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    I`m goin to have a go at painting my VXR diffuser myself so can some one talk me through the process of painting it with VX aerosols please? ie the various steps too go through from the primed state.

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    Edit :how may VX cans needed?
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    These are the instructions i used...

    Painting instructions

    1. rub down spoiler p800 then clean
    2. 2 coats of primer
    3. leave primer to dry over night
    4. rub down primer with p800 then clean(can finish with p1200 is you wish)
    5. clean and dry then use tack cloth to remove all dust
    6. two coats of lightening silver leave to dry between coats(approx 5 mins)
    7. light coat of lightening silver from further away leave to dry (10 mins)
    8. DO NOT FLAT
    9. lightly go over with tack cloth
    10. several coats of laquer(first being half a coat for next coat to grip to)
    11.leave a couple of week to set fully
    12. flat lighty with p2000 to remove any imperfections(stay clear of edges)
    13. polish with rubbing compound like g3(not t-cut)
    14. polish job done

    Hope that helps in some way.....

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    It does
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz07 View Post
    11.leave a couple of week to set fully
    Bet you don't Penfold...........:

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Bet you don't Penfold...........:


    couple of weeks no problem , if the man says couple of days then a couple of hours is fine by me

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    I'd be exactly the same........

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    or just bring it down here and i will do it for you mate paint and fit in a day
    Midlands Mod Shop - NFFC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchp View Post
    or just bring it down here and i will do it for you mate paint and fit in a day
    Cheers for offer Rich , Just done it. Colour seems a little lighter but the bumper is a little darker than rest of car. However i think it`s perfectly acceptable , just got to get the exhaust rubbers replaced @ ExhaustsUK tomorrow (had to cut em off to get diffuser on) and maybe bring the tailpipes a tad closer together but on the whole i`m happy.Also need to polish in a week or two.Here s a couple of pics but bear in mind the exausts are now held on by industrial strength tie wraps




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    that look's awsome mate, top job indeed
    Midlands Mod Shop - NFFC.

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    Looks Great & if the Tail pipes need to be further in when the New rubbers are fitted, You can always give the mounting brackets on the exhaust Cans a tweak

    Dean

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