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    i recently purchased an aerial off ed taylor and im now thinking of spraying it black to match the car!! could someone tell me what i need to do it? i already have the black spray but does i need priming or anything? tia

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    I would prime it first,and then a few light coats of black then a couple coats of laquer,good luck m8......

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    Just give it rub down with 1200 grade to give the paint something to stick to...

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    I simply rubbed mine down with some 1200/wet and dry and then a couple of coats of paint and lacquer. I didn't use primer as with it being alloy coloured it was grey anyway, and it turned out just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    I would prime it first,and then a few light coats of black then a couple coats of laquer,good luck m8......
    cheers mate ill have a go when the weather is better

    Quote Originally Posted by Baz07 View Post
    Just give it rub down with 1200 grade to give the paint something to stick to...
    cheers baz that was my next question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    I simply rubbed mine down with some 1200/wet and dry and then a couple of coats of paint and lacquer. I didn't use primer as with it being alloy coloured it was grey anyway, and it turned out just fine.
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    cheers duncan thanks for the thread

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    how long should i leave it to dry in between each coat? and does it need rubbing down again before the next coat?

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    Depends on how warm it is really. The aerosols paint (Vx ones) dry fairly quickly. I think I just put it in the airing cupboard for about half an hour each time.

    I didn't rub down between coats and the finish was nice and smooth. The important thing is to make sure you use thin even coats.

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