Painting Rear Valence?

Discussion in 'Tech Articles, How-To's & Write Ups' started by TheBoss, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. TheBoss

    TheBoss New Member

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    On my car right now I decided that it would be a better idea to put a peice of vinyl instead of paint. Well its all peeling off and looks like shit, so does anyone have step by step instructions and a list of products i need to purchase to do this... I dont want to fubar my bumper up

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  2. ryclef331

    ryclef331 Well-Known Member

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    get your self some sand paper....300 should be all you need really. Sand off everything that is peeling and get it all smooth. Wetsand it if you'd like for a better final product (just a spray bottle with soapy water is all you need). Get it ALL smooth and then clean is off with some soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Let it dry. Tack it off (by tack I mean take a rag with a minimal amount of mineral spirits and just get the dust, oil, and any remaining contaminants off). Tape off what you don't want painted....don't be afraid to get crazy with the masking. Better to have ZERO overspray and alot of newspaper left over. Then spray it will semi-gloss black or flat....your preference. Light even coast. 2-3 should be good.

    TIP: Put the spray paint in a bucket of hot water before painting. It makes the paint thinner and raises the car pressure for a finer coat. Less likely to encounter runs and it goes on more even. I learned this when I flat blacked a 91 Eagle Talon.

    I'm going to be doing my rear insert from scratch with a rattle can. I might be a tech article outta it....
     
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    r_suh Active Member

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    tech article do it do it do it. pictures !
     
  4. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    didn't someone have a how to about this already...look in the 4.6 section.
     
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    I wish I would have read this before I painted mine two weeks ago. I would have done a killer write up with a crapload of progress pics. It's really easy, and WELL worth it.
     
  6. Foster98GT

    Foster98GT Well-Known Member

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    They sure did. Who? I forget.