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Old 05-01-2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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Painting Louvers Help.

hey guys, I have a pair of unpainted Louvers I had on my 05 white mustang, and I keep them black because I was going for the black and white effect. so now I still have them and I would like to put them on my new mustang but painted the color of my car, I found my exact paint at autozone and gloss, do I just give it three light coats or three heavy coats and how many coats of gloss should I give, (I use to plastidip alot of things on my old mustang, so I know a little around can movements) thx guys, 3.7 POWER!!
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hey guys, I have a pair of unpainted Louvers I had on my 05 white mustang, and I keep them black because I was going for the black and white effect. so now I still have them and I would like to put them on my new mustang but painted the color of my car, I found my exact paint at autozone and gloss, do I just give it three light coats or three heavy coats and how many coats of gloss should I give, (I use to plastidip alot of things on my old mustang, so I know a little around can movements) thx guys, 3.7 POWER!!
I would say clean it good. Get a primer for plastics and do 2-3 coats of primer, then sand n clean, then do 2 light coats of paint then 2 medium coats and another light coat. Then 4 -5 light or medium coats of gloss. I did that and painted a buddies spoiler with spray cans.
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do I HAVE to prime and sand it because I was thinking of just getting the paint and gloss, or no? lol
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do I HAVE to prime and sand it because I was thinking of just getting the paint and gloss, or no? lol
Lmfao u can skip the sanding but I would HIGHLY recommend the primer
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Yea it will chip easy without primer. Thats a promise haha
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ok, I'll get the primer and sandpaper as well, I want to do this the right way, is there a certain kind of primer or will it just say, "primer" on the can? and thx guys got all the info, really helpful!!
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I agree with the above, but no skipping sanding. Just do what the pros do, primer, soft sand, 4 coats and five clear. That's what Ford does for OEM and what AM does for prepainted parts...

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Primer always comes off a little bumpy for a good looking clear coat.
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ok, I'll get the primer and sandpaper as well, I want to do this the right way, is there a certain kind of primer or will it just say, "primer" on the can? and thx guys got all the info, really helpful!!
Everything needs to be for plastics. It will say for plastics
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ok, I'll get the primer and sandpaper as well, I want to do this the right way, is there a certain kind of primer or will it just say, "primer" on the can? and thx guys got all the info, really helpful!!
Everything needs to be for plastics. It will say for plastics
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ok cool!! here's a picture of them unpainted, the way I bought them. (on AM).
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And I would still get some Adhesion Promoter before you prime it. When you sand after priming hit it with some 220 to smooth it down and then 600 to smooth it out, clean with alcohol before painting.
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gotcha, I believe I have some alcohol pads. thx!!
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gotcha, I believe I have some alcohol pads. thx!!
Post pics through all the steps
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