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    advice needed on spraypainting

    hi people im looking to spray my door handles, rubbing strips, side skirts and light brows, i was quoted 300quid for it all by a local spraypainter,

    unfortunatly i havent got that kind of money with bills and a family so im looking to do it myself, and what im asking is for any tips and generally the correct way of doing it myself or maybe someone has any of the above in glacier white for sale,

    many thanks in advance.

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    They will be a bit easier to do since it is'nt a metallic colour!
    Firstly remove all the parts then the will need to be rubbed with a scotch brite pad to key up the surface then sprayed with plastic primer then a few coats of high build primer to make them smooth and get rid of all the textured effect of the plastic.
    Once you have built it up enough with primer they will then need to be rubbed with P800 wet and day just to smooth the surface down,
    Once this is done they then need to be clewaned with pannel wipe and dust removed with a tack cloth before the final painting of the white.
    So there is a bit of work in them and it is time consuming so you can see why the garages charge so much to do it.

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    dont rush, start spraying before the part and finnish spraying after the part. never paint half then stop paint it all

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    If you havn't got a mask or respirator, learn to hold your breath for a long time, lol.

    Preparation is key and be keep your work area clean.

    Good luck

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    thanks for that hopefully going to give it a shot this weekend weather permitting though

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    You won't be doing it outside will you?

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