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sappemall99 May 9, 8:34pm - #175099 

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Paintin My Plastics!

aight well i started to paint my engine plastics, and i finished the first layer, i dont think it looks good and im scared i did it wrong, but here are the pics and you guyz can judge!
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sappemall99 May 9, 8:35pm - #175100 

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sappemall99 May 9, 8:36pm - #175101 

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sappemall99 May 9, 8:36pm - #175102 

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sappemall99 May 9, 8:36pm - #175103 

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My Sixth Gear May 9, 8:38pm - #175104 
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i can't tell from the pics it looks fine

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MptGlw69 May 9, 8:46pm - #175105 
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It looks kinda blotchy.. spineyes
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MICABLUE May 9, 8:48pm - #175106 

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it looks like you're spraying too close to the plastics. Take your time, give it some room and do small bursts. Should turn out fine.
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xrage4200 May 9, 9:17pm - #175107 

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did you clean it before you spray it, and prime it before putting the red coat in. I think you r spraying too close too.

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VSGTS14 May 9, 9:34pm - #175108 

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you should have primed it first.

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Eyger May 9, 9:42pm - #175109 

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Yes, cleaning and priming is important.

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Speed4TheNeed May 9, 9:50pm - #175110 

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^^ agree with billy & eyger.

your 2nd coat will always turn out better though..and if you can, use some clearcoat, it'll make it shiny thumbsup
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Erick May 9, 9:51pm - #175111 

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yah the clear coat stuff does wonders thumbsup

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sappemall99 May 9, 10:13pm - #175112 

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thx, guyz im on my 2-3 coat and it looks WAY better, i also went and bought the clear coat so ill post pics of final product, thx a lot for the advice guyz thumbsup

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Speed4TheNeed May 9, 10:15pm - #175113 

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^^ no prob. glad we could help thumbsup

i think it's going to come out just fine--first coats are always misleading
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Krayze May 9, 11:20pm - #175114 

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didyou sand and clean you platics that is your first step.

but if you put enuf paint on it it will be even even if it takes an inch thick coat.

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ToiletPaper May 10, 4:03am - #175115 
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looks alright
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gtscelica05 May 10, 5:27am - #175116 
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hey, ur painting it red too? i painted mines red last week and it turned out good. what kind of paint are you using?

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NorwayGT May 10, 5:30am - #175117 

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unless there is a huge improvement from how it is in those pics then i say sand it down, primer it, sand that, then paint and clear coat it, because that looks like shit

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gtscelica05 May 10, 5:39am - #175118 
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if ur using dupli-color engine enamel.dont use clear coat, because it will crack ur paint. That is the paint i used on mines.
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ghostingcelica May 10, 5:42am - #175119 
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Originally Posted by gtscelica05
if ur using dupli-color engine enamel.dont use clear coat, because it will crack ur paint. That is the paint i used on mines.


post pics?
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gtscelica05 May 10, 5:43am - #175120 
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here ya go
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gtscelica05 May 10, 5:44am - #175121 
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carbon_blue_gt May 10, 6:30am - #175122 
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OK... a few things here...

1. clean and degrease before you start painting. I'm noticinga little bit of "fish- eying" This is caused by the surface tension of the paint being stronger than its bond to the surface... caused by a dirty surface.

2. PRIME!!!! ALWAYS prime your surface... the primer creates a nice surface that increases the bonding ability of the topcoat paint. A good primer coat is VITAL to a good paint job.

3. Hold the spray can farther away... 12 to 16" is usually good, and spray in even strokes accross the piece, not in circular motions. Start spraying off to one side of the piece, and spray all the way accross off the other side. This helps to ensure an even coat.

4. check out the paint guide in the installs forum for step by step instruction, and if you have any other questions, PM me!

P.S. i would sand it down smooth and start over thumbsup

Good luck, and keep us posted wave

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hk007 May 10, 6:36am - #175123 

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hey it turned out pretty good i think... hmm i also have a black gts with Injen SRI... i think im gonna paint the plastics too grin
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d3m6nGTS03 May 10, 8:35am - #175124 

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where do you guys get the clear coat?
and what grit sand paper do you use to sand down the plastics?
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DaBigTickett May 10, 10:01am - #175125 

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Yeah it looks a bit blotchy, sorry bro.
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mastro543 May 10, 10:54am - #175126 

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on the car they really dont
look blotchy at all... maybe
its only when you get closeup
its nice anyway.. good job thumbsup

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devilinacelica May 10, 12:28pm - #175127 
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the pics of the ones on the car are somebody elses...not the blotchy ones spineyes

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Justice May 10, 12:47pm - #175128 

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i'm gonna have to redo mine.. def not doing it white again... probably blue.. i didn't prime and i paid the price.. chip chip chip..
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