattle skills are up to par you shouldn't need to wetsand anything!
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:51 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tips guys.
Ready for color, just gotta wait for it to get here. This is so much more rewarding and cheaper than bringing it somewhere.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:21 AM   #8
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Color is on and it looks good. I do have some kinda roughness on the paint though. Paint used was CGM in a rattle can. The coat looks even but im thinking its the metallic flake that causes it not to be super smooth.

Will the clear coat take care of this after its all applied?
Should I wet sand the paint, 2000 grit? (sounds risky to me)

I haven't cleared yet just waiting for advice from here.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:03 PM   #9
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I would wet sand just a little over the rough area and go over it with top coat just to be on the safe side. Good luck with the project.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:51 PM   #10
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show some pics....

Def go with the clear. The side skirts are a very venerable area. Namely to stones and stuff.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:49 AM   #11
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Finally done with this. I found out my problem was the 'rig' I made to hold the skirts while painting. It was holding the skirt in a awkward angle causing mist/uneven spray. After fixing that and a re-spray it came out pretty damn good (for a rattle can). Got some clear on them and now they are smooth as butter.
Fun part was installing them, since my car came with no skirts to start with.

Should I wet sand and then rubbing compound/polish them now? The clear is even but wasn't sure if this is required after clearing regardless.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:38 AM   #12
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Lets see the pics man.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:15 PM   #13
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Sand again with 1000 grit. No need to primer or adhesion promoter unless you sanded all the way down to plastic, you will need to adhesion than primer. Paint right over with top coat than clear coat.
I was right about to say that.. lol, i sanded first, then used adhesion promoter and primer.. then i sanded the primer, washed it off, painted, and top coat/clear coat.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:11 PM   #14
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Yea some of what I did was overkill, but some spots I had too go down to bare plastic.
These came off an 05 so just some minor stuff expected from living in MA.
I'll get some pics up soon as I can. Still waiting for an answer about the clear. I might just wait a week then use polishing compound on a buffer pad.

If these hold up it was worth it, if not I'll take it somewhere for a pro paint job and admit defeat.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:28 PM   #15
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I have admitted that on many occasions???? Esp when it comes to bodywork. Def an artform.

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Old 07-26-2010, 07:59 PM   #16
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When I did my side skirts and hood scoop, I bought 250*, 400, 600 and 800 grit, paint from http://paintworldinc.com/ in a spray can form, Duplicolor flex primer and my friend had this UV protection polyurethane clear coat that I used to finish it off with. I sanded all of the paint off and filled the holes which were tiny with bondo putty. I then sprayed with flex primer and then sanded again. I did that a total of three times.

After all that I washed the side skirts and the hood scoop with water and dish soap. After they dried, I started the painting process. I let them dry and then I did the clear coating which I did 4 coats of. I did some light wet sanding and then I polished it off.

The side skirts were a breeze compared to the fiberglass hood scoop. I got a bit of orange peel on the HS, but it was my first time doing something like that. I figured I might as well follow the process that the auto painters do since I'm not familiar with that. It took me 4 days to do everything which included dry time.

I hope this helps.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:25 PM   #17
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I did some light wet sanding and then I polished it off.
Thanks kid. That's all it needed. Now it actually 'pops' and doesn't look as dull. I was really nervous to wet sand the clear. But I went real careful and used almost no pressure. Then I got some polishing compound and I am amazed at the results. Hopefully this weekend I can finish them (only tested a small area) and then polish the rest of my car so it matches the skirts shine. Been so busy lately this has takin longer then I wanted
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:11 PM   #18
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I think they came out pretty good. I'm just glad its over
It's been cloudy today but pics still came out ok.
Thanks too everyone who has helped.





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Old 08-02-2010, 07:26 PM   #19
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Looks like the color is a poor match =(
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:47 AM   #20
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It's the pictures. Looking at it now all the colors look washed out, more so on my work monitor.
I used CGM paint so the match is perfect/near perfect. Only thing you could notice before was the clear not being uniform. But that was fixed as stated above. Those skirts have so many angles to reflect light differently too.
I'll ask my photographer friend to take some better pics maybe.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:16 PM   #21
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I agree the picture highlights on top are deceiving. I think they look good though.



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Old 08-03-2010, 09:10 PM   #22
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Thanks Rob.
I can't take pics to save my life. Yet my father is a pro photographer. Come to think of it I should ask him .
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Where did you get the CGM mixed at?
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:17 PM   #24
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I tried two different places online(test sizes). The second place was perfect think it was called express paint. It did take awhile to come in but it was worth it. The first place I can't recall the name but even with the proper code the paint had either the wrong flake in it or something else.
I also used them for my Acura which was Nighthawk Black Pearl. That color came in five different variations that had to match my VIN number. It was also a dead on match.
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