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hendyR5

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DIY Spraying!
« 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:

Ash-Lee

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Re: DIY Spraying!
« Reply #1 on: 12:49, Tue 12 January 2010 »
I rattle canned my front bumper, came out ok.



It's usually large flat surfaces that are hard to do. Or impossible in my case.  :mrgreen:

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Re: DIY Spraying!
« Reply #2 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?  :?  :?:



Think its time the GT bit went  :wink:

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Re: DIY Spraying!
« Reply #3 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  :)

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Re: DIY Spraying!
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: DIY Spraying!
« Reply #5 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

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Re: DIY Spraying!
« Reply #6 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

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Re: DIY Spraying!
« Reply #7 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 :)