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    Just a quickj Question really and sorry if it is answered anywhere, but ive been looking since 3pm lol,

    when painting the front "V" does it need to be primed first?
    or do you just spray over it??

    Many thanks simmo

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    yes prime it first

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    Quote Originally Posted by swainey View Post
    yes prime it first
    thin coat's always work best hth ...............

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    You need to sand it back to get rid of uneven surfaces, then put plastic primer on it, then primer, then paint, then lacquer.

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    Needs to be rubbed down too if it's the chrome effect one, otherwise it'll come off with the next jetwash

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameraman View Post
    Needs to be rubbed down too if it's the chrome effect one, otherwise it'll come off with the next jetwash
    Do this and don't forget a liberal amount of plastic primer otherwise it'll flake off. If you do it right you'll never have to paint it again.

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    good prep is always the key in painting anything...
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    thanks for the hasty replys, will give this a bash 2moro, guessing a bit of wet n dry folowed by some plastic primer wouldnt go far amiss?

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    Definately prime it mate as the guys say. It should look good then with painting. Should last years.

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    1200 / 1500 grit wet/dry will be good mate, have to make sure you get a good key for the primer to stick correctly....then same again on the primer to flat it and provide a key for the actual colour
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