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    hi does anyone know any silver carpaint that will be an exact match for the colour of the engine, i am wanting to spray the airbox and battery cover and want it all the same colour

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    try alloy wheel colour spray mate, and make sure you use plastic primer first
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    I am going to match the car colour to the engine bay plastics myself soon so this would be helpful so I dont screw it up.

    So I need:
    - PLASTIC Primer
    - Car Colour Spray Can
    - Lacquer

    Is that all?? any tips??

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    Hi guys, Just a suggestion, i order paint for bits and pieces from www.paints4u.com there very good to deal with and pretty cheap. They can colour match paint for you. Hope this helps for any future refrence too

    Cheers Woody
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    that's all the paint sorted, firstly clean and de-grease all part's then when clean rub over with a scotch brite type pad / wire wool/ sandpaper to key the plastic, then clean again.....about 3-4 coat's of primer, gentle rub down with fine wire wool or same when properly dry, then paint, alllow to dry propperly then load's of laquer the more the better

    hth
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    if you want to do it properly youll need grey scotch brite to key the parts then some panel degreaser, plastic adhesion promoter,some plastic primer,basecoat ie car colour,clearcoat and some p1500 sand paper to remove anybits of dirt when finished etc and some cutting compound to bring the paint back up to a gloss finish,just give yourself plenty of time between coats and be patient. hth

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    to slow ditch got there before me lol

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    did mine mate as above method .the paint i used was from halfords their alloy wheel spray in a big tin think it was £6.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by stepheng View Post
    to slow ditch got there before me lol
    yeah but i forgot the cutting compound bit
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    no one would have noticed mate shoulda kept that one to yourself lol

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