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    Hi guys,Im just after a bit of info on how to respray my front irmscher splitter (pre-face). My car is sapphire black and the front end has alot of stone chips and is starting to look pretty bad. Could i tackle this myself or would it be best to leave it to the proffesionals? what would i use to prepare it? some of the chips look reasonably deep and i obviously want a nice finish. Also, ive heard people talk about wet sanding but im not sure what this is lol. would doing the bumper be any harder?Is an aerosol paint can acceptable to use, or a spray gun?Any info welcome , Cheers folks

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    A splitter is just about possible to be done yourself as long as you have some form of sander ,as you will be taking off a lot of paint if your sanding down to remove stone chips .I would not do a bumper by myself , i tried it once with rattle cans and it is very hard to get an even coat over such a large area .i ended up giving up and letting a proffesional do it
    Wet sanding is when you hand sand the paint surface just to take off the very top surface primer just 0.001 of a micron this is done to remove blemishes like bird lime marks and fine scratches and is usually restricted to small areas though it can be applied all over a car then the surface is progressively restored with a cutting polish and pads then a full polish using a DA or rotary polisher
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    Ok nice one, i may tackle the splitter and see how i get on with it. So wet sanding is something i dont need to do after spraying? Good!So basicly i just need to sand it down (prob get a sanding attachment for my electric drill rather than do it by hand), make sure its free from contaminants, primer it, paint it then a coat of laquer to finish?

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    Primer it then wet sand 1500 grit then spray it wet sand 2000 grit that if your finish not very good then lacquer and polish i think lol thats what i do with cans

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    Excellent, cheers bud!

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