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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:54 pm 
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Hi guys... I want to respray the plastic bumpers on my EL wagon... they're (supposed to be) argon silver.
I know about spraying metals, but what about plastics.. what's the process for doing this?
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:39 pm 
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basically the same

sand back with 120ish wet/dry to remove the old clear and mark the old paint
so the new paint has somethign to stick to :)

well thats what my mate does.... says it works fine

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:46 pm 
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dont u have to use a special paint otherwise it flakes off...
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:54 pm 
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So just wash it. Give it a once over with some wax/grease remover. Sand the whole thing with 120 wet/dry... get all the dust off... spray.
Sound about right?
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:05 pm 
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Bare plastic needs to be primered with a Plastic Primer before regular primers or fillers are applied.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:08 pm 
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ok in my above post.. replace "spray" with..
Spray with plastic primer. Spray with argon silver.

better?
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:10 pm 
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madmax wrote:
Bare plastic needs to be primered with a Plastic Primer before regular primers or fillers are applied.


yep - most important! if it isn't primed then its not worth spraying :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:17 pm 
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since they allready sprayed and noit bare

a sand down with 120grit then a wash with wax/grease remove and then the new paint should be sweet

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:26 pm 
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Hahaha.. so do I prime it or not? Yes it is argon silver at the moment.. just fading in a couple of places.
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:43 pm 
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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:40 am 
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My rear bumper needs painting - it's black. Some one said that if it had armourall on it the paint won't take.
Looks like a bit of sanding will do the trick (I hope)

Let us know how you get in Adam :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:34 am 
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Yeah I'll do it on Sunday. Sunday is working on car day :) I'll take pics of the procedure. If I stuff up.. you can all laugh.. if it works good.. well .. there'll be decent before/after pics.
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