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    can someone please give me a how to for colour coding the plastics in engine bay ie best primers and paints to use thanx in advance

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    I've not done it, but i'd imagine a good plastic primer for starters then coats of paint followed by loads of heat resistant laquer if there is such a thing. Secret to painting is in the preperation! Hope this helps i'm sure someone who has done it will be along soon with advice!

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    1, a damn good clean to get rid of any thing that will spoil the primer going on

    2, rub down with wet and dry 1000 - 1200 grit to smooth it off and provide a good key for the primer

    3, wash and allow to dry

    4, apply plastic primer 2 - 3 coat's and allow to dry

    5, gentle rub down again and clean off, allow to dry

    6, apply paint, about 4 - 5 coat's allow to dry

    7, gentle rub down

    8, apply laquer again 4 - 5 coat's and allow to dry.......

    9, when fully dry last really gentle rub down and apply a really fine compound to make it shine......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchp View Post
    1, a damn good clean to get rid of any thing that will spoil the primer going on

    2, rub down with wet and dry 1000 - 1200 grit to smooth it off and provide a good key for the primer

    3, wash and allow to dry

    4, apply plastic primer 2 - 3 coat's and allow to dry

    5, gentle rub down again and clean off, allow to dry

    6, apply paint, about 4 - 5 coat's allow to dry

    7, gentle rub down

    8, apply laquer again 4 - 5 coat's and allow to dry.......

    9, when fully dry last really gentle rub down and apply a really fine compound to make it shine......

    hth
    Think I'll get me coat. I hadn't realised sooooooooo much prep work, some guys must spend hours & hours. ....

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    do i need a certain kind of lacquer or just any

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    ....kinda off topic here, but can this be done to the grey/black palstics at the bottom of my car? or would it look pants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by howd3y View Post
    do i need a certain kind of lacquer or just any
    if you get the aerosole paint kit from vauxhall it comes with paint and laquer

    Quote Originally Posted by bertbuckie1 View Post
    ....kinda off topic here, but can this be done to the grey/black palstics at the bottom of my car? or would it look pants?
    no basicaly the same principle but on side skirt's etc i would make them completly flat (remove all little bump's in the plastic) so they look better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertbuckie1 View Post
    ....kinda off topic here, but can this be done to the grey/black palstics at the bottom of my car? or would it look pants?
    p it can be done just follow rich's perfect step by step

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    ....are they easy to ake off? would it look daft? kinda hard to guess and im no computer grafix wzzard

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    Quote Originally Posted by don paul View Post
    p it can be done just follow rich's perfect step by step

    got a link ?

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