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    Car Bumper Filling and Spraying - Help Please

    Hi,

    Over the years my car's bumper has took a bit of punishment, and now I'm left with a couple of gouges that need to be sorted out.

    My car's colour is flat red, and the bumpers are painted.

    So ive bought some wet and dry of varying thicknesses and some plastic bumper filler. It seems pretty easy - clean the area, put the filler in, wait for it to dry and then sand it down so you have a smooth surface.

    This is where my question starts - whats the best technique for getting as good a finish as possible? Do I need primer (as its a plastic surface i'm painting). How many coats should I put on? Do I need to sand down the paint in between coats?

    So yeah, any advice on how to do this would be great, or links to places where I can get good info.

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    yes to all your questions.

    MY best results were using this tecchnique:

    Follow instruction on the filler
    You need about 3 coats of primer, sanding inbetween with wet and dry.
    Use about 4-5 coats of spray sanding inbetween with wet and dry
    2-3 coats of lacquer again sanding inbetween and jobs a good un.

    Basic rule is just take your time and it will work out fine

    * This is my personal preferance to painting and everyone has there own way but it's pretty generic

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    re: Car Bumper Filling and Spraying - Help Please

    Thanks for that.

    I was looking in halfords and the flipchart thing said that I don't need lacquer - it seemed to only suggest it for metallic colours. Is it definately necessary? I want the finish to be as close the original as possible, obviously.

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