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BAC Mar 5, 11:31am - #117046 

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Painting my hood scoop

damn i'm tired of trying to paint my Hood scoop. It;s made out of fiberglass and i already sanded it down. I also put a lot of thin layers of paint on it and it still looks kinda of ruff and not clear. do i first put paint on it, then sand it down, and then clear coat. i heard that was the procedure but is the Hood scoop suppose to dull looking before i put on the clear coat. HELP!!! and also am i suppose to sand it after every coat of paint and clear coat?? thanks
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v3n0m Mar 5, 11:45am - #117047 

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i think you are suppose to sand after every layer of paint & clearcoat. it gets rid of the imperfections & dust & debry that might have landed while you were waiting for it to dry.
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v3n0m Mar 5, 11:46am - #117048 

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why not just take it to a pro & have them do it. it shouldn't cost that much confused
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Sultan Mar 5, 5:31pm - #117049 

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yeah, a scoop should not be a lot to have painted professionally
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celicatalbot Mar 5, 5:33pm - #117050 
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Professional is the way to go

My car might be slow, but at least it looks nice!
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CID498 Mar 5, 5:48pm - #117051 

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This is what you should do.


Sand the piece as smooth as you need it

Put at least two good coats of primer on it

Wet sand it smooth

Apply a few coats of paint (don't worry about runs to much at this point)

Wet sand with 1000 or 2000 grit paper (to knock all the runs and such down)

Then hit it with the clear and give it a few good coats (once again don't sweat runs and stuff)

Once its dry then go over it again with the 2000 and get the runs and boogers out

Once satisfied buff it to desired sheen.


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BAC Mar 5, 8:31pm - #117052 

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i went to see how much it is to get painted and they said about $100 and i was hell no!! too much for a little thing like that. everytime i sand it down it gets dull looking!!! is it suppose to look like that before i put on the clear coat or is it suppose to be shiny!!! thanks
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BAC Mar 5, 8:33pm - #117053 

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how much clear coat am i suppose to put on it. The first coating isn't that shiny and it made the surface ruff looking!!! HELP!!!
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 5, 8:48pm - #117054 

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Originally Posted by BAC
i went to see how much it is to get painted and they said about $100 and i was hell no!! too much for a little thing like that. everytime i sand it down it gets dull looking!!! is it suppose to look like that before i put on the clear coat or is it suppose to be shiny!!! thanks

Yes it's normal. After you put the first coat of clear paint shine will come up.
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BAC Mar 5, 8:56pm - #117055 

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but when i put on the clear coat after i smoothed out everything, it made it ruff looking
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BAC Mar 5, 9:05pm - #117056 

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is that normal... do i sand it down again or let it dry and put more clear coat without sanding it down!
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blitz-gts Mar 5, 10:35pm - #117057 
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got mine done for 50
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carbon_blue_gt Mar 5, 10:45pm - #117058 
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This will tell you everything you need to know!

Paint Guide

Good luck, and if you have any other questions, feel free to PM me!


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celicaTRDgts Mar 5, 10:52pm - #117059 

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yup his the man^ ha

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BAC Mar 6, 7:49am - #117060 

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thanks a lot... that helps alot!!!!
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Mad_Game Mar 6, 7:58am - #117061 
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good luck man PICS ASap!
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