Painting Question

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  1. RickM

    RickM Veteran Member

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    Since my painter left me with unpainted parts I have decided that I am going to try and paint them myself with rattle can paint.

    I started with a new trunk filler panel, the fit is good, it has an E-Coat that passed the lacquer thinner test.

    I used a red scotch brite pad, scuffed the whole piece and shot it with Spray Max Epoxy Primer. I then painted the underside with some Rustoleum black after scuffing the epoxy with a red scotch brite.
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    I have also used the spray max epoxy on my rear bumper strips
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    I plan on scuffing the parts with a red scotch brite and spray them with paint I got from Automotive Touch Up. The color looks to be a perfect match for my car that was painted one year ago. I plan on then clearing the parts with Spray Max 2K clear.

    I also need to do my mirrors which are new. They appear to have E-Coat primer that has passed the lacquer thinner test. I plan on repeating the same steps, epoxy, base, and clear.

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    I am hoping my plan will work, I really dont want to have to hire someone to do these small parts. Any advice is welcome.

    Thanks
    RickM
     
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    Just FYSA, that filler panel will have issues with the trunk side center screw since they stamped it wrong. Just so you don’t waste money on paint to find this out.
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    Thanks BadAzz, Yeah I plan on addressing that before I put the base/clear on.
     
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    I gotta ask, What is the lacquer thinner test?
     
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    From what I understand if the E-Coat can withstand a wiping with a lacquer thinner soaked rag then it does not have to be removed before painting.

    But I am hardly an expert on this subject.

    RickM
     
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    It’s simply if the coating comes off. Coatings don’t always get along and can react. If e-coat reacts to thinner, you need to remove it.
     
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    wiseryder Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That’s what I thought but had to ask
    Thanks
     
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    Sounds like a plan, just make sure your light colored epoxy is right for your base. Might want a few coats of high build then block sand with a guide coat to level out any low spots in the filler panel. Wouldn’t worry about the mirrors so much. Spray max is good stuff, but bad for you. Wear a respirator and goggles or glasses and cover exposed skin while spraying.
     
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    If you have ugly parting seams in the mirror buckets stand-offs... File and sand them smooth.
    My stand-offs had a ridge (1/32") but I was able to get them nice and smooth with a little work.
     
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    This side and the front side:

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    It's a little detail that doesn't take a lot of work but it looks much better and doesn't leave a ridge to collect wax.
     
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