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problem with painting my engine plastics #203765 Jun 21, 12:42pm Jun 21, 12:42pm
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problem with painting my engine plastics
I painted my engine cover gloss black, and it didn't look too well. It started "fish eyeing", little places where it didn't stick so well. Should I wait for it to dry and sand it and try it again?

Re: problem with painting my engine plastics [Re: jenn1356] #203766 Jun 21, 12:47pm Jun 21, 12:47pm
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did you use carbon_blue_gt painting guide when you did this?? i think you should wait and sand it out later..


Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: problem with painting my engine plastics [Re: celicafourotwo] #203767 Jun 21, 12:49pm Jun 21, 12:49pm
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I don't have to have a painting guide to paint it happywink
kind of a silly thing when I've helped paint a car before- wink. Hmmm...just really aggrevating that it didn't work so well. I used duplicolor paint and a wipe that comes with it. Says to wipe it down before you paint to remove oil and grease. I did it. It still looks bad.

Re: problem with painting my engine plastics [Re: jenn1356] #203768 Jun 21, 12:54pm Jun 21, 12:54pm
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ok..did you even sand the piece b4 you start wiping it??
even though you helped paint a car b4 but i think it's different then wat u're doing now..at first i htought it was easy but there's more to it then sanding and paint..
With a guide you can do it betta..i use the guide to paint my interior..turn out good..well maybe you should take ur time and go slow..i dunno..maybe someone can help you out futhermore..


Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: problem with painting my engine plastics [Re: celicafourotwo] #203769 Jun 21, 12:56pm Jun 21, 12:56pm
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It's okay-yeah this is a little different than a car-it's plastic! Yeah, I sanded it first. I'll figure it out. Thanks for trying though! thumbsup

Re: problem with painting my engine plastics [Re: jenn1356] #203770 Jun 21, 4:39pm Jun 21, 4:39pm
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Try spraying further away, that is usually everyone's mistake, also, make sure you put a few clearcoats of paint on after, then it will shine and you will be like... eek


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