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 Post subject: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:05 pm 
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Hello boys and girls,

I am trying to paint my fuse box cover and belt cover it is bubbling me and driving me crazy.

to start off, I only used normal grey primer to prime the plastics, i cleaned the parts (warmy soapy water) and rough scuffing and cleaned the parts again (warm soapy water), waited for it to dry and proceeded to paint it, let it dry and it has orange peeled and bubbled and "F**KING thing" comes to mind.

What am i doing wrong? Should i use plastic primer, not use cheap $3 paint?

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:10 pm 
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hmmmm what colour do you wan it? and yeah if its next to heat well than hit it with panit that can take heat but if you wanted i can get its chrome coated for you if you want it blingy.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:17 pm 
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Papak's Mean EB wrote:
hmmmm what colour do you wan it? and yeah if its next to heat well than hit it with panit that can take heat but if you wanted i can get its chrome coated for you if you want it blingy.


nah just want to tidy it up and paint it a silver something like the exterior paint of the car. I thinking i may sand back tomorrow and clean it again and see what happens i may even go get a better product paint.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:49 pm 
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Id try a good quality plastic primer then a give it a coat of whatever coloured paint you want. I did more powersteering/belt cover on my EF, sanded it down lightly gave it 2 coats of plastic primer then hit it with a few coats of gloss black (that australian export stuff from supercheap - good s**t lol). It gets pretty heated inside my engine bay due to my chromed extractors and it still hasnt managed to flake or bubble etc. and still has a real glossy shine.

At first i did plan on spraying it silver with that hi-temp duplicolor metalcast groundcoat paint so it had 2 coats of that aswell before i changed my mind and sprayed the gloss black straight over it so i dont know if the hi temp paint has helped at all. Id say it wouldnt make a difference though, i reckon it's mostly in the primer.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Sorry to hijack thread but I was thinking of getting some plastic chromed any idea on how hard this might be?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:44 pm 
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EBFAN666 wrote:
Sorry to hijack thread but I was thinking of getting some plastic chromed any idea on how hard this might be?


oi get off my topic



nah lol

Papak's Mean EB wrote:
hmmmm what colour do you wan it? and yeah if its next to heat well than hit it with panit that can take heat but if you wanted i can get its chrome coated for you if you want it blingy.


PM him maybe he can give ya an idea.


Well today i sanded the fuc outta the bits and primed them again and gave it a quick coat and i think it was the paint i was using must of been a s**t batch, looks good will post pics tomorrow arvo after a few coata

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:14 pm 
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hey man I used 2pac on mine Not sure how much difference it makes but my belt cover looks mint as!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:36 pm 
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Foundry, is this paint/primer enamel by some chance?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 7:03 pm 
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SpeedyED wrote:
Foundry, is this paint/primer enamel by some chance?


it was that supercheap $3.30 crap, i finally got it right i sanded all the s**t/paint back to bare plastic. the got some hammer tone silver and looks sweet.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:11 pm 
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ive painted plastics with normal primer and body paint but i cleaned the plasic with dishwashing liquid and hot water then cleaned it with metho.
2 years later the paint is sill good...
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Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:16 pm 
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any plastic that I have painted, I.e. Dash, Console, air box Etc...

Step one remove plastic and brush dust off...

Step two wipe over with "wax and greese remover" (buy it at auto barn or super cheap)

Step three let it dry and spray it with "plastic primer"

Step four Paint it, then again, then again, then clear coat it...

Hope that hepls.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:48 am 
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mix-six wrote:
any plastic that I have painted, I.e. Dash, Console, air box Etc...

Step one remove plastic and brush dust off...

Step two wipe over with "wax and greese remover" (buy it at auto barn or super cheap)

Step three let it dry and spray it with "plastic primer"

Step four Paint it, then again, then again, then clear coat it...

Hope that hepls.


After u spray "wax and greese remover" aka prepsol you wipe on wipe off you dont let it dry or the paint wont stick as well.

btw there is no need to go to that much effort for bs plastic...when i did mine i cleaned with prepsol then got the pressure pack can out an done. easy and it looks factory.
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Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:47 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
SpeedyED wrote:
Foundry, is this paint/primer enamel by some chance?


it was that supercheap $3.30 crap, i finally got it right i sanded all the s**t/paint back to bare plastic. the got some hammer tone silver and looks sweet.[/quote]

On the can, does it say "Enamel" or "Acrylic"?

 

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:51 pm 
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hammertone paints are a quick dry enamel
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 Post subject: Re: Painting Engine Plastics
Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:38 pm 
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i use to own a vl commo and i sprayed all the plastic side moulds and most of the plastic enging parts
to make paint stick irst use scotch brite pad to rough up the suface a bit then use grease and wax remover to get any grease or wax off the plastic surface then you should get some PLASTIC PRIMER or PLASTI COAT (you can get all of the paints a mention from supercheap) with the plastic primer u must hold the can a fair way form the job because the plastic primer is very thin and will drip ath the drop of a hat after the plastic primer is dry wndercoat it try to use roughly the same colour primer as paint as this will give u a beter finish when undercoat is COMPLETLY dry spray ur desired colour if the paint is gonna get hot u will have to find some heat proof paint that matches ur desired colour also the thinner the layers of paint are the less suseptable to bubbling it will be sorry for the eyebleedingly long msg hope i helped good luck :mrgreen:
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