User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: door handles

  1. #1
    Regular Member chris1804's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sandwell
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default door handles

    whats the process when spray painting??? i want to do my door handles o dont have the money to get them done by a garage so gonna DIY job them

  2. #2
    Regular Member chris1804's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sandwell
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    bump

  3. #3
    Regular Member r.bailey63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Stockton on Tees
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Clean with white spirit and a abrasive pad, scothbrite preferably

    Prime with plastic primer

    Paint base Colour

    Clear lacquer

  4. #4
    Regular Member chris1804's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sandwell
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by r.bailey63 View Post
    Clean with white spirit and a abrasive pad, scothbrite preferably

    Prime with plastic primer

    Paint base Colour

    Clear lacquer

    cheers, do i have to lightly rub/sand

  5. #5
    Regular Member Aikon58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Englandshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : shatch- sports hatch

    Trim : cheap plastics

    Engine : metal

    Year : 1901

    Mileage : 999

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chris1804 View Post
    cheers, do i have to lightly rub/sand
    Only before you start painting,you could lightly rub between coats when they dry,but aerosol doesn't spray the paint as thick as you would get if it was done by a body shop.

    I'd lightly flat the handle,clean with thinners,or petrol if you have some,something that disolves like that,i even used brake cleaner before,lol
    Then dust coat the primer on evenly,let it go tacky,then give it another coat,and let that go tacky.
    Then apply your base coat evenly and lightly,let it go tacky,then give it another light coat,remember,your not trying to get the base coat to shine,just cover the handle in a nice even coat.
    And when the base coat is tacky,then apply the lacquer evenly,but don't over do it,or it will run,lol.

  6. #6
    Regular Member Samdy Gray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Wiltshire, UK
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Sorry to hijack the thread, but I'm also considering spraying my handles.

    I've sprayed a few bits in the past using spray cans (mainly motorcycle bits), but I always come unstuck at the lacquering stage. It generally goes all bubbly. Does this mean I'm putting it on too thick?

  7. #7
    Full Member Leemarksmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hanging Heaton / Batley
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : SRi (VXR Styling)

    Engine : Z19DTH (Re-mapped)

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 110k

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Samdy Gray View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but I'm also considering spraying my handles.

    I've sprayed a few bits in the past using spray cans (mainly motorcycle bits), but I always come unstuck at the lacquering stage. It generally goes all bubbly. Does this mean I'm putting it on too thick?
    I'd say so. a good few light layers does the trick...

    Also if you have an electric oven, putting them in there between coats will help make it go off quicker. just put it on the lowest setting...

  8. #8
    Regular Member chris1804's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sandwell
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    ill post pics up when ive finished 1 only gonna do 1 just in case i bulls them up lol and if it looks good ill do the rest anybody fitted on the drivers side were the lock is the plate that on the passenger side so there isnt a lock so its blanked off?

  9. #9
    Regular Member big rich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    birmingham
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra gsi

    Trim : Full heated leather

    Engine : 3200

    Year : 2004

    Default

    problem is with most do it your self spray jobs you will be dissapointed with it once its done, getting the paint match is hard ( exspecly with cans ) as your putting new paint on the handel thats been on a already painted door for years! take it from me it wont look right.

    save your money m8 and look out for a breaking car in the same colour.

    sorry to be blunt but its the best advice you will get.

  10. #10
    Regular Member chris1804's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sandwell
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by big rich View Post
    problem is with most do it your self spray jobs you will be dissapointed with it once its done, getting the paint match is hard ( exspecly with cans ) as your putting new paint on the handel thats been on a already painted door for years! take it from me it wont look right.

    save your money m8 and look out for a breaking car in the same colour.

    sorry to be blunt but its the best advice you will get.

    its really hard, ive tried to look for a car in Oyster but i cant find any in that colour that has CC handles,

    if a bodyshop does them will it looks good? or just the same like you said new paint going ext to old paint?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. door handles
    By triple595 in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15th April 2011, 21:10
  2. Door Handles
    By Pete1nlancs in forum Styling
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25th July 2010, 21:26
  3. Door Handles
    By danlat1415 in forum Parts for sale
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 4th September 2007, 14:29
  4. Door handles
    By T4M in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10th August 2007, 23:06

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •