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How do I go about prepping my nbs door handles to color match? I'm going to buy a set so I don't have to rush it but I've never done this on a textured peice. I will be taking the handles apart
 

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If you are buying a set, buy a set already smoothed so you don't have to sand the texture out. I assume you will be rattle canning it.

1. Clean surface well with dish soap/water, let dry.
2. Adhesion promoter
3. Primer (preferably 2k)
4. Sand smooth with 400, 600, 800, and 1500 or 2000 if you are motivated.
5. Base
6. Clear (preferably 2k, SprayMax is very good)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-Front-...ies&hash=item258a805dd0&vxp=mtr#ht_294wt_1362
 

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If you are buying a set, buy a set already smoothed so you don't have to sand the texture out. I assume you will be rattle canning it.

1. Clean surface well with dish soap/water, let dry.
2. Adhesion promoter
3. Primer (preferably 2k)
4. Sand smooth with 400, 600, 800, and 1500 or 2000 if you are motivated.
5. Base
6. Clear (preferably 2k, SprayMax is very good)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-Front-...ies&hash=item258a805dd0&vxp=mtr#ht_294wt_1362
This goes for the bumper cap as well? Same products and steps ?
 

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This goes for the bumper cap as well? Same products and steps ?
Yes. Except the bumper you will need to sand smooth before hand to get the texture out.
 

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Yes. Except the bumper you will need to sand smooth before hand to get the texture out.
I'll be buying a smooth one if I can find one. Again I'm not doing it to the parts on the truck because I don't want to be rushed with it
 

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I'll be buying a smooth one if I can find one. Again I'm not doing it to the parts on the truck because I don't want to be rushed with it
What truck is this for?
 

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Will be doing this to door handles, tailgate handle an bumper cap
 

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Same process for all. What are you doing for paint?
 

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automotivetouchup.com

i still have some from when i did the grill fins. great match
 

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Good source. I have had good luck with paintscratch but.

Opt for the 2k clear, it lays much smoother, is much glossier, and is just all around a much better product. Just make sure you are ready to use the whole can when you catalyze it because the pot life is like 10 hours or something.
 

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a link to the primer, adheasion promoter and clear you prefer would be nice.

im getting the actual paint from automotive touchup but if you know of a better brand for all this then i would like to try it
 

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For adhesion promoter, I have used Bulldog with good results, and SprayMax makes a 2k epoxy primer and clear. I haven't used any 2k primer, but just know the 2k stuff is better than the 1k. The 2k SprayMax clear I have used with great results. I would never use duplicolor or the like again.

Eastwood recently came out with a line of 2k aerosols that you might check out, I am sure they are pretty similar to the SprayMax stuff.

As for the base, if you have had good luck with automotive touchup, then stick with them IMO.
 

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I just finished painting the mirror caps on my 05 LLY. One mirror was painted, the other was black textured.

To knock down the black texture - I worked my way from 220, 320, 400, 600 - then primed it. It got it smooth.
 

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For adhesion promoter, I have used Bulldog with good results, and SprayMax makes a 2k epoxy primer and clear. I haven't used any 2k primer, but just know the 2k stuff is better than the 1k. The 2k SprayMax clear I have used with great results. I would never use duplicolor or the like again.

Eastwood recently came out with a line of 2k aerosols that you might check out, I am sure they are pretty similar to the SprayMax stuff.

As for the base, if you have had good luck with automotive touchup, then stick with them IMO.
So I clean surface, spray promoter, than primer, then sand , then base coat? Correct?
 

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Ya. Clean after you sand the primer. Then base. Don't sand the base.


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You can buy pre smoothed door handles and buckets from LMC truck just FYI
 

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I just bought escalade handles off ebay. I'm going to color match the bucket an keep the chrome handle and see if I like it. Yes they are smooth
 
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