Originally Posted by extransam
I am getting a new rear bumper installed, and the body shop I am using has agreed to prime and spray my STI fog light covers if I prepped them.
I do not have an STI, and I do not want to pretend like I do have an STI, so I used a razor blade to remove the decals.
I bought 180, 600, and 1000 grit sandpaper.
Here are the results after finishing with 180. I do not have a before picture, but there were the typical rock chips you would expect from a CA car.
How should I approach it from here? I am afraid I might have feathered it out too much already and reached the bare plastic.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Using 180 to start was way too aggressive. You will need to use 220, 320, 400 wet to feather out any scratches left from the 180. After getting the covers smoothed out, get some etching primer
and apply as directed. The black showing is the bare plastic and a typical primer will not adhear properly to that.