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    Default Front Splitter Spray Painting !

    Is it possible to spray paint a pre-primed splitter for the front of my car. If i buy the proper VX paint and laquer colour coded to my car.

    It seems an awful lot of money for what it is to spray such a small part for £70ish.

    Any help would be great

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    I don't see why not ?
    Although I've not actually done it.
    Maybe someone else has , I'm sure someone else will advise on this .

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    Easy to do, but using aerosols you'll probably get an "orange peel" effect, which you can only slightly remedy with cutting compound, but given where on the car the part is, it shouldn't really matter.

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    yer easy enough,give the splitter a nice key with with 1500 wet and dry useing warm soapy water,make sure you do right to the edges dry well so no trace of water is present,then panel wipe the splitter and start spraying from about a foot away dusting on the paint as you go,not to thick at first as you could get runs,when you have enough paint on leave to dry for about 4 to 5 hours in a warm room when dry flat with 1500 wet and dry in soapy water and mob and polish.hth

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    Thanks mate ! Just aslong as its the same colour and it will stay on for a good few years its all good !

    what exactly is an orange peel effect. You dont mean it will all flake off do you

    Thanks guys!

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    orange peel effect is what it says looks like the surface of an orange if that happens then you may as well start again because you will need to do a hell of a lot of flatting

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    Quote Originally Posted by don paul View Post
    4 to 5 hours in a warm room when dry flat with 1500 wet and dry in soapy water and mob and polish.hth

    Not quite sure about that bit. I understand that i need to prepare it first by giving it a rub with wet and dry so that the paint will adhere to the splitter.

    Apply the coats evenly and slowly build up the layers untill it is fully covered.

    Why would i want to rub it down with wet and dry again?
    What is 1500 wet and dry? is that just very fine wet and dry?
    What is mob and polish?

    Many thanks

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    when it is dry you flat it down again to get rid of any dust particals,you only rub it tillit feels smooth and has gone a bit dull.mop and polish is when you use compound ie g3 if you havent got a mop use a soft cloth with the use of plenty of elbow greace,once the dullness has gone wipe clean with a clean cloth and put a good coat of polish on.1500 is fine wet and dry.hth

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    Many thanks for that, i completely understand now.

    Dont i have to apply a laquer spray at the end ?

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    no if you get the spray from hallfords it will be all in the the can

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