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My New Project... Any Suggestions? #439850 Apr 11, 1:29am Apr 11, 1:29am
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My New Project... Any Suggestions?
I thought I'd learn something new so I took my front bumper off (BuddyClub body kit), slapped the factory one back on for the time being, and went to work. Im getting it preped for a new paint job, The problem is, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THA HELL IM DOING... A few tips here and there isn't helping me much. I don't know what Im doing right or wrong so I thought I'd give you all a look @ what I have been up to.

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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #439851 Apr 11, 1:33am Apr 11, 1:33am
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OK, I started with this... Its Called Peeler... It says it removes automotive clear coat and base coat without harming the primer... I gave the whole bumper a shot of this stuff and the paint basically flaked right off. "If U really wanna fuck someones car up really bad, this would b the stuff 2 do it with. A LOT BETTER THAN KEYS..." but U didn't hear that from me... wink

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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #439852 Apr 11, 1:36am Apr 11, 1:36am
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After removing the flakey paint off of the bumper, I started sanding using a P320 grit 3M Imperial Wetdry sandpaper.. Im wasn't sure if I was to sand it wet or dry so I did it dry.

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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #439853 Apr 11, 1:38am Apr 11, 1:38am
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After sanding for a few hours, this is what I am left with... ALTHOUGH VERY UGLY.. a very smooth surface.

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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #439854 Apr 11, 1:39am Apr 11, 1:39am
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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #439855 Apr 11, 1:41am Apr 11, 1:41am
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This is the primer that I picked up off of the shelf at walmart. Im not sure if this stuff is any good or not, but I guess I'll give it a shot..

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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #439856 Apr 11, 1:45am Apr 11, 1:45am
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I also picked up some 1000 grit wetdry sandpaper for sanding the primer just B4 paint.

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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #439857 Apr 11, 1:46am Apr 11, 1:46am
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Thats all I know.. If any of you have a great website that teaches how to prep for paint, please don't hold out, cause I AM STRUGGLEING. thumbsup

Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #439858 Apr 11, 6:21am Apr 11, 6:21am
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wow much more then i woudl have done. i woudl ahve jsut taken it to a shop smile give you props for DIY thumbsup thumbsup No idea what to do though frown

Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #439859 Apr 11, 6:56am Apr 11, 6:56am
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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: ac2386] #439860 Apr 11, 7:25am Apr 11, 7:25am
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all i can say is once clear coat has me painted... let it dry and fully cured...take up to several weeks... then wet sand it using your 1K grit then buff it.

Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: Pnoy] #439861 Apr 11, 11:52am Apr 11, 11:52am
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This is how I look for the time being...

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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #439862 Apr 11, 12:04pm Apr 11, 12:04pm
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pollw the guide in the link provided above. it should be the same process. thumbsup

although the type of sand paper you have now is good. thumbsup

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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: Zero] #439863 Apr 11, 12:17pm Apr 11, 12:17pm
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one word of advice. don't use cheap primers! i remember using a brand like that a year ago. the primer would dry in with like a saw dust type of finish.. & it flaked off..


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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: flyimages] #439864 Apr 11, 12:24pm Apr 11, 12:24pm
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Its amazing how much different your car looks with out the front on it rofl

Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: GTS02] #439865 Apr 11, 1:36pm Apr 11, 1:36pm
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before you prime, make sure you wash the surface with kerosine or thinner. that should take out the grease or oily substance sticking on the surface. people are complaining why paint chips or flakes of it's because the surface isn't properly clean. Once you clean or wipe the surface thoroughly... never let anyone touch it or go any where close to it. not even a breath... oil substance from your hands can stick to the surface... goodluck man, always have patience.

Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: Pnoy] #439866 Apr 11, 3:17pm Apr 11, 3:17pm
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i say use a better primer, flexible primer since ur bumper is gonna bend and shake when installing

Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: stefanoc] #439867 Apr 11, 3:42pm Apr 11, 3:42pm
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IMO, stick a ww front lip on there...

Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: StilezGTS] #439868 Apr 11, 7:54pm Apr 11, 7:54pm
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u want to strat a project but don't know what to do rofl


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Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: Polykarb] #439869 Apr 11, 10:45pm Apr 11, 10:45pm
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Originally Posted by Polykarb
u want to strat a project but don't know what to do rofl

wtf
Trial and Error...

Re: My New Project... Any Suggestions? [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #439870 Apr 11, 10:55pm Apr 11, 10:55pm
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i hate the fukin BC front..wish i never got it..


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