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Old 02-13-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
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Plastic Painting

Going to start painting some underhood plastics and figured I'd start with the radiator cover but I need some advice.

My plan was to clean it with dish soap, scuff it up with a scotch Brite pad, clean again with plastic cleaner to remove any mold release agent and plastic dust.

Then 2 coats of primer, dry, 2-3 coats of base color, dry, and then 2 coats of clear.

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I'm about to do the same thing to a radiator cover as well. Going to make it grabber blue along with the valve covers.

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Old 02-13-2015, 09:14 PM   #3
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scuff, not sand with gray stotch brite pad. clean really really good. use plastic prep/adhesion promoter as directed. prime and paint. only use top quality primer and paint, and layer it with many small coats.
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I used duplicolor engine paint on some plastics over 2 years ago and it looks just like it did the day I painted it. I just scuffed it and painted. Adhesion promotor is not a bad idea though.

I just cleaned the pieces with dish soap btw.
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