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    Post centre console paint problem

    Hello, i recently removed my centre console to paint it vauxhall star silver, i sanded it all down with 120 and than applied a few coats of primer, i got some annoying bubbling but i manaed to gently sand it down. my problem is after applying the pain, 3/4 holes have appeared where i can see right down to the plastic. What do you suggest i do? go over these points, or start it all over again? many thanks

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    after you sanding down, did you wash with thiners? are you using plastic primer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by munkie View Post
    after you sanding down, did you wash with thiners? are you using plastic primer?
    Also did you dry thoroughly without touching the surface?
    Did you get it a light sand or a heavy sand because mine took over an hr to sand all the black crud off.
    Did you sand off all the old paint before respraying?
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    ohhh, no i didnt wash down with thinners, i did sand down with a 120 W&D, prob not enough, ok, i suppose best thing to do is sand it all down again yeh?

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    The bubbling is because there is a rubber coating on the main console, and it's become perforated through sanding to much. When you apply the paint the solvent gets between the rubber and the console an lifts it. To get round this only sand very lightly to key the surface and do very very light coats - almost a dusting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfko View Post
    ohhh, no i didnt wash down with thinners, i did sand down with a 120 W&D, prob not enough, ok, i suppose best thing to do is sand it all down again yeh?
    probabaly best seeings as the rubber is already perforated, to sand it right back, wash with thinners and then go again
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