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Spoiler re-spray

I mentioned in another post that Tracee has bought a 33. One problem with it was the lovely pink spoiler with peeling laquer - no problem I said, I'll just spray it.

Rubbed it down, primed it and sprayed it (just using aerosol, not a gun), but it come up dead crap. It looks matt and the finish isn't very smooth to the touch. Perhaps I haven't put enough layers on yet? Or do I need some laquer. Any comments?

It looks better than it did though....just!
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Is the spoiler plastic? If so you will probably need to use plastic primer. Also make sure you spray on a dry warm day.

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Make sure you shake the paint tin long enough to mix the paint properly or it comes out "grainy".

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it will need very fine sanding between each layer of paint. sand 'till it feels/looks dead smooth. then do it again.

after about 6 layers it should be pritty smooth, let it dry for about a week, then use a rubbing compund like t-cut. smooth as a baby's botty. then polish it (3-4 layers) then wax it (3-4 layers) you should have a fantastic finish by the end of that lot. plenty layer of polish and wax for protection.

to save money i used normal spray paint for the first 3-4 layers, then a colour matched paint for the last couple to make it the right shade. saves on money when yer trying to get it all smooth as fek. - yes i am a cheapskate.

hope this helps.

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If you're using halfords rattle cans I'd try a couple of coats of laquer. It does make a difference, as does proper prep of the surfaces. Wet and dry it! Be aware though that laquering the spoiler will change its colour.
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Cheers guys. Sounds like I just haven't put enough effort into this yet

I used proper wet'n'dry for the initial rub down taking it right back to the original primer in most areas in order to get the patches of dodgy laquer completely off [cue upper limb disorder]. It is plastic, but I don't think I used specific primer, just red oxide.

I'll go away and do some more layers when it stops raining.

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