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    just got maself a new set a mud flaps but a would like to paint them maself(somthin to pass the time )but a was lookin at the posts and never seen any on how 2

    just wanna know has anyone tryed this or does anyone have any pointers?

    cheers

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    Use some decent plastic primer and take your time dude. Spray them in thin layers, letting each layer dry before applying the next layer.

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    got yi mate

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    and if you want a good paint match, get your paint cans from VX.. they're cheap and the match is assured..

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    ive just bought a set aswell - need to get mine sprayed up - dont fancy paying for a bodyshop to do them!!

    have to post up the results of how you get on marty

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    as AJA said, just take your time, avoid runs, and don't forget to A: wash them in hot water before drying to paint to get rid of silicones and B: flat down to 1200 grit between the 2nd and final colour coats, then when you laquer them they'll come up smooth..

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    cheers mark (and aja)

    have to make the effort and do them this weekend, will post up with some pics when done.

    how many colour coats should i give them as a rule? or will i just be able to tell when they have had enough?

    thanks again

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    as a rule i give them 3 coats of base coat, then 3 of laquer..but make sure that the primer is a good cover on the mudflaps 1st..

    also, when i painted Mrs GSi's mudflaps i didn't paint the section thats behind the wheel..saves stonechip damage....all that was painted was the bit that shows..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    as a rule i give them 3 coats of base coat, then 3 of laquer..but make sure that the primer is a good cover on the mudflaps 1st..

    also, when i painted Mrs GSi's mudflaps i didn't paint the section thats behind the wheel..saves stonechip damage....all that was painted was the bit that shows..
    brilliant thanks.

    i do quite like the look of the bit that sits behind the wheel being painted - kind of extends the skirt, but a very good point about saving on the stone chips!!

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