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    Gutted (paint)

    I recently colour coded all the plastics such as skirts bump strips and mirror covers and over the past 2 days with the rain the base undercoat has started showing through so it's knda patchy green and grey so I'll have to get it all redone this time profesionally rather than sepnding loads on rattle cans
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    how many coats of each did you use? did you use plastic primer?

    Also best to give it a lot of coats of laquer

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    I give it 3 coats of all three but it never did go shiny anyway so it's probably best I get it done by someone anyway
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    Thats strange i thought car paint drys quite quickly on the surface, i wouldnt normally worry about rain after an hour or even less sometimes. Maybe you used too thick layers or didnt leave enough time to dry between coats? im just guessing

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    Avnt a clue mate but I'll get it all sorted once iv got a bit of cash shouldn't be too expensive only a few small bits
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    change paint supplier dont use halford theirs sucks, i have same colour car and used multiple suppliers till i got paint i was happy with,with all the others i could never get it to look shiney

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    I always use a local paint supplier by me. The cans are mixed to order and have more in them than halfords stuff.

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    Never had any issues with halfords paint, the only thing from halfords i havent had issues with to be honest....

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    Paint wasn't from halfords kinda didn't bother with them lol got it from a local carpaint supplier they supply to most the bodyshops I know of mus just be my shady paint techniques
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    Found out today that the paint work isn't all that bad went and spoke to the local bodyshop and he showed me what to do and showed me about compound polish which I never knew about so hopefully I'll be producing some good results now
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