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Title: DIY Spraying!
Post by: hendyR5 on 11:31, Tue 12 January 2010
Hi ladz bought a back bumper (black) the other day but im being quoted
nearly 100 to spray it red!
Has anybody spray canned one before with decent results????  :lol:
Title: Re: DIY Spraying!
Post by: Ash-Lee on 12:49, Tue 12 January 2010
I rattle canned my front bumper, came out ok.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/28072009072.jpg)

It's usually large flat surfaces that are hard to do. Or impossible in my case.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: DIY Spraying!
Post by: hendyR5 on 13:07, Tue 12 January 2010
Looks good m8!  :wink:
yip think al give it a go then, doesnt seem to be much difference!
how did u go about doin it ash?  :?  :?:

(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss31/hreidersson/R5%20Pics/P111109_153901.jpg)

Think its time the GT bit went  :wink:
Title: Re: DIY Spraying!
Post by: sam fish on 22:58, Tue 12 January 2010
Its worth getting some proper solvent to degrease the surface properly before painting. Gets rid of any oily finger residue etc.
Very simply:
Prep it with 240-400 paper,
give it a few thin coats of high-build primer.
Flat it back evenly with 6-800 wet & dry paper. Make sure its perfectly clean/dry and go on with the top coats.

Theres lots of advice about spraying technique online  :)
Title: Re: DIY Spraying!
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:13, Tue 12 January 2010
Exactly as above really.

I used 2 large blocks to lift the bumper off the ground and also covered the ground beneath in water to stop any dust/debris flying up and sticking.
Title: Re: DIY Spraying!
Post by: loopylee on 00:26, Wed 13 January 2010
some good tips above

i have used aerosol cans to paint bumpers etc. in the past and the only tip i can really add is to make sure you put lots of light coats on rather than try to put the paint on too thick too avoid runs

HTH lee
Title: Re: DIY Spraying!
Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:37, Wed 20 January 2010
hey bud yeh its all in the prep work,and off course a decent paint i personally get a spray match made from my local motor factors does the job really well
Title: Re: DIY Spraying!
Post by: yojimsindahouse on 17:15, Thu 21 January 2010
i get my paint from halfords :)
its pretty good and last long
i also get it for 50p down penkrige market lol but some paints are rare to find there :)