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    Default Colour Coding Mud Flaps - Help

    Set about trying to colour code my new mud flaps on Saturday.
    Used Halfords Plastic Filler Primer to smooth them off.
    Was working great, got a few coats on.

    Then I tried to very carefully rub them down with some wet & dry.
    Only one survived to the next stage.
    The problem was the flaps are too flexible and the paint is not. It all cracked and came off.

    Any one done this before and can offer some advice please.
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    what grit wet/dry did you use. min 1200

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    600 just to get the stipples off.
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    Its too coarse, it will only need 1200, you are using it wet arent you, with a drop of washing up liquid in the water? and gently rub.

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    hi,which mudflaps are they ? the solid plastic one,s or the rubber one,s ?

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    Solid plastic.
    I've got one looking good.
    It wasn't so much the paper but how I handled them after the primer.
    I put about 5/6 coats of the plastic primer filler on.
    Is that too many - it was quite thick, but it didn't seem to stick very well to the plastic.
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    its all the silicon in the plastic i believe.. makes a right mess of the paint job as the plastic primer just falls off.. Not sure what you do about it i remember reading about it before on here..
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    Soak them overnite in a bowl/bucket with a strong degreasent mixture i used jif one for all, this will lift all the oils out of the plastic.
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    hi,use a good motor factors /refinishing supplies ( where the trade goes ) to get the best products. plus they give free advise. ( they have seen it all before ) i now use a product called pro xl plastic adhesion promoter,which drys transparent and can be over coated after 30 mins ( excellent ) good results on mudflaps /mirror covers . go where the body shops buy..............

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    I've ordered a can of plastic adhesion promoter.
    Thanks for the advice.
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