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Post Paint preperation and tips
Hello

Im looking at giving my rossa a fresh lick of paint I have a garage and a compressor and spray gun so atleast the basics :) so it wont be rattle can in the street job does anyone have any words of wisdom tips or ideas (do,s and dont,s) when it comes to painting fibreglass cars ive done repairs in the past but never a full car any help would be greatly appreciated.


Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:22 pm
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Post Re: Paint preperation and tips
Preperation is key,

98% of the work is in the prep
1.5% in the primer
and 0.5 % in the colour itself.

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Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:00 pm
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Use the correct primer for fiberglass, or you will need to start again as iam :evil:

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Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:16 pm
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whats it called? or the type ?


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I will dig out the tin of what I have used in the past I am sure I spyied a Tin of it, its very expensive tho but it has done me well.

It is an ICI product and is an Etch primer that is suitable for GRP not all are, altho there might be better stuff now so worth asking at the paint suppliers.

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Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:36 pm
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Thanks :)


Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:16 pm
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I never use etch primer on GRP. Once it is fully cured it is fairly inert and acid etch primers, which are intended for metal, have no effect on it.

I use a specific plastics primer or adhesion promoter intended for use on plastics. Most paint systems have them now as modern cars use a lot of plastic panels.

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