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    At the minute I'm practicing on a spare bumper I have lying around before I have a go at mine...

    But I've hit a problem...

    I've sanded it down, primed it, then painted it, then lacquered it...

    Problem is, it's really dull... No shine... The paints smooth, but really matt

    I've never tried anything like this before. LOL

    Do I have to wait 24 hours and then polish up the Lacquer or something?

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    What sort of paint are you using?

    It may need a good doing over with some polish but not too sure. I'm looking to learn how to start painting too

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    Its VX spray paint, I bought a couple of cans to have a go... I've got the Grey Primer and Clear lacquer.

    So just a quick polish when dry you think?

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    I would think it needs to be in a warm enviroment when spraying and drying.

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    Have you been outside today LOL. I'm thinking thats the problem, I'm maybe spraying it on to hot a surface???

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    It is very hard to get the laquer clear on some colours. Silver and black are the worst you sort of see straight thought the laquer, its very hard to spray...

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    did you remember to flat the painted area back down prior to lacquering ??

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    rub down painted area with 800 grade wet prior to laquering then give at least 3 or 4 coats of laquer to make sure its really thick. if it's dull you're doing it right - it means you're building up lots of little layers rather than going nuts and pouring the laquer on - this will nearly always create nasty runs in the paint. when you're happy you have enough coats of laquer rub it back with 1500 grade wet prior to rubbing with tcut scratch remover or similar. unless you've managed to spray a layer of damp into your laquer you'll get a beautiful finnish

    always use enamel laquer on the real thing as opposed to regular stuff - its much harder wearing and is more resistant to solvents.

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