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I've spray painted and cleared various engine parts in the past, even painted an entire dragster with single stage paint. So I decided to take on a few exterior trim pieces. I read a couple how-to's online, picked up some supplies and went at it. I was able to get color matched paint at a local automotive paint supply shop as well as the high build primer and clear coat. Heres the results.







 

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they turned out nice man, did you use rattle can factory color paint or what? Could you tell us how you did everything.
 

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Yes, it was factory paint in a rattle can. Duplicolor makes something similar, but for a few bucks more I got some high quality paint thats just as good as factory or better and guarenteed agianst fading for 20 years.

My process was:
  • Remove the part
  • Clean and de-grease it.
  • Lightly sand entire piece with 220 grit sandpaper
  • Clean again and wipe down with alcahol.
  • Spray on two coats of high build primer.
  • Wet sand until smooth.
  • Clean again
  • Two more coats of high build primer
  • Wet sand until smooth again.
  • Clean
  • Spray on color coat (three or four coats waiting 10-15 between coats)
  • Wait about one hour
  • Spray on clear coat (six to eight coats waiting 10-15 minutes between coats)
  • Let cure for three days
  • Buff, polish and wax to a mirror shine.
 

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wow dude those turned out really nice, can you order it online at all?
Not too sure, but you can give them a call.

Lowe Paint Co. Inc.
226 Phelan Ave Ste A
San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 294-0347
 

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I need to get my mirror caps re-done.
 
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